David B. Perkins

David has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hatteras Investment Partners since Co-Founding the Firm in September of 2003. He is responsible for driving the overall strategic vision and culture of our Firm. David has more than three decades of investment management experience and a proven history of building, operating and leading innovation-focused firms.

As the Co-Founder of Hatteras, David’s vision was to eliminate the many obstacles associated with implementing alternatives. Today, he continues his passion to challenge the status quo to find ways to improve the Advisor-Investor relationship by creating performance-focused private investment solutions to help Advisors build better portfolios.

Prior to Co-Founding Hatteras, in 1997, David Co-Founded CAPTRUST,  one of the largest Registered Investment Advisor firms in America with $630 Billion Assets Under Advisement currently (as of January 2023). Prior to CAPTRUST, in 1990, David and Fielding Miller, partnered together to take the innovative fee-based advisory approach to the market at Interstate Johnson Lane. This Partnership later evolved into CAPTRUST. David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned his designation as a Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIA) in 2004.

David lived in a trailer for three and a half years and was too embarrassed to tell anyone it wasn’t even his.

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Lower Middle Market
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