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Shamus Hines, Founder and Managing Partner

Shamus has over a decade of experience in Financial Services, Investment Management and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory. His responsibilities have included strong focuses on business development, entrepreneurship, management, negotiations and sales.

Entrepreneurship is deeply rooted in the Hines family.  His Great Grandfather and Grandfather, James Hines II and James Hines III, ran several successful retail operations in the Grand Rapids, MI area including Hines & Son’s Appliances.  Most notably, his father, Jim Hines IV, has over 30 years of experience in M&A Advisory for Middle Market companies through his advisory business, Inxcorp.  Jim Hines IV has also launched over 5 startups from a bakery to most recently a bio-degradable plastics distributor, H3 Sustainability.   

Shamus earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, his Masters of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a CFA charter holder. 

Shamus is deeply passionate about giving back and serving his community.  He regularly serves as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago.  He is also heavily involved with the Big Shoulders Fund as a Chairmen's Advisory Council Member and Stock Market Teacher for St. Ethelreda’s 8th grade class.