Kevin Hirt

Board Member

Kevin Hirt is the Founder of Windreef Management Company, a principal investment firm with a focus on private investments across the capital structure. Prior to founding Windreef Management Company, he served as a partner and Vice President at Jupiter Peak Capital, a special situations investment firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of sourcing and executing opportunistic private investments. Additionally, at Jupiter Peak he managed and added value to existing investments within a $600 million legacy fund he previously worked to invest while employed at Crestline Investors. Prior to Jupiter Peak Capital, Mr. Hirt was an investment professional at Crestline Investors’ Opportunistic Strategies Group where he was responsible for underwriting special situations transactions across the capital structure. Mr. Hirt was a member of a small team which managed approximately $2 billion of capital dedicated to private investments. Before Crestline Investors, he worked in New York City at BBH Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity fund sponsored by Brown Brothers Harriman, with over $2 billion of assets under management. He began his career as an analyst for Merrill Lynch, working in the firm’s Global Investment Management Division in Merrill’s New York headquarters.

Kevin is also a board member of Apache River LLC, an agricultural equipment manufacturer, and Headwater Capital, a real estate investment and development company. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Board of Haypalm Holdings, an equipment manufacturing company.