Periscope Equity promotes its first hire, John Findlay, to partner

Periscope Equity promoted John Findlay to partner. Findlay joined Periscope in 2013 as vice president and the firm’s first hire. He worked on each of Periscope’s platform investments to date and served on the boards of Sentrics, Strategic Pharma Solutions and currently serves on the boards of Power Digital Marketing and Integrated Behavioral Health.

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Periscope Equity LLC (“Periscope”), a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market technology-enabled business services companies, announced today that John Findlay has been promoted to Partner.

Since joining Periscope in 2013 as Vice President and the firm’s first hire, John has been instrumental in all facets of the management and growth of Periscope, including deal execution, portfolio management, and investment strategy development. During his tenure, John has worked on each Periscope platform investment to date, previously serving on the boards of Sentrics and Strategic Pharma Solutions (dba Micromass) until its sale in September 2017. He currently serves on the boards of Power Digital Marketing and Integrated Behavioral Health.

“We are proud of the exceptional team we are building at Periscope, and I am thrilled to announce John’s promotion to Partner,” said Steve Jarmel, Partner at Periscope Equity. “For more than six years, John has played an enormous role in developing our strategy, delivering superior investment performance and building a culture that is truly collaborative and entrepreneurial to support our ongoing growth. John will continue to oversee portfolio companies and new transactions, while also being a senior leader at our firm.”

Prior to Periscope, John worked at Lone Star Funds, where he evaluated and executed new investment opportunities in financial services and business services companies. John started his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Piper Jaffray & Co., specializing in merger and acquisitions, strategic alternatives and capital raising advisory assignments.

Periscope Equity is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investments in technology-enabled business services companies across five key verticals, including marketing services, healthcare services, security services, software and outsourcing. Periscope specifically targets companies that are founder-owned, with mission-critical products and service offerings, a history of sustainable profitability and known avenues to accelerate growth. In alignment with proven management teams, Periscope provides strategic, operational and commercial expertise to drive superior investment returns.

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