Sun Capital Partners has promoted three executives. Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity North America, M. Steven Liff, was named Senior Partner; Senior Managing Directors, Operations Bruce Roberson and Tim Stubbs, were each promoted to Partner.
BOCA RATON, FL – September 23, 2021 – Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), a leading private investment firm focused on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities, today announced the promotion of the three executives who currently serve as members of the Executive and Investment Committees alongside the firm’s two founders. Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity North America, M. Steven Liff was named Senior Partner, and Senior Managing Directors, Operations Bruce Roberson and Tim Stubbs were promoted to Partner. Together with their promotions, each executive joined the ownership of the general partner.
“We are very happy to welcome Steve, Bruce and Tim as Partners of Sun Capital,” said Sun Capital Founders and Co-CEOs Marc Leder and Rodger Krouse. “All three have been instrumental to our success over the years, have proven to be tremendous colleagues and mentors to team members across the firm, and acted as true partners in developing and executing the firm’s overall strategy. These promotions recognize the critical roles they play at Sun Capital today and their continued contributions in the future.”
Liff, who joined Sun Capital in 2000, has applied his extensive leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions experience to lead deals and is a member of Sun Capital’s Investment Committee, which approves all investments made by the firm. He also manages the North American transaction team, including offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York City. Prior to joining Sun Capital, Liff worked at NationsBank and Bank of America Commercial Finance, focusing on marketing, underwriting, and closing new leveraged finance transactions. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Arizona.
Roberson joined the firm as a Managing Director, Operations in 2015 and today oversees Sun Capital’s North American operations teams and is a member of Sun Capital’s Investment Committee. He was previously President and CEO of privately-held PSC Industrial Services Group for 10 years, served as an executive at Safety-Kleen Systems and was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where he worked for 19 years. He holds an economics degree from Stanford University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Stubbs joined Sun European Partners, the European adviser to U.S.-based Sun Capital Partners, Inc., in 2011 and oversees the European operations teams and is a member of Sun Capital’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Sun European he was President and CEO of the Sapa group in Stockholm, a $5 billion global aluminum products business with 65 locations throughout the world and also served as CEO of Indalex, an aluminum extrusion business and a former Sun Capital affiliated portfolio company. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Metallurgy from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.
These promotions follow several additions to the senior team at Sun Capital in recent months, including Managing Directors Elizabeth de Saint Aignan, Susan Clark and Mark Braganza, Chief Human Resources Officer Angela Geffre, Chief Financial Officer Kelli Turner, and Head of Investor Relations Kelly Griffin.
About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation. Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 425 companies worldwide with revenues in excess of $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. The Firm has built a reputation as a trusted partner, recognized for its operational experience. Sun Capital focuses on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities in the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, and Technology sectors. The Firm has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and an affiliate with offices in London. For more information, please visit www.suncappart.com.