Trinity Hunt appoints new VP while upping another to principal

Trinity Hunt Partners has promoted Blake Apel to principal. Also, the Dallas-based private equity firm has hired Garrett Greer as a vice president. Previously, Apel was a vice president at Trinity Hunt while Greer worked at Lone Star Investment Advisors where he served as a vice president.


Dallas, Texas — June 21, 2016 — Trinity Hunt Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced the promotion of Blake Apel to Principal, as well as the addition of Garrett Greer as a new Vice President with the Trinity Hunt team.
Blake Apel was promoted from Vice President to Principal. Apel has executed eight platform investments at Trinity Hunt, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Lakeview Health, Deposition Solutions and Family Help & Wellness, and actively involved in the firm’s investments in America’s Auto Auction and Auction Credit Enterprises. Apel joined Trinity Hunt in 2007 from Bain & Company. He spent three years with the firm before leaving to pursue his M.B.A., ultimately rejoining the firm to continue his private equity career. Apel received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“Blake has been a key member of our team and has been instrumental in instituting best practices, particularly at the portfolio company level, to grow the value of our investments over the past nine years. We would like to congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion,” said Trinity Hunt Partner Dan Dross.

With a background in middle market private equity, Garrett Greer joins Trinity Hunt from Lone Star Investment Advisors where he served as a Vice President, managing six portfolio companies and actively participating in deal evaluation. Greer was previously with Insight Equity, American Capital, and Imperial Capital. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas, as well as a Master of Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. As a Vice President, Greer will assist in sourcing, deal execution and portfolio company growth initiatives.

“We are also pleased to welcome Garrett as another experienced addition to Trinity Hunt’s investment team and feel he will expand our firm’s deal execution, portfolio company management, and overall capabilities,” said Dross.

About Trinity Hunt Partners
Trinity Hunt Partners is a Dallas-based private equity firm investing in established middle-market companies that are valued between $20 million and $150 million, where additional capital and operating resources can accelerate growth. The firm considers investment opportunities across a select group of industries where we have developed domain expertise, including business services, industrial growth, health care services and non-cyclical consumer. For more information on Trinity Hunt Partners, visit or contact Scott Colvert at