Hunter joined ACME as Controller and contributes his experience in fund accounting and management company operations to the team. Prior to ACME, he was an Accounting Manager at West, a venture studio that specializes in the end-to-end process of designing, building, and launching purpose-driven brands.
Prior to transitioning into venture capital, Hunter led GAAP financial statement audits for asset management and technology clients in Deloitte’s San Francisco office. He brings years of experience in analyzing investment valuations, income allocations, distribution waterfalls, and legal contracts. In addition, his expertise includes assessing financial risks, evaluating internal controls and managing budgets.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Hunter worked for Trinity Health where he designed revenue cycle operations for hospitals across the U.S.
Hunter is a CPA. He holds a BA in Business Administration and Economics and an MS in Accounting from Rhodes College, as well as a certificate of study from the London School of Economics.
Hunter is a native East Tennessean. He grew up swimming in lakes, hunting with his dog, Tess, and working on his dad’s farm. His small town roots show up in his devotion to his family and faith, his slight southern twang and his appreciation for the simple things in life. For Hunter, doing yard work on a hot summer day with country music and a cold Mexican beer is nothing short of cathartic.
To understand Hunter is to know that he is always trying to better himself. As a kid he was sure he’d be in the NBA one day. He lived and breathed basketball, regularly attending training camps and shooting free-throws in his driveway for hours after school.
He also wanted to be a US Navy SEAL. With a natural appetite for physical activity and competition – likely the product of being the youngest of three boys – he drew up his own training regimen intended to replicate the SEALs’ actual “Hell Week”, which is notorious for testing one’s physical and mental limits.
While hooping with MJ on the court or fast-roping from a helicopter were merely childhood dreams, earning his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a grappling-based martial art, was one dream that Hunter accomplished after 20+ years of training and overcoming countless injuries. Today, Hunter trains and teaches in his spare time at a gym in San Francisco.
From a professional standpoint, Hunter’s goal has been to be in a financial role for a fun company that is doing exciting things in the world (did someone say ACME?). One of Hunter’s first jobs was working for his family’s technology start-up while in college. This experience influenced him to learn the language of business, pursue a career in public accounting and one day return as a seasoned professional to a role where he could advise others on financial matters.
Hunter has lived in the Bay Area for 8 years. He is a dedicated husband and father, and resides in Piedmont, CA with his wife, Thu, and their two children.