Experienced investment professional strengthens Center Rock’s team.
CHICAGO, IL and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — January 3, 2019 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that Brent Willson has joined the firm as Principal in its Chicago office. Brent will be responsible for evaluating, executing and monitoring investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Center Rock, Brent was a Principal with The Sterling Group in Houston from 2014 to 2018. Previously, Brent held roles as an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners and as an M&A Analyst at Deutsche Bank.
“We are excited to welcome Brent to the Center Rock team,” said Ian Kirson, Center Rock Partner. “Brent brings extensive experience investing in industrial companies in the middle market and will play a key role in supporting our growth as we deploy our recently closed inaugural fund.”
Center Rock Partner Terry Theodore added, “Brent’s operational focus and industrial expertise make him a great addition to our team. We are very pleased he is joining us as we build our firm and execute on our strategy of investing in complex transactions.”
Brent earned a B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Center Rock Capital Partners
Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.