HITS Horse Shows Welcomes Steve Gintowt and Brett Waters to Management Team
Kingston, NY – August 29, 2023 – HITS LLC the largest producer of hunter/jumper and dressage horse shows in North America is pleased to announce new additions to the company’s senior management team. Effective immediately, Steve Gintowt, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, and Brett Waters will become Director of Administration for Horse Show Offices.
“We are delighted that Steve and Brett have made decisions to join the HITS team,” said Peter Englehart, HITS President & CEO. “They bring an enormous amount of experience and knowledge to the company, and we are confident their contributions will be felt nearly immediately.”
Gintowt has extensive finance and operational experience. He has held executive positions at international public companies such as General Electric, Ericsson, and Gemplus; along with several technology startups, and two PE-backed firms. He earned an MBA from Duke University and a BA in Economics from Lafayette College.
“I am excited and honored to join the HITS team at such a transformative time for the company,” expressed Gintowt. “I look forward to working alongside an outstanding team to advance and execute HITS’ strategic goals for continued growth and success.”
Waters grew up in the horse industry and has an accomplished history managing horse show offices and running hunter/jumper horse shows across the country. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She worked with the team at HITS from 2002 to 2018, was part of the inaugural management team for World Equestrian Center Ocala, and has worked for prestigious events such as the Devon Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, Hampton Classic and Longines Masters of New York.
“Over the last 22 years, I have been very fortunate to have worked with and learned from, the best management teams in the United States,” noted Waters. “My first job after graduating from college was with HITS in Indio. I have come full circle by accepting this position. It's truly an honor to be given the chance to contribute my skills and expertise towards the success of HITS. I am excited to embark on this new journey and make a positive impact on the team and the organization as a whole.”
About HITS: For more than 40 years, HITS has established itself as an industry leader and the largest producer of hunter/jumper horse shows in the United States. HITS operates 6 venues with over 46 Weeks of USEF-sanctioned Hunter/Jumper competitions; 6 Weeks of Dressage events; and 65,000 horses expected to compete in 2023. Based in Kingston, New York, HITS is a national company producing horse shows in Ocala, Florida; Culpeper, Virginia; Wayne, Illinois, East Dorset, Vermont, Del Mar, California, and Saugerties, New York. HITS is owned by Traub Capital Partners.
About Traub Capital Partners: Traub Capital Partners is a New York-based strategic private equity firm specializing in building value in consumer companies using its unique combination of investment, strategic and operational expertise as well as a culture-led, engaged approach. The fund targets investments in companies with revenue between $50 and $250 million. To learn more about Traub Capital Partners, visit www.traubcapitalpartners.com.