Briarcliff Manor, NY – Saw Mill Capital LLC (“Saw Mill”), a middle market private equity firm, today announced the promotion of three investment professionals and the hiring of three additional investment professionals.
Victor Krupinski has been promoted to Partner and Co-Director of Research. Victor joined Saw Mill in 1997 and has since led Saw Mill’s unique in-house research function. He leads comprehensive industry and market assessments on all investment opportunities reviewed by Saw Mill. Having led this effort for 20 years, Victor has helped Saw Mill develop not only a proprietary body of knowledge, but also a differentiated approach to evaluating middle market investments.
Jason Mueller has been promoted to Principal and Co-Director of Research. Jason first joined Saw Mill in 2005 and re-joined in 2009 after completing his MBA at Columbia Business School. His recent executed investments include Pine Environmental Services, Victory Energy, and Janus International. Jason’s promotion underscores Saw Mill’s commitment to aligning business and industry due diligence to identify nuanced growth opportunities and uncover obscured value. Jason will lead industry and market assessments for Saw Mill’s new investment opportunities.
Scott VandeKerkhoff has been promoted to Principal and leads one of Saw Mill’s three investment teams. Scott first joined Saw Mill in 2008 and re-joined in 2013 after earning his MBA at Columbia Business School. He has executed platform investments in Gateway Packaging, Jason Inc., and Wolf-Gordon.
After successfully raising $340 million for its new fund, Saw Mill has also added three investment professionals.
Brett Lacher has joined as a Vice President, having recently completed his MBA at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, Brett worked at Insight Equity and Court Square Capital Partners.
Ken Foskett joined as an Associate and was previously a senior analyst at BB&T Capital Markets.
Varun Malkani joined as an Associate and was previously an analyst at Deloitte Corporate Finance.
“We are eager to put our new fund to work with our team in place,” said Howard Unger, Saw Mill’s Founder and Managing Partner. “We will continue to hunt for opportunities others overlook and maintain discipline in this market.”
Since its founding in 1997, Saw Mill has sought to acquire companies with revenues between $25 million and $150 million that are benefiting from attractive secular trends, have strong market positions, and deploy unique capabilities to win market share.