Intro - Partner at HHCP
Hey WSO! Long time poster and lurker, but created a new profile with my identity public. Came from tough background and WSO, for all of its quarks, shined a light on a career path that has traditionally had little transparency. So want to figure out some ways to give back; let me know any ideas.
For quick background, grew up in between Detroit and South Florida and went to Emory University. Graduated in 2010 and started my career in investment banking at a now defunct bank in their restructuring group in Atlanta. Spent just under 2 years in banking, and joined a firm in West Palm Beach called Comvest Partners. From Comvest, moved to NYC and was a Vice President atin their Private Equity Group. One of the Partners with whom I worked closely at Comvest, John Caple, called me in 2016 thinking about founding a firm. I joined in Feb 2017 with no portfolio companies, no fund, no infrastructure, etc.
And since, it has been a ton of fun. We are fortunate to have top decile returns in Fund I (~$265M) and look out to Fund II and beyond, but the rewarding part to me has been building the team (~20 employees now), growing the firm and our PortCo's, and take the best of what we have learned from our prior firms, but leave the unnecessary and bad behind.
My experience is rather generic and nothing extraordinary compared to the litany of the AMA posts, etc. and not sure how often I will check/post but hopefully will find a way to share some unique insight or provide value in some other way.
Hidden Harbor Capital Partners
4855 Technology Way | Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33431