New Partner at Guardian Capital

New Partner at Guardian Capital

Guardian Capital Partners has added Ryan Northington to the firm as a partner.

Mr. Northington has 13 years of private equity buyout and growth investment experience in value-added distribution and manufacturing, retail and consumer, healthcare, aviation services, software, product marketing, and internet and media.

In addition to his investment experience, Mr. Northington has also been a senior operating executive. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer of SupplyOne, a value-added distributor and converter of packaging products with over 1,400 employees and 20 locations in the US. At SupplyOne he had enterprise-wide responsibility for finance, accounting, human resources, administration, and corporate development.  He joined SupplyOne in this role in 2014 after having served on the company’s board of directors since 2007.

Prior to his time at SupplyOne, Mr. Northington was a partner with MVP Capital Partners, an operationally-focused middle market private equity firm based in Radnor, PA.  He joined MVP in 2001 and became a partner of the firm in 2006. His experience at MVP included investments in Air Medical Group, a provider of air and ground ambulance programs; MCMC, a provider of independent medical reviews; Saxbys Coffee, a chain of bakery-café fast-casual restaurants; Swiss Farm Stores, a chain of drive-thru grocery stores; and SupplyOne. In total, across his private equity and operating executive experience, Mr. Northington has led or managed more than 25 buyout transactions. He earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College.

Guardian makes control investments in lower middle market private companies located primarily in the United States that have annual revenues between $20 million and $100 million and EBITDA between $3 million and $9 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty business services. The firm is headquartered in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, PA (

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