Peter Hlavin

Director, Business Development



Peter Hlavin brings over 25 years’ experience creating value for executive management and stakeholders in the areas of corporate development (M&A), investment banking, and private equity.  Peter has managed, directed, and/or supported over 100 middle market M&A projects representing over $1.5 billion in corporate financings.

Prior to joining TriVista, Peter was Owner of an ActionCOACH business coaching franchise providing operational guidance to executive management.  Previously, Peter was Managing Principal and co-founder of Classic Capital Management, a merchant banking boutique providing M&A and strategic advisory services.  Earlier, Peter was Vice President of Corporate Development for DT Industries, a $500 million public company comprised of 16 operating units.  In this capacity, he was responsible for cross-divisional acquisitions & divestitures and assisting in the integration of new acquisitions both domestically and internationally.

Prior experience also includes Director of Business Development (M&A) for Scholle Corporation and Assistant Vice President at GE Capital Corporate Finance (equity, mezzanine, and debt for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations).  Peter received a MBA from Indiana University and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The University of Iowa.  He currently is a Mentor to the University of California – Irvine Executive MBA Program.

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