Texas-Based Insight Equity Holdings Announces Five New Hires

Insight Equity Holdings, a private equity firm in Southlake, Texas, said Thursday that it has added five new hires to its team. Will Dobbs and Jack Nadal have been named vice presidents while Tom Friel, Michael Ogilvie and Robby Myers are all associates.


SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS, August 29, 2013 – Insight Equity Holdings LLC (“Insight Equity”), the Southlake, Texas private equity firm is pleased to announce the addition of five new team members. Will Dobbs and Jack Nadal have joined the team as Vice Presidents and Tom Friel, Michael Ogilvie and Robby Myers have joined the team as Associates.
Prior to joining Insight Equity, Will was an Associate at Quad-C Management, a middle market private equity firm with approximately $2 billion under management. While at Quad-C, he assisted in the execution of platform and add-on acquisitions as well as provided strategic and operational support to portfolio company management teams across a diverse set of industries. Prior to Quad-C, Will was an Analyst in the Industrial Growth & Services investment banking division of Wachovia Securities, where he assisted clients in the building products and homebuilding industries as well as helped design and implement a pilot offshoring program for the investment bank. Will received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BSBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Jack will be joining Insight Equity’s New York office. Prior to Insight Equity, Jack was an Associate with Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $8 billion under management. While at Oak Hill, Jack was involved in all aspects of deal sourcing, evaluation and execution as well as portfolio company management for the basic industries group. Prior to Oak Hill, Jack was an investment banker in the New York office of Lazard Ltd. where he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom group. Jack received his MBA from Columbia Business School and also graduated with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Economics.
Prior to joining Insight Equity, Tom was an Analyst with Macquarie Capital, where he was a member of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group. Tom’s prior transaction experience includes distressed mergers and acquisitions, in-and out-of-court restructurings, distressed exchanges and refinancings within the media, manufacturing, transportation and financial institution industries. Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance.
Michael joins Insight Equity from Quad-C Management, a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in middle market companies. While at Quad-C, Michael executed middle market private equity transactions including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations across a variety of industries. He was also responsible for supporting two of Quad-C’s portfolio companies in the chemical / manufacturing and logistics industries. Prior to Quad-C, Michael was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Wells Fargo, where he focused on advisory work and financing solutions in transactions including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and initial public offerings for the portfolio companies of private equity firms across all industries. Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Finance. He will also be joining Insight Equity’s New York office.
Prior to joining Insight Equity, Robby was an Analyst with Houlihan Lokey, where he was a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. While at Houlihan Lokey, Robby worked on a variety of transactions within the group, including creditor and debtor-side restructurings and distressed mergers and acquisitions across various industry segments including healthcare, food and beverage, energy, and logistics. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Robby was a Portfolio Analyst with WhiteHorse Capital Partners, where he evaluated corporate leveraged loans. Robby graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
“We are excited to welcome Will, Jack, Tom, Michael and Robby to the Insight Equity team,” commented Ted Beneski, CEO & Managing Partner. “We look forward to working with them and believe their skills and expertise will bring strong additional capacity to deal sourcing, structuring, and portfolio company value creation.”
About Insight Equity
Insight Equity (www.insightequity.com) makes controlling investments in strategically viable, middle market, asset intensive companies across a wide range of industries. Insight Equity specializes in partnering with companies in complex and challenging situations, including corporate divestitures, aggressive growth opportunities, restructurings, and transitions from private family ownership. The firm leverages a proven, collaborative value creation model to facilitate operating enhancements and growth. Insight Equity’s headquarters is located near the Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport in Southlake, Texas. The firm also has an office in New York City.