Ethos Capital has hired Chris Ritchie as a partner. Previously, Ritchie worked at ABRY Partners where he was involved with investments in the information services, software, financial services and IT services sectors. And, prior to that, he was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey.
Boston, MA – January 5, 2022 – Ethos Capital LP (“Ethos” or the “Firm”) announced today that Chris Ritchie has joined the Firm as a Partner.
Mr. Ritchie joins from ABRY Partners (“ABRY”) where Ethos Co-CEOs Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé were Partners before co-founding Ethos. Mr. Ritchie collaborated on multiple transactions with Mr. Brooks during their tenure together at ABRY.
Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé commented, “We are excited to welcome Chris to Ethos and to have the opportunity to work together once again. Chris is a proven investor and partner to management teams. His experience and leadership capabilities align well with Ethos’ approach.”
Mr. Ritchie added, “I’m thrilled to join Ethos and reunite with Erik and Fadi. They have brought together an extremely talented group of Executive Partners with deep industry expertise, positioning Ethos to add significant value to the Firm’s investments. I’m excited for the opportunity to partner with this team and look forward to contributing my own expertise as we continue to build Ethos’ investment platform.”
During his tenure at ABRY, Mr. Ritchie was actively involved with investments in the information services, software, financial services and IT services sectors. While at ABRY, he served on the board of directors of numerous companies, including Confie Seguros, Centauri Health Solutions, Kingland Systems, Meadowlark Title, SambaSafety, Smart Start and Portfolio Group. Previously, Mr. Ritchie worked as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey, where he advised companies on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings. Mr. Ritchie received a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Ethos Capital LP
Ethos was established to make majority and control minority investments in middle-market information service companies, primarily across North America and Europe. The organization, led by Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé, provides operational expertise to companies through a dedicated team of 15 Executive Partners. Ethos’ strategy is to add value by partnering with existing management teams to strategically enhance operations and accelerate growth.
Ethos is actively seeking new investment opportunities with companies that recognize the importance of stakeholder capitalism and would benefit from the deep operating experience and business networks of our Executive Partners. For more information, please visit www.ethoscapital.com.