Trinity Hunt expands team with three new hires

Trinity Hunt Partners has named Ryan Horstman as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer. Also, the Dallas-based private equity firm has hired Satchel Park as research director and John Martin as an associate.


Dallas, Texas — September 13, 2018 — Trinity Hunt Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, has today announced the expansion of its team by three members: Ryan Horstman, joining as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer; Satchel Park as Research Director; and John Martin as an Associate.

As the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Ryan Horstman’s responsibilities encompass a broad scope of fund and firm operating initiatives, including compliance, assisting with fund accounting, tax, treasury and valuations, as well as supporting fundraising and investor relations activities. Horstman joins the Trinity Hunt team after five years as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Kildare Partners, a private equity fund with more than $3 billion of assets under management, and eight years at TPG, a leading global private investment firm with more than $80 billion of assets under management, where he served as Senior Director of Accounting and Finance. Horstman received a B.B.A degree in accounting from Texas Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“We are pleased to welcome Ryan as another experienced professional to Trinity Hunt’s operations team. We intend to leverage Ryan’s knowledge and experience and look forward to the value he will bring to our team.” said Dan Dross, Managing Partner of Trinity Hunt.
As Research Director, Satchel Park will lead the firm’s industry theme research and idea generation. He joins the Trinity Hunt team after four years at Westwood Holdings Group, a Dallas-based asset management firm, where he selected stocks within the Consumer Staples, Real Estate and Auto sectors. Park holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

“We are pleased to welcome Satchel as the newest member of our business development team,” said Scott Colvert, Partner at Trinity Hunt. “With a broad background in many industry sectors, Satchel adds valuable experience and leadership to our proprietary industry thematic deal sourcing process.”

As an Associate, John Martin will support deal execution as well as portfolio company growth initiatives, including portfolio management of America’s Auto Auction, IMS Expert Services, Lone Star Fasteners, Mid America Pet Food and Miller Environmental. Before joining Trinity Hunt, Martin worked for Piper Jaffray & Co. in the Diversified Industrials & Services Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions across sectors including business services, specialty manufacturing and building products. He received his B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.

“John brings additional bench strength to help us grow our portfolio companies,” said Pete Stein, Managing Partner of Trinity Hunt. “In addition, John has already proven to be a valuable contributor as we evaluate new investment opportunities.”

About Trinity Hunt Partners
Based in Dallas, Trinity Hunt Partners is a middle market private equity firm with approximately $715 million under management, focused on building founder and family-owned growth businesses into market leaders. Trinity Hunt has earned a reputation for working effectively with entrepreneurs to provide strategic, operational, and financial expertise to help elevate their companies to the next level of success. In the last two decades, the Trinity Hunt team has invested over $1.3 billion of equity capital in more than 60 platform companies spanning a diverse array of industries and economic cycles. For more information, visit