M. Hillman Lentz
Hillman began his career in the early 80’s in the Venture Capital business, and later cofounded Holloman Diversified Management Corporation, a Venture Capital & Management Consulting firm whose primary focus was to fund and manage Start-Ups. Hillman’s strength has been his uncanny ability to identify new and evolving markets and then to either find or create businesses to fit within those markets. His talents are in the areas of business plan creation and funding, establishing distribution channels, managing operations during the growth phase, and creating profitable exit strategies.
Some of his early successes were California-based clothing companies, Marshmallow Moon™ and Zooport Riot Gear™. In 1991 he created Hathor Investment Group Limited, and began to focus on the acquisition, investment and the growth of entrepreneurial Start-Ups within the lifestyle arena. In 1997, Hathor invested in and managed one of the early Asia technology incubators, Asia Pathways, headquartered in Singapore and one of the first of the technology incubators to bring mid-size (both private and publicly traded) companies from Europe and North America into Asia.
In 2007 Hathor invested in ChindAsia Capital Partners Limited, a company with a sole focus on cigar distribution throughout the Asia Pacific region. Hathor later invested in whisky distribution, and the combination of both has now placed Hathor on the map as a force in the whisky and cigar market in South East Asia. Hillman's love for entertaining friends lead to the development of the exclusive ChindAsia Club (a private members' club) and the launch of the franchise Whisgars (Asia¹s Premier Whisky & Cigar Bar). Plans are in play now to launch not only Whisgars but other lifestyle brands around the region. Hillman has been a lecturer for INSEAD University "Entrepreneurship in Action" program, and enjoys mentoring young people with vision.
operating venues in Thailand. Prior to
joining Hathor, Craig was a Resort
Manager overseeing the expansion
and completion of a 180 room luxury
resort in the South of Thailand. He
also has experience as a Regional
General Manager overseeing 2 ofices
in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, as well
as General Manager for a private fine
dining establishment, and the Director
of Operations for a boutique winery