Harvest promotes one and hires another

Harvest Partners promoted Stephen Carlson to managing director and hired Uzair Dossani as managing director. Prior to joining Harvest, Carlson worked at DLK Merchant Banking Partners while Dossani worked at Warburg Pincus.


NEW YORK–Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest” or “the Firm”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Carlson to Managing Director of the Firm. Previously a Principal, he joins the eight current Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors of Harvest.

Mr. Carlson joined Harvest in 2010 from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. He is a cum laude graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Carlson serves on the board of VetCor and FCX Performance and is involved with the firm’s fund investments in PSSI and Valet Waste. He devotes the majority of his time to industrial and business services and distribution investments.

Of the new appointment, Tom Arenz, Senior Managing Director of Harvest, said, “Stephen 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 leaders.”

Harvest also announced that Uzair Dossani has joined the Firm as a Managing Director. He joins from Warburg Pincus where he worked for 10 years, most recently as a member of the U.S. Industrials and Business Services team. Earlier in his career he worked at Charlesbank and Bain and Company. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Systems Engineering degree and is a 2005 honors graduate of Wharton’s MBA program. During his career, Uzair has gained experience investing in and evaluating a wide array of businesses in the distribution, diversified industrial and building products markets including Builders First Source, Polypro and Scotsman Industries, on whose board he served.

Tom Arenz added that “we have known Uzair for several years and are delighted he is joining us. His broad experience investing in a variety of businesses over many years was very attractive to us. We are excited to have him as a member of our industrials and services team and look forward to his contributions to our investment program.”

About Harvest Partners
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 healthcare services, business services and consumer, industrial and energy services, and manufacturing and distribution sectors.