• U. S. Acute Care Solutions names Anthony Martin as Chief Financial Officer

    U. S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS) has announced that Anthony “Tony” Martin has joined USACS as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tony previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for United Surgical Partners International (USPI). He spent over 21 years with the USPI organization as the company grew from $20 million to $7 billion in assets and over 1,000 legal entities over 21 years.


    USACS is a portfolio company of Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe.

  • EyeCare Services Partners adds Dakon Montgomery as Chief Operating Officer and Clint Jaynes as Chief Human Resources Officer

    EyeCare Services Partners, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, has announced the addition of two executives to their senior leadership team, including Dakon Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer, and Clint Jaynes, Chief Human Resources Officer. Dakon most recently served as Senior Vice President-Operations for HCA’s Ambulatory Surgery Division, while Clint served earlier in his career as Chief Human Resources Officer for both Solis Mammography & Radiology and Cash America International.


    Chartwell Partners is pleased to have recruited these new executive leadership team members to EyeCare Services Partners.

  • Acuity Eyecare Group names Eric Wilhelm as Vice President – Controller

    Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Eric Wilhelm has recently joined Acuity Eyecare Group as their Vice President – Controller. Prior to joining Acuity Eyecare Group, Mr. Wilhelm previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Integris Solutions and recently served as Vice President – Controller for DentalOne Partners.

    Acuity Eyecare Group (Acuity) owns and operates leading North American eyecare groups and optometry practices.  Acuity’s core purpose that unifies all its Doctors and Associates is to “improve the health of our community by helping our neighbors see better and look their best, one patient at a time.” Acuity is led by an experienced and successful management team, including Chief Executive Officer, Eric Anderson, the former President of LensCrafters of America. Additionally, Acuity has assembled a board of directors consisting of experienced and very successful executives from the industry that will bring valuable insight as Acuity looks to expand.

    Acuity’s major investor, Riata Capital Group, is a leading Dallas-based private equity investment firm that partners with seasoned management teams to invest in growing, profitable, privately held companies across North America with a focus on four core industry sectors: consumer, energy, healthcare, and business solutions. Over the course of their careers, the principals of Riata have sponsored over 55 platform investments and 75 add-on acquisitions representing over $4 billion in transaction value.

  • Encoded Therapeutics names Nancy Boman M.D., PhD. as Chief Regulatory Officer and Monique Bobadilla as Chief People and Culture Officer

    Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce two additional C-level recruitments to gene therapy company Encoded Therapeutics:  Nancy Boman, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Regulatory Officer and Monique Bobadilla as Chief People and Culture Officer. Funded by world class venture companies including Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners, Matrix Capital Management, and Illumina Ventures, Encoded is a South San Francisco-based biotechnology company developing precision gene therapies for a broad range of genetic disorders with its lead program in Dravet syndrome.


    Most recently, Nancy served as Chief Regulatory Officer for gene therapy pioneer AveXis, helping to lead the successful registration and approval of Zolgensma in SMA. Previously, she held Regulatory, Clinical Development and Pharmacovigilance leadership positions with Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Cell Therapeutics, Genentech and Amgen.


    Monique spent the last 14 years with Genentech/Roche, most recently serving in multiple leadership positions, including Human Resources South San Francisco Site Lead for the global Product Development organization and Global HR Business Partner for Product Development Regulatory worldwide.


    Chartwell Partners is pleased to have recruited three Executive Leadership Team members to Encoded and a fourth announcement is forthcoming.

  • KidKraft names Johnnie Goodner as Vice President, Finance & Treasurer

    Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Johnnie Goodner has recently joined KidKraft as Vice President, Finance & Treasurer.  Prior to joining KidKraft, Mr. Goodner served as the Vice President, FP&A and Treasurer for Sally Beauty Holdings and more recently, an Interim Vice President, FP&A and Treasurer for TPG Portfolio Company.


    Located in Dallas, Texas, KidKraft is a global leader in award-winning products that are MADE FOR MAKE BