Trivest promotes one and hires two

Trivest Partners has promoted Chris Berton to vice president of business development. Also, the Miami-based private equity firm has hired Tony Hill as a vice president of business development and Edward Kim as a director of business development.


MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trivest Partners (“Trivest” or the “Firm”), a Miami-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce several enhancements to its growing business development team. Chris Berton, who joined Trivest as a Director, Business Development, was promoted to Vice President, Business Development, effective June 30, 2019. In addition, Tony Hill joined the firm as a Vice President, Business Development, and Edward Kim joined as a Director, Business Development.

Chris joined Trivest in 2017 and has excelled in the origination of founder-owned investment opportunities for Trivest. His efforts assisted in growing the total investment opportunities reviewed by Trivest on an annual basis to over 2,000 and also contributed to the Firm closing a record number of investments in 2018 and year-to-date 2019, respectively, 21 and 19.

Tony joins Trivest as a Vice President, Business Development, focused on growing and expanding a variety of external investment sourcing programs. Prior to joining Trivest, Tony worked in several finance-related positions, including serving as a financial analyst for Siemens AG in Germany and a Vice President, Investment Banking, with Florida-based Cross Keys Capital. Most recently, he co-founded and served as CEO for an online M&A marketplace business, Dealnexus, which was later sold to Intralinks Holdings.

Edward joins Trivest as a Director, Business Development, and importantly, is the Firm’s first full-time professional based outside of Trivest’s Coral Gables headquarters. Edward recently opened Trivest’s Los Angeles office, where he is focused on expanding the Firm’s sourcing pipeline on the West Coast. Prior to Trivest, Edward worked as an investment sourcing professional at John & Young Capital Partners and Harvey & Company. Trivest plans to add additional business development professionals in targeted geographic locations across the U.S. and Canada to further enhance the Firm’s total investment opportunities reviewed and closed.

Russ Wilson, Trivest Partner in charge of firm-wide Business Development initiatives, said, “Expanding and enhancing our business development efforts remains a key priority for Trivest. Increasing Trivest’s deal funnel provides incremental opportunities for our team and helps meet the needs of more founder/family-owned businesses. Chris, Tony and Edward are integral to this strategy as we continue to grow our business at Trivest.”

About Trivest:
Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed nearly 300 transactions, totaling approximately $6.0 billion in value. For additional information, visit