Kainos Capital, a food and consumer focused private equity firm, has a promoted David Gassko to principal.

Going forward, Gassko will be involved in leading the evaluation, execution and management of portfolio companies. Additionally, he will lead the firm’s associate recruiting activities and serve as a member of the ESG committee. Before joining the firm in 2013, Gassko served as an investment banker with Wells Fargo Securities and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

“We are pleased to reward David’s accomplishments with this well-deserved promotion,” added Andrew Rosen, managing partner of Kainos. “Since returning to Kainos following business school, David has played a key role in the execution of our investment process and adds value both to our portfolio companies and our firm culture. We are excited for his continued professional development at Kainos.”