Madison Dearborn Partners LLC has hired Chris Trendler to the MDP team in a newly created role as managing director and head of portfolio talent. He will work alongside the firm’s investment team, portfolio resources group, management teams and boards of directors to lead talent strategy across the portfolio. He is also expected to help the firm strengthen its relationships with prospective executive talent. Trendler joins Madison Dearborn after nine years with GhSmart, most recently as a partner.