The Alturus Team has decades of experience investing in, managing, and owning middle market business alongside talented management teams. Additionally, Alturus is supported by a network of advisors, investors and proprietary relationships that broaden our reach and meaningfully enhance the capabilities of the firm.
Chad D. HufseyCo-founder and President
Prior to co-founding Alturus, Mr. Hufsey was a senior member of the investment team at Brazos Private Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm with $1.4 billion of capital under management, focused on the industrial, consumer, healthcare, and business services industries. At Brazos, he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring and executing investment opportunities; portfolio company monitoring; and transaction exits and monetizations. Additionally, Mr. Hufsey worked closely with Brazos' portfolio companies on such activities as financings, strategy development, and evaluating and executing merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities. Prior to joining Brazos, Mr. Hufsey was at Quantum Energy Partners, a leading energy-focused private equity firm with over $6 billion of capital under management. Mr. Hufsey began his career as a financial analyst in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hufsey received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.
Jacob B. JonesCo-founder and Managing Director
In addition to co-founding Alturus, Mr. Jones co-manages the assets of The Albany Group focused on oil and gas, direct private equity investments, and a passive diversified portfolio of public and private managed accounts. Mr. Jones is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, due diligence, and monitoring existing investments. Prior to joining The Albany Group, Mr. Jones was at Quantum Energy Partners, a leading energy-focused private equity firm with over $6 billion of capital under management. Mr. Jones began his career as a financial analyst in the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank where he focused on structured products. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
A.V. Jones, Jr.Non-Executive Chairman
A.V. Jones, Jr. is the Non-executive Chairman of Alturus as well as the head of the The Albany Group. Mr. Jones has a 50+ year track record of seeding, investing in, and operating middle market businesses in a variety of industries, including oil and gas production, specialty manufacturing, funeral home facilities and operations, real estate, and water purification. Mr. Jones is a co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners, a group of energy private equity funds, which has closed five funds with over $6 billon in aggregate capital commitments. Prior to co-founding Quantum Energy Partners, Mr. Jones helped co-found several successful ventures, including EnerVest, Ltd., Globex Energy, Inc., JM Petroleum Corporation and Taurus Energy Corp. He has decades of experience as an owner and manager of his own Family's exploration and production companies, including Jones Company, Ltd., JHJ Exploration, Ltd. and Van Operating, Ltd. Mr. Jones is the former Chairman and Treasurer of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and a former President of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association. He holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.
Don FitzgibbonsPrincipal and Board Member
Don Fitzgibbons is principal and board member at Alturus as well as the chief financial officer of The Albany Group, and a certified public accountant. Mr. Fitzgibbons has served as chief financial officer for Jones Company, Ltd. and Van Operating Ltd. in addition to serving roles in risk management, human resources and tax/accounting advising. Mr. Fitzgibbons has over 25 years of experience in evaluating, negotiating, and initiating investments, and previously served as chairman on investment committees for foundations and endowments, in addition to serving on Limited Partner Advisory Committees for multiple private equity funds. Mr. Fitzgibbons holds a BBA in accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Will RobinsonOperating Partner
Prior to joining Alturus, Mr. Robinson held several executive management positions at Research Now, the largest market research data company with over 3,000 clients in 40+ countries. While at Research Now, Mr. Robinson led the company’s global product development teams and pioneered the use of automated research and integrated data within the industry. Research Now was acquired by Court Square Capital Partners in 2015.
Prior to Research Now, Mr. Robinson was an investment professional at The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. Mr. Robinson helped source, diligence, and manage technology and business services investments on behalf of the firm’s $14 billion US buyout fund. He also worked closely with Carlyle’s portfolio companies to execute various financial and strategic initiatives. Mr. Robinson began his career in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University, where he was a Carr P. Collins Scholar.