Partners, Principals and Administrative
Paul is a founding partner of Genesis Park and is actively engaged in private and public investments across various technology sectors. He has created value by identifying situations where value could be created organically though operational improvement or by inorganic business combinations. As a veteran of many mergers, acquisitions, integrations and divestments, he held numerous Chairman and CEO roles. Paul most recently served as CEO of Texas Monthly, where he revitalized the iconic brand through a full makeover of talent and strategy. A recurring theme is to acquire orphaned divisions of public companies. Most notable is perhaps Alpheus Communications, where he partnered with the El Paso Corporation to energize and remake their telecom division in what became the most lucrative wireline exit of its era. Another was ColumbineJDS, where he carved out a division of Jefferson Pilot and created the largest back office media software firm in the world.
Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors for NRG Energy and FloTek and is on the Board of Trustees for Baylor College of Medicine. He has also served as the Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas General Services Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas Law School.
Peter is a founding partner with Genesis Park and also serves as Chairman of Greenwell Energy Solutions. Previously, Peter was CEO of CapRock Communications and grew the company from $30 million in revenues in 2002 to $600 million in revenues in 2011. He was also a founder of the Information Management Group (IMG), which grew to more than $600 million in revenues during his tenure, and held an associate position with McKinsey & Company.
Peter serves on the Board of Directors of ipDatatel, ITC Global, Flo Trend, HMS Income Fund and Hines Global REIT. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Steve has the title of Special Partner at Genesis Park and is a member of our investment committee. He has 26 years of experience in real estate, industrial and construction market acquisitions and developments and is the President of Western General Holding Company, a real estate company that focuses on urban redevelopment opportunities. From May 2009 until August 2010, Steve was the Chairman of Vivante GMP Solutions, Inc., a biotech firm that was purchased by Lonza Group Ltd. in August 2010. Steve began his career as a lawyer with Fulbright & Jaworski, where he focused on transaction work-outs
and real estate.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Southern Methodist University.
Gina is a partner of Genesis Park. She founded Luna Strategies in 2016, where she counseled companies and their leaders on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. She also serves on the board of public and privately held companies. Prior to founding Luna Strategies, Gina held senior executive roles with JPMorgan Chase during her 22-year career at the company. Most recently, she served as Chairman of the Houston Market and Managing Director of Chase Commercial Banking.
Gina is a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, and is the Chairman of the Board of CHI St. Luke’s Health System. She also serves as a trustee of The Texas A&M Foundation, The Welch Foundation and Baylor College of Medicine. She was elected chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership in 2015 and continues to serve on the board and executive committee. She was the founding chairman of Houston Exponential and serves as a senior advisor to HX Venture Fund.
Gina is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Management.
Christy is a principal of Genesis Park and previously served as the VP of Marketing for Greenwell Energy Solutions, where she developed the company’s marketing and communication strategy from its inception to its growth into multiple business units. Prior to Greenwell, she led the global marketing department of CapRock Communications, where she played an instrumental role in building its brand – positioning the company as one of the most recognized players in the industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
No relation to Curtis Hartman.
Kimberly is the Office Manager at Genesis Park and is responsible for broad-based administrative support and office operations. She has specific experience overseeing managerial aspects of corporate acquisitions, global expansion projects along with employee and team development. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to Peter Shaper at CapRock Communications, where she was closely involved with various international projects including office expansions and the integration of global departments.
She has served on the board of the Young Presidents Organization of Executive Assistants and co-chaired more than eight events. Prior to joining CapRock, she supported the president of a commercial real estate company for ten years.
Curtis is a partner of Genesis Park and has extensive private equity, private credit and corporate development experience. He enjoyed a 20-year career with Main Street Capital Corporation and predecessor entities (Main Street) where he held various senior executive roles, including on the Executive Committee and Investment Committee, and was a Principal of three Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). During his tenure at Main Street, Curtis and his partners grew the firm from approximately $30 million in capital to over $4 billion. Previously, he held investment and portfolio company roles with Sterling City Capital and started his career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Financial Assurance and Transaction Advisory roles.
