Chief Investment Officer
Alan Gotthardt is the lead architect of TriniD’s investment strategies. Alan developed the unique methodology upon which TriniD Capital investments are based, and as the firm’s portfolio manager he is focused on identifying, vetting and managing each of the holdings in its investment fund. For TriniD Ventures, Alan leads the structuring of equity partnerships and provides portfolio companies with direct advisement in the areas of finance and strategy.
Alan has spent more than two decades as an investor, advisor, and business analyst. Prior to founding TriniD, Alan served as president of Brightworth, a nationally recognized fee-only management firm. Robb Report Worth has ranked him as one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Exclusive Wealth Advisors”.
Alan holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Georgia and completed the IMCA Investment Analyst program at the Wharton School of Business. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP.
David McKinnon is one of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is also a recognized business innovator and TriniD’s largest individual investor.
Partnering with Alan to create TriniD Capital, David sought to fill an unmet need among high net worth investors who seek durable growth returns — an alternative to large impersonal institutions and packaged products — with a focus on direct personal relationships between investors and the people directly responsible for investment decisions.
TriniD Ventures reflects David’s ambition to provide the next generation of entrepreneurs with private equity partnerships based on mutual respect, mentorship, and active involvement in helping them achieve their dreams.
David was co-founder and chairman of Service Brands International (SBI), a global franchise organization. He built his first franchise brand, Molly Maid, into a $300+ million organization with more than 800 franchises in a half-dozen countries. Other successful brands included Mr. Handyman, ProTect Painters, 1-800-Dry Clean, and Ductz International. David has grown more than a dozen companies over the past 30+ years, including nine successful sales.
Among numerous recognitions, David has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchising Association (IFA) and was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2013.