ROSEMONT, Illinois — Wynnchurch Capital, LP (“Wynnchurch”), a leading mid-market private equity firm, today announced the promotions of Ben Cherry and Chris Waldock to Senior Associates. In addition, Wynnchurch recently hired Vishal Garg as Managing Director in the Operations Group, and Natasha Davenport and Evan Kluck as Associates.
Chris O’Brien, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch, said: “We are delighted to announce Ben and Chris’ well-deserved promotions. They are highly valued members of the team and have been instrumental in the growth and success of the company. In addition, we are also delighted to welcome Vishal, Natasha and Evan to Wynnchurch. Vishal is an experienced operations professional with multi-site plant management and strategic leadership at several major companies including Dover, ITW and Eaton. Natasha and Evan join us from leading investment banking institutions – their respective investment experience further strengthens our team and supports our continued growth.”
Ben Cherry joined Wynnchurch in 2018. Prior to Wynnchurch, he was an analyst with the Industrials Investment Banking Group at BMO Capital Markets. Ben received his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Chris Waldock joined Wynnchurch in 2017. Prior to Wynnchurch, he worked at KeyBanc Capital Markets in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Dayton.
Vishal Garg was Vice President of Global Operations & Supply Chain at Destaco, a Dover Company, and received his Masters in Finance from DePaul University – Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champagne.
Natasha Davenport was previously an analyst with Scotiabank’s Energy Investment Banking Group and received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and Evan Kluck worked as an analyst at Houlihan Lokey and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with honors, from the University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering.
Wynnchurch is actively seeking investment opportunities for its $2.277 billion Fund V. In July, Wynnchurch acquired trimlite, a leading manufacturer and distributor of residential doors and related door products. Wynnchurch’s other recent investments include: Northern wholesale offer, a leading supplier of motorhome and marine parts and accessories; The wheel group, a leading designer and distributor of aftermarket branded wheels, specialty tires and related accessories; and Labrie Environmental Group, a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles in North America.
About Wynnchurch Capital:
Wynnchurch Capital, LP, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, with offices in California, New York, and a branch in Canada, was founded in 1999 and is a leading mid-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with mid-sized companies in the United States and Canada that have the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion in committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, divestitures and restructurings. For more information, visit: https://www.wynnchurch.com.