Searchlight hires two managing directors

Searchlight Capital Partners LP has named Elliott Weinstein and David Groban as managing directors.

Searchlight Capital Partners has named Elliott Weinstein and David Groban as managing directors. Previously, Weinstein worked at Centerbridge Capital Partners while Groban was at Warlander Asset Management. Searchlight has offices in New York, Toronto and London.


New York, July 7, 2020: Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (“Searchlight” or “the Firm”), a leading global private investment firm, today announced the appointment of two new senior hires in its New York office.

Elliott Weinstein joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Weinstein previously spent 13 years at Centerbridge Capital Partners in New York. While at Centerbridge, Mr. Weinstein was responsible for sourcing and executing investments across the industrial and consumer sectors. Prior to this he was at Goldman Sachs in the TMT investment banking group. Mr. Weinstein received his bachelor’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Commenting on his new position, Mr. Weinstein stated: “For many years I have been impressed by Searchlight’s flexible investment strategy, partnership-driven solutions and deep domain expertise across a multitude of sectors, and I am excited to step into this new role and join the team.”

David Groban also joined the firm as a Managing Director. Like Mr. Weinstein, David brings deep expertise in the industrial and consumer sectors from his previous role as a Senior Analyst at Warlander Asset Management. Prior to that, Mr. Groban was a Partner and Head of Research for the Global Opportunities Fund at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers. He also gained experience from roles at Moelis & Company and Jefferies & Company. Mr. Groban received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Discussing his new role, Mr. Groban said: “I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team and to have the opportunity to continue to build on Searchlight’s long track record of success. It’s an exciting moment in the firm’s history, and I look forward to being a part of the future growth of the firm.”

Eric Zinterhofer, a Founding Partner of Searchlight, added: “Through the current market cycle, we continue to see compelling opportunities in sectors which reflect our core expertise and investment strategy. Elliott and David are talented investors in the consumer staples and industrial services sectors, who will deepen our capabilities and deliver value to our investors. They share our investment philosophy, enhance our transatlantic platform, and strengthen our senior investment team.”

About Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P.
Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight seeks to invest in businesses where its long-term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit