LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Watermill Group celebrates 40 years of private investment leadership and sets the stage for continued growth, the firm today announced the appointments of Cristina Rubbo and Scott Oudheusden. Ms. Rubbo joins Watermill as Director of Finance and will be responsible for managing the corporate accounting and finance function at Watermill, as well as supporting Watermill’s investors. Mr. Oudheusden has been appointed Senior Associate, responsible for the evaluation, due diligence and execution of potential transactions, as well as providing project-specific assistance for Watermill portfolio companies.
"We are delighted to welcome Cristina and Scott to the Watermill family," said Julia Karol, President and COO, Watermill. "2018 marks our 40th year in private investment and as we reflect on four decades spent acquiring, operating and improving businesses, we are also looking to the future. Continuously enriching our team with top performers like Cristina and Scott is the key to making a lasting and positive impact on our portfolio companies, investors and communities for many years to come."
Prior to joining Watermill, Ms. Rubbo served as a Manager in the Corporate Finance division at Bain Capital, LP. While at Bain, she managed the firm’s corporate accounting and finance function and was responsible for various financial and operational accounting processes for the management company. Prior to Bain, Ms. Rubbo held positions at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tonneson + Co in the audit practices where she developed audit plans, evaluated internal controls and performed audit procedures for a wide spectrum of clients spanning manufacturers, distributors and non-profit foundations. She holds a B.S. in Corporate Finance & Accounting and an M.S. in Accounting from Bentley University and is also a CPA.
Mr. Oudheusden joins Watermill from Stadium Capital Management, a Connecticut-based investment firm, where he served as an analyst evaluating public market investment opportunities. Prior to his time at Stadium, Mr. Oudheusden was an attorney at Crayath, Swaine & Moore LLP where he advised corporate clients on a variety of transactional matters totaling several billion dollars in value ranging from initial public offerings to high-yield bond offerings and syndicated lending transactions. Mr. Oudheusden is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received a B.A. with departmental honors in Economics. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Also today, Watermill announced that Principal Matt Bergin has been named an Emerging Leader in the field by M&A Advisor, a premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals.
An independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders selected Mr. Bergin as an M&A Advisor Emerging Leader based on his expertise and accomplishments. He and his cohorts will be celebrated at an upcoming black-tie Awards Gala on September 14 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. This marks the third time in two years that a Watermill executive has been named an Emerging Leader. In 2017, Director of Marketing Sarah Bowen and Ms. Karol received the same honor.
“We are proud to recognize Matt for the accomplishments that led to this important industry honor,” commented Benjamin Procter, Senior Partner, Watermill. “It's an exciting time to be at Watermill as we continue to strengthen our capabilities and lay the groundwork for our next phase of business.”
About the Watermill Group
The Watermill Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For four decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth.