Trinity Hunt promotes two to partner

Trinity Hunt Partners has promoted Mike Steindorf and Blake Apel to partner. Steindorf joined the Dallas-based private equity firm in 2005 while Apel came on board in 2007.


Dallas, Texas — July 17, 2018 — Trinity Hunt Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, has today announced the promotions of Mike Steindorf and Blake Apel to Partner.

In his 11 years with Trinity Hunt, Steindorf has overseen deal sourcing and execution, as well as portfolio company growth initiatives. He joined the team in 2005, where he spent two years working with the firm before pursuing his M.B.A. at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Steindorf returned in 2009 and has been with the firm since, currently serving on the boards of Miller Environmental and Mid America Pet Food. Prior to joining Trinity Hunt, Steindorf worked for the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers.

“Mike has been an integral part of the Trinity Hunt team for a decade,” said Pete Stein, Managing Partner for Trinity Hunt. “We are excited to see Mike move into the Partner role and believe his integrity, investment judgement, and extensive private equity experience position him for further success within the firm.”

Apel joined Trinity Hunt in 2007 from Bain & Company. After three years with the firm, Apel obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and rejoined in 2012 to continue his career with Trinity Hunt. Apel’s responsibilities include deal sourcing, deal execution and portfolio company initiatives. He currently serves on the boards of America’s Auto Auction, Family Help & Wellness, IMS ExpertServices, and Lexitas.

“Blake has been a tremendous asset to our team and has been a leader in developing our thematic investment process and in implementing best practices within Trinity Hunt as well as within our portfolio companies,” said Dan Dross, Managing Partner for Trinity Hunt. “His background in corporate strategy and operational improvement initiatives have positioned him as a key part of our firm and we look forward to his continued leadership as he moves forward as a Partner.”

Dross added that “Trinity Hunt is committed to building our organization from within and believe Mike and Blake represent key additions to the senior leadership of the firm.”

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