For us, it's about people - the management team of our portfolio companies, our investors, our professional contacts and each other. We see our role as connectors - bringing together the appropriate resources to dramatically grow a business.

Our team specializes in:

  • Working with management to set strategy
  • Accessing debt and equity capital
  • Managing private capital that can withstand various economic cycles
  • Leveraging business contacts and relationships for the company's benefit
  • Mentoring and monitoring management in their execution
  • Accommodating special needs of sellers and management teams
  • Determining the appropriate time to seek a strategic exit

Joe Colonnetta - (Click for Bio)

30 years experience in private equity, both as an operator and investor

  • Former Partner - Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst (renamed HM Capital Partners in 2006) from 2003-2010, responsible for energy and consumer industry transactions, valued in excess of $2.5 billion
  • Board positions with Solaris Water Midstream, Getka Energy and Storage, and Thunderbird LNG (a partner with Kinder Morgan in Gulf LNG)
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Houston

Hale Hoak - (Click for Bio)

20 years experience as an active investor in private and publicly traded companies

  • President - Hoak & Co., responsible for asset allocation and investment decisions
  • Formerly with Inwood Capital Partners LP and Hoak Capital Corp.
  • Board positions with Mustang Gas Compression LLC, Getka Energy, LLC, Ruan, Inc, BTC Financial Corporation and the Southwestern Medical Foundation
  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University of Ohio

Jim Hoak - (Click for Bio)

45 years experience as entrepreneur, operator, investor and CEO

  • Chairman - Hoak & Co., a holding company for the Hoak family investments
  • Former founder and CEO/chairman - Heritage Communications Inc., Heritage Media Corp., Crown Media Inc.
  • Director - Hoak Media Corp., Mustang Gas Compression LLC and Austin Industries
  • Life Trustee for The Hockaday School and executive board member of Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Stanford University School of Law

Kent McNellie - (Click for Bio)

15 years private equity and related experience

  • Former Associate - Satori Capital and Hunt Special Situations Group, responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and other transaction-related activities
  • Held roles at Enron North America's Principal Investments Group, First Reserve, and Booz & Co., and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School

Britain Peakes - (Click for Bio)

10 years private equity and related experience

  • Former Associate - Blackhill Partners, provided sell-side advisory and restructuring services for clients in oil and gas
  • Held role at Xerox (NYSE: XRX), responsible for building complex financial models, contract pricing, and financial analysis
  • Earned a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, and is a licensed CPA in Texas
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