Welcome, and thanks for visiting – I’m Hank Torbert. I am a seasoned advisor functioning in the nexus of finance, strategy, innovation & operations within industrials and energy. I have a special focus on how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, transmission technologies and synthetic biology, etc. are changing the industrial landscape and the implications on strategy and investment decisions.
I function as both a corporate strategist for Boards of Directors and organizations in decision making around charting the path forward in a rapidly changing world and a private equity investor.
My experience has ranged from early stage to billion dollar companies in the industrials, energy, media / technology, transportation and financial services sectors.
Specialties: Corporate strategy, private equity, business development, operations management, corporate restructuring, Investment selection and analysis, due diligence, financial engineering.
Current: Sunamp, Alta Max, LLC, The Frontier Conference, Quarrio
Previous: Louisiana Technical Instruments, The Idea Village, VL Group, The Idea Village, Consonus Technologies, Mood Media Corporation (FKA Fluid Music) Broadcast Capital, JPMorgan Securities, Inc.
Education: Columbia College, BA, Columbia Business School, MBA, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, MIA
Board Member | Private Investor | Innovation in Industrials and Energy
New Orleans, Louisiana & Washington, DC
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Hank L. Torbert
The Frontier: Innovation in Industrials Conference, a new, annual event [http://thefrontier.co] aimed at re-thinking industrial innovations and breaking down walls between industries. The Frontier will cross boundaries, disrupt the status quo and bring people together to not only talk about what’s next, but collaborate to make it happen. This year, the conference will take place in Birmingham, AL April 13th – 14th drawing energy and inspiration from the city’s unique spirit and culture.
The big industries—like energy, water, agribusiness, aerospace, manufacturing, chemicals and transportation—have experienced tremendous change in the last decade. Confronting obstacles related to safety, security, environment and price sensitivity, each has fought to find ways to improve and optimize while keeping an eye on innovation. The Frontier will bring top-talent together to solve big problems and share solutions to catapult their industries into the future.