James “Trey” R. Hart III ’09
Vice President, Private Equity, The Northern Trust Company
James R. Hart III "Trey" is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group. He is responsible for sourcing and analyzing venture capital and buyout partnership investment opportunities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Trey also spends time positioning Northern Trust's capabilities with consulting firms in addition to communicating with both existing and prospective investors. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2013, Trey was a Vice President at Greenspring Associates, a $2.3 billion global venture capital fund-of-funds based in Baltimore, Maryland. At Greenspring Associates, Trey was active in all aspects of the investment process, including primary fund investments, direct investments and secondary fund/direct investments. Additionally, Trey was active in the firm's global fundraising efforts. Prior to Greenspring Associates, Trey was as an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, in the international law firm's private equity practice. Trey is a magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University and a magna cum laude and Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review. While in law school, Trey worked at New Enterprise Associates, the $13 billion global venture capital firm, in its Baltimore, Maryland offices. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and currently serves as a member of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's Alumni Board, where he teaches a seminar on venture capital and entrepreneurship.