Mark G. Hilderbrand, Managing Director
Joseph M. Niehaus, Managing Director
Barry D. Reynolds, Managing Director
William N. Thorndike, Jr., Managing Director
James L. Wilder, Director
William B. Kuntz, Vice President
Stephen M. Johnson, Vice President
Joshua R. Galland, Associate
Michael B. Perl, Associate
Jill A. Raimondi, Chief Financial Officer
Amy L. Laforteza, Controller
Kirsi Fontenot, Tax Director
William F. Gagliasso, Assistant Controller
Valerie J. Wong, Finance Assistant
Charlotte D. MacDonald, Executive Assistant and Fund Administrator
Denise M. Ahern, Executive Assistant
Shira B. Lucky, Executive Assistant
Michael C. Jackson, Special Limited Partner
Eliot Wadsworth, II, Special Limited Partner
H. Irving Grousbeck, Special Limited Partner

Mark G. Hilderbrand, Managing Director
Mr. Hilderbrand has been a Managing Director at Housatonic Partners since 2006 and has more than 18 years of experience in private equity. Prior to Housatonic, he was a General Partner at Onset Ventures and a Vice President at Summit Partners, where he focused on recapitalizations and buyouts of high-growth technology and services businesses. Earlier in his career, he worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Mr. Hilderbrand holds a BS from Boston University, a MS from Stanford University, and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Director of 365 Main, LLC; Circle Graphics, Inc; LeadQual, LLC; Learner's Digest International, LLC; Onrad, Inc; QMC International, LLC; Registria Customer Experience, LLC; WCCT Global, LLC; and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California.

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Joseph M. Niehaus, Managing Director
Mr. Niehaus was a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman before joining Housatonic Partners in 2001. During his twelve-year career at Hellman & Friedman, he was involved in several of the firm's recurring services, media and communications investments including Eller Media, Falcon Cable, and Mitchell International. Earlier in his career, Mr. Niehaus was employed in the Merchant Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions departments at Morgan Stanley & Co.

Mr. Niehaus is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School. He is a Director of Fastener Distribution Holdings, LLC (formerly Aircraft Fasteners International, LLC); ResponseLink; Circle Graphics; 365 Data Centers; and HealthWyse.

Barry D. Reynolds, Managing Director
Mr. Reynolds founded the San Francisco office of Housatonic Partners in 1998. Previously, he worked with private equity firms including Bain Capital, Texas Pacific Group and Trident Capital, focusing on information and business services companies. Prior to becoming a principal in the private equity industry, he was a Manager with Bain & Company. At Bain, he co-founded the Principal Investor Services practice, consulting to medium and large buyout funds and strategic buyers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Reynolds worked as an engineer for the General Electric Company.

Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Ford Scholar. He is a Director of Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC; LeadQual, LLC; Onsite Heath, Inc.; ProService Hawaii; Registria Customer Experience, LLC; and ServiceSource International, Inc.

 

William N. Thorndike, Managing Director
Mr. Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners in Boston in 1994 and has been Managing Director since that time.  Prior to that, Mr. Thorndike worked with T. Rowe Price Associates and Walker & Company where he was named to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Thorndike is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Director of Alta Colleges; Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Lincoln Peak Holdings, LLC; The London Company, LLC; OASIS Group Ltd.; QMC International, LLC; White Flower Farm, Inc., a Trustee of The Stanford Business School Trust; WGBH; the College of the Atlantic (Chair); and a founding partner at FARM, a social impact investing collaborative. He is the author of The Outsiders.

James L. Wilder, Director
Mr. Wilder joined Housatonic Partners in 2001. Prior to that, he was an Associate with The Beacon Group, a private equity firm acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 2000. While at Beacon, he focused on leveraged buyout investments in the energy and telecommunications sectors. Previously, Mr. Wilder worked in the Media and Telecommunications group at Lehman Brothers where he was involved with Mergers and Acquisition transactions for wireless services companies.

Mr. Wilder is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Business School. He is a Director of Fastener Distribution Holdings, LLC (formerly Aircraft Fasteners International, LLC); HealthWyse; Lincoln Peak Holdings; OnRamp Access; and TLC of VA Holdings. He also serves on the non-profit Boards of The Association for Corporate Growth and New Directions for Women.

William B. Kuntz, Vice President
Mr. Kuntz joined Housatonic Partners in 2010, bringing seven years of private equity experience to the firm. Most recently, he was a Vice President at Vance Street Capital. He previously worked at Summit Partners and Internet Capital Group, where he focused on recapitalizations and buyouts of software, internet and recurring services-related businesses.

Mr. Kuntz is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Director of LeadQual, LLC and an Observer of WCCT Global, LLC.

Stephen M. Johnson, Vice President
Mr. Johnson joined Housatonic Partners in 2010 and rejoined the firm in 2014 after attending graduate business school. Previously, Mr. Johnson worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse where he advised corporations and financial sponsors regarding acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other transactions. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Johnson worked with Citigroup, General Electric, and American International Group.

Mr. Johnson holds a BSc from the Wharton School and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

James H. Greene, Senior Associate
Mr. Greene joined Housatonic Partners in 2014. Previously, he worked at Milestone Partners where he focused on recapitalizations and buyouts primarily in the industrial and tech-enabled services sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Greene worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Morgan Stanley where he advised private equity firms on a variety of transactions.

Mr. Greene is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Joshua R. Galland, Associate
Mr. Galland joined Housatonic Partners in 2011. Prior to that, he was an Analyst in the Technology Group at Jefferies & Company. In this role, he advised public and private growth-oriented technology companies regarding mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising transactions. Previously, Mr. Galland worked with Esurance Insurance Services.

Mr. Galland is a graduate of Stanford University.

 

Michael B. Perl, Associate
Mr. Perl joined Housatonic Partners in 2013. Prior to Housatonic, he was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in their Industrials Group. In this role, he focused on Mergers and Acquisitions for public and private aerospace and defense, industrial and business services companies.

Mr. Perl is a graduate of Princeton University.

Jill A. Raimondi, Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Housatonic Partners in 1999, Ms. Raimondi was the Controller at Trident Capital, a private equity firm based in Palo Alto with over $1.9 billion in capital under management. Earlier in her career, Ms. Raimondi was a Manager with Ernst & Young in San Francisco.

Ms. Raimondi is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Amy L. Laforteza, Controller
Ms. Laforteza joined Housatonic Partners in 2000. Prior to that, she was a Manager with Ernst & Young in San Francisco.

Ms. Laforteza is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kirsi Fontenot, Tax Director
Before joining Housatonic Partners in 2002, Ms. Fontenot was with Ernst & Young, San Francisco for ten years. As a Senior Manager, she was the tax services executive for Ernst & Young's San Francisco Bay Area private equity clients and co-leader of its national private equity network.

Ms. Fontenot is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

William F. Gagliasso, Assistant Controller
Mr. Gagliasso joined Housatonic Partners in 2012. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Controller at Trident Capital, a private equity firm based in Palo Alto with over $1.9 billion in capital under management.

Mr. Gagliasso is a graduate of Santa Clara University and The Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business MBA.

Valerie J. Wong, Finance Assistant
Ms. Wong joined Housatonic Partners in 2013. Most recently, she was at Trident Capital, where she was one of the founding employees in 1993. Prior to that, she was an Administrative Assistant at Partech International and Alex. Brown & Sons. She has over twenty-five years of administrative and accounting–related experience, and supports the Finance team in San Francisco.

Ms. Wong is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in East Asian Languages, with emphasis in Classical Chinese.

Charlotte D. MacDonald, Executive Assistant and Fund Administrator
Ms. MacDonald joined Housatonic Partners in December 1996. She has over thirty years of office managerial experience and supports our Boston office.

Ms. MacDonald is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College.

Denise M. Ahern, Executive Assistant
Ms. Ahern joined Housatonic Partners in May 2000 and brings over twenty-five years of administrative experience to Housatonic.  Ms. Ahern supports our Boston office.

Shira B. Lucky, Executive Assistant
Ms. Lucky joined Housatonic Partners in June 2013 and brings 20 years of administrative experience to Housatonic. Ms. Lucky supports our San Francisco office.

Ms. Lucky is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English.
Michael C. Jackson, Special Limited Partner

Mr. Jackson was a Founding Partner of Housatonic Partners in 1994. Prior to that, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Jackson's career at Lehman Brothers began in 1968 and included the management of the Corporate Finance Department as well as the Private Placement, Telecommunications and Investor-Owned Utility Groups.

Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, and the New York University Graduate School of Business. He is currently a Director of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.; South Florida Media Group, LLC; and Vox Communications, LLC. He is also the Chairman of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Eliot Wadsworth, II, Special Limited Partner

Mr. Wadsworth was a Founding Partner of Housatonic Partners in 1994. He is the owner and CEO of White Flower Farm, Inc., and Managing Partner and Director of Boston Common Press, LP, a niche publishing company. Mr. Wadsworth also purchased Horticulture Magazine in 1981 and sold it to a strategic buyer in 1988.

Mr. Wadsworth is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School and served on the finance faculty of the Harvard Business School.

 

H. Irving Grousbeck, Special Limited Partner

Mr. Grousbeck is a Consulting Professor of Management at Stanford Business School, where he began teaching in 1985. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Grousbeck was a Lecturer at Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Grousbeck was a co-founder of Continental Cablevision, Inc. where he served as President from 1964 to 1980 and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1980 to 1985. Continental Cablevision was sold to U.S. West Media Group in November 1996 for over $11 billion.

Mr. Grousbeck is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Business School. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Alta Colleges, Inc.; Asurion Corporation; Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Braden Partners, LP; and the Hewlett Foundation.

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