Resilience Adds New CFO and Operations Pro, Promotes 2

Resilience Adds New CFO and Operations Pro, Promotes 2

Resilience Capital Partners has added two new team members with the hiring of Theodore Laufik as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and Robert Northrop as a new Senior Vice President – Operations Group. Resilience has also promoted Michael Cavanaugh to Partner and Megan McPherson to Vice President.

Mr. Laufik joins Resilience with more than 25 years of private equity experience with Morgenthaler and Foundation Medical Partners. He began his career with Deloitte and is a Certified Public Accountant. During his career Mr. Laufik has helped raise $3 billion of investment capital and has provided financing to over 350 companies across several industries. He was responsible for deal structuring and execution, investor relations, strategic planning, financial reporting, management information systems and other administrative functions at Morgenthaler. Mr. Laufik holds an MBA and BBA from Cleveland State University.

“Ted’s tremendous background and depth of experience will be an invaluable asset to our firm. His experience in both private equity administration and investor relations positions us very well as we continue to focus on our long term growth plans,” said Bassem Mansour, Co-CEO, Resilience.

Mr. Northrop joins Resilience’s Operations Team as Senior Vice President focused on supporting the implementation of value creation plans and operational support across Resilience’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Resilience, he was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company. He has specialized in serving industrial companies in pricing and sales; lean operations and supply chain; and strategy engagements. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Northrop served as the Director of Client Services for Tallán, an information technology consulting firm that specializes in developing custom software solutions for businesses. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and his BS from Northwestern University.

“Rob’s expertise and experience at McKinsey will be a valuable resource to the firm as it performs due diligence and underwriting support on new investment opportunities and as an interim support resource to Resilience portfolio companies,” said Ulf Buergel, Operating Partner, Resilience.

“As our firm has grown over the past 12 years we would also like to recognize the tremendous contributions made by Mike Cavanaugh and Megan McPherson. Both have played key roles on our investment team,” said Steven Rosen, Co-CEO, Resilience. “Mike’s leadership and experience in evaluating new investment opportunities and working with management teams as well as Megan’s comprehensive support and keen analytical skills have contributed to our success.”

Michael Cavanaugh first joined Resilience in 2006 and is responsible for deal origination, investment due diligence and portfolio company oversight. Prior to joining Resilience, he was a turnaround consultant at Conway MacKenzie, an M&A attorney at Kaye Scholer and a distressed securities trader and investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Cavanaugh earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a BA from Columbia University.

Megan McPherson joined Resilience in 2007. Her responsibilities include investment due diligence, transaction execution, and monitoring of portfolio companies. Prior to Resilience, she worked in corporate and investment banking at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Ms. McPherson received her BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Resilience Capital Partners specializes in investing in middle market companies with $25 million to $250 million in revenues across a range of industries. The firm’s investment strategy is to acquire companies in a variety of special situations including underperformers, corporate divestitures, turnarounds, and orphan public companies. Since its inception in 2001, Resilience has acquired 28 companies under 20 platforms with over $2 billion in revenues. The firm is based in Cleveland (

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