Resilience Capital Partners taps Hesse as general counsel

Resilience Capital Partners has named Chad F. Hesse as general counsel. Previously, Hesse worked at Diebold Inc where he recently served as vice president and associate general counsel of global corporate affairs.


CLEVELAND, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm focused on investing in and improving lower mid-market companies in a broad range of industries, announced today the appointment of Chad F. Hesse to its newly created General Counsel role.

“As our firm continued to expand over the last 18 months, we saw an increasing need for a legal professional to join our internal team,” said Steven Rosen, Co-CEO at Resilience Capital Partners. “Chad possesses the acumen, leadership and industry experience necessary for Resilience to maintain its forward momentum in delivering strong financial performance for our investors. With his strong background in both corporate law and SEC compliance, we are excited to have him on board as our general counsel.”

For the past 11 years, Hesse has worked for North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold, Incorporated, a publicly traded global manufacturer, sales and service provider of self-service technology, software and security solutions. During his time there, he held a number of roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, Hesse served as the company’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Global Corporate Affairs. In this role, he was the primary in-house legal resource for global M&A activity. Prior to this, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, responsible for leading Diebold’s global legal and compliance team of 23 attorneys and support staff, as well as managing the selection, retention, management and evaluation of external counsel.

Bassem Mansour, Co-CEO at Resilience added, “Chad brings with him a broad and diverse set of skills and legal experience necessary for a firm such as ours to navigate the challenges in an increasingly complex private equity industry.”

Hesse started his career working as an associate attorney for Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP, a full-service law firm headquartered in Cleveland, where he represented clients in connection with securities compliance, M&A, corporate finance transactions and general corporate legal matters.

Hesse graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and is a member of several industry organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

About Resilience Capital Partners
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Resilience invests in niche-oriented manufacturing, value added distribution and business service companies with sustainable market positions and a clear path to cash flow improvement. Resilience targets platform businesses with $25 million to $250 million in revenues across a broad range of industries where it can improve a company’s operations, competitive positioning and profitability. Since its founding in 2001, Resilience Capital has invested in 49 companies under 26 platforms. Resilience manages in excess of $625 million for its global investor base which includes pension funds, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, fund of funds and family offices. For more information, please visit