David Jones Advising Oak Hill

David Jones has joined Oak Hill Capital Partners as a senior advisor, with a focus on consumer, retail and distribution opportunities. He is the former chairman and CEO of consumer products company Spectrum Brands Inc.




Oak Hill Capital Partners announced today that it has named David A. Jones as a Senior Advisor to the firm.  Mr. Jones was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Brands, Inc., a global consumer products company with operations in 120 countries worldwide.  Mr. Jones will consult across Oak Hill's private equity portfolio and will work closely with the firm's Consumer, Retail & Distribution industry group.


Mr. Jones has over 35 years experience in senior leadership roles at several leading public and private global consumer products companies, including Spectrum Brands, Rayovac, Thermoscan, Regina, Electrolux, Sara Lee, and General Electric.  In addition, Mr. Jones has extensive board experience with many consumer and industrial companies and currently serves on the boards of Pentair Corp. and Simmons Co.  


“We are delighted to welcome David to the team of operating professionals working closely with Oak Hill's portfolio companies.  We believe his extensive experience building and operating global consumer products companies makes him an ideal addition to our team.  We look forward to benefiting from his strategic perspective, industry relationships, and operating expertise,” said Tyler Wolfram, a Partner at Oak Hill Capital.


Mr. Jones commented, “Oak Hill has a strong franchise and record of successful private equity investing for over 20 years.  I am very attracted to Oak Hill's disciplined, thematic approach to investing and its strong focus on both consumer and retail markets.  I look forward to working closely with Oak Hill and the management teams of Oak Hill's portfolio companies to enhance operational execution and to identify new investment opportunities in the global consumer and retail marketplace.”


About Oak Hill Capital Partners

Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with more than $7 billion of committed capital from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions.  Robert M. Bass is the lead investor.  Over a period of over 20 years, the professionals at Oak Hill Capital Partners have invested in more than 60 significant private equity transactions.  Oak Hill Capital Partners is one of several Oak Hill partnerships, each of which has a dedicated and independent management team.  These Oak Hill partnerships comprise over $25 billion of investment capital across multiple asset classes.  For more information about Oak Hill Capital Partners, visit www.oakhillcapital.com.