Dallas-based food and consumer-focused private equity firm Kainos Capital announced that Steven Koch has been promoted to principal and that Alex Stanek has been promoted to manager on its operations team.
Koch, who had been serving as vice president, will be involved in leading the evaluation and execution of transactions and management of portfolio companies, Kainos said. He’ll also continue to help train and develop associates and will serve as a member of the firm’s ESG committee.
Stanek had been serving as a senior associate. She will continue to focus on supply chain, an important part of the firm’s operations management capabilities.
“We’re proud to recognize these outstanding colleagues with well-deserved promotions. Steven plays a key role in our investment process and adds tremendous value to our portfolio companies,” Managing Partner Andrew Rosen said in a statement.
“Alex continues to be a great resource to our portfolio companies as we drive efficiencies in supply chain and strategic purchasing initiatives.” Rosen added. “We’re confident that Steven and Alex will make significant contributions to the future growth of Kainos, and we’re excited for the continued professional development of our team.”
Koch rejoined Kainos as a VP in 2019
Koch first joined Kainos in 2014 as an associate and rejoined in 2019 as a vice president after earning his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He started his career as an investment banker with UBS Investment Bank’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Financial Institutions Group in New York City, Kainos said.
Previously, Stanek was a project manager at USC Consulting Group, where she oversaw internal and client project teams’ supply chain and spend management practices with a focus on food and consumer businesses.
Kainos Capital is a middle-market private equity firm with a focus on the food and consumer products and services sectors.
Kainos’ team has extensive investment and operating experience in the industry, having invested approximately $3 billion of equity in more than 40 transactions with a total transaction value of over $6 billion. The firm said its strategy is to build a diversified portfolio of growing and strategically relevant food and consumer businesses.
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