Riverside Partners, a Boston-based, private equity firm focused on investing in middle market healthcare and technology companies, has added Michael Bernard to its investment team as a principal.

Most recently, Bernard served as a Principal at Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based, healthcare private equity firm, where he helped lead multiple investments in healthcare services, manufacturing and distribution. Previously, Michael worked at 3i Group Private Equity, where he focused on healthcare private equity investments. He started his career with Morgan Stanley in healthcare investment banking.

“Michael’s appointment expands and enhances our healthcare investment capacity,” said David Belluck, general partner of Riverside Partners. “He has strong experience investing in and building companies across multiple healthcare sub-sectors. Most importantly, Michael has the character, values and work ethic that aligns with the team at Riverside Partners.”

“We are thrilled to have Michael join us,” said Steven Kaplan, general partner of Riverside Partners. “His joining is another step as we continue to expand the team and pursue opportunities to partner with founders and management teams in targeted areas within technology and healthcare.”