Investors

The Investors in the Hastings Equity Funds represent the personal capital and talent of more than 50 business executives, many of whom have either led Fortune 1000 companies or large private equity firms. These individuals are instrumental to the success of our portfolio companies through their contributions of time and guidance. We have leveraged their significant operating experience to provide value in a number of ways, including: sourcing qualified CEOs, filling board of directors seats with industry experts, reaching new markets and seeking acquisition opportunities.

Selected Investors

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Christian Albert | Bowside Capital, Founding Partner

Norm Alpert | Vestar Capital Partners, Founding Partner

Paul Becker | Founder, Summit Investors

Dwight Black | Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co., Former Director Quality Assurance

John Brooke | Brooke Private Equity, Founding Partner

  • Park Street Capital, Managing Director
  • Advent International, Managing Director

Peter Brooke | Advent International, Chairman

  • TA Associates, Founder
  • Private Equity Hall of Fame
  • Named member of Boston’s 100 Most Influential Business People of the 20th Century
  • Harvard University; Former Overseer
  • Colgate University; Former Trustee

Bernie Buonanno | Nautic Partners, Partner

Rich Caputo | Jordan Company, Senior Partner

  • Prudential-Bache Capital Funding, High Yield Corporate Finance Group

Ed Carpenter | Campbell Soup, Director; Texaco, Director; Altra Holdings, Director; Dana Corporation, Director

  • Barnes Group, President & CEO
  • General Signal, Chairman & CEO
  • ITT Corporation, President & COO

Paul Casey | Metapoint Partners, Chairman Emeritus; Comerica, Director

  • Textron, Vice Chairman
  • Ex-Cell-O, CEO
  • Davidson Rubber Co., CEO

Michael Costello | Baldwin Brothers, Partner

Jim Eiting | Midmark Corporation, Chairman & Former CEO

Tom Fatur | Martel Electronics, CEO

Habib Gorgi | Nautic Partners, Founder

David Gruber | State Street Corporation, Director

  • Wyman Gordon, Chairman & CEO
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee

Otto Happich | Gebr. Happich GmbH, Former Director

Elliott Hillback | Genzyme Corporation, Senior Vice President

  • Cornell University, University Council
  • Berklee College of Music, Trustee
  • Biotechnology Institute, Board Member
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization's Ethics Committee, Chairman Emeritus
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing, Past Member

Paul Hogan | FleetBoston (Bank of America), Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer

Chris Hynes | Street Corporation, Former Executive VP

  • Hastings Equity Partners, Co-Founder
  • Investment Technology Group, Founder

Jay Jordan | The Jordan Company, Founder

  • Notre Dame University, Trustee & Chairman of Investment & Finance Committee

Jon B. Kutler | Admiralty Partners, Founder

  • Quarterdeck Investment Partners (Jeffries Quarterdeck), Founder

Mike Lipscomb | Aircraft Component Solutions, Owner

  • Argo-Tech Corporation, Chairman, President & CEO

Adam Max | The Jordan Company, Partner

Robert McCormack | Trident Capital, Founder; Illinois Tool Works, Director; Northern Trust Corporation, Director; DeVry, Inc., Director; Meadwestvaco, Director

  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Morgan Stanley Ventures, Cofounder
  • Morgan Stanley, Managing Director

Chris Morely | Guggenheim Capital

Lou Noto | Midstream Partners, Managing Partner; International Business Machines, Director; Penske Automotive Group, Director; Altria Group, Director

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation, Vice Chairman
  • Mobil Corporation, Chairman & CEO

Bob Nowak | Rhode Island Novelty, Founder & President; Chemical Light Technologies, President; Bancorp Rhode Island, Director

Burnell Roberts | Mead Corporation, Former CEO

  • National City Corporation, Director
  • Armco Inc., Director
  • Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Director
  • D.P.L. Inc., Director

John Shaefer, Esq. | Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, Partner

  • Named to Worth Magazine’s list of top 100 lawyers in America

Larry Spitters | Memorex, Founder

Whitney Stevens | JP Stevens & Co., Former CEO

Will Thorndike | Housatonic Partners, Founding Partner

John Townsend | International Paper Company, Director; Belk, Inc., Director

  • Goldman Sachs, Managing Director

Dan Tully | Merrill Lynch, Chairman Emeritus & CEO; Ireland-US Council, Director

Jeff VanderWolk | Holvan Developments, CEO

Ralph Wilson | Buffalo Bills; Owner; Ralph C. Wilson Enterprises, Owner

Mark Zittman | Guggenheim Capital

What Our Investors Say

Burnell Roberts | Hastings Investor Mead Corporation, Former CEO
"The challenge facing any company is how to grow without comprising service. Hastings partnership with TSI provides real experience that makes a difference."
Ed Carpenter | Hastings Investor Barnes Group, Former President & CEO
"Hastings enabled the prior owner to retire by bringing in a highly experienced operator who has revitalized Profiles. The company is now larger and more profitable than any time in its 40-year history."
Mike Lipscomb | Hastings Investor Argo Tech, Former CEO
"The combination of my industry experience with Hastings' operations competence is a powerful catalyst for a small, growing company like QAA. We're putting the pieces in place to allow the company to grow to the next level."
Ralph Wilson | Hastings Investor Buffalo Bills & Ralph Wilson Enterprises
"Drake has the hallmarks of a great investment: well established brand coupled with a new market opportunity. Hastings provides the hands-on strategic support to realize this opportunity."
Robert McCormack | Hastings Investor US Navy, Former Assistant Secretary
"Seacon Phoenix had grown beyond its operational capabilities. Hastings' investment of capital and expertise helped improve operations which resulted in the company nearly doubling its revenue and tripling its profitability."

Fast Fact

Hastings strives to help companies create sustained value for its employees, customers, and investment partners.