Herbert Drayton III

Managing Partner of HI Mark Capital

Herbert Drayton is the Chair of the Coastal Community Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2016 and has served as a member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Grantmaking & Community Leadership Committee.

Professionally, Herbert is the managing partner of HI Mark Capital. Based in North Charleston, HI Mark Capital invests in Black-owned, women-owned and other minority-owned businesses in the Southeast, seeking both a financial return as well as a social impact. He has enjoyed 20 years of experience establishing, buying, and managing businesses in a variety of industries including healthcare, IT, SaaS, and corporate training. Herbert served honorably in the US Air Force and the US Marine Corps Reserves.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from the Community College of the Air Force. 

As a Charleston native, Herbert is passionate about community service and civic leadership in this region. He serves on the Board of Directors of Roper St Francis Hospital Foundation, Palmetto Goodwill, the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, St. Francis Hospital, Association of Black Foundation Executives, and Fresh Start Visions. He is an Advisory Board member for the School of Business at Charleston Southern University and Past Chair of the Board of One80 Place.

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