Waud Capital promotes six

Waud Capital Partners has made six promotions. The middle-market private equity firm has promoted Justin DuPere, Christopher Graber, Timothy Lawler and Phillip Olson to partner while Kyle Lattner and Paul Sutphin upped to principal.


Chicago, February 15, 2019 – Waud Capital Partners (WCP or the Firm), a leading growth-oriented middle-market private equity firm, announced six senior-level promotions.

“Finding and partnering with exceptional management teams is at the forefront of everything that we do,” said Reeve Waud, Managing Partner of Waud Capital. “We firmly believe that talent is critical to a business’s successes – including our own – and we are thrilled to recognize this stellar group for their contributions to Waud Capital across investment and business operations. They’ve demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to our mission and values in delivering the best to our businesses and limited partners, contributing to Waud Capital’s continued growth and successes.”

Named as Partner in 2019:
Justin DuPere of the Investment Team has expanded and enhanced the Firm’s focus on business and technology services since joining WCP as Principal in 2013.

Christopher Graber of the Investment Team has been with the Firm for almost 15 years and is dedicated to WCP’s healthcare services investment effort.

Timothy Lawler is head of the Firm’s Human Capital activities, focused on finding the best executives for WCP businesses with nearly two decades of human capital advisory and talent management experience in the private equity industry.

Phillip Olson leads the Firm’s Business Development group and has significantly enhanced WCP’s capability to identify and target companies through advanced technology solutions.
In addition, Kyle Lattner of WCP’s Healthcare Services Investment Team and Paul Sutphin of WCP’s Business and Technology Services Investment Team, have been promoted to Principal.

Since raising its fourth private equity fund in February 2016, WCP has successfully deployed capital across its dedicated sectors of healthcare services and business and technology services, including nine new platform investments, 62 add-on investments and five new partnerships with proven operating executives in targeted industry niches.

Waud continued, “In recent years, we have doubled down on our Firm’s commitment to talent with an emphasis on non-traditional professional roles that supplement our extensive business intelligence and strategy capabilities. We have made significant investments to upgrade our data-driven processes, systems and business intelligence to find the best CEOs in our sectors and then to help them build strong platform companies.”

About Waud Capital Partners
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $2.1 billion since its founding in 1993. WCP partners with exceptional management teams to build market-leading companies in two industries: healthcare services and business and technology services. Since its founding, the Firm has successfully completed over 260 investments, including platform companies and follow-on opportunities. The Firm began investing its fourth institutional fund, with more than $1 billion in capital commitments, in early 2017.

For additional information on WCP, please visit www.waudcapital.com.