Council Tree Investors is a private investor in both early stage venture capital and later stage growth capital businesses. Council Tree was founded in 1998 with the principal of enhancing diversity of ownership in communications.
We work in partnership with management teams, minority-owned businesses, and corporate partners, seeking to build long term relationships that create continuing investment opportunities. We have a history of developing innovative transaction structures and approaches responsive to the needs of a given investment situation.
George joined Council in 2003. From 1991-2003, George was with TD Securities where he served as Managing Director and Head of the U.S. M&A Group, Private Equity Placements and Financial Sponsors Coverage, all focused on media and communications.
George received a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Steve founded Council Tree in 1998. Previously, from 1984-1998, Mr. Hillard held a variety of senior management positions with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. including General Counsel, COO of Energy & Natural Resources, Cook Inlet Communications.
Steve received a BA from Colorado State University, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Colorado.
Jonathan joined Council Tree in 2003. From 1996-2003, he had been with TD Securities in the M&A Group, most recently as a Vice President. At TD, Jonathan was active in the wireless, tower, telecom, TV and other media and communications sectors, Prior to TD, Jonathan worked at UBS Securities in equity research.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and his MBA from Columbia University.
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