Curtis has served on the board of numerous portfolio companies and HMS Income Fund, Inc., a non-listed Business Development Company (BDC). He is also Ex-Officio and former Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the primary industry association representing SBICs, BDCs and other lower middle market investment firms. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The University of Texas and is a licensed CPA.
David is a principal of Genesis Park focusing on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities in addition to monitoring and developing active portfolio companies. Prior to joining Genesis Park, David was a Managing Director at Kuleana Capital, a long/short public equity manager. David previously worked as a private equity investment professional at Natural Gas Partners. He began his career in the investment banking division of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
David holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School
Parel is the CFO of Genesis Park where he oversees accounting, investor relations and administration functions and also has a strong focus on evaluating new investment opportunities and negotiating deal structures. Previously, Parel served as VP of Finance for Greenwell Energy Solutions. Prior to Greenwell, he was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Harris CapRock.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Southern Methodist University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
Cathy is an Advisor of Genesis Park and has historically managed all tax and accounting functions. Previously, she served as Corporate Tax Manager and then Vice President and Treasurer of H&C Communications, which owned a group of television and radio stations. She also held the position of Tax Manager of Deloitte, Haskins
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Southwestern University and a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas.
President, B&J wholesale
James Kiser is President of B&J Wholesale, a full-service provider of oilfield equipment servicing the U.S. and international oil and gas markets. Previously, James served as Greenwell Energy Solutions’ VP of Wholesale Oilfield Equipment and oversaw the company’s extensive line of API-certified products.
James also co-founded KP Wellhead and Supply, which was subsequently acquired by Greenwell. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, most notably in energy services and oilfield equipment, and has led different companies’ operations in the U.S., Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific.
executive chairman, ess
Steve has more than three decades of experience building high-growth service businesses in the technology, security, corrections and behavioral health industries. His experience includes being the CEO of one of the nation’s leading companies providing emotional and behavioral health treatment to K-12 public school students, co-founder and CEO of the leading company in GPS tracking technology for corrections and law enforcement and co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the third largest private corrections and treatment company in the US, growing from zero into a NYSE traded company with over 4,000 employees.
Prior to these roles, Steve served 10 years with Arthur Andersen in its Entrepreneurial Services Group.
VP Operations, alula
Ron currently serves as the COO of ipDatatel (today known as Alula). In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of the business including its core network and service infrastructure, service management, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics. Previously, Ron was VP of Operations for Greenwell Energy Solutions and before that VP of Operations for Harris CapRock.
He was also a co-founder and managing partner of WNSC Limited, an Internet service provider which grew to become one of the most successful providers in the Southwest Texas region.
Douglas Tutt serves as CEO of Hcareers, a career management and recruiting platform for the hospitality industry. Previously, he held successive roles at CapRock Communications, as Director of South American Operations, President of Global Energy Markets, Chief Operating Officer and Divisional President.
Douglas’ career began with General Electric where he spent ten years and opened GE Capital’s private equity group office in Latin American. He has over 10 years of direct investment experience in PE, M&A, and venture capital, and has held various board roles.
He holds a BS in Industrial Management/Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Columbia Graduate School in New York. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese as second languages.
Joe Spytek is the President and Chief Commercial Officer of Speedcast. Previously, Joe served as the Founder and CEO of ITC Global, a satellite communications business serving energy, mining and maritime customers. The company became a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation in 2015 when Joe coordinated the sale of the business to Panasonic’s mobility communications division.
He has built several successful international telecommunications companies. Caribbean Network Management was the first independent telecommunications provider in the Netherlands Antilles, which was later sold to Belgacom Group and remains the number two carrier in the region. Joe also co-founded StarPoint Card Services, the largest distributor of pre-paid calling cards in the U.K., and ClariNet, the first mass-market consumer VOIP service provider in Australia. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.