Leadership

As partners, we strive to provide a key leadership role by overseeing company management – including supervision, succession and strategic planning of the operating companies – obtaining financing, evaluating acquisition and divestiture opportunities, and reviewing and approving capital expenditures.

Anne Smalling – Partner, HM International

Anne Meinig Smalling is President of HM International, LLC.

Mrs. Smalling assumed the position of President in 1999. Mrs. Smalling serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of HM International companies including Quality Sausage Company, American Innovations, and rateGenius. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Igasamex. A trustee of the Meinig Family Foundation, she participates in the evaluation and allocation process of the Foundation’s gifts.

Prior to her positions with HM International, Mrs. Smalling worked for FMC Corporation and SmithKline Beecham. Mrs. Smalling has a BS in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Additionally, she is Treasurer of Board of Directors of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a member of the Cornell University Advisory Council and a member of Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Texas.

Richard C. Hojel – Partner, HM International

Richard Hojel is also President of Corporacion Frigus-Therme.

Mr. Hojel servers as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Igasamex and participates as a Board Member of Quality Sausage and American Innovations. Additionally, Mr. Hojel is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Algas-SDI and Frigus Bohn de Mexico, and a Board Member of Corporación Zapata and Monte Xanic.

Mr. Hojel began his career at Andersen Consulting and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Hojel has been a Member of the Board of Directors of The Institute of the Americas since 2003 and is currently serving as its Chairman.