Meet our board
Mr. Brown is Founder/President of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation, a 501C3 nonprofit foundation established in 1998. Mr. Brown has served in this capacity since inception.
Mr. Brown is a also Co-Founder and Managing Director for Adjunct Partners, LLC (www.adjunctpartners.com) a boutique financial advisory firm specializing in assisting emerging and middle market companies align their strategic and growth business plans with the appropriate capital structure and prepare for an exit or liquidity event in the future. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of middle market leveraged finance and private equity investment experience and is highly skilled in sourcing, structuring, closing and successfully exiting debt and equity financings for later stage middle market growth, buyouts and recapitalizations within a broad range of industry sectors. Mr. Brown has been a Board member for several of his portfolio companies and is well versed in corporate matters.
Prior to the formation of Adjunct Partners, Mr. Brown was the Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Investments for NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ: NGPC), a publicly-traded business development company (BDC) until its sale to a $31BN asset management firm in late 2014. Prior to joining NGPC, Mr. Brown was Managing Director for another publicly-traded BDC focused on the middle market. Formerly, Mr. Brown was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stratford Capital Partners and Stratford Equity Partners, a $150 million mezzanine and senior equity fund focused on the lower middle market and affiliated with the private equity firm, Hicks Muse Tate & Furst and other large institutional investors.
Mr. Brown received his undergraduate business degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
As a Managing Partner of Trinity Hunt, Pete Stein is on the Fund’s Investment Committee and responsible for deal origination, portfolio company monitoring, and the overall management, strategy and operations of Trinity Hunt. He is Chairman of the Board of IMS ExpertServices, Veracity Research Company, and WEXCO, as well as a board member of Family Help & Wellness and Consilio. Previously, Pete served on the boards of Lexitas, Lakeview Health, Castlewood Treatment Center, Jordan Health Services, National Default Holdings (NDEx), Eating Recovery Center, and Lone Star Fasteners, and as interim CEO of the latter.
Pete has been with Trinity Hunt and its predecessor, Hunt Capital, since its founding in 1993, following his time as Assistant Vice President in the Dallas Corporate Finance branch of Banc One Capital Corporation and at key positions in both the Dallas and New York offices of Prudential-Bache, and after owning and operating a franchise business. Having completed approximately 27 successful investments in numerous industries, his experience in private equity is extensive.
Pete holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and an M.B.A. with honors in Finance and International Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University. Despite his busy schedule, he enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, playing hockey, mission work, serving on philanthropic boards, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Douglas Kramp is a Managing Partner of Dallas-based private equity firm ReignRock Capital Partners. He brings a wealth of operating experience to Evolon, and has a track record of leading, operating and transforming public and privately held companies in industries varying from fashion accessories and home services to telecommunications and internet security. Previous experience includes Senior VP, Special Markets, Digital Direct and Marketing for Fossil, as well as serving in the Office-of-the-President of PageMart Wireless, a wireless messaging company, Kramp took public with two other executives.
Kramp graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Geology.
Zulema Martinez has dedicated her entire life helping the less fortunate. Recently retired from a 33-year career in Public Education. She single handily has touched the lives of many students’ families and communities. Working with city governments for 27 years advocating for those without a voice. She was recently awarded the Community Builders Award for changing generations to come. Zulema has served in numerous boards throughout her career. Her greatest accomplishment has been raising her outstanding son Alex. She is now traveling the world reaching out to the less fortunate across the continents. She has served in the ETK Board for 16 years.
Dr. Hal Barkley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and a member of the Texas Counseling Association.
Dr. Barkley is Clinical Professor Emeritus with Southern Methodist University, having served as Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Counseling Department, as Director of the Counseling Department, and as an adjunct professor. In addition to having maintained a limited private practice for 40 years, Dr. Barkley served as a school counselor and educator with the -Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, as well as working at Brookhaven College and a counseling agency in Carrollton.
During his career, he has served on numerous advisory boards and committees, has published several articles in professional journals, and has presented a wide range of programs at both state and national conferences with an emphasis on Sexuality Counseling and Therapy and Marriage and Family therapy. In his semi-retirement he has continued his limited private practice, is involved in several writing projects, and serves his community in a variety of activities.
He earned a Bachelor’s and a Masters of Education degree in Counseling from Texas Tech University and his Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of North Texas.