Chicago, IL – January 23, 2020
Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the promotion of three investment team members. Betsy Williamson, a nine-year veteran at Frontenac, has been promoted to Managing Director. Neal Sahney, who joined Frontenac six years ago, has been promoted to Principal. Kenny Kluckman, who joined the team four years ago, has been promoted to Vice President. “These well-deserved promotions reflect outstanding performance and contributions by these members of our investment team. We are proud of the work being done at Frontenac and excited to support our teams’ continued development,” said Walter Florence, Managing Partner at Frontenac.
Betsy will continue to focus on investments in the food, consumer and business services sectors where she has played a critical role in several Frontenac portfolio companies including Mercer Foods, Schlotterbeck & Foss, and Spice Chain Corporation, among others. Prior to Frontenac, Betsy worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners and Lehman Brothers. Betsy graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Neal will continue to focus on investments in the industrial and business services sectors where he has played a key role in several Frontenac portfolio companies including A.H. Harris, Liquid Technologies, and MCE, among others. Prior to Frontenac, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and worked in Corporate Strategy and Business Development at The Walt Disney Company. Neal graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
Kenny will continue to focus on supporting investment activity, as a value-added member of the investment team. Prior to Frontenac, Kenny was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup. He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame.
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders, through our executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses, almost always families or founders, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com.