Windjammer Promotes Ryan Pertz

Windjammer Capital has promoted Ryan Pertz to managing director. Mr. Pertz joined Windjammer in 2013 as a vice president.

At Windjammer, Mr. Pertz is responsible for transaction sourcing, due diligence and execution, as well as portfolio company monitoring.

He currently serves on the boards of Compex Legal Services, a California-based tech-enabled provider of medical records retrieval and litigation support services (acquired in February 2020); Vital Records Control, a Tennessee-based provider of information services including imaging, vaulting and media backups, records indexing, destruction and mobile shredding (April 2017); and Mission Critical Electronics, a California-based provider of power conversion, battery charging, and battery products to the specialty vehicle, public safety, marine and industrial markets (September 2016).

“Ryan has been a key member of our team and we are very pleased to recognize his hard work and contributions to the firm,” said Jeff Miehe, a managing principal of Windjammer. “He has provided significant value-add to Windjammer and its portfolio and continues to demonstrate strong commitment to advancing the firm’s common goals.”

Prior to Windjammer, Mr. Pertz was an associate at HM Capital (formerly Hicks Muse Tate & Furst), a Dallas-based private equity firm, and earlier he worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banker in its financial sponsors group. Mr. Pertz has his undergraduate degree in engineering from Duke University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Windjammer invests equity and subordinated debt as a control investor in middle-market businesses located in the US or Canada that have EBITDA from $8 million to $50 million. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution. The firm’s investment size ranges from $50 million to $200 million per transaction.

Windjammer was founded in 1990 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and Newport Beach, California. Mr. Pertz is based in Windjammer’s Newport Beach office.

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