J.W. Childs Associates has promoted Todd Fitzpatrick from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer and Hemanshu Patel from Senior Associate to Vice President. The firm has also hired Jeffrey Miller as a Vice President.
Mr. Fitzpatrick oversees financial reporting, accounting and fund administration for J.W. Childs. Mr. Miller and Mr. Patel are primarily responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and analysis of new investment opportunities and monitoring of portfolio companies.
“We are very pleased to announce Todd’s and Hemanshu’s well-deserved advancements, and to welcome Jeff to the J.W. Childs team,” said Jeff Teschke, Partner. “Todd has nearly 20 years of directly applicable financial management experience and he will play a critical role in continuing to drive growth at J.W. Childs. Jeff and Hemanshu both have notable experience in our industry sectors of focus. Their expertise will prove valuable as we seek new investment opportunities and continue to implement our operationally-focused value creation strategy.”
Mr. Fitzpatrick joined J.W. Childs in 2012. He was previously the CFO at Nexus Medical & Technology Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm. From 1994 to 1998, he was with Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a BA degree from Bowdoin College and MBA and MSA degrees from Northeastern University.
Mr. Miller joined J.W. Childs from Sawaya Segalas & Co., a New York-based investment bank focused on consumer M&A. He was previously in the retail and consumer products practice of L.E.K. Consulting, an international strategy consulting firm. Mr. Miller received an AB in Economics from Harvard University.
Mr. Patel joined J.W. Childs in 2007 as an Associate. Previously, he was an investment banker at Citi where he focused on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Patel received a BS degree in Finance from Rutgers University.
J.W. Childs Associates invests in middle market companies based in North America. Sectors of interest include consumer products, specialty retail and healthcare. The firm was founded in 1995 and is based in Waltham, MA (www.jwchilds.com).
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