Nashville, Tenn. (August 2, 2016) – Hall Capital, a family-owned private investment company, announced the addition of Nashville’s Bill Hagerty and Will Alexander to its rapidly growing Middle Tennessee presence.
Alexander will join Hall Capital’s Nashville team as a senior director for private equity with a major focus on both real estate investments in the Nashville area and private equity investments in middle market companies. Hagerty will become a member of the advisory boards overseeing Hall Capital’s private equity affiliate, Hall Capital Partners, and its automotive affiliate, The Fred Jones Companies, a pioneer in the automotive industry.
Hall Capital is led by the Hall family, which has deep ties to Nashville—brothers and senior executives Fred and Kirkland Hall are active Vanderbilt alumni – and the company has a roster of notable Nashville figures in its leadership. Other Hall Capital team members in Nashville include board members Patrick Emery, William “Billy” Webb and T. Clark Akers, as well as Moore Rhett, member of the private equity group. Hall Capital is located on Music Row. Its other offices include Chicago, Dallas and its Oklahoma City home office.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Will and Bill to our team,” said Fred Hall, Chairman and CEO of Hall Capital. “These are men with great business acumen, and they have done so much for Tennessee. Hall Capital has a strong commitment to Nashville, and working with community champions like Will and Bill furthers that mission.”
Alexander’s career has spanned private equity, entrepreneurship, public service and law. Prior to joining Hall Capital, he co-founded Versed, a B2B e-learning platform. He also served as Chief of Staff of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, where he ran the department when Hagerty was on leave during the 2012 presidential election. Alexander began his career practicing corporate law in Austin, Texas and the United Arab Emirates for Vinson & Elkins. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and he received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
“Hall Capital is a top-notch organization made up of outstanding people,” said Alexander. “I’m very excited to join the team, and I look forward to being a part of Hall Capital’s ambitious plans in Tennessee.”
Hagerty served under Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the Commissioner of Department of Economic and Community Development until 2015, where he was also responsible for the Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission. He began his career with The Boston Consulting Group and later served on the White House staff. Hagerty then joined Trident Capital and subsequently formed his own private equity firm, Hagerty, Peterson & Company. He presently serves on three public company boards: RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR), Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP), and Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). Hagerty earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University.
“I am pleased to join the advisory board of Hall Capital,” said Hagerty. “The Hall family is a significant force in sectors of the economy that are thriving in Tennessee and their focus on expanding further into this market is yet another sign of the opportunity that exists for capital investment in this area. My long relationship with the family and their significant ties in Middle Tennessee will make this a highly effective partnership for Nashville. This expansion marks an important milestone for our community and our ongoing efforts to attract institutional capital to this deserving market.”
Hagerty and Alexander led Tennessee’s economic development efforts during the first term of the Haslam administration. During their time in public service, Tennessee was named the top state in the nation for foreign direct investment by the IBM Institute of Business Value and the two-time “State of the Year” by Business Facilities magazine. The two also helped secure a number of major economic development projects in Middle Tennessee, including Hankook Tire’s new plant in Clarksville and Bridgestone’s new headquarters in downtown Nashville.
About Hall Capital
Hall Capital is a family-owned private investment company with offices in Nashville, Oklahoma City, Chicago and Dallas. Its roots extend back to legendary automotive pioneer Fred Jones’ first enterprise in 1920. Today, led by Jones’ grandsons – Fred Hall, Kirkland Hall, and Brooks “Boots” Hall, Jr. – Hall Capital is home to a diversified collection of business interests focused on private equity funds and investments in the real estate, automotive and oil & gas sectors. The company continues a long legacy of service through the Fred Jones Family Foundation. For more information, visit hall-capital.com.