Harvest Partners has promoted Jay Wilkins to senior managing director. Prior to joining Harvest Partners, Wilkins worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 7, 2015
Harvest Partners LP (“Harvest Partners”) is pleased to announce the election of Jay Wilkins to Senior Managing Director of the firm. Previously a Managing Director, Mr. Wilkins joins the four current Senior Managing Directors of Harvest Partners in managing the firm and its affiliated investment funds.
Mr. Wilkins joined Harvest Partners in 2010 from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. He is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University. Mr. Wilkins serves on the boards of Insight Global, PSSI, Driven Brands, AxelaCare, and Athletico, and he devotes the majority of his time to business services and healthcare investments. He is a resident of New York, NY and also serves on the board of trustees of The Haverford School.
Of the new appointment, Tom Arenz, Senior Managing Director of Harvest Partners, said, “Jay has been instrumental in helping us create attractive new investments and in actively working with our portfolio companies to help them grow and prosper. His promotion reflects the great confidence we have in his abilities and the depth of talent we see in our next generation of Harvest Partners leaders.”
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Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners, LP (www.harvestpartners.com) is a leading New York-based private equity investment firm pursuing management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle market companies in North America. Harvest focuses on acquiring profitable companies in the business services, industrial services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare services, and the consumer sectors. This strategy leverages Harvest’s 34 years of experience in financing organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies.