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Pritzker Private Capital adds to ESG team

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Opalesque Industry Update - Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing, today announced that Chris Brannan has been promoted to ESG Officer and Mike Manno has joined the firm as Vice President. With Mr. Brannan's appointment, PPC advances its ESG strategy across the firm and its family of companies. The addition of Mr. Manno supports PPC's strategic initiative to deploy significant capital investing in growth-oriented businesses in the manufactured products and services sectors.

"I congratulate Chris on his expanded role and welcome Mike to PPC's world-class team of investment and operating professionals," said Paul Carbone, President and Managing Partner of PPC. "For nearly two decades, Pritzker Private Capital has executed our differentiated strategy and pioneered the evolution of family direct investing. Chris and Mike enhance our capabilities as we expand our ESG initiatives and partner with management teams to create value in our priority sectors."

Based in Chicago, Mr. Brannan joined PPC in 2017 and continues his position as the firm's Assistant General Counsel. In this expanded role, Mr. Brannan will manage PPC's Environmental, Social & Governance program, including efforts supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and responsible investment principles across the firm and its family of companies. He supports the legal, regulatory compliance and corporate governance aspects of PPC's business operations, including transaction execution and coordination of priority business initiatives across PPC's companies.

"This well-earned promotion recognizes Chris' leadership in building PPC's ESG program," said Brad West, Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at PPC. "Chris has been a valuable contributor to our firm's growth and the success of our companies over the last four years. As PPC's ESG Officer, Chris will guide our sustainability initiatives, further our diversity and inclusion commitments and partner with our companies to implement value-add ESG programs."

Mr. Manno joined PPC in November 2021 as Vice President and is based in Chicago. He helps execute PPC's investments in the manufactured products and services sectors, with an emphasis on family-run and founder-led businesses in the packaging, food service, industrial and commercial services industries. Mr. Manno partners with management teams to support operational initiatives, helping to drive long-term value creation for PPC's companies. Prior to joining PPC, he worked as an investment professional at Flexpoint Ford in Chicago and Genstar Capital in San Francisco. Mr. Manno received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

"Mike is a great fit with our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the PPC family," added Eric Kieras, Investment Partner - Services. "Expanding our platform in the services and manufactured products sectors is a strategic priority for PPC. Mike has already proven to be a valuable partner to our companies, and I am confident he will play a key role as we identify new opportunities to invest in high-quality businesses."

Pritzker Private Capital brings a time-tested, disciplined approach to partnering with middle-market companies for the right duration. PPC is uniquely positioned to achieve strong results for its family of companies by combining its flexible capital with the legacy and values of a family-owned business.

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