Holt Ventures, the corporate investment division of Holt Cat, announced Adam Bridgman was named partner, managing the company’s investment portfolio and sourcing new opportunities that fit its investment criteria. In this role, Bridgman will be responsible for leading the investment process, from risk analysis and due diligence to closing.

Bridgman will also continue to support Holt Ventures’ existing portfolio of companies and evaluate opportunities for follow-on funding.

“Over the last few years, Holt Ventures has had the opportunity to work with and mentor a number of truly innovative companies that are bringing new solutions and smart technologies to our industry,” said Bridgman. “I look forward to continuing to define our strategic approach to investments and further promote our corporate mission.”

Bridgman joined Holt Ventures as managing director in 2014, helping launch the Holt Ventures investment platform focused on emerging companies in the construction and heavy equipment industries. Bridgman has an investment banking background, previously serving as an analyst for J.P. Morgan where he participated in all stages of leveraged finance transaction within its Diversified Industries Group. He graduated from the University of Texas, has a master’s in professional accounting from McCombs School of Business and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.