Joseph F. Trustey Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
In Memoriam 1962-2015
Joe was a true friend, a trusted colleague and an inspiring mentor. He embodied the soul of Summit Partners and he will be truly missed.
Joe was a Managing Director and served as Summit’s Chief Operating Officer at the time of his death. He joined the firm in 1992, and he was instrumental in both defining and executing Summit’s strategy and culture.
Over the course of his career, Joe led investments in more than 25 companies. His board directorships included Belkin, B&W Loudspeakers, Central Security Group, Grand Design RV, Keystone RV Company (acquired by Thor Industries), Parts Town, Progressive Finance (acquired by Aaron's), Suburban Ostomy Supply Company (NASDAQ: SOSC, acquired by Invacare Corporation), QuietStream Financial, Vivint, Vivint Solar (NASDAQ: VSLR) and Wilmar Industries (NASDAQ: WLMR).
Prior to Summit, Joe worked as a consultant with Bain & Co. and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He earned a BS in chemical engineering, with Highest Honors, from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He served on the University of Notre Dame’s Advisory Council for the Undergraduate Experience.
Joe was active in the community and served on the boards of Hannah & Friends, a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs; the Citi Performing Arts Center; and Brooks School. He also served as president of the board of Shore Country Day School.