Rock Mountain Capital has hired Judith Ottensoser as chief operating officer and chief financial officer and Isabella Gao has been appointed an associate.

Ottensoser will be responsible for all finance, accounting, tax, technology and operational areas of Rock Mountain Capital, together with David Stonehill, RMC’s founder and managing partner. Gao will join the investment team and focus on transaction execution, portfolio management and deal origination.

Stonehill said, “With three deals in the last 12 months, this is the right moment to enhance our infrastructure and expand our resources as we continue to grow. We have known Judith for over two decades and have seen first-hand the high level of professionalism and integrity with which she operates. While Judith has been working and consulting with RMC on a part-time basis, we are pleased to now bring her on formally as COO and CFO. We are also happy to welcome Isabella, who will be a valuable addition to our investment team.”

“Rock Mountain Capital is an entrepreneurial firm that has institutional background, pedigree and standards,” said Ottensoser. “The size and quality of the deals makes it exciting and hands-on, and I am looking forward to bringing my operational and financial experience to complement the firm’s deep expertise in middle market private equity.”

Previously, Ottensoser was the COO/CFO for GMF Capital, a real estate-focused private equity firm.

Gao joins RMC from Solomon Partners where she was an investment banking analyst since 2020.