Joseph Manzinger President, Chief Executive Officer
Joe Manzinger joined The Hillman Company in 1990. He was elected Vice President in 1998, to the Board of Directors in 2000, and President/Chief Operating Officer in 2004. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005.
Eric Johnson Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer
Rick Johnson joined The Hillman Company in 1998 as Treasurer. He was elected Vice President and to the Board of Directors in 2000. Two years later, he was named Chief Financial Officer and became Chairman of the Board in 2005.
Mike Haggerty joined The Hillman Company in 1996 as a Financial Analyst with responsibilities for developing financial analytics across all asset classes in the portfolio. He also worked extensively with Hillman's Treasury and Investment Departments to forecast future cash flows for Hillman's aggregate investment portfolio.
Bill Hallett joined The Hillman Company in 1996 as Director, Investments, and was appointed Managing Director in 2006. He is responsible for managing many of The Hillman Company's private equity fund relationships and for sourcing new investment opportunities.
Duane Sayre joined The Hillman Company in 2016 as an Investment Associate. Duane was previously an Associate on the Fund Investment Team with Hamilton Lane in Philadelphia, where he performed diligence and monitoring in the fund-to-fund arena. Prior to that he was with Cambridge Associates in Arlington, Virginia as Investment Associate in their Manager Research Area and Research Associate on the Hedge Fund side of their business.
Andy Sencindiver joined the Company in 2012 as a Financial Analyst for Wilmington Equities, Inc. in Delaware and relocated to Pittsburgh in 2013. He was named Investment Analyst in 2017, then Investment Associate in 2018 with responsibilities for developing financial analytics across all asset classes in the portfolio.
Talbott Simonds Managing Director - Tondern Capital, Inc.
Talbott Simonds is a Managing Director for Investments at Tondern Capital, which he joined in 2004. He was elected to the Board of Directors of The Hillman Company in 2018. Prior to Tondern, Mr. Simonds was a Vice President at Trident Capital, a venture capital firm, and previously worked in Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens. He has served on numerous private company and non-profit organization boards.
Amanda Upton joined The Hillman Company in 2013 as an Investment Manager, and was appointed Managing Director in 2018. Before joining Hillman, she was an Associate with the private equity investment team at Morgan Creek Capital Management in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was an Analyst in the leveraged finance group of Wachovia Securities.
Alan Wright joined The Hillman Company in 1987 as a Manager, Operational Review after spending eight years as a CPA with public accounting firms Touche Ross & Co. and Ernst & Whinney. In 1994 Mr. Wright was named Manager, Investment Review and in 2005 was promoted to Managing Director, Investments.
Joe Zunic joined The Hillman Company in 1988. In 1995, he relocated to Houston, Texas as one of the energy investment staff. He returned to Pittsburgh three years later and continued to oversee investments in the energy area. Mr. Zunic was named Managing Director in 2005 and is currently responsible for the Real Asset Investment Portfolio.
Marian Dietrich Vice President and General Counsel
Marian Dietrich is Vice President and General Counsel. She joined The Hillman Company in 1990 as Counsel, was named Vice President of Legal and Risk Management in 2005, and has been in her current position since 2015. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Robinson Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Jeff Robinson joined The Hillman Company in 2015 as Associate General Counsel and was named Vice President in 2017. Prior to joining the Company, he was Director and Tax Counsel for Danaher Corporation, a global company focusing on the fields of design, manufacturing and marketing of industrial and consumer products. Mr. Robinson was previously Associate Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, specializing in mergers & acquisitions and venture capital transactions.
Vicky Brilmyer joined The Hillman Company in 1988 as Manager, Employee Relations. She was named Director, Human Resources in 2005 and Vice President, Human Resources in 2008. Prior to joining The Hillman Company, she held HR Management positions with Giant Eagle, Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Company.
Bryan Battaglia joined The Hillman Company in 2000. In 2014, he was appointed Director, Finance. Bryan serves as the relationship manager for financial and lending institutions and plays a critical role in financial reporting, system design, and implementation.
Anthony Strazisar Director, Reporting and Investment Analysis
Tony Strazisar joined The Hillman Company in 1995 as a Corporate Accountant. In 2008, he was appointed Director, Reporting and Investment Analysis, having previously been Controller, Reporting and Analysis since 2001.