High Road Capital announces promotion

New York private equity firm High Road Capital Partners has promoted Ben Schnakenberg to partner. Prior to joining High Road Capital, Schnakenberg worked at LaSalle Bank (now part of Bank of America) where he served as a a senior vice president.


NEW YORK, December 16, 2013 – High Road Capital Partners (www.highroadcap.com), a New York-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Schnakenberg to partner.
“Ben has proven himself to be a highly capable investor who exemplifies our ‘high road’ business philosophy,” said Bob Fitzsimmons, co-founder and Managing Partner of High Road Capital Partners. “This promotion reflects Ben’s contribution to the growth and success of our portfolio companies and the firm.”
Mr. Schnakenberg joined High Road as an associate in 2008 and has been involved with six platform acquisitions, nine add-on acquisitions and one exit. He serves as a director of Accurate Component Sales, BlueSpire, Celco Controls, Dowden Medical Communications Group, and SMB Machinery Systems.
Previously, Mr. Schnakenberg was a Senior Vice President at LaSalle Bank, now part of Bank of America, where he served as the chief of staff to LaSalle’s CEO. Prior to that, he worked in middle-market commercial lending for LaSalle and Madison Capital Funding. Mr. Schnakenberg received a B.A. from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a CFA charterholder.
High Road Capital Partners
High Road Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on smaller middle market transactions. High Road was formed in 2007 and manages over $470 million of committed capital. High Road focuses on niche-leading companies with revenues of $10 million to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 million to $10 million. Once acquired, High Road works in partnership with management to take the companies to the next level through a combination of organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions. More information on High Road may be found on its website, www.highroadcap.com.