Dillan Ealy

Portfolio Management



Dillan is involved in the design and implementation of the portfolio’s investment strategy. Additionally, he is responsible for risk management, data management and harvesting, portfolio oversight, and regional sourcing.


Dillan began his career in investment management at Precept Capital, a Dallas based Long/Short hedge fund. At Precept, Dillan preformed bottom-up fundamental analysis on various small and mid-cap companies concurrently with industry specific analysis. In 2010, Dillan joined Belmont Global Advisors, a billion-dollar family office. While there, he collaborated with a small team to manage the portfolio’s asset allocation, manager selection and review, risk assignment and fund performance. Following his time at Belmont, Dillan joined Spindletop Capital, a healthcare focused growth equity fund located in Austin, Texas. Dillan lead the Spindletop Investment Team’s financial due diligence, analysis, and reporting on both acquisitions and portfolio investments, with over $500 million in portfolio enterprise value.


Dillan received a BS in Finance and International Economics from Trinity University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Dillan is a CFA charterholder.


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Chattanooga, TN 37402






Chestnut Funds extends its expertise through its affiliate relationships. Chestnut Development offers development management and project management services to select Chestnut Funds investments. Chestnut Catalyst brings knowledge and experience in impact framework design and measurement, strategic capacity building, and venture investing to Chestnut's Opportunity Zone Fund.

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