VSS Capital Partners, a private investment firm, has hired Eric Kim as principal and Sai Parepally as vice president.

The executives will work with VSS’ investment professionals to source new transactions.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kim led cross-functional teams at Optum, a health services business, to identify new product opportunities. Previously, Mr. Parepally was an associate at Consonance Capital Partners, where he was involved in sourcing and evaluating new investments in the healthcare sector.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric and Sai to our team as we reinforce our leadership position in the lower middle market. Eric and Sai are bringing their investing and operational skill sets and vertical industry relationships to VSS,” said Jeffrey Stevenson, managing partner at VSS. “We look forward to their involvement as we actively source new investment opportunities with businesses that can pursue their next phase of growth with our strategic guidance and flexible capital solutions.”