DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Excellere Partners, a leading Denver-based private equity firm specializing in partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams through recapitalizations and management buyouts, is pleased to announce that it has hired Ross Gundry as Vice President and Parker Schabel as an Analyst.
Mr. Gundry joins Excellere from Riverside Partners, a private equity firm located in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as an investment professional and focused on the healthcare and technology industries. During his seven years with Riverside, Mr. Gundry was responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities, arranging debt financing, and supporting portfolio company management. His past experience includes two years as an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Gundry earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business, magna cum laude, from Skidmore College.
Mr. Schabel joins Excellere from CapitalWorks, a private equity firm located in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as an Analyst. Mr. Schabel was responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, providing transaction support, and assisting portfolio management teams. Mr. Schabel earned both a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
David Kessenich, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Excellere stated, “We are excited to have Ross and Parker join the team, and we look forward to the contributions they will bring to Excellere. Both Ross and Parker bring a solid base of private equity investment experience and more importantly, they will be great cultural fits for our founder-led business focus.”
About Excellere Partners
Excellere Partners is a Denver-based private equity firm with $1.36 billion of committed capital across three funds, and specializes in partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams through recapitalizations and management buyouts. The Firm employs a proven research-driven, top down investment strategy, and supports its entrepreneurs and management teams with a proprietary value creation process designed to enhance corporate and operational infrastructure for scalability and growth. Excellere’s investments are focused on differentiated and growth oriented companies positioned to benefit from industry consolidation and favorable macro-economic and demographic trends. The Firm’s targeted industry sectors include healthcare services and products; energy and utility products and services; industrial technology and services; business services; and agri-business. For more information about Excellere, please visit http://www.excellerepartners.com