In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Randy Devening


Robert Randolph “Randy” Devening

1942 – 2017

Randy Devening was a foundational member of the Hall Capital family. A graduate of Stanford and Harvard, Randy was an extremely successful businessman across many endeavors. He lent his acumen to Hall Capital for the better part of four decades, and no company vision was pursued without Randy’s input. Randy served as a member of Hall Capital’s governing board, as well as a member of The Fred Jones Companies board, and as an advisory board member for private equity. No one at Hall Capital held more titles or more trust. The loss of Randy’s wisdom leaves a vacuum difficult to fill. We will miss our board member, mentor and friend Randy.

William V.B. Webb


William Vann Bartlett Webb, Sr.

1952 – 2017

Billy Webb established our Nashville office, but more than a colleague, he was our cherished friend. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Billy served in the Navy before making his career in Nashville. He was a successful member of the business community, but also a passionate believer in Nashville, supporting causes like the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Billy survived cancer and was a continual inspiration to others who suffered from the disease. His “Carpe Diem” attitude was an example to all who knew him. We will miss our board member, confidante, and friend Billy.



Henry A. “Hank” Nickol




Hank Nickol was a longtime board member of The Fred Jones Companies, and his deep experience in the auto industry made him a trusted advisor to Hall Capital. No automotive deal was pursued until Hank had scrutinized it first. Hank spent 43 years with the Ford Motor Company, ultimately rising to Vice President of Vehicle Operations. His many friends and associates thought of him as “a real gentleman, with heart.” He was a passionate patron of many causes in Detroit, especially in the arts. Hank was a graduate of the University of Detroit and was a strong, honored supporter of their engineering program. He also held a MSEME degree from the University of Michigan. We will miss our board member, counselor and friend Hank.