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Kian Capital Expands Senior Team with Addition of Lee as Principal

August 12, 2022, 06:00 AM

Kian Capital Partners (“Kian”), a middle-market focused private investment firm, announced that Jordan Lee has joined the firm as a Principal to expand Kian’s capacity for making new investments and continue to grow its operations and origination capabilities. Jordan will be based in Charlotte and will be responsible for sourcing, executing and managing new and existing investments across the firm's portfolio with a focus on the tech-enabled/business services and healthcare services sectors.

“The addition of Jordan to our senior team expands Kian’s capacity to be a high impact partner supporting management teams to build leading lower middle-market companies for long-term success,” said Kevin McCarthy, Co-Founder and Partner at Kian Capital. “Jordan has a strong track record of partnering with management teams to scale companies within our key investment sectors that will create value for all of our stakeholders. More importantly, he has the character, values and work ethic that fit very well within Kian’s culture and growth strategy.”

Jordan has over a decade of experience working with middle-market companies to develop bespoke strategies to drive organic and inorganic growth. Prior to Kian, Jordan was a Managing Director at Starr Investment Holdings where he was responsible for sourcing, executing and managing middle-market companies with a focus on business services and healthcare services investments. Before Starr, Jordan was an investor at Pamplona Capital Management and Great Hill Partners. He started his career in investment banking in positions with Deutsche Bank and Oppenheimer & Co in New York. Jordan has served as a Director or Observer on the Boards of ACA Group, CHG Healthcare, iQor, BakeMark, Veritext, Lumos Networks, Beacon Rail Leasing and CSC ServiceWorks.

“I am thrilled to join the Kian team. I have great respect for the firm’s seasoned and talented team of investment professionals and disciplined origination strategy focused on driving value creation,” said Jordan. “Kian has a reputation for being a trusted partner to leadership teams with a highly disciplined process-based investment approach in the middle market—a unique advantage and powerful value proposition. Kian is in the midst of a strategic evolution, and I am excited to be a part of helping execute this growth story.”

The addition of Jordan is yet another example of Kian’s emphasis on strategic firm growth and closely follows the announcement of three new hires earlier this summer. “We are energized by the expansion of our team and the trajectory of our firm,” added Rick Cravey, Co-Founder and Partner at Kian Capital. “This is another strategic step in Kian’s vision as we continue to grow the firm and accelerate our ability to deploy capital—all while staying true to our focus on the underserved lower middle market. We look forward to an active second half of the year with more announcements forthcoming.”

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