Eureka beefs up team with two new hires

Eureka Equity Partners has made two hires to its team. Joining Eureka are Keith Corliss as an analyst and Melanie Labate as a fund accountant. Previously, Corliss was an analyst at Baker Tilly Capital while Labate was a senior associate at Hamilton Lane Advisors.


PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 22, 2019 – Eureka Equity Partners (“Eureka”) today announced the additions of Keith Corliss and Melanie (Ellie) Labate to the Eureka team.

Keith joined Eureka as an Analyst and is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, due diligence, and supporting Eureka’s deal teams and portfolio company management teams in financing processes. Prior to joining Eureka, Keith was an Analyst at Baker Tilly Capital, an investment banking firm providing advisory services to owners and management teams of middle-market businesses. Keith received a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Ellie joined Eureka as a Fund Accountant and is responsible for accounting, tax and financial reporting requirements related to Eureka’s investment funds. Prior to joining Eureka, Ellie was a Senior Associate at Hamilton Lane Advisors, where she was responsible for operational and financial reporting oversight of over 200 private equity fund-of-fund entities. Prior to Hamilton Lane, Ellie was an Audit Staff Accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP. Ellie received a BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“We are excited to continue our growth with the addition of Keith to our investment team and Ellie to our operations team,” said Chris Hanssens, Managing Partner of Eureka. “We are confident Keith and Ellie will make meaningful contributions toward our efforts building great businesses in partnership with our management teams and driving superior returns for our investors.”

About Eureka Equity Partners
Eureka Equity Partners is a private equity firm targeting niche market leaders with up to $100 million in revenue across industry segments in which Eureka brings significant experience and operating resources, including business services, health care services, specialty manufacturing and consumer products. Eureka focuses on partnering with proven managers to drive the growth of promising companies into outstanding enterprises. Eureka leads buyouts that bring significant ownership to the operators driving the success of the business. With this core principle that aligns the interests of our operators and our investors, Eureka is also experienced and comfortable effecting minority recapitalizations with flexible investment structures designed to uniquely meet the needs of the company, its management team and other shareholders. More information about Eureka Equity Partners can be found at