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North Branch Capital Expands Team with the Additions of Brian Gleason and Emmett Corrigan

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OAK BROOK, Ill., September 7, 2023-- North Branch Capital (“North Branch”) announced today that Brian Gleason has joined as an Operating Partner and Emmett Corrigan has joined its investment team.

Brian Gleason

Prior to joining North Branch, Brian worked as interim CEO at Summit Hydraulics (North Branch Fund I). Before that, he was CEO at Des-Case Corporation during family ownership and in partnership with two private equity firms. While there, he led two sale processes and the acquisition of six companies. Brian earned a BA in Economics from Siena College and an MBA (Executive Program) from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Emmett Corrigan

Prior to joining North Branch, Emmett worked in the Sponsor Finance Group at BMO Harris Bank where he exclusively focused on underwriting and managing middle market leveraged finance transactions. He started his career in PwC’s transaction advisory practice advising companies on the accounting impact of capital markets transactions. Emmett earned his BBA from the University of Iowa.

About North Branch Capital

North Branch Capital ( is a complete partner for growing, lower middle market, industrial businesses. We specifically target investments in businesses with outstanding growth prospects, both organically and through add-on acquisitions. We also seek partnerships with strong leadership teams driving tremendous cultures. With 90 years of collective operating experience, our collaboration with management teams is unique. Our goal is to unlock potential and accelerate growth through investment in people, processes, and systems.

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