Cresset Partners, a private investment firm, has hired Shari Young Lewis as managing director, private funds group.

She will focus on private equity funds and co-investments across buyout, platform buy-and-build and other control-oriented strategies. Lewis brings over 20 years of experience building private equity investment programs for institutional investors. Most recently, she was a partner in the private equity practice at Aon Investments, where she focused on buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, private credit and infrastructure investments. She also managed and advised institutional investors on launching and scaling private market investment programs.

“[Lewis] embodies our commitment to bring investors exclusive, fee-efficient private market opportunities typically reserved for the largest institutions,” comments Kevin O’Donnell.