Malk Partners has promoted Meg Lentz to the position of principal. In her new role as one of the firm’s senior employees, Lentz will continue to play an integral role in advancing the quality and success of Malk’s ESG management and impact investing services.

“Meg is a dynamic leader with a record of success advising private equity firms in a wide range of ESG projects,” said Andrew Malk, founder of Malk Partners. “She is a passionate advocate of the power of private markets to create meaningful change through ESG and impact management action and she is recognized for helping us build a place where people want to work, stay and grow. Her tenure with the company is a testament to the go-getter, team-based culture we have cultivated.”

Lentz said, “Malk has been a leader in this space for many years, and I’m excited about our momentum. Our firm is at an inflection point in its growth path as ESG and impact investing expertise become a critical need at private equity firms. I am looking forward to help grow Malk’s reputation for excellence and as the ESG advisor of choice for clients.”

Malk also announced that Margaret Spear has joined the firm to serve as vice president of people, a new position. She focuses on recruiting, onboarding, talent management, retention and diversity and inclusion activities. Prior to Malk, Spear was people and culture director, Americas, at First Global Brand Experience Agency, and previously, in HR positions at Bessemer Trust and Credit Suisse. In addition to Spear, Malk has hired Rob Fratto to serve in the newly created position of corporate counsel. He will handle a broad array of business, legal and compliance matters. Previously, Fratto served in joint role as general counsel and director of people & culture at RWS Entertainment Group.

“We are continuously striving to be the ESG employer of choice,” said Malk. “I’m very pleased to welcome Margaret and Rob to the Malk team. Their combined expertise will ensure our culture continues to thrive as we grow.”