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Courtney Hall is a co-founder and Managing Director of Hillcrest Venture Partners. He focuses on investments in the following sectors: Enterprise Applications, Financial Technology, and Wireless. Courtney manages the firm’s investment nProgress and Phoenix Energy Technologies.
Before co-founding Hillcrest, Courtney co-founded EXACT Sports, a company that performs quantitative assessments of the athletic, psychological and neuro-cognitive abilities of high school and collegiate student/athletes. Prior to EXACT, Courtney was an investment banker at UBS and Morgan Stanley. Previous to working in investment banking, Courtney worked for the law firms Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigan and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper). Courtney was the starting center for the NFL San Diego Chargers from 1989 to 1997 where he was a Captain, a four-time All-Pro, and a NFL Players Association team representative. He also captained the Chargers to the 1994-95 Super Bowl; the franchise's lone Super Bowl appearance.
Currently, Courtney serves as a member of the New York City Campaign Finance Board and as the Mayoral Appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Randalls Island Park Alliance. Previously, Courtney served on the Investment Committee for Rice University, which is responsible for managing the university's $4.8 Billion endowment.
Courtney has a BA in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, and JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.