Norwest Equity Partners promotes Moore, Sondell to principal

Norwest Equity Partners said Dec. 15 that it promoted Taylor Moore and Jason Sondell to principal. Emma Gergen was named a director, while Brandon Ressler was promoted to assistant controller.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwired – December 15, 2016) – Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading middle market equity investment firm, is pleased to announce staff promotions.
Taylor Moore has been promoted to Principal from Director. Prior to joining NEP, Taylor worked as an investment banking associate in the consumer group at Piper Jaffray, where he was involved in a wide range of investment banking assignments, including M&A, public offerings and private financings. Taylor also worked as an analyst in the private equity group at Morgan Keegan & Co. Taylor’s current NEP board memberships include Actagro, Bowtech, Edge Fitness, and Movati Athletic.
Jason Sondell has been promoted to Principal from Director. Prior to joining NEP, Jason worked at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in their global industrial & services group where he participated in the origination and day-to-day execution of various investment banking transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, public equity and debt financings, and private placements. Prior to CSFB, Jason worked at the Prudential Capital Group focusing on the origination, structuring, and underwriting of private debt, mezzanine, and equity investments. Jason’s current NEP board memberships include Apothecary Products and eyebobs.
Emma Gergen has been promoted to Director from Senior Associate. Prior to joining NEP, Emma worked at Biomedix Vascular Solutions, a medical device and software company where she was a manager in finance & business development. Prior to Biomedix, Emma worked as a senior investment banking analyst at Triple Tree where she worked predominately on healthcare transactions and was engaged in all aspects of the deal process. Emma also obtained her CPA while working at Deloitte & Touche. Emma’s current NEP board memberships include Bix Produce.
Brandon Ressler has been promoted to Assistant Controller from Senior Accountant. Prior to joining NEP, Brandon worked at Tennant Company as a senior financial analyst. His responsibilities included performing various types of financial and operational analysis and reporting in support of the global distribution, manufacturing, and procurement groups. Brandon also worked in the audit and assurance function at Deloitte & Touche serving clients within public, private, and non-profit organizations.
As company-centric, collaborative investment partners with unique perspective, NEP works directly with middle market company management teams to create supportive investment strategies that deliver long-term value. Since our inception in 1961, we have raised $7.1 billion of capital and focus on investing $30 -$250+ million per transaction across a variety of industry sectors, including agriculture, business services, consumer, distribution, industrials, energy, and healthcare. Visit to learn more.