Hillcrest Capital Partners

Margaret Hill

Margaret Hill

Margaret Hill joined Hillcrest Capital Partners as Office Manager in 2002. She is responsible for Hillcrest’s administrative operations including accounting, information technology, benefits and human resources. She also supports the Hillcrest team and serves as board administrator/corporate secretary for Hillcrest and its portfolio company boards. Prior to Hillcrest, she held a variety of positions at ReliaStar Financial Corp, including Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO and Senior Paralegal in the Law Division. Margaret received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.

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Allen Mazorol

Allen Mazorol

Allen Mazorol joined Hillcrest Capital Partners in September 2017. Previously he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Craig-Hallum Capital Group where he advised on buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt offerings for companies in the software, clean technology, diagnostics, and industrial products industries. He also worked as a Credit Risk Analyst at U.S. Bank, where he developed analytics tools and reported findings to bank regulators, and as a Supply Chain Analyst at Pentair where he supported development and implementation of initiatives focused on cost savings, quality improvement, and supplier evaluation. Allen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Markets Finance from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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John Turner

 John Turner

John Turner is Chairman of Hillcrest Capital Partners. In 2001, after 40 years in the life insurance industry, John retired as Vice Chairman for ING Americas and a member of ING’s Executive Committee for the Americas. Prior to the acquisition of ReliaStar Financial Corp., a Fortune 500 NYSE listed financial services company, by ING Group, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ReliaStar from 1992 to 2000. In 1996, John was named Insurance Industry CEO of the Year by the Wall Street Transcript.

Throughout his insurance career and continuing to the present, John has been actively involved in numerous organizations, including corporate boards (CNO Financial Group, M.A. Mortenson, Hormel Foods Corporation. ShopKo Stores, Inc.), not-for-profit boards (Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Hamline University, United Way, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Turner Family Foundation), industry associations (American Council of Life Insurance, Insurance Federation of Minnesota) and in the community (Past President of The Minikahda Club, Past President of The Minneapolis Club, Past President of the Minnesota Golf Association).

John brings to Hillcrest and its portfolio companies the same focus and involvement he demonstrated during his industry career. He currently serves as a Board Member of Bedford Technology, LLC and formerly served as a Board Member of Forsythe Appraisals, LLC, E-Z Gard Industries, Inc. (dba Shock Doctor), and Premier Restaurant Equipment Company, LLC. .John has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Amherst College. In addition, he did graduate work at the University of Minnesota and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

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Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner is the Managing Partner of Hillcrest Capital Partners. Prior to forming Hillcrest, Jeff was Co-Head of the Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Group at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis. During his tenure at Piper Jaffray, Jeff advised hundreds of clients in a wide variety of industries in merger and acquisition transactions and significantly expanded Piper Jaffray’s geographic footprint by opening M&A offices in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and London. Jeff has been invited to speak at mergers and acquisitions symposiums around the country. Jeff began his career in the middle market structured finance group at Chemical Bank, where he analyzed, structured and negotiated leveraged buyout transactions.

Jeff graduated from Amherst College and received a master of business management degree with distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jeff is the Chairman of the Board of Bedford Technology, LLC and is Past Chairman of the Board of EZ Gard Industries, Inc. (dba Shock Doctor, Inc.), Forsythe Appraisals, LLC, and Premier Restaurant Equipment Company, LLC. Jeff is also a member of the Board of Directors of Prevent Biometrics, the Board of Directors of College Possible and the Board of Directors of the Turner Family Foundation. He previously served as a board member of the Jeremiah Program, the Galtier Society, The Minikahda Club, and SALO, LLC.

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