Co-Founder & Former President. Prior to co-founding Freestone Partners in 2001, George was president of Northstar Partners, Inc., a consulting firm focused on strategically serving investment groups across the country. Prior to founding Northstar, George co-founded Investment Services Group, an insurance brokerage/consulting unit with Insurance Concepts. George also spent six years with Best Associates, a Texas-based merchant bank, working both on the investment side and taking significant roles in portfolio companies. George is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.