Linsalata announces promotions

Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, promoted Jeffrey S. Wahl to managing director and operating partner. Wahl joined Linsalata in 2014 from private equity-backed EdisonLearning, where he was president and chief executive. The firm also promoted Murad A. Beg to managing director and James V. Guddy to principal.


Cleveland, Ohio (March 8, 2016) – Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, announced today the promotion of Jeffrey S. Wahl to Managing Director and Operating Partner, Murad A. Beg to Managing Director and James V. Guddy to Principal.

Mr. Wahl joined Linsalata Capital Partners in 2014 after a 30 year career of progressive operating roles, most recently as President and CEO of EdisonLearning, a private equity-backed international education services provider. Before Edison, Mr. Wahl was Executive Vice President and COO at Outsourcing Solutions Inc., a private equity backed global leader of business process outsourcing and revenue cycle management. Prior to that, he rose through senior level positions at GE Capital. Mr. Wahl started his career with KPMG.

Mr. Wahl brings LinCap deep operating experience to benefit and support the firm’s oversight and management teams. He serves as chairman of Glynlyon Holding Company and Wellborn Forest Products Inc. and is a director of EMPG Holding Company. He is also head of the firm’s Business Services practice, where he has responsibilities for cultivating deal flow and consummating transactions particularly in that space.

Mr. Wahl earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Walsh University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Beg joined LinCap in 2008 and his primary responsibilities include portfolio company oversight, intermediary relationships and acquisition searches. He serves as a director of Home Helpers, Manhattan Beachwear Holding Company and Whitcraft Holdings.

Beg’s prior experience includes 13 years practicing law, ultimately co-heading the M&A practice as a partner with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. His practice was focused on counseling privately-held, public company and private equity clients with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising and other transaction activities.

Mr. Beg received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kenyon College, and he earned a J.D., with honors, from The Pace University School of Law.

He is a past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and currently serves on its executive committee.

Mr. Guddy’s primary responsibilities include acquisition searches, deal execution (including due diligence, negotiations, and financing) and portfolio company oversight. He serves as a director of RANDYS Worldwide Automotive and is a member of the oversight team for Whitcraft Holdings.

Mr. Guddy joined Linsalata Capital Partners in 2010 following four years as President of Symmetry Advisors. Symmetry Advisors assisted companies in operational and financial management, transaction support, organizational design, financial restructuring and strategy development and execution. Prior to creating Symmetry Advisors, Mr. Guddy was the Director of Strategy and Finance at a subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd., where he oversaw the financial processes and the planning and execution of strategic initiatives that led to the commercialization of new technologies.

Mr. Guddy began his professional career at Ernst & Young where he spent seven years and rose to the level of Manager. At Ernst & Young, he spent two years in the Audit practice working on manufacturing companies followed by five years providing M&A transaction support services to both U.S. and International clients.

Mr. Guddy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Ohio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Linsalata Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle-market companies. In its 30 years of investing, the firm has completed 110 buy-side transactions totaling more than $3.5 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently investing from its seventh fund, Linsalata Capital Partners Fund VI, L.P., with $427 million in committed equity capital.