Mr. Pierre DuPont
Partner, HPM Partners LLC
Pierre is a wealth-advisor for families and individuals; a personal advisor and corporate growth consultant for mid-sized businesses and their owners; an active mentor and angel investor; and a semi-retired entrepreneur. With his thirty-two partners in six offices nationwide, he is also an independent wealth advisor for tech entrepreneurs, business-owners, families and individuals at HPM Partners in New York City.
For five years before joining HPM Partners, Pierre was at Two Sigma Investments, where he invested personal capital in private deals in Mainland China and he raised capital for the firm's quant hedge funds.
Over twenty five years Pierre has been a private investor in many types of businesses from small to large sizes and in many geographies and business environments. Earlier, he was an entrepreneur, co-founding a number of software companies, including: Division Group, plc (LSE: DVG) the first public headset-based virtual-reality graphics hardware and software company in 1989 which he helped take public in 1993 and was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1997; the first 2year-battery wireless micro-pedometer and biometric sensor company which was acquired by Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) in 2006 to become the core of the Nike+ Apple iPod/iPhone runner’s shoe system; and, the first web-based secure document repository and due-diligence/deal-room system which became Intralinks, Inc. (NYSE: IL).
Pierre advises friends and clients on global asset allocation, family offices, multi-generational inheritance, business strategy and business ownership. As a member of two large, historic business families he brings several lifetimes of understanding business-owner issues and family dynamics; the associated trusts and family charters; long-term investment strategies; questions around business control, tax, estate planning and private investments; and projecting family values, principles and culture to future generations. He has been fortunate in life to receive several centuries of business and family heritage through both his mother’s family (a $10 billion retail convenience store and quick-serve restaurant chain) and his father’s family (a $25 billion chemicals and agricultural business.)
After getting a B.Sc.E. at Princeton in 1982, Pierre started his career at Bolt, Beranek & Newman (BBN) as a research scientist and software engineer in computational linguistics, parallel processing, and statistical data analysis.
Pierre is on the Management Committee of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable; is a member of The Economic Club of New York and the International Executive Resources Group; is on the Advisory Board of the Center on Business and Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; is on the Impact Council of Boundless Impact Investing; is a mentor for the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and the Bendheim Center for Financial Engineering; and is the Treasurer of the North Haven Casino Yacht Club.