Mr. Hughes has more than 15 years of experience in investor relations, fundraising, and private bank lending. Most recently, he worked as a Managing Director for Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”), in the Marketing group. There, he was the Southwest U.S. Lead for Marketing and Fundraising for HMC’s nine alternative investment funds including real estate, growth capital, private credit, infrastructure, and hedge funds. Prior to that, Ryan was with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs where he managed groups focused on complex private bank credit opportunities. Ryan received a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.