Burkhart Joins Tatum as MD of private equity

Joe Burkhart has joined Tatum, an executive services firm, as managing director of private equity. Tatum is a division of SFN Group Inc. Burkhart was previously a managing director the Mergis Group’s federal business unit (a Tatum sister company within SFN), as well as director of business development of American Capital’s private equity group.


Tatum, the nation’s leading executive services firm, announced today that Joe Burkhart has joined the firm as managing director of private equity for Tatum, a division of SFN Group, Inc. He will be combining forces with Tatum’s west coast private equity practice leader, James Hickey, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment banks, private equity funds and other financial services companies throughout the U.S.
According to Rich D’Amaro, president of Tatum, the addition of Mr. Burkhart reinforces Tatum’s commitment to providing exceptional support to the private equity community.
“Tatum is investing in its leadership team within its private equity practice to continue our history of partnering with private equity to accelerate results,” said D’Amaro. “Joe’s proven track record in structured finance and private equity strategies will be an asset, expanding our capacity for Tatum’s current and future clients.”
Prior to joining Tatum, Burkhart was the Managing Director of the Federal Business Unit at The Mergis Group, one of Tatum’s sister divisions within SFN Group. Previously, he was the Director of Business Development for American Capital’s Private Equity Group where he led the group’s deal origination, screening and staffing. Prior to joining American Capital, Joe was managing director at EJF Capital where he worked with the firm’s principals in the development and investment management of structured finance and private equity focused strategies. He began his career at Allied Capital Corporation (now Ares Capital) where he rose to Vice President in the Private Finance group.

James Hickey serves as managing director of private equity with Tatum, leading efforts in the western United States. His 17-year career includes serving in a number of key executive roles and working with individuals in the private equity field as well as investment bankers in the mergers and acquisitions process and in due diligence management.