Mr. Woody L. Hunt is Senior Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies, Inc. (www.huntcompanies.com), and its affiliated companies.
Mr. Hunt graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, and he subsequently received his MBA in Finance from UT. Mr. Hunt also earned an MA Degree in Management from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
In addition to his duties with Hunt, Mr. Hunt is a member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and Complete College America; foundation trustee of the Texas Higher Education Foundation; member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-Houston; Founding Chairman of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso, where he now serves on the Board of Directors; member and former Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council; Vice-Chair for the Council for Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development; an Advisory Director for WestStar Bank; member of the Executive Council of No Labels; and Co-Chair of American Business Immigration Coalition.
Mr. Hunt was previously Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee, which was charged with developing the Higher Education Plan for the State of Texas for 2015 to 2030; Vice-Chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents; served seven years, three as Chairman, on the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO); was founding chairman and a board member of the Medical Centers of the Americas Foundation in El Paso; was chairman of the Texas Select Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness; a member of the Western Governors University (WGU) Texas Advisory Board; was a member of the Commission for College Ready Texas and the Texas Tax Reform Commission; was a member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE); was a member of the Texas Advisory Committee on Higher Education Cost Efficiencies; was a member of the Task Force on Higher Education Incentive Funding; was a member of the Council for Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Texas Higher Education; was a member of the Paso del Norte Foundation; and was the chairman of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. He was a member of the Board of Directors for El Paso Electric (Nasdaq: EE) as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors of PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, Mr. Hunt has served on numerous other civic, non-profit, and professional boards.
Mr. Hunt has received the Mirabeau B. Lamar medal which is awarded to individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to higher education in the State of Texas. Mr. Hunt received the Dick Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award from the Texas Business Leadership Council, which recognizes a business leader who has exemplified the positive outcomes that are derived at the intersection of volunteerism and public policy.
Mr. Hunt has also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas at Austin, been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, and the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Hunt also serves as Chairman of the Hunt Family Foundation, a private family foundation he and his wife Gayle, established in 1987.
Mike Hunt is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies, Inc. Mr. Hunt joined the company in 1971 as a field engineer. He held the positions of office engineer, estimator, superintendent, project manager, and developer. Beginning in 1984, he assumed total responsibility for the construction and contract services operations of the company, directing employees at construction projects throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. In 1987, he was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Building Corporation, continuing in that position when the company changed its name to Hunt Companies, Inc. in 2008. In August 2013, he stepped down as President and COO and became Vice Chairman. He graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a BBA and attended Arizona State University for post-graduate studies in construction engineering. He is a member of numerous civic organizations and involved in many charitable initiatives, including past participation in the Sun Bowl Association's Western Refining All American Golf Classic and the Yucca Council (Boy Scouts of America) Campaign Steering Committee. He is currently a member of the World President's Organization, International, and sits on the Board of Directors of Moss & Associates.
Chris Hunt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Companies, Inc. since 2015. Mr. Hunt is a Director on Hunt Companies’ Board of Directors and also serves on Hunt’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Hunt is on the Board of Directors of numerous Hunt affiliates including Amber Infrastructure Group, Envolve (formerly LEDIC Realty Company), Hunt Companies Finance Trust (formerly Five Oaks) and Moss & Associates.
Mr. Hunt began his career at Hunt in 1993 and has served in numerous capacities over his 25-year tenure. Immediately prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Hunt served as President, COO and then CEO of Hunt Development Group.
Mr. Hunt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance.
Josh Hunt is Executive Vice President of Hunt Companies, Inc, headquartered in El Paso, Texas. He is a member of Hunt Companies’ Board of Directors where he serves in several affiliate board capacities and on numerous committees. In addition, Mr. Hunt is President of the Hunt Family Foundation and chairs the Hunt Family Council.
Mr. Hunt has long been a supporter of his city and the Borderplex region and has served on numerous civic, non-profit, and professional boards and committees. He currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of The Hospitals of Providence (Memorial and Sierra), is Chairman of the El Paso Children’s Museum where he is a founding board member and is Chairman of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Borderplex Alliance, a member of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President’s Athletic Advisory Council, and serves on the board of directors of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, on the Board of Governors of the United Soccer League (USL), and is on the board of the education-focused Trellis Foundation. He is also a director of WestStar Title, a division of WestStar Bank, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) El Paso/Juarez Chapter.
Mr. Hunt is Chairman and CEO of MountainStar Sports Group (MSSG), an entity formed by Mr. Hunt and his father, Woody Hunt, and another El Paso family to promote regional economic development through sports and entertainment.
MountainStar Sports Group owns the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres and El Paso Locomotive FC, a franchise team of the United Soccer League (USL), the second division of the United States Soccer Federation. Both teams play in Southwest University Park, a $75 million ballpark built as a public/private initiative of MSSG and the City of El Paso. MSSG is also an investor in the FC Juarez Bravos, formerly an Ascenso MX (second division) soccer franchise that now represents the Borderplex as a first-division soccer club of LIGA MX.
Mr. Hunt has received numerous awards and honors, including being named El Pasoan of the Year by El Paso Inc. in 2014, a shared honor with MSSG for bringing Triple-A Baseball to El Paso; and to the El Paso Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement in 2019.
