Kinzie Capital Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has hired two new team members as it continues to expand. Peter Hanselmann, previously a senior consultant at Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, is joining Kinzie as vice president of finance and Davis DeKorte, previously an investment banking associate at Stout, is joining as a senior analyst on the investment team. The new hires come as Kinzie continues to make additional investments in lower middle market companies across the country, including the recent acquisition of Chelsea Lighting NYC LLC, an independent lighting and lighting controls distributor serving the New York City market.
“As Kinzie continues to grow, we are committed to recruiting best in class talent, which is why I’m thrilled to welcome Peter and Davis,” said Suzanne Yoon, founder and managing Partner of Kinzie. “Their collective work ethic and experience will be an asset to Kinzie, our portfolio companies, and our investors.”
Yoon is also one of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2021 Top 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A. (Read her profile here.)
As vice president, Hanselmann will focus on finance, accounting and compliance functions for Kinzie. In this role, he will be responsible for financial and compliance management and will assist in general operations.
“I am very proud to take on my new role with Kinzie Capital Partners,” said Hanselmann. “I look forward to serving the Kinzie team and our portfolio companies, and know this will be a successful partnership.”
DeKorte joins Kinzie’s investment team as a senior analyst where he will provide support across investment activities including due diligence, financial analysis and portfolio management.