Billy Harbert

Billy is a Founding Partner and Advisor of Bonaventure Capital. He participates primarily in the firm’s private market activities.


Billy is also Chairman and CEO of BL Harbert International ("BLHI"), a privately-held company based in Birmingham. BLHI provides construction services throughout the world and is a leader in sustainable and design-build construction. The company maintains a diverse portfolio of successfully completed projects including U.S. Embassies, office, higher-education, healthcare, water treatment plants and government facilities. Billy oversees the five operating divisions of the company: Government, International, Commercial, Healthcare and Civil.


Billy grew up in construction as his father, Bill Harbert, helped pioneer the industry in Birmingham and eventually throughout the world. After college Billy went to work for the family business, Bill Harbert International Construction. He started as a Project Manager, steadily progressing to Project Engineer, Vice President, and finally President. In 2000, Billy formed BLHI.


Billy is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Building Science. He earned his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.


Billy is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows, Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the Board of Directors for Highlands Day School.

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