Hunter Trust Expands its Operating Partner Program

Hunter Trust is pleased to announce that it has hired Byron Evans to be an Operating Partner in Austin, Texas. In this role he will search in Austin and the broader Texas business community to acquire an established lower middle market business and then operate it as CEO.  Mr. Evans was born and raised in Dallas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA with honors from the McCombs School of Business.  Upon graduation in 2010, Byron spent several years in investment management, after which he was the CFO for a health care services company.  Most recently, Byron has been consulting to lower middle market businesses. 

Hunter Trust, a Minneapolis-based family office, seeks to acquire exceptional lower middle market businesses in select cities. As part of that effort, the office brings on Operating Partners who manage the deal sourcing and diligence processes, and in the event of an acquisition, step into the acquired company in the role of CEO.  In August 2018, Hunter Trust successfully completed its first acquisition alongside an Operating Partner and is excited to do more.  Lacey Wismer, Hunter Trust’s Managing Director, says, “We enjoy working with entrepreneurially-minded Operating Partners who are passionate about growing great businesses and who also share our long-term perspective on investing.”

Hunter Trust is looking to hire additional Operating Partners in Colorado and Florida.  To learn more about Hunter Trust, the Operating Partner role or to refer investment opportunities, please see the website at and submit any inquiries on the Contact Us page.