Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer / Callais Capital Management
Harold J. Callais II, “Hal” is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Callais Capital Management, a Louisiana based registered investment advisor and family office alternatives investment platform. He oversees all investment activity, portfolio management, and directly engages with portfolio companies to deliver value to their management teams. Since launching Callais Capital Management in 2014, with his father and brother, Hal has sourced, analyzed, negotiated, and closed over $138 million in direct transactions. Under his leadership, Callais Capital Management has returned in excess of $30 million to its investors.
Hal actively serves on Board for numerous portfolio companies, two advisory boards, and two investment committees. Civically, Hal is the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of Bayou Community Academy, a member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development in Louisiana and is a member of the Steering Committee for Nicholls State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Previously, Hal was Vice President of the Nicholls State University Alumni Federation, class speaker for the Lafourche Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lafourche Program, and was a member of the inaugural Emerging Leader’s Council of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.
Hal studied Finance at Nicholls State University and holds the NASAA Series 65. Hal was awarded ACG Louisiana’s 2016 Young Dealmaker of the Year and was included on Silicon Bayou’s 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana for 2016 and 2017 and is a frequent panelist on industry matters and pitch competitions across LA and MS. Hal and his wife Kristen are active community members in Thibodaux, Louisiana where they live with their five children, Molly, Harold, Gregory, Oliver, and Corey.