The Vector Group team has a wide variety of complimentary skillsets and experiences to help us achieve sucess.

Investment Team

We are focused on acquiring great businesses and generating returns for our investors.

Jake Morris

Managing Partner

Jake has a wide variety of experiences in finance, consulting, and law. His focus has been on deploying strategy and subsequently effectuating change from pre-revenue to Fortune-10 companies. Jake has executed on acquisitions, sweeping digitization overhauls, risk management, and has been a catalyst in transforming and growing companies. Jake has been instrumental in over $500M of transactions in a variety of industries, while helping companies expand upon their trading multiples.

Most recently, Jake was the Head of Merger and Acquisitions for a multi-industry holding company, leading a team of five. Jake established investment and strategic plans in conjunction with portfolio managers, creating the tools, systems, and processes to execute all aspects of the M&A process including sourcing global acquisition targets, deal evaluation, due diligence, legal and structural negotiations. His work resulted in increased enterprise value across his variety of efforts.

Prior to his most recent role, Jake was an M&A and corporate attorney focused on business matters including mergers and acquisitions, company financing, corporate governance, and contract matters. His clients included newly formed businesses, established companies operating in a variety of industries, as well as private equity firms. He carried out several deals on behalf of both buy- and sell-side clients.

Before practicing law, Jake worked in boutique investment banks where he carried out buy and sell-side merger and acquisition transactions, and conducted valuations. Jake has also worked in the Investments group of Raymond James Private Wealth. He was also a consultant for Deloitte, where he focused on finance and strategy for Fortune 500 and government clients. 

Jake obtained his JD and MBA degrees from the University of Georgia, and his BBA from Emory University. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and New York, where he is a member of both state bar associations. Jake lives in Atlanta with his wife, Samantha, and their two rescue dogs, Logan and Ryder. You can find Jake watching his Georgia Bulldogs football team on Saturdays in the Fall. 

Trevor Buce

Intern

Trevor is a Georgia native; he grew up in northeast Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a BBA in Finance from the Terry College of Business. After college, he worked in multifamily valuation, appraising apartment properties and portfolios of all sizes, first at Colliers International and then at CBRE.

He is currently earning a JD, with a focus in Business Law, and an MBA with a focus in Finance, from the University of Georgia. He is entering the final year of both programs and will graduate in May 2024. 

When he’s not studying, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing piano and guitar, running, and reading non-fiction books.

Join the team

We are looking for driven, thoughtful interns who are looking to learn deal making, finance, strategy, and operations. Apply below if you are interested in joining us.