PHILOSOPHY


At Third Prime, our mission is to utilize our time, reputation and capital to drive positive change. We partner with companies displaying an unwavering commitment to integrity and a determination to meet the needs of all stakeholders.


Our firm grounds its actions and investments on five pillars:

1. Purpose that is greater than expanding profitability

2. Progress that moves humankind forward

3. Respect for all stakeholders, including the planet

4. Fairness that promotes merit-based outcomes

5. Transparency into process and internal thought

These five pillars are rooted in our name – five being the “third prime” number. These are not just ideals or words to create warm thoughts. These are imperatives to how we operate and hold ourselves accountable to our partners and community.

 

THE TEAM


We bring diverse and complementary skills and a determination to help our companies succeed.


Our team is purpose-built to drive value in our portfolio by providing on-the-ground resources, strategic advice and transactional expertise. We are comprised of entrepreneurs, former private equity and hedge fund investment professionals, lawyers and marketers. We pride ourselves on post-investment support and building trusted relationships with our companies that increase the probability of successful outcomes.

WES BARTON

Managing Partner

Skadden
Bank of America
Trimaran Capital
Trian Partners

Western Kentucky (summa), Duke Law

KEITH HAMLIN

Managing Partner

Skadden
Pan Am Equities
Hammerline Capital

Duke,
Harvard Law

SAYSHU MEDICHERLA

Principal

Morgan Stanley
The Carlyle Group
Diker Management
Magnetar Capital

UC Berkeley

JEFF ADELSON-YAN

Operating Partner

Levelwing (Co-Founder)
CoolSavings
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year TM
Inc. 500/500 (x4)

Western Kentucky University

STEVE PARKER, JR.

Operating Partner

Levelwing (Co-Founder)
News Corp
iVillage
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearTM
Inc. 500/500 (x4)

Western Kentucky University

ASHLEY WOLFE

Research Associate

LSU Residential Life
The Marketing Directors

Louisiana State University

THE TEAM


We bring diverse and complementary skills and a determination to help our companies succeed.


Our team is purpose-built to drive value in our portfolio by providing on-the-ground resources, strategic advice and transactional expertise. We are comprised of entrepreneurs, former private equity and hedge fund investment professionals, lawyers and marketers. We pride ourselves on post-investment support and building trusted relationships with our companies that increase the probability of successful outcomes.

WES BARTON


Managing Partner

10 years as a private equity and hedge fund professional at Trimaran and Trian investing in private and public companies across diverse industries.

3 years as a M&A lawyer at Skadden Arps negotiating and structuring transactions and advising on
corporate governance.

Co-founder of 2 successful businesses in lending and retail/e-commerce.

Western Kentucky University (summa)
Duke Law

Hometown: Glasgow, Kentucky

KEITH HAMLIN


Managing Partner

6 years as a M&A lawyer at Skadden Arps negotiating and structuring the acquisition, financing and sale of private companies.

9 years at Hammerline Capital developing condominium and self-storage properties and acquiring distressed hospitality assets.

7 years at Pan Am Equities managing alternative asset portfolios and direct private equity investments.

Duke University
Harvard Law

Hometown: Long Island, New York

SAYSHU MEDICHERLA


Principal

5 years as hedge fund professional at Magnetar Capital and Diker Management performing fundamental research and financial analysis across industries.

2 years as private equity professional at The Carlyle Group evaluating investments, structuring transactions and working with portfolio companies.

2 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley working on M&A, LBOs and recapitalizations.

UC Berkeley

Hometown: Columbus, OH

JEFF ADELSON-YAN


Operating Partner

Over 20 years in digital media and marketing operations helping global brands grow revenue and lower customer acquisition costs.

Co-founder of advertising agency, Levelwing, and named to Inc. 500/5000 list 4x.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearTM

Western Kentucky University

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

STEVE PARKER


Operating Partner

23 years consulting on media, digital and eCommerce strategy for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies
and startups.

Led strategy and media activation for 11 consecutive Super Bowls and 2 Olympics campaigns.

Co-founder and CEO of advertising agency, Levelwing.

Western Kentucky University

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

COMPANIES


Bench / America’s largest bookkeeping service for small businesses

Climb / Career transformation platform

Curacity / Content marketing platform for the travel industry

For Days / Zero waste, closed-loop apparel company

HONEYFLOWER FOODS / Plant-based grab and go foods

Inspiren / Hardware-software solution focused on reducing falls and bed sores in hospitals

Jingle Punks / Award-winning full-service audio creative agency

KAFENE / Empowering flexible ownership solutions

LAIKA / Compliance as a service platform

Latch / Open and manage every door from a smartphone

Loanstreet / Revolutionizing the loan market

Naborly / Free credit and background checks for landlords and tenants

NewtonX / Knowledge access platform

Octane Lending / Point-of-sale financing platform

Petal / Providing credit for the underserved

Phase Change Energy Solutions / Redefinining energy-efficiency via technology

PIECEWISE / Student debt consulting

Side / Real estate technology platform connecting top agents, buyers and sellers

Spruce / Making real estate title and escrow services transparent

Spur / Tech-enabled temporary staffing platform offering employment-as-a-service

Starship / Free, portable, and consumer-friendly health savings account

TemperPack / Sustainable thermal packaging

The New Primal / High-integrity foods and condiments

Whosay / Influencer marketing platform

Zipdrug / Making the pharmacy experience simple and affordable

10 years as a private equity and hedge fund professional at Trimaranand Trianinvesting in private and public companies across diverse industries.

3 years as a M&A lawyer at Skadden Arps negotiating and structuring transactions and advising on corporate governance.

Co-founder of 2 successful businesses in lending and retail/e-commerce.

Western Kentucky University(summa)

Duke Law

Hometown:  Glasgow, Kentucky

6 years as a M&A lawyer at SkaddenArps negotiating and structuring the acquisition, financing and sale of private companies.

9 years at HammerlineCapital developing condominium and self-storage properties and acquiring distressed hospitality assets.

7 years at Pan Am Equities managing alternative asset portfolios and direct private equity investments.

Duke University

Harvard Law

Hometown:  Long Island, New York