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Private Equity BD Professionals to Watch

Middle Market Growth’s 2022 Business Development Report features a list of “Private Equity Business Development Professionals to Watch.”

The list was compiled by Middle Market Growth editors based on suggestions from members of the ACG dealmaking community, who were asked to nominate PE professionals focused on business development who are active in the market, well-respected by deal partners and peers, and who have achieved success in their roles. The list includes relatively new entrants to the profession along with business development veterans.

Below are this year’s private equity honorees. Also, be sure to check out our lists of Investment Bankers and Corporate Development Professionals to Watch.

CHRISTOPHER BERTON | Trivest Partners
Vice President, Business Development
Coral Gables, FL

ALICE BIRNBAUM | BBH Capital Partners
Head of Business Development
Boston, MA

TY BLACK | Gridiron Capital
Associate, Business Development
New Canaan, CT

PIERCE COTICCHIA | Altamont Capital Partners
Director
Palo Alto, CA

KEVIN DOYLE | Tenex Capital Management
Director, Business Development
New York, NY

ROB DREIER | H.I.G. Growth Partners
Head of Business Development
Boston, MA

CHARLIE GIFFORD | New Heritage Capital
Senior Partner
Boston, MA

RYAN GRAND | HKW
Principal
Indianapolis, IN

RICH GRANT | Northlane Capital Partners
Director of Business Development
New York, NY

TONY HILL | Trivest Partners
Principal, Business Development
Miami, FL

FARRAH HOLDER | IMB Partners
Managing Director, Business Development
Bethesda, MD

KRISTIN JOHNSON | Altamont Capital Partners
Managing Director
Palo Alto, CA

MARK JONES | River Associates
Partner
Chattanooga, TN

MICHELLE A. LEWIS | Capstreet
Principal, Head of Business Development
Houston, TX

STEPHEN MADSEN | Monomoy Capital Partners
Director
New York, NY

GRANT MARCKS | The Riverside Company
Principal, Origination
New York, NY

SEAN MCKINNON | Novacap
Head of Business Development
Toronto, ON

MASON MCVERRY | Frontier Growth
Vice President
Charlotte, NC

MATT MORAN | Inverness Graham
Managing Principal, Head of Business Development
Wayne, PA

MEAHGAN O’GRADY MARTIN | Palladium Equity Partners
Director, Business Development
New York, NY

KATIE OSWALD | Crossplane Capital
Director of Business Development
Dallas, TX

GUS PHELPS | Summit Partners
Principal
Boston, MA

AARON POLACK | Lion Equity Partners
Head of Business Development
Denver, CO

COURTLAND SCACCETTI | Graham Partners
Director, Business Development
Philadelphia, PA

GARRETT SCHIRES | Sentinel Capital Partners
Partner
New York, NY

EVAN SEQUEIRA | TorQuest Partners
Director, Business Development
Toronto, ON

KEVIN SIEDENBURG | Staple Street Capital
Principal & Head of Business Development
New York, NY; and Dallas, TX

STUART SITTERSON | Gryphon Investors
Director, Business Development Group
San Francisco, CA

STEVE SMITH | Tower Arch Capital
Vice President, Head of Business Development
Salt Lake City, UT

JORDAN STONE | Platinum Equity
Principal
Los Angeles, CA

HAYDEN TYSON | Monomoy Capital Partners
Vice President
New York, NY

NATALIE YATES | Vance Street Capital
Director, Business Development
Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Ty Black

“Beyond originating platform deals, Black plays a critical role in working with existing Gridiron portfolio companies on building inorganic growth strategies, sourcing add-ons and integrating acquisition targets.” Read more about Ty Black.


Rich Grant

“While Northlane has traditionally been more transaction-focused, Grant has brought a new perspective regarding the importance of relationships to increase deal flow and open up new opportunities.” Read more about Rich Grant.


Farrah Holder

“As a result of Holder and the investment team’s efforts, IMB has invested over $800 million of capital and grown its selection of platforms threefold, from two to six.” Read more about Farrah Holder.


Mark Jones

“Mark Jones is a name that many in the middle-market dealmaking arena will know well as a trailblazer in the profession.” Read more about Mark Jones.


Sean McKinnon

“Sean McKinnon started his career as a lawyer, but he couldn’t get over the nagging feeling that he was on the wrong side of the table.” Read more about Sean McKinnon.


Katie Oswald

“Over the last three years, Oswald has built the business development function at Crossplane from the ground up, establishing the firm’s brand and implementing best practices and processes around deal origination.” Read more about Katie Oswald.


Aaron Polack

“While many other business development professionals often focus on relationships with investment bankers or fellow private equity sellers, Polack has carved a path among corporates, who usually keep their plans closer to the vest.” Read more about Aaron Polack.