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The IMin Leadership Team

IMin Partners was created out of the entrepreneurial career of Tom Chambers. Tom founded Chemical Lime in the late 1960s as a greenfield startup. Over 30 years he grew the company into the largest producer of lime in North America in 1997. Tom combined effective strategy, a best in industry team, operational excellence and great culture to build an enviable and valuable company.

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Tom Chambers

Partner and Co-Founder

Mr. Chambers currently serves as the Chairman of Chambers Interests, a family investment company. Prior to forming Chambers Interests in 1997, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Chemical Lime Company for 30 years. Mr. Chambers, who earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, also currently serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies and charitable organizations.

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Rankin Hobbs

Partner and Co-Founder

Mr. Hobbs has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Chambers Interests since July 1999. He oversees the public and private investment portfolio for the firm. Prior to joining Chambers Interests, Mr. Hobbs served as a Vice President in Merrill Lynch's Institutional National Sales division. He was also an associate in Salomon Brothers' Private Investment Department from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Hobbs has earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin. He serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies, on the Advisory Board for the Center for Private Equity Finance at the University of Texas, The Executive Committee of the Industrial Minerals Association of North America and a member of The Young President’s Organization.

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Pete Chambers


Pete is a graduate of Texas Christian University, he also attended the MBA program at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career at Fort Worth-based Lhoist North America, where he worked in plant operations, sales and business development in Europe, California and Texas. In 1997, Pete purchased Inspirus, LLC, an employee engagement company serving Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. In addition to his current Chairman and CEO responsibilities at Inspirus, Pete serves as a partner at Chambers Interests, a single family office specializing in direct investments in the industrial minerals and building products industries. Pete is a past president of the West Texas Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and continues to be an active member. He and his wife, Raney, have three daughters.