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.
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.
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.
Pete Chambers is an entrepreneur and businessman at heart. He has been married to his wife Raney for 22 years, and is the proud father of three daughters. Chambers, who is a graduate of Texas Christian University, is also proud to have attended the University of Texas MBA program. He began his career with the Chemical Lime Company, now a Lhoist Group Company, in plant operations, sales and business development functions in Europe, California and Texas. In 1997, Chambers purchased Diamond H Recognition, an employee recognition company, and transformed the company into an employee engagement software platform serving Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. In 2009, the company was branded Inspirus. He served as the CEO and Chairman of Inspirus until it sold to Sodexo in 2016. He is currently Managing Partner at Chambers Interests, a single-family office. Chambers is a past president of the West Texas Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and continues to be an active member. He is Chairman of the Board at Rivertree Academy, a private, Christian school serving under-resourced students in the Lake Como community of Fort Worth. His favorite quote is Robert Greenleaf’s statement that, “Good leaders must first become good servants.”