MPE Partners, a Cleveland and Boston-based private equity firm, has promoted Christine Smoragiewicz to partner and Nick Stender to principal, both based in MPE’s Boston office.

Since joining the team in 2021, Smoragiewicz has served as the firm’s chief financial officer and chief compliance officer. As a partner, she will retain the CFO and CCO titles and continue to oversee the finance, compliance and administrative functions of the firm. Prior to MPE, she served 14 years as CFO and COO at Intervale Capital and previously, as controller at J.W. Childs Associates.

Stender joined the firm as a vice president in 2020 after attending business school, having previously served at MPE as an MBA intern in 2018 and a consultant in 2019. He previously served as a director of 80/20 and Plastic Components Inc. Prior to business school, he served as an associate at Apax Partners and began his career as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank.