Bernhard Capital Partners, a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm, has hired Jamie Claire Kiser as principal.

In this role, Kiser will be involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities, from sourcing and execution to supporting operational excellence and identifying value creation opportunities across the portfolio. Kiser brings financial experience and experience supporting the organic and acquistional growth of architecture, engineering and consulting (AEC) platforms. Most recently, Kiser spent nearly a decade at Zweig Group, where she served as managing principal and director of advisory services and led the M&A team, advising AEC businesses of all sizes and at all stages of growth on mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances.

“Her extensive experience and network will be an asset to the firm and to our portfolio companies as we utilize our Blueprint framework to identify compelling opportunities to unlock growth and create one-of-a-kind platforms that are positioned for long-term success,” says Tim Poche, chief operating officer at Bernhard Capital.