Gary Hokkanen

Gary Hokkanen

Partner

Gary Hokkanen is a Partner at Brightstar and a Member of the Investment Committee. He currently serves as the Board Chair of XLerate Group and as a Board member of Novae, Texas Water Supply Company and ERC, all Brightstar portfolio companies. In addition, Gary formerly served as the Chair of Capstone Nutrition and as a Board member of Qualtek.

Since 2005, Gary has worked closely with Andrew Weinberg while serving on the boards of Formation Energy, Intermodal Holdings and MBI Energy Services. After serving in the United States Air Force Security Service, Gary founded the Cynergi Group, a provider of comprehensive advisory services to family offices and closely held businesses. Gary also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Carlson Marketing Group, a division of the Carlson Companies, one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S. Prior to his time at Carlson, Gary served as CEO & President of various companies in the telecom, satcom, data services and manufacturing sectors. These companies include: Wam!Net, The Miner Group, World Satellite Network, and Apollo Communications. Gary currently serves on the board of Accumold.

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