Trivest Partners beefs up team with new hires

Miami-based private equity firm Trivest Partners has expanded its team with several hires. Among those joining the company are Kristin Archer and Mario Masrieh as vice president investment professionals; Patrick Mirski and Jonathan Schonfeld as senior associate investment professionals; and Hans Grunwaldt as a vice president in its portfolio support group.


MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trivest Partners, LP (“Trivest” or the “Firm”), the leading private equity firm focused on founder/family-owned businesses, is pleased to announce several additions to its team to support the Firm’s strong growth. Trivest now has a total of 27 active portfolio companies with additional platforms under letter of intent. In 2018, Trivest closed a record 21 investments and the Firm has already surpassed this mark with 28 investments closed year-to-date in 2019. The following nine recent hires support all new positions at Trivest.

Kristin Archer joins Trivest as a Vice President investment professional. Prior to Trivest, Kristin was with Thompson Street Capital Partners, where she executed middle market transactions across a broad range of industries and also worked as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank Securities in New York.

Mario Masrieh joins Trivest as a Vice President investment professional. Previously, Mario worked with Gridiron Capital LLC in Connecticut where he supported middle market private equity investments, and in Morgan Stanley’s global consumer and retail investment banking group based in New York.

Patrick Mirski joins Trivest as a Senior Associate investment professional. Patrick was previously with Chicago-based Sterling Partners where he evaluated private equity investments in the franchise and healthcare sectors. He also worked in investment banking with Lincoln International, advising private equity-owned, privately-held and publicly-owned clients on strategic transactions.

Jonathan Schonfeld joins Trivest as a Senior Associate investment professional. Prior to Trivest, Jonathan was with Hale Capital Partners in New York, where he led diligence and deal execution for strategic investments. He brings expertise in investment banking from Credit Suisse and Jefferies LLC with a focus on media and telecommunications.

Ulrich Erasmus joins Trivest as an Associate. Ulrich was previously with Trive Capital Management LLC based in Dallas, where he directed all phases of the diligence process in evaluating LBO, structured capital, and minority equity investment opportunities. He also worked as a private equity analyst with Richmond-based Private Advisors LLC.

Spencer Ledwith joins Trivest as an Associate investment professional. Previously an investment banker with Raymond James in Baltimore, Spencer was an active participant in diligence sessions, and he brings his experience in sell-side and buy-side M&A, capital raising and restructuring to Trivest.

Samir Reddy joins Trivest as an Associate investment professional. Samir comes from Piper Jaffray & Co based in San Francisco, where he was part of the investment bank’s consumer group. Samir brings significant transaction experience for public, sponsor-backed, and founder-owned companies in the foodservice and healthcare industries.

Hans Grunwaldt joins Trivest as a Vice President in its Portfolio Support group. Hans brings extensive finance and global operations expertise honed across multiple roles within Miami-based Restaurant Brands International, Inc., the parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Ryan Parker joins Trivest as Director of Marketing. Ryan has extensive experience leading creative production and brand development across the real estate, technology and sports industries. Ryan was formerly Group Creative Director of CAA Golf, a leading sponsorship consulting agency with clients including Zurich, CDW, Farmers Insurance and the PGA Tour.

“Trivest’s systematic approach to sourcing, executing and value creation in founder/family-owned businesses is clearly working,” said Troy Templeton, Trivest’s Managing Partner. “We are thrilled such a talented group of professionals has joined our team to ensure our growth continues.”

About Trivest:

Trivest Partners, LP, with offices in Miami, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family-owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed over 350 transactions, totaling approximately $6 billion in value. For additional information, please visit