Blackhill Partners has appointed Hardin Bethea as a director. With more than 18 years of experience in investment banking, investment management and corporate finance, Bethea has extensive experience in the maritime and seaborne trade industry. He has invested in and advised shipping companies for more than fourteen years, across shipping sectors and economic cycles both domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining Blackhill, Bethea founded a strategic and financial advisory firm serving primarily maritime companies and their stakeholders where he advised investment banks and other institutions with regard to maritime, energy and commodities industry projects and investments. Bethea earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., and a Master of International Business Studies, cum laude, from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.