Frontenac Announces Investment Team Promotions

Chicago, IL – January 11, 2018

Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the promotion of two investment team members. Joseph Rondinelli, a 10 year veteran at Frontenac, has been promoted to Principal and Markie Westwood, who joined Frontenac four years ago, has been promoted to Vice President. “We are extremely proud of the team we have built at Frontenac. These well-deserved promotions reflect both our deep bench of talent and our commitment to excellence.” said Paul Carbery, Managing Partner at Frontenac.

Joe will continue to share investment responsibilities in the industrial and business services sectors where he has played an instrumental role. Joe is a director of GNAP LLC, Industrial Color, La Tavola and Whitebridge Pet Brands. Prior to Frontenac, he was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup Global Markets. Joe graduated from Northwestern University and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Markie will continue to focus on investments in the business services sector where she has become a value-added team member. Prior to Frontenac, Markie was a financial analyst at Robert W. Baird. Markie graduated with honors from the University of Chicago.

About Frontenac

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 225 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

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