Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, N.Y., has appointed Jessica Hoffman Brennan to partner, head of strategy and investor relations.

In this role, Brennan will be responsible for leading Kohlberg’s fundraising, investor relations, communications and investment product strategies. Prior to joining the company, Brennan was a managing director and the head of client and product solutions at Onex Corp. She joined Onex from the Carlyle Group, where she spent nine years as a partner and managing director and was responsible for investor relations and business development.

“Jessica will enhance our ability to both serve our growing limited partner base and also attract new investors in an increasingly dynamic global environment,” states Sam Frieder, managing partner at Kohlberg. “Her grounding ethos in transparent, long-term partnership-building with investors aligns directly with Kohlberg’s philosophy and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”