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Bachelor of Science with distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Thomas A. Carver
Managing Partner

Thomas A. Carver founded Harren Equity Partners in 2000. Tom currently manages all aspects of the investment and portfolio management process at Harren and is a member of the board of directors for all of Harren's portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Harren, Tom Carver was a partner at H.I.G. Capital in Miami, Florida. While at H.I.G., Tom served on the boards of many portfolio companies and was one of the firm’s original professionals.

Tom also has significant operating experience. He served as interim president of Plastic Fabricating Company, a manufacturer of mission-critical composite plastic parts for the aerospace industry. Through the eighteen months Tom spent in Wichita, Kansas, the company significantly grew revenues and profitability. Additionally, after the unexpected death of Virginia Explosives & Drilling Company's President, Tom served as interim President of the company in Grundy, Virginia. Tom worked with the company's other executives to generate a two-fold increase in revenues and a three-fold increase in profitability.

Tom received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he was elected Beta Gamma Sigma. He received a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tom currently serves as Chairman of the Music Resource Center, a music education center for teenagers which uses recording and performing arts to create a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in the urban community ( He also served on both the Finance and Information Technology Subcommittees for the Board of Directors at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Tom is active with the University of Virginia as well, serving as a Trustee for his class at the McIntire School of Commerce and lecturing at both the undergraduate and graduate business schools. 

Tom is married with two children and two dogs. In his free time Tom enjoys golf, ice hockey, fly-fishing, and hunting.  Tom is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and an instrument rated private pilot.