RLH Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based middle-market private equity investment firm, has promoted Mark Gartner to managing director.

Since joining the firm, Gartner has led growth in RLH’s deal-sourcing activities. He is responsible for relationships with intermediaries as well as internally-based deal generation initiatives. RLH has seen an increase in the firm’s pipeline of investment opportunities, which the firm alludes to Gartner’s systematic, data-driven approach.

“Concurrently, we are very pleased to recognize Mark’s accomplishments with a well-deserved promotion,” comments Kevin Cantrell and Ryan Smiley, RLH managing directors. “Since joining RLH, Mark has materially increased our firm’s success in investment origination and we are excited about his future contributions.”