Bernhard Capital Partners, a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm, has hired Rhoman Hardy as an operating partner.

In this role, Hardy will work with portfolio company management teams to identify and implement operational improvements, optimize business functions and identify opportunities for scalable growth. He brings nearly 35 years of technical and operational energy services experience to Bernhard Capital. He spent his career at Shell, where he most recently served as senior vice president, chemicals and products, for the U.S. Gulf Coast. Prior to serving as senior vice president, he held positions of increasing responsibility within Shell’s global manufacturing and distribution and pipeline businesses.

“Rhoman’s distinguished track record of driving operational excellence and creating value at scale is a natural fit, and I am confident our portfolio companies, investors and team members will benefit from his expertise as we continue to expand our portfolio of infrastructure and services-focused businesses,” comments Jeff Koonce, partner at Bernhard Capital.