Prior to co-founding Elm Creek Partners, Zach spent four years with Red River Ventures executing a similar investment strategy. Before graduate school, he managed the development and deployment of securities trading platforms for Investec, an international specialist banking group. Zach has private equity experience managing portfolio companies in the following industries: avionics, community banking, urgent care, in-home respiratory therapy and DME, wholesale optical labs, magazines publishing, retailing, wholesale furniture, wholesale seafood, and refinery construction and maintenance services. He currently serves as a trustee of The Episcopal School of Dallas and the chair-elect of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Zach is married with three children and earned an MBA from SMU and a degree in accounting from Washington & Lee University. He and his wife actively support the Church of the Incarnation and Community Partners of Dallas.