Veronis Suhler Stevenson Names IR Head

Veronis Suhler Stevenson has promoted Jack Hartfelder to head of investor relations. He joined the firm in 2001 and succeeds Jim Rutherford, who recently joined 3i Group.


Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading global private equity firm that invests in the information, education and media industries in the U.S. and Europe, today announced that Jack Hartfelder has been promoted to head of Investor Relations at the firm.

Mr. Hartfelder, who joined VSS in 2001 and is currently a Vice President, brings nearly a decade of experience to the position. His most recent responsibilities have included fundraising and LP communications efforts related to VSS’s Structured Capital II, a $300 million fund which closed in 2009. In his expanded role, Mr. Hartfelder will spearhead the firm’s investor relations and communications efforts, working closely with CFO John Sinatra and other senior members of the VSS marketing and finance teams on ongoing fundraising, marketing and co-investment initiatives. He is assuming responsibilities from James Rutherfurd, who has left VSS to pursue other opportunities.

Prior to joining VSS, Mr. Hartfelder held various senior corporate positions at Associates First Capital Corporation, which was later on acquired by Citigroup. During his tenure he gained extensive experience in planning and control, commercial credit, risk management and strategic marketing.

At VSS, prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Hartfelder was also actively involved in the fundraising process for VSS Communications Partners IV, a $1.3 billion private equity buyout fund.

About Veronis Suhler Stevenson

Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”), founded in 1981, is a leading private equity firm that makes buyout and mezzanine investments in the information, education and media industries in North America and Europe. VSS provides capital for buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and strategic acquisitions to companies and management teams with a goal to build companies both organically and through a focused add-on acquisition program. To date, VSS equity and structured capital funds have invested in 64 platform companies, which have in turn completed over 295 add-on acquisitions resulting in a portfolio with realized and unrealized enterprise values totaling approximately $14 billion.