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New hires and promotions inside IMB Partners, TA Associates, Northlane Capital Partners and more.

Members on the Move

NCP Promotes Carbonell, Hires Grant

Northlane Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that focuses on health care and business services, promoted JJ Carbonell (top) to principal and hired Rich Grant as director of business development. Carbonell joined the Bethesda, Maryland-based PE firm in 2013, where his current investments include VMG Health, Brandmuscle and Firma Clinical Research, and his realized investments include Science Care, Advarra and Avalon Laboratories. He began his career as an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. Grant brings more than 15 years of sales, marketing and business development experience with private equity-related companies, including Growth Operators and SourceMedia. Grant is also co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for the Association for Corporate Growth. In this newly created role at Northlane, Grant will work jointly with the investment team on marketing and investment sourcing activities.


Mobility Industry Veteran Haley Named CEO of QMC-EMI

Colleen Haley has been appointed chief executive officer of Quality Metalcraft/Experi-Metal Holdings Corporation (QMC-EMI), a provider of stamping and joining assemblies for the automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense industries. Haley will lead the Livonia, Michigan-based company through its next phase of growth in the mobility market. She previously served as group vice president of operations for Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 company and global provider of motion and control technologies. She also spent more than 15 years at Yazaki Corporation, a global automotive parts supplier and served on the management team at ALCOA, the world’s eighth-largest producer of aluminum.

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Blynn Joins Infinedi Partners as Senior Associate

Infinedi Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnerships with founder-owned businesses, has hired Henry Blynn as a senior associate. In this role, he will execute and manage new and existing private equity investments on behalf of Infinedi. Prior to this role, Blynn served as an associate at Harvest Partners and as an analyst at Jefferies LLC. Infinedi Partners is based in New York and was founded in March 2018 by Jay Hegenbart.


IMB Partners Promotes Holder and Weatherspoon to Managing Directors

IMB Partners, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies serving government agencies and electric and gas utilities, announced that Farrah Holder (top) and Derrick Weatherspoon have both been promoted to managing directors. Holder joined IMB in 2016 and previously served the firm as a director. She leads deal sourcing, marketing and other business development activities and currently serves on the board of e&e IT Consulting Services. She previously co-founded ThinkNXT Marketing, a boutique marketing firm. Holder began her career as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley. Weatherspoon joined IMB in 2020 and previously served the firm as a director. He leads the deal execution process and currently serves on the board of Ashburn Consulting. Before joining IMB, Weatherspoon was a vice president at The Carlyle Group, where he was a member of the Consumer, Media & Retail group within the firm’s U.S. Buyout Fund.

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TA Associates hires Telahun in Menlo Park

PE firm TA Associates hired Rafael Telahun as a vice president in its Menlo Park, California office and as a member of the firm’s North America Services Group. Prior to joining TA, Telahun was an investment director at CVC Capital Partners. Earlier, he was the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed technology startup. He started his career at Citigroup before joining Sun Capital Partners, both in New York. TA Associates’ targeted sectors include technology, health care, financial services, consumer and business services.

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Ferrari Joins SK Capital as Senior Director

SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, has expanded its team with the addition of Daniele Ferrari as senior director. Ferrari boasts more than 35 years of experience in the chemicals industry, most recently serving as the CEO of Versalis S.p.A., a European chemical company, and as chairman of Matrìca S.p.A., a bio-plastics firm. Ferrari started his career at Agip Petroli and Imperial Chemical Industries, before joining Huntsman in 1997, where he ultimately became the global President of Huntsman’s Performance Products division.


Smith Joins Toronto’s Vertu Operating Advisor Network

Vertu Partners Fund I, a private equity fund that focuses on high-potential technology businesses in the Canadian lower mid-market, has hired Jason Smith as an operating advisor. A Canadian tech entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience building fintech companies across North America, Smith founded Real Matters, a proprietary software platform that automates mortgage lending and insurance services and now serves a majority of the Tier I banks in the US and Canada. Smith navigated the company from inception to scale and through five rounds of financing, including its IPO in May 2017. Vertu Partners Fund I is managed by Vertu Capital, a Toronto-based PE firm that focuses on growth-oriented enterprise software or software-enabled businesses in the Canadian lower mid-market.

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