tomTom Surtees of Hoover, who has served as both Labor Commissioner and Revenue Commissioner under Governors Robert Bentley and Bob Riley, has been hired as Operating Partner for McKinney Capital.

McKinney Capital, a privately owned business group focused on field services industries in the Southeast United States, announced the hire of Tom Surtees, the current Commissioner of Labor for the state of Alabama. Mr. Surtees will serve as Operating Partner for McKinney Capital beginning in July. In this role, his early projects will include due diligence reviews of acquisition candidates, analysis and monitoring of insurance programs, monitor safety programs and performance, and leadership development training.

“We are extremely excited to have Tom join our ranks. He brings a unique background with his service at two Cabinet level posts for the Governor of Alabama over the last ten years,” said Tommy Burleson, Chief Financial Officer at McKinney Capital.

Positive Impact

“Tom has an exceptional track record and expertise in both the private sector and government. We are glad to have Tom complement our senior leadership team and help us achieve our ambitious goals. We know his values and knowledge will help us on numerous fronts,” said Danny McKinney, Managing Partner at McKinney Capital.

Surtees’ many years of human resource, organizational development, risk management, and safety experience will be valuable resources in McKinney Capital’s ongoing acquisition efforts, as well as in the management of existing portfolio companies.

“I am pleased to join McKinney Capital and it is my hope that my years of experience in the private sector and service to the state of Alabama will prove to be an asset to the company,” said Surtees. “I look forward to helping this wonderful family-owned company grow.” Read more from the Birmingham Business Journal here.

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