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Trelys Funds Recruits Financial Industry Veteran as Chief Financial Officer
Hiring supports Trelys' focus on providing capital and business building expertise to move industry-changing technologies from research lab to marketplace

COLUMBIA, S.C. /PRNewswire/ — The Trelys Funds (, South Carolina's largest and most active early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the hiring of seasoned industry veteran Stephen Hall as its Chief Financial Officer.

Hall brings broad and deep executive leadership, stretching across financial, insurance and high technology firms, to Trelys. Following service as Chief Financial Officer, Hall served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Companies, and its principal subsidiary Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company, until it was acquired by UNUM Corporation. At other points in his career, he has served as President and CEO at four high- growth technology companies and as a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Hall's expertise will further enhance Trelys' mission of providing the funding and business building expertise needed to turn industry-changing technologies into successful high-value companies, and delivering superior value to investors. “The Trelys Funds is delighted to welcome someone of Steve's caliber. His extensive industry background is sure to be a tremendous asset going forward,” said Adrian Wilson, general partner of The Trelys Funds. "Steve's proven expertise and insight will play a key role and enhance our ability to provide strong value to our stakeholders, while continuing to foster innovation through our portfolio of industry-changing companies."

Hall is a recognized industry figure with a consistent record of achieving superior results. He was recognized for Value Creation by the Wall Street Transcript, and was one of four CEOs featured in Forbes magazine's list of best-managed small-cap companies. He has also been awarded the Top Management Leadership Award for the State of South Carolina, and has lectured at the Harvard Business School.

Hall holds undergraduate, master's and doctorate degrees in business administration.

About The Trelys Funds
A team of business builders, The Trelys Funds works with leading scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to turn industry-changing technologies into high value companies. Investors in Trelys include BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BB&T Corporation, Carolina First Bank, First Citizens Bank, the Clemson University Foundation, and the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Trelys portfolio companies include Aldagen, Biolex Therapeutics, Champion Communications, iOnosphere, Metabolon, Ometric, SpineMedica, TriVirix, and Unitrends. Trelys is South Carolina's largest and most active venture capital firm. To learn more about Trelys, visit

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