Former colleagues bring extensive deal execution and sourcing experience.
Rolling Meadows, IL and Bloomfield Hills, MI — January 31, 2018 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is excited to announce Molly Clark has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Business Development and Matt Conway has joined as Principal. Molly will lead Center Rock’s deal origination, marketing and business development activities from its Chicago office. Matt sits in Center Rock’s Bloomfield Hills office and will focus on identifying and executing complex transactions in strong industrial franchises.
Molly worked with Center Rock Partners, Ian Kirson and Terry Theodore, from 2010 to 2012 and brings several years of private equity and business development experience. Prior to joining Center Rock, she led acquisition efforts at Prospect Partners, a Chicago-based lower middle market private equity firm. Molly earned a B.B.A. in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, as well as a B.A. in Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Matt worked alongside Ian Kirson and Terry Theodore from 2014 to 2016. More recently, Matt was an Associate at Quarton International, a Michigan-based leading middle market investment bank with ten offices across North America and Europe. Matt earned a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University and was a four-year letterman on the baseball team.
“Molly’s history identifying unique acquisition opportunities and Matt’s deal execution experience make them a great addition to our team,” said Center Rock Partner Ian Kirson. “Having known Molly and Matt for years, we are confident they are wonderful brand ambassadors for Center Rock.” Center Rock Partner Terry Theodore added, “We are excited to have Molly and Matt onboard. Their positive attitudes and commitment to teamwork reflects Center Rock’s core principles.”
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.