Blue Wolf Capital closes the year of growth with promotions and a new organizational design
NEW YORK, January 10, 2022– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), a New York-based private equity firm, today unveiled a series of promotions and team additions, as well as ‘a new organizational design, reflecting the significant growth over the past year.
“During 2021, we added three great platforms to our portfolio, abandoned three long-term investments, welcomed a number of new institutional sponsors and increased the size of our integrated team of investors and operators by 35%” said Adam Blumenthal, Blue Founder and Managing Partner of Wolf. “As we manage a growing investment portfolio, we have determined that this new structure will provide us with the best basis for continued excellence. Many of our team veterans have taken on increased leadership roles that have contributed to this tremendous growth, and I am pleased to recognize their exceptional performance with titles reflecting their responsibilities and contributions. “
As part of this new organization, Mr. Blumenthal has been appointed as additional Chairman. Jeremy Kogler, who has been with the firm since 2010 and who has led the development of the firm’s healthcare portfolio, which comprises approximately half of Blue Wolf’s global investments, has been promoted from partner to managing partner alongside Mr. Blumenthal. Aakash Patel, who joined Blue Wolf in 2013 and has led a number of the company’s industrial investments, has been promoted from Principal to Partner. Rick Winegar, Blue Wolf’s main operating partner since 2012, has been appointed COO.
Additional promotions from the investment team include Vijay Nandwani from vice president to director and Jared Isenstein, Greg Singer and Mike Trivelli, each from senior partner to vice president.
Blue Wolf has further strengthened its team with the addition of Kate Spaziani to the newly formed position of Director of Government Affairs and the addition of Linde Wilson as an Operating Partner with a particular focus on healthcare. The two appointments add to the various skills that differentiate Blue Wolf’s approach to portfolio management and trade execution.
“Over more than a decade at Blue Wolf, I have seen firsthand the value of our differentiated approach – combining ESG principles with a commitment to strategic and operational excellence – through the results we have achieved. across our portfolio, ”said Kogler. “I am honored to take on this expanded role and to collaborate more with Adam, Aakash, Charlie and our experienced and dedicated colleagues to build on the success of Blue Wolf. “
Mr. Blumenthal added, “I would like to congratulate Jeremy on his promotion to Managing Partner, which reflects his tireless efforts to achieve excellence in the team, culture and investments of our company. I’m excited to partner with him in his new role as we build on The Blue Wolf’s proven track record. “
More details on company promotions and team additions can be found below:
Jeremy Kogler was promoted to Managing Partner. He will help guide Blue Wolf’s investment and market strategy, as well as its organizational development. He joined Blue Wolf in 2010 and led the development of the firm’s healthcare vertical. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Blue Wolf portfolio companies CIVCO Radiotherapy, ModernMD Urgent Care, Elara Caring, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health and RHA Health Services, and recently led the company’s successful exit from StateServ Medical. Mr. Kogler is a member of the Blue Wolf investment committee.
Aakash Patel was promoted to partner. He joined Blue Wolf in 2013 and previously served as a Director, and played a leading role in Blue Wolf’s industrial verticals. He currently serves on the board of directors of portfolio companies of Blue Wolf, Colson Group, Edge Industrial Technologies, Mustang Extreme Environmental Services and Petrosmith, and recently led the company’s successful exit from Novo Building Products. He will become an observer on the firm’s investment committee.
Rick winegar was promoted to Director of Operations. He joined Blue Wolf in 2012 and previously served as Lead Operating Partner. He will continue to manage and expand the company’s internal structure and operations, as well as lead portfolio company initiatives focused on health and safety, cybersecurity and purchasing, and coordinate its partner program. operational. He will become an observer on the firm’s investment committee.
Vijay Nandwani was promoted to Principal. He joined Blue Wolf in 2013 and most recently served as Vice President. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of the holding company Blue Wolf ClearSky Health.
Jared isenstein, Greg Singer and Mike Trivelli were promoted to vice president. Mr. Isenstein joined Blue Wolf in 2017 as a partner, having previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a partner. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Blue Wolf holding company, RHA Health Services. Mr. Singer joined Blue Wolf in 2020 as a senior partner, having previously worked at Nautic Partners as an associate. Mr. Trivelli joined Blue Wolf in 2019 as a senior partner, having previously worked at Atairos as a partner.
Kate spaziani has been appointed to the newly formed position of Director of Government Affairs and will become a member of the investment team. Prior to joining Blue Wolf, she spent more than seven years in the New York Presbyterian Hospital System, as Vice President of Communications, External Affairs, and Federal Relations. She holds a JD from Georgetown Law School and has worked in both the United States House and Senate as a senior staff member.
Linde Finsrud Wilson has been appointed as a new operational partner in the field of health. She brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has served as CEO, COO, Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner of a large consulting firm, serving as a strategist and respected business advisor for many organizations and companies. of private equity. Previously, she worked as a Lead and Senior Managing Director of Healthcare Offerings Strategy at PwC, where she worked extensively with the Blue Wolf team. Ms. Wilson holds an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and a BA from the University of North Carolina and Cornell University.
About Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm specializing in controlling investments in mid-market companies. Leading through experience and with a commitment to excellence, Blue Wolf transforms businesses strategically, operationally and collaboratively. Blue Wolf manages difficult situations and complex relationships between companies, customers, employees, unions and regulators to create value for stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.bluewolfcapital.com.
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