New York-based private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has named Michael V. Schrock as a senior advisor and operating consultant. Previously, Schrock was the president and chief operating officer of Pentair.
New York, NY. March 4, 2014 – Oak Hill Capital Partners announced today that it has named Michael V. Schrock a Senior Advisor and Operating Consultant. Mr. Schrock was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Pentair Ltd., a global diversified industrial company with industry-leading products, services, and solutions in water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection. Mr. Schrock will consult across Oak Hill Capital’s private equity portfolio and advise the funds on investments in targeted industrial sectors.
Mr. Schrock has over 35 years of experience in senior roles at major industrial companies, including Pentair Ltd. and Honeywell International, Inc. He has deep management and operating experience both domestically and internationally and a strong track record leading and integrating highly strategic acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Schrock has extensive board experience, having recently served on the boards of the Pentair Foundation, Pentair Residential Filtration, LLC (a joint venture between Pentair Ltd. and General Electric Company), and Faradyne Motors, LLC (a joint venture between Pentair Ltd. and Xylem Inc.). He is currently Lead Director at Plexus Corp.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike to Oak Hill Capital’s talented team of operating professionals. His extensive strategic and operational experience at growing industrial companies will be immediately additive to the management teams of our portfolio companies. We look forward to leveraging his operating expertise and industry relationships as we continue to create value across our portfolio,” said Tyler Wolfram, a Managing Partner at Oak Hill Capital.
Mr. Schrock commented, “I have a great deal of respect for Oak Hill Capital’s strong franchise and nearly 30-year record of successful private equity investing. I am particularly attracted to the firm’s disciplined, theme-based origination and its proven approach to driving value creation. I look forward to working closely with the firm and its portfolio companies.”
About Oak Hill Capital Partners
Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with more than $8 billion of initial capital commitments from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds, and global financial institutions. For over 27 years, the professionals at Oak Hill Capital and its predecessors have invested in more than 70 significant private equity transactions across broad segments of the U.S. and global economies. Oak Hill Capital applies an industry-focused, theme-based approach and engages experienced operating consultants to work directly with management teams to implement strategic and operational initiatives.