SierraConstellation Partners (SCP), an interim management and advisory firm to middle-market companies, has added Jeff Nerland to its team as a new senior director. Mr. Nerland is based in Los Angeles and reports to Lawrence Perkins, founder and CEO, and Winston Mar, managing director.
“I have known Jeff for many years and am confident that his deep expertise in the retail and restaurant industries will serve SCP and our clients well,” said Mr. Mar. “Jeff’s addition is a big win for our team, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join SierraConstellation.”
With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Nerland has conducted operational and financial restructurings in a variety of industries, including retail, restaurants, aerospace, contracting, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, and real estate. He has also held various senior executive roles on an interim basis, including chief restructuring officer, CEO and CFO for companies such as Hancock Fabrics, Coast Crane, Atlantis Seafood and Daphne’s Greek Café. He also served as group president of DeCrane Aircraft, where he completed 10 acquisitions to form a provider of cabin interior products for the corporate aircraft industry.
“I’m happy that I can put my restructuring experience to work at a growing, collaborative and results-oriented firm like SCP,” said Mr. Nerland. “The middle market is ripe with opportunity and challenges for businesses, and I look forward to helping our clients find creative ways to prosper and grow.”
SierraConstellation Partners is an advisory firm serving middle-market companies. Clients include companies, management teams, their private equity investors, lenders, creditors, and other financial constituents. The firm has four main service lines: interim management, advisory services, strategic investment advisory services, and direct capital investments. SierraConstellation also partners with select investors to serve as management teams for potential acquisitions and portfolio companies. The firm is based in Los Angeles (www.sierraconstellation.com).
2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 7-22-14