Kainos Capital, a food and consumer-focused private equity firm, has hired Doug Reader as a senior managing director.

Reader will lead the Kainos operations team and serve as strategic partner to the firm’s portfolio companies to help drive financial, information technology and operational success. He has a relationship with Kainos that began when he served as CFO, COO and president of portfolio company SlimFast/HNS before its sale to Glanbia in 2018. Most recently, Reader was CEO of Arizona Nutritional Supplements, a cGMP certified, contract manufacturer focused on nutritional and dietary supplements.