MDP announces new appointments and promotions

Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has made a number of appointments and promotions. Mike Dolce, who joined the firm earlier this year as a managing director and head of capital markets, will lead MDP’s new capital markets group. Josh Damon will join MDP as a managing director and head of the firm’s newly created portfolio resources function. Jason Shideler, a leading member of the firm’s healthcare team, has been promoted to managing director; Annie Terry is now managing director, general counsel and chief compliance officer; Dave Pequet, has become a managing director; Karla Bullard has been promoted to managing director and CFO; and Erin Arnold is now a director. Also, Terry is succeeding Mark Tresnowski who is retiring from his current role but will remain as a senior adviser.


CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 – Madison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, announced today several executive appointments and promotions intended to advance and broaden the firm’s capabilities and expertise. These enhancements include the creation of two new functions – Portfolio Resources, which will focus on helping MDP’s portfolio company management teams grow their businesses through operational improvements, and Capital Markets, which will facilitate MDP’s working relationships with financing providers globally. All the appointments and promotions take effect immediately and the full leadership team will report to MDP Co-CEOs Paul Finnegan and Sam Mencoff.
Leadership of Newly Created Functions

MDP is pleased to announce the following appointments:
Appointed to lead the firm’s newly created Capital Markets Group, Mike Dolce joined MDP as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets earlier this year. In his role, Dolce is focused on ensuring that MDP’s relationships with financing providers are additive to the firm’s value creation plans. Dolce most recently served as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on Leveraged Finance Capital Markets.

Josh Damon will be joining the firm as Managing Director and Head of the firm’s newly created Portfolio Resources function. Damon is currently a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group, an MDP portfolio company. Damon is serving as, and will continue to serve as, interim Chief Financial Officer for The Amynta Group, also an MDP portfolio company. Upon joining MDP, he will lead the firm’s ongoing efforts to optimize the performance of the firm’s investments through revenue enhancing, operational and expense management initiatives. He will also work with MDP investment staff to identify additional value enhancement opportunities when evaluating new transactions. Damon brings more than 15 years of experience as an investor and advisor, specializing in strategic plans to enhance operations and to enhance shareholder value.

MDP is pleased to announce the following promotions:
Jason Shideler has been named Managing Director. Shideler will remain a leading member of the firm’s Health Care team, helping to manage MDP’s current investments in Alcami, Kaufman Hall, and Performance Health. Previously, Shideler played an important role in MDP’s past investments in Sage Products and VWR International.

Annie Terry, previously Principal, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has been promoted to Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. She succeeds Mark Tresnowski. Terry will be responsible for handling all legal and compliance issues relating to MDP’s funds and limited partners, potential investments, portfolio companies and corporate counsel matters.

Tresnowski has decided to retire from his current position but will continue to be available to the MDP team on a range of matters as a Senior Advisor.

Dave Pequet, previously Director, has been appointed Managing Director. Over the past decade, Pequet has helped enhance and implement MDP’s investor relations function and will continue to serve as one of the firm’s primary points of contact with investors.

Karla Bullard has been promoted from Principal and Chief Financial Officer to Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Bullard has overseen the firm’s financial operations since joining MDP in 2008.

Erin Arnold has been promoted from Vice President to Director. Erin will continue to remain actively involved in identifying and securing new investments across the various industry groups at the firm and will continue to help oversee MDP’s current investments in Alcami and Option Care.

About Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), based in Chicago, is a leading private equity investment firm in the United States. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised seven funds with aggregate capital of approximately $23 billion and has completed approximately 140 investments. MDP is currently investing out of its most recent fund, $4.4 billion MDCP Fund VII, in businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including basic industries; businesses and government software and services; health care; financial and transaction services; and telecom, media and technology services. For more information, please visit