November 21, 2019
Waud Capital Partners Appoints Christopher Huss as Director of Portfolio Operations
New hire strengthens the firm’s ecosystem which includes business intelligence & strategy, human capital and business development
Significant team growth in 2019, exceeding 70 professionals across the firm
Chicago, November 21, 2019 – Waud Capital Partners (“Waud” or “Waud Capital”), a leading growth-oriented middle market private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Christopher M. Huss as Director of Portfolio Operations. With the new hire, Waud enhances its ecosystem and expands its team to more than 70 professionals across the firm.
Reeve Waud, Founder and Managing Partner of Waud Capital, commented, “Chris’s addition to the firm brings significant transaction and operations experience that will support current and new portfolio companies. His Portfolio Operations role is a valuable leadership position in our Ecosystem, which is comprised of specialist teams that support the investment team and enhance the firm’s ability to generate successful outcomes for its investors in an increasingly crowded and competitive market with high-priced valuations in healthcare services, and business and technology services.”
Mr. Waud continued, “Overall, the significant growth of the firm reflects our commitment to attracting talent and to enhancing the firm’s capabilities to create our own investment opportunities and to build market leading platforms. Our proven investment process focuses on four critical areas. First, we leverage our five-person business intelligence and strategy team to identify the best industry niches to build new growth platforms. Next, our human capital team, led by our Partner Tim Lawler, seeks out the best executive talent in these industry niches while our business development team, led by our partner Phil Olson, maps out prospective targets to build platforms and identifies add-on acquisitions for transformative growth. The portfolio operations team led by Chris works with the management teams across each of our growth platforms to create additional value through initiatives that drive revenue and cost efficiency improvements.”
Mr. Huss brings to Waud 15 years of private equity investing and operations advisory experience. Previously, he worked at Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations group, as well as served as an advisor with Alvarez & Marsal and Ernst & Young. He began his career at General Electric Healthcare in their Operations Management Leadership Program.
Mr. Huss received a B.S., summa cum laude, in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University and an M.B.A., from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
About Waud Capital Partners
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.2 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital partners with exceptional management teams to build market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services, and business and technology services. Since its founding, Waud Capital has successfully completed more than 290 investments, including platform companies and follow-on opportunities.
For additional information on Waud Capital, visit www.waudcapital.com
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