Lovell Minnick Partners said June 11 that Joan Binstock has joined as a senior adviser. Binstock spent most of her career at Lord, Abbett & Co, serving as partner, chief operations officer, CFO and chair of its audit committee over nearly two decades.
PHILADELPHIA, LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK – JUNE 11, 2018 – Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, today announced that Joan Binstock will become a Senior Advisor to the firm. Binstock is a senior financial services executive with a strong track record of aligning operational and financial infrastructure, corporate governance and fiduciary oversight. She spent the majority of her career at Lord, Abbett & Co., serving as Partner, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer and chair of its audit committee over nearly two decades.
Most recently at Lord, Abbett & Co., as a member of its executive team Binstock played a leading role in key strategic directives such as broader product development, global distribution initiatives and rigorous risk management practicesacross the firm. During her tenure as COO and CFO, she assisted with expanding the firm’s business into foreign marketsand worked to successfully transform Lord, Abbett & Co. from being a U.S.-focused financial institution managing $30 billion in assets to a global ﬁrm with $160 billion in assets under management.
“Joan Binstock is a highly accomplished financial executivewho has demonstrated visionary leadership and proven business building acumen throughout her career as a senior executive in the financial services industry,” said Steven Pierson, Managing Partner at Lovell Minnick Partners. “Her experience and provenoperational skills, along with a deep understanding ofgovernance and risk management, are well aligned with supporting LMP’s portfolio companies and investment activities in the Americas and Europe.”
Binstock’s responsibilities will include assisting LMP with campaign work and new deal flow, implementing operational improvements across the firm’s portfolio, due diligence and portfolio company board representation.
“The addition of proven executives like Joan to our Senior Advisor team reflects the long-term commitment our senior leadership team has demonstrated to strengthening LMP’sorganizational resources,” said James Minnick, Co-Chairman of Lovell Minnick Partners. “We are pleased to have Joan join us, and look forward to benefitting from her exceptional track record in managing fiscal policy, driving strategic initiatives, and experience in developing third party outsourcing relationships.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with LMP and support their collaborative partnerships with dynamic, growingmiddle market businesses as the firm continues to build long term value for its portfolio companies and investors,” said Binstock. “The firm’s reputation for unlocking value, improvingperformance and generating sustained returns in financial services and related business services companies is unmatched.”
While serving as the CFO and Vice President of the Lord, Abbett Family of Mutual Funds from 1999 to 2017, Binstockmanaged all of its ongoing financial and operational responsibilities including oversight of all fund vendors, compliance, due diligence and related activities. Prior to Lord, Abbett, Binstock was COO of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management where she managed its U.S. and cross border growth initiatives, M&A activity, new product development, regulatory oversight, operations and trading-related infrastructure.
Binstock holds a board role on SimCorp, an investment management solutions technology company, serves on the board of the Bronx High School of Science Alumni Foundation, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She is a board member and governance committee chair of the Greyston Foundation, which supports low income individuals and families as they forge a path to self-sufficiency and
Binstock will join LMP’s team of four Senior Advisors, including Michael Dura, formerly an executive at National Financial Services, a Fidelity Investments company; Heinz Hockmann, a former Commerz Bank AG executive; Joseph Velli, former executive at The Bank of New York; and Alan Warrick, formerly an executive at Aegon.
About Lovell Minnick Partners LLC
Lovell Minnick Partners LLC is a private equity firm with expertise in investing in the financial and related business services sectors. With offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York, Lovell Minnick provides developing companies with equity capital to support private company recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, and pursue growth initiatives. Since its inception in 1999, Lovell Minnick Partners has raised $2 billion in committed capital and has completed investments in over 45 companies. Targeted investment areas include asset management, wealth management, investment product distribution, specialty finance, insurance brokerage and services, financial and insurance technology, and business services. For more information, please visit www.lmpartners.com.