J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., a private equity firm specializing in buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies, announced the recent hiring of three senior professionals.
– Philippe Schenk as Managing Director, – Kyle Casella as Vice President, and
– Jess Yuan as Associate.
Mr. Schenk will lead investor relations activities for J.W. Childs.
Mr. Casella and Ms. Yuan are primarily responsible for due diligence and analysis of new investment opportunities and monitoring of portfolio companies.
Mr. Schenk was previously a Principal at Grove Street Advisors, a private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market buyout, growth equity and venture capital funds, and a Director at Credit Suisse with various roles in Zurich and New York, most recently in the Alternative Capital Division.
Mr. Casella previously worked in the Boston office of Weston Presidio, where he focused on investments in the consumer/retail and business services sectors, and at Wells Fargo Securities, where he advised middle market companies on M&A and leveraged finance transactions.
Ms. Yuan was an Investment Banking Analyst at Deloitte Corporate Finance (formerly McColl Partners).