Ochsner Innovation Stage

Raising capital is one way to grow your business, but it’s not the only way. Through organic growth and strategic mergers, Hunt Telecommunications, founded by Jason Hunt, Kevin Hunt and Robert Leithman, grew to be the leading provider of data transport to K-12 schools and government agencies in Louisiana. In 2017, the Metairie-based company sold to UNITI group for $170 million in cash and equity. In this fireside chat, Legacy Capital’s Marianne Van Meter sits down with Kevin and Jason Hunt, so you can hear how they leveraged entrepreneurial DNA to identify companies to merge with that added value, and how that changed their growth trajectory.


Kevin Hunt Hunt Telecommunications
Co-Founder & Former Managing Member
Jason Hunt Hunt Telecommunications
Co-Founder & Former CEO
Marianne Van Meter Legacy Capital Investment Bankers
Managing Partner