Mr. Hunt graduated from The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate/Finance. He also earned an MS degree with honors in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.
As Co-Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Companies, Mr. Arnold has primary responsibility for managing business operations within Hunt Companies, including driving performance across all business lines. Mr. Arnold also oversees transaction management, including acquisitions, development, financing and dispositions of real assets. Mr. Arnold also serves on various subsidiary boards and committees, including the HCI Investment Committee, Moss & Associates Board, Pennrose Board and CGL Board.
Mr. Arnold has more than 29 years of real estate experience. In 2013, he founded GMA Holdings, a commercial real estate investment firm in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold served as President of Denver-based Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund where he led all functions of the $2.9 billion REIT including property acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, finance, reporting, human resources and investor relations.
Mr. Arnold also held the position of Managing Director at Cherokee Investment Partners and Vice President at Colorado & Santa Fe Land Company.
Mr. Arnold is a member of the Board of Directors of the Meridian Fund, Inc., a family of mutual funds; a member of the Board of Directors for The Children's Hospital of Colorado Finance Committee; Chairman of the Trusts and Endowments Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado; and a former member of the Board of Directors of Steele Street Bank & Trust, a $550 million Denver community bank that recently sold to MidFirst Bank.
Mr. Arnold earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He is based in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. DeFife currently serves as serves as Executive Vice President for Hunt Companies, Inc.
Mr. DeFife has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, including sales and trading of fixed income securities, real estate, and capital markets. Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. DeFife was Managing Director at Jefferies LLC, where he ran the Fixed Income office in Chicago. Mr. DeFife also worked with both Barclays Capital, Inc. and Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Mr. DeFife received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. Harchuck has served as Executive Vice President /General Counsel for Hunt Companies, Inc. since April 2012. Her primary responsibilities include leading the legal department by overseeing the legal risk management function for the Company’s transactional activity, litigation matters, human resources, compliance, and governance. As part of her role with Hunt, Ms. Harchuck serves on Hunt’s Investment Committee, Finance Committee, and as counsel to the Hunt Companies, Inc. Board of Directors. She also serves as a member of the Board of Managers for several Hunt subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Hunt, Ms. Harchuck represented a wide spectrum of real estate clients including institutional lenders and investors, developers, public companies and real estate funds in her role as a real estate attorney at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Harchuck received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Ryan McCrory serves as Executive Vice President for Hunt Companies, Inc. Mr. McCrory is responsible for executing M&A transactions, capital markets transactions and other strategic initiatives on behalf of the Office of the CEO. Mr. McCrory serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Hunt in 2017, Mr. McCrory was an investment professional at CenterOak Partners, a private equity firm focused on control-oriented leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to joining CenterOak Partners, he worked as an investment professional at Brazos Private Equity Partners, CenterOak Partners’ predecessor firm. Prior to entering the private equity industry, Mr. McCrory worked at Lazard Frères, where he advised on M&A and restructuring transactions.
Mr. McCrory received a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Texas Christian University.
Clay Parker serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunt Companies, Inc.
Mr. Parker was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Prometheus Real Estate Group, located in California. Prometheus Real Estate Group is a real estate company specializing in the development, acquisition, management and ownership of luxury multifamily and office properties located in California, Washington and Oregon. In addition to his finance and business development oversight roles at Prometheus, Mr. Parker was responsible for the company’s accounting, tax, finance, asset management, risk management, treasury, human resources and information services teams.
Prior to joining Prometheus, Clay worked at JPI for over 10 years in various executive leadership positions including 4 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the eastern division in McLean, Virginia and over 3 years as Executive Vice President of Financial Services at the home office of JPI in Irving, Texas, overseeing the accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and financial planning teams. JPI was a national residential real estate company that specialized in the development, acquisition, construction and management of luxury multifamily, student housing and mixed-use properties.
Parker is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, where he earned a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and later became a Certified Public Accountant.
Ann Patrick serves as EVP of Human Resources for Hunt Companies, Inc. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of all human capital strategies, policies, procedures, programs, and practices that will inspire the organization, attract new talent and drive the continued success of the business.
Prior to joining Hunt in 2015, Ms. Patrick served as Vice President of Human Resources at Northwest Community Healthcare, an independent healthcare system employing over 4000 professionals and physicians, serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Ann has over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, bringing a strong focus on driving organizational results through collaboration and building consensus among all constituencies. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from DePaul University and earned her MBA from Aurora University. Ms. Patrick is an accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Mr. Singer currently serves as Co-Chief Operating Officer and Head of Risk Management for Hunt Capital Holdings. In this role, Mr. Singer is responsible for identifying, negotiating, structuring and managing strategic opportunities for Hunt and its affiliates. He serves on the Hunt Companies Inc. finance and executive committees and on the board of several Hunt affiliates. Mr. Singer has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including senior roles in fixed income capital markets, real estate finance, and investment management.
Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Singer was the co-founder and Managing Partner of Forsyth Street Asset Management, a specialty investment advisor focused on opportunistic strategies in public finance, real estate, affordable housing and renewable energy finance. He also spent 25 years at Lehman Brothers, serving as a Managing Director in senior roles in the Fixed Income Division and the Global Real Estate Group.
Mr. Singer received his BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.