With a strong background in finance, Mr. Hurt oversees all finance, administrative and accounting functions of our funds and portfolio companies. Mr. Hurt was previously President and Founder of The Encino Group, a boutique investment bank providing institutional quality financial advisory services for entrepreneur-owned companies. In this capacity Mr. Hurt raised growth capital for high-quality management teams and provided mergers and acquisitions, financial and strategic advisory services. Prior to Encino, Mr. Hurt was a financial analyst with Salomon Smith Barney in New York, working in the firm’s Global Power group. Mr. Hurt earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University.