Z Capital expands team with new additions

Z Capital Group LLC has beefed up its team with several new hires. Joining the alternative asset manager are Sean Maddock and Ashwini Sawhney as managing directors and operating partners; Michael Stanczak as a director and operating partner; Tyler Hendry as an operating associate; David DeMilt as a managing director responsible for corporate development for the firm’s private equity and credit funds; and Ian Delehanty and Olivia Guo as associates.

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NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Z Capital Group, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”), a leading alternative asset management firm with $2.2 billion in regulatory assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses, today announced it has made several team additions to expand its operating, private equity and credit teams.

“We are pleased to announce the joining of these talented professionals with operational and analytical expertise to our existing substantial team,” said James Zenni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital. “We look forward to leveraging their collective experience across Z Capital’s broad portfolio as we continue to grow each business.” The appointments include:

Sean Maddock joined Z Capital as a Managing Director and Operating Partner. He assists in the management and oversight of portfolio company initiatives, including international luxury hotel and destination resort management. Mr. Maddock has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and luxury travel industries. His past experience includes senior positions at Evolution Hospitality, KSL Resorts, The Homestead (VA), Arizona Biltmore, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Ashwini Sawhney joined Z Capital as a Managing Director and Operating Partner. She assists in the management and oversight of portfolio company initiatives, including operations, cost controls, process improvement, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Sawhney previously worked as a Director overseeing business transformation within the automotive group at Illinois Tool Works as well as at The Timken Company and Allstate Investments.

Michael Stanczak joined Z Capital as a Director and Operating Partner. He assists in the strategy and oversight of portfolio company technology initiatives and brings more than 25 years of technology consulting experience. Mr. Stanczak previously served as a Director within the Business Technology Integration group at Zurich North America.

Tyler Hendry joined Z Capital as an Operating Associate. He analyzes financial reports and develops and monitors key performance indicators for operating companies, as well as performs financial and operational analyses of growth initiatives. Mr. Hendry previously worked as a Valuation & Business Modeling Analyst in the Transaction Advisory Services practice at Ernst & Young.

David DeMilt joined Z Capital as a Managing Director responsible for corporate development for the firm’s private equity and credit funds. Mr. DeMilt has more than 20 years of experience in fixed-income markets. His past experience includes senior positions at Oaktree Capital Management in the Marketing and Client Relations group, Goldman Sachs and Fitch Investors Service.

Ian Delehanty joined Z Capital as an Associate. He provides research and analysis of existing and prospective portfolio company investments. Prior to joining Z Capital, he served as an Associate in BlackRock’s Private Equity group.

Olivia Guo joined Z Capital as an Associate. Ms. Guo provides research and analysis of existing and prospective portfolio leveraged finance investments. She previously worked as an Analyst in the Financial Restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey.

About Z Capital Group
Z Capital Group, L.L.C is a leading alternative asset management firm with $2.2 billion in regulatory assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Z Capital manages both opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds with offices in New York, NY; Lake Forest, IL; and Zurich, Switzerland. Its investors include prominent global sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, family offices, and other institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.zcapgroup.net.