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Ridgemont Equity Partners Announces Promotions and New Hires

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Ridgemont Has Been Recognized on Inaugural List of “Best Places to Work” in Private Equity by Mergers & Acquisitions

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 11, 2023-- Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, today announced the following promotions: Michael Mandl to Principal, Tom Polak, Sam Poole, and Andrew Schultz to Vice President, Pete Thompson to Senior Associate, and John Chirokas to Chief Accounting Officer.

Ridgemont is also pleased to announce the following 2023 team additions: Colin Galle was hired as a Principal on our Portfolio Operations team, Mason Huss was hired as a Vice President, Teddy Carnes, Connor DeMaine, Alex Garcia, and Ladd Harrison were hired as investment Associates, Emily Cochran was hired as a Manager on our Investor Relations team, Connor Koester was hired as an Associate on our Investor Relations team, Claire Dockrill was hired as a Senior Accountant, and Erica Walters and Britany Crosby were hired to join our Executive Administration team.

Ridgemont was recently named to the Mergers & Acquisitions’ inaugural “Best Places to Work in Private Equity” list. The award honors private equity firms who stand out amongst their peers in demonstrating leadership and innovation in their workplace cultures, policies and internal operations. Nominees were asked to detail how they stand out from competitors when it comes to retaining top talent, work-life balance, training and career mobility, compensation, benefits, leadership assessment and management of ESG and DEI programs. Ridgemont is honored to be announced a 2023 winner and would like to congratulate the other private equity firms recognized. To view the list of “Best Places to Work in PE,” please visit Merger & Acquisitions’ website.

About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market private equity firm that has provided buyout and growth capital to industry-leading companies in the business and tech-enabled services, industrial growth, and healthcare sectors for three decades. The principals of Ridgemont have refined a proven, industry-focused model designed to build distinctive middle market companies.

“The Best Places to Work in Private Equity,” issued by Mergers & Acquisitions on 9/11/2023, was based on the time period of 9/2022 – 9/2023. Ridgemont did not pay a fee to submit or promote this award.

Jonathan Marino
Prosek Partners

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