Princeton Equity Group, a private equity firm focused on franchise and multi-unit companies, has added Christopher Tanco as an operating partner based out of the firm’s Dallas office.

Going forward, Tanco will work with the firm’s investment team to evaluate acquisitions and enhance growth and strategic efforts of the firm’s portfolio companies. In his time before Princeton Equity, Tanco served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer with 7-Eleven where he led all aspects of the firm’s 13,000 domestic stores.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Princeton team,” said Doug Kennealey, co-managing partner of Princeton Equity Group. “He has a tremendous breadth and depth of experiences across some of the world’s leading franchise and multi-unit brands. We are humbled to have him on the team and think he will be an invaluable resource to our founder and management team partners.”