Incline promotes two

Incline Equity Partners has promoted Deanna Barry to managing director, CFO and Joe Choorapuzha to managing director. Barry joined the Pittsburgh-based lower middle-market private equity firm in April 2012 while Choorapuzha came on board in October 2015.


Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh-based lower middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions.

Deanna (“Dee”) Barry
Deanna (“Dee”) Barry, who joined Incline as CFO in April 2012, has been promoted to Managing Director, CFO. She is responsible for overseeing financial statements, accounting, tax and reporting to Incline’s limited partners and general partners. She also supports the Chief Compliance Officer.

Joe Choorapuzha
Joe Choorapuzha, who joined Incline in October 2015, has been promoted to Managing Director. He is responsible for evaluating, analyzing and monitoring investments made by the firm and for managing existing portfolio company performance. Joe serves as Director of Revolution Dancewear, Hartland Controls, Ned Stevens, Premium Franchise Brands and Fond du Lac Cold Storage.

“When evaluating investments, we believe that talent is our most important lever for growth. This holds true internally at Incline as well. Dee and Joe have been key drivers of our success and have established themselves as proven leaders within the firm,” said Jack Glover, Partner with Incline. “We are thrilled to recognize their dedication by promoting each to Managing Director.”