Rosemont, IL – September 19, 2017 - Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today the promotion of Kari Smith to Director of Investor Relations.
”Kari brings over a decade of experience in financial services and we are excited to have her head our Investor Relations efforts,” said John Hatherly, Managing Partner of Wynnchurch. “Kari has been a valuable asset to the Firm and we know she will strive to make this initiative a success.”
Kari Smith joined Wynnchurch in 2011 and also serves as a Compliance Officer for the Firm. Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Kari worked at Crystal Rock Capital and Lakeview Investment Group, a Chicago Based Hedgefund where she managed the Operations, Compliance and Investor Relations. Kari earned her M.A. from New Mexico State University, summa cum laude and B.A. from Illinois State University, summa cum laude.
Wynnchurch Capital is actively investing from its $1.3 billion Fund IV. In June 2017, Wynnchurch acquired Stampede Meat, Inc. Stampede Meat processes and distributes portioned, marinated and cooked beef, chicken, and other protein products for restaurants, retail, home delivery and other channels. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include Rosboro Company, LLC, a leading integrated forest products operation producing a wide variety of products including laminated beams, studs, and veneer; and Texas Hydraulics, a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered hydraulic cylinders and swivels for the global mining, energy, construction, and utility markets.
About Wynnchurch Capital:
Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California and Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch's strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $2.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: www.wynnchurch.com.
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