Brantley Hargrove is a former investigative and features journalist who specializes in bespoke investigations for investors and lawyers, particularly with respect to interviewing knowledgeable sources.

His work for global private equity firms includes complex pre-deal due diligence research of public and private companies, helping clients understand reputational issues and risk-relevant information, as well as surfacing business intelligence that can inform and drive investment strategies. He has conducted research across various sectors, including software, tech and energy infrastructure, and food and beverage.

As a journalist, his investigative and feature-length work has been published in Texas Monthly, Popular Mechanics, and WIRED. His biography of Tim Samaras, the late storm chaser and tornado researcher, published by Simon & Schuster in 2018, was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Brantley has a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Texas, where he has frequently served as a judge for the Mayborn Nonfiction Writers Conference essay and reported narrative contest.