Allied Industrial Partners, an operationally-focused lower-middle-market private equity firm based in Houston, has added Gerald Smith as managing director, Sabrina Gomez as chief of staff and Tim Webb as director of portfolio operations at its Houston headquarters. The firm has also promoted Park Carrere from vice president to principal.

Smith, who has served as an AIP operating partner since 2019 supporting the firm’s CES Power investment, will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring AIP’s investments. He has over 10 years of experience with operations, financial modeling and due diligence for large private equity transactions. He previously led business development efforts for Enerflex Ltd.‘s energy transition team and earlier was director of corporate development at Enerflex, where he evaluated M&A opportunities.

Gomez is responsible for assisting with firm administration, compliance and investor relations. She has over 12 years of private equity experience, most recently at a single-family office. Before that, Gomez spent 10 years at Kayne Anderson Fund Advisors, where she worked with senior leadership assisting with fund administration, investor relations and managing third-party service providers.

Webb is responsible for AIP’s portfolio operations, using his 25 years of executive leadership, industrial and manufacturing experience in his new role. Prior to joining AIP, he served as CFO of Teal Systems LLC, an industrial services company. He also spent 13 years at Caterpillar Inc. in various positions, most recently as the financial leader of Caterpillar’s North American excavator division.

As principal, Carrere is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring AIP’s investments. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, government and investor relations. He joined AIP in 2021 after serving as general manager/vice president of investor relations for Chevron Corp. and Noble Midstream.