New York-based private equity firm Oak Hill Capital said Tuesday that it has hired Brian N. Cherry as a partner. The appointment is effective immediately. Previously, Cherry worked at J.H. Whitney & Co. where he served as a senior managing director.
New York, NY, March 18, 2014 – Oak Hill Capital Management today announced that Brian N. Cherry will join the firm as a Partner, effective immediately. Mr. Cherry brings 18 years of investment experience, most recently as a Senior Managing Director of J.H. Whitney & Co., a private equity firm where he sourced and led several highly successful transactions. Mr. Cherry will focus primarily on Oak Hill Capital’s investment activity in the Industrials sector.
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the team and to expand our reach in Industrials, one of our core industry sectors,” said Tyler Wolfram, a Managing Partner of Oak Hill Capital. “Brian is a talented and experienced investment professional who will enhance the firm’s capabilities and our ability to pursue highly-targeted investment opportunities that align with our disciplined, theme-based origination strategy. We look forward to Brian’s future contributions to the firm.”
J. Crandall, a Managing Partner and founder of Oak Hill Capital, added, “For nearly thirty years, we have been committed to investing in our human capital as part of the firm’s evolution. Brian’s many years of private equity investing experience will complement our team and enhance our capabilities. We welcome Brian into the Oak Hill Capital partnership.”
Mr. Cherry said, “I am pleased to join Oak Hill Capital. This is a remarkable opportunity to join the highly successful Oak Hill Capital franchise, to expand its investment activities in the Industrials sector, and to continue to drive value at existing companies within the portfolio. I look forward to working alongside a seasoned team of professionals and contributing to the firm’s longstanding record of successful private equity investing.”
Prior to joining J.H. Whitney in 2000, Mr. Cherry began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was a member of the merchant banking group. Mr. Cherry earned an A.B. degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About Oak Hill Capital Partners
Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with more than $8 billion of initial capital commitments from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds, and global financial institutions. For 28 years, the professionals at Oak Hill Capital and its predecessors have invested in more than 70 significant private equity transactions across broad segments of the U.S. and global economies. Oak Hill Capital applies an industry-focused, theme-based approach and engages experienced operating consultants to work directly with management teams to implement strategic and operational initiatives.