Waud Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, has hired Chad Birckelbaw as an operating partner.

Birckelbaw will work with WCP’s software and technology investment team to support both existing and new platform investments, primarily across the knowledge technology sector. Birckelbaw brings more than 30 years of experience with a track record of growth. He currently serves as chief executive officer of HSI, a WCP portfolio company. He has served as CEO of HSI since 2016, leading a period of growth and transformation for the business. He will continue to serve in this role.

 “The knowledge technology sector is an ever-evolving market,” says Rich Roggeveen, principal at WCP. “Partnerships with proven operators like Chad allow us to pursue differentiated avenues to create transformational growth at our current and future portfolio companies.”