Executive Team

Minor Hinson
Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer

Minor Hinson began his career in 1984 in Corporate Banking at NCNB/NationsBank/Bank of America and became a Senior Relationship Manager in the Baltimore/Washington loan production office before deciding to attend business school in 1990. After an MBA internship in corporate finance at The Coca Cola Company in Atlanta, Minor accepted a position as an Associate at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company in Charlotte.  Minor left Bowles Hollowell to co-found The McMillan Group with former U.S. Congressman Alex McMillan.  The McMillan Group was a corporate finance, investment and government lobby organization.  Minor also worked as a Managing Principal at Piedmont Venture partners.  Minor returned to Bank of America in 2002 to join the Strategic Investment and Alliances function that managed strategic investments across the bank’s business lines, a function he eventually managed.  He was then recruited to manage Corporate Development for the bank’s Global Treasury Services ($4 billion in profit).  In 2007, Minor decided to join Christofferson Robb & Company to raise capital and work on the project team for the firm’s $800 million, U.K. based, offshore wind farm which it acquired in distress when the project was in the planning stage.  After all the construction contracts were finalized, the project was sold to a private equity firm in 2008 and become the world’s largest off-shore windfarm post completion in 2011. 

Minor Joined Bourne Partners in 2011.  Over the course of his career, he has completed more than $5 billion in financial transactions. Minor received a B.A. in economics from Davidson College in 1984, as well as an M.B.A. (honor society) in 1992 from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill.

At Bourne Partners, Minor is responsible for direct investment and fund investing activities. Outside of Bourne Partners, he serves on the boards of Pacific Coast Bancshares (a privately owned, California-based correspondent bank) and on the Board of the N.C. Zoo Society.  Minor is currently and has been involved with a number of other eleemosynary institutions and efforts including being appointed as Deacon and Stephen Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.