Trey Hart is a managing director at 50 South Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of Northern Trust. Trey leads the firm's venture capital fund and direct investment investing within the US, Europe, and Asia. He also is responsible for fundraising activities and portfolio management. In addition, Trey is responsible for leading the firm's value-add platform in conjunction with Northern Trust's Chief Technology Officer suite.
Trey has a particular interest in developing relationships with new emerging venture capital firms, as well as expansion-stage direct investments in the security and infrastructure spaces. He serves as a limited partner advisory board member to several venture capital firms in this capacity. He is also the founder of the Chicago Area Limited Partners Association (CALPA).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Trey is a magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University and of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. While in law school, Trey was an Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review and worked at New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capital firm, in its Baltimore, Maryland office. Trey is a member of the University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Advisory Board, where he also teaches a course on venture capital and entrepreneurship as an adjunct faculty member.
As a member of Class 20, Trey served his fellowship at Northern Trust under the mentorship of Bob Morgan, Managing Director of Northern Trust's global alternatives platform, 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC. He also served as a mentor to Victor Gutwein (Class 22) of M25 Group.