James “Trey” R. Hart III
Trey Hart is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group for 50 South Capital. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating and executing primary fund investments and direct co-investments in all areas, with a focus on venture capital. He also participates in fundraising and portfolio management activities.
Prior to joining 50 South Capital, Trey was a Vice President at Greenspring Associates, a $2.3 billion global venture capital fund-of-funds based in Baltimore, Maryland. At Greenspring, he was active in all aspects of the investment process, including primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments. Additionally, he was active in the firm's global fundraising efforts. Prior to Greenspring Associates, he was as an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the international law firm's private equity practice, where he worked with private equity firms in a fund-formation capacity.
Education & Associations
Trey is a magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University and a magna cum laude and Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review. While in law school, he worked at New Enterprise Associates, the $13 billion global venture capital firm, in its Baltimore, Maryland offices. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and currently serves as a member of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's Alumni Board, where he teaches a seminar on venture capital and entrepreneurship. In addition, Trey serves on several fund advisory boards for funds in which 50 South Capital invests.