Steering Committee

Ryan Burke
214.969.8609

Ryan Burke, a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, has participated in over 350 merger and acquisition transactions, with a significant number of those…

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214.720.1313

Chris Dupré is a Partner with Wingate Partners. In that capacity, he is responsible for sourcing new investments, executing transactions, and supporting portfolio companies, including serving as a…

Eliot Kerlin
817.865.2527

Eliot Kerlin is a Partner at Insight Equity. Prior to Insight Equity, Eliot served as Turnaround Manager for Bay State Paper Company while the company was in Chapter 11. Previously, Eliot was an…

Jeff Peterson
214.922.1050

Jeff Peterson joined A.G. Hill Partners in 2012 as Managing Director and serves on the Investment Committee. His principal responsibility is overseeing the investment activities of Galatyn Private…

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214-871-9640

Sarah Roth is a Partner with The Riverside Company, a global private equity fund focused on investing in businesses with up to $300 million in enterprise value. Prior to joining Riverside, Sarah…

Pete Stein
214.777.6602

As a Managing Partner of Trinity Hunt, Pete Stein is on the Fund’s Investment Committee and responsible for deal origination, portfolio company monitoring and the overall management, strategy and…

Jay Turner
(214) 224-0907

Jay has extensive experience as a commercial lender, investment banker and private equity investor. In these roles, he developed skills in credit analysis, mezzanine and equity investing, valuing…

Scott Van Duinen
214.855.8710

Scott Van Duinen is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of investments at The Halifax Group. He has more than 12 years of experience in private equity investing,…

Will Walters
214-274-1001

Will Walters is a co-founder and Partner of Craftsman Capital where he is involved in all facets of the firm’s investment activities with particular emphasis on acquisition…

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214-871-6860

Amir is a Partner of CIC and has been with the Firm since 2002. Prior to joining CIC, Amir worked in JP Morgan's Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York, where he completed transactions in the…

Andy Zacharias

Andrew D. Zacharias is a Partner of LKCM Headwater Investments.  Mr. Zacharias currently serves on the boards of Relevant Solutions and Heads Up Technologies, along with several civic and…

Honorary Steering Committee Lifetime Members
Mary Bass
713.393.3926

Mary Bass is a leader in Spencer Stuart’s Private Equity practice with nearly 30 years of private equity experience. She focuses on board director, CEO, COO and CFO roles and their direct reports…

Patrick Hamner
214.679.5034

Patrick Hamner joined Patriot Capital as Managing Director – Southwest in November 2012. Previously, Pat served for 24 years with Capital Southwest Corporation, a Dallas-based SBIC, rising to…