Huron Capital Partners Announces Four New Hires

Huron Capital Partners has beefed up its team with four new hires. They are Heather Madland, Mark Miller, Tod Pesses and Mike Zukas. All will play key roles in helping deploy the firm’s $500 million fund, The Huron Fund IV. Madland serves as vice president of deal origination while Miller has been tapped to be vice president for Huron’s transaction team. Pesses and Zukas have been named analysts.


DETROIT, Mich., July 17, 2013 – Huron Capital Partners, one of the nation’s leading middle market private equity firms, today announced the growth of its team to source, close and manage investments. Huron has added four executives who will serve in business development, investment sourcing and execution roles to help deploy its recently-raised $500 million fund, The Huron Fund IV, LP.
Heather Madland, vice president of deal origination, will be responsible for Huron’s business development and investment sourcing activities. Madland brings 15 years of business development, marketing, sponsorship and relationship management experience to Huron. Most recently, she served as a director with SPP Capital Partners, a New York-based investment bank focused on raising debt and equity capital for middle market companies, where she was responsible for all West Coast operations and business development activities.
Mark Miller joins Huron’s transaction team as vice president and will be responsible for sourcing, analyzing, closing and managing investments. Prior to Huron, Miller was a senior associate with Glencoe Capital where he successfully evaluated investment opportunities and companies for the firm. Miller previously worked for JPMorgan’s Mid-Corporate Investment Banking Group, where he handled M&A and debt and equity analysis.
Huron also announced the addition of two analysts, Tod Pesses and Mike Zukas, who will be responsible for investment evaluation and analysis. Pesses joins Huron after serving in corporate development roles at CareFusion and Cardinal Health. Zukas previously held roles at R. H. Bluestein and Co., Rothschild and North American Management Corp.
“With our new hires, we have significantly bolstered our sourcing and execution capabilities” said Brian Demkowicz, Huron’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Our team is well positioned to continue building on Huron’s long history of making companies bigger and better”.
About Huron Capital Partners
Huron Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm with an established track record of growing lower middle-market companies through customized buy-and-build investments. Huron seeks opportunities where it can help companies reach their full potential by combining its operational approach, substantial capital base, and transaction experience with proven operating executives. Founded in 1999, Huron has managed over $1.1 billion in capital through four committed private equity funds and its portfolio companies have employed over 7,500 people throughout North America. With offices in Detroit and Toronto, Huron sponsors family succession transactions, market-entry strategies, corporate carve-outs, management buyouts, and recapitalizations of companies having revenues up to $200 million. Huron has broad investment discretion and has invested in a variety of geographies and industry sectors. For more information, please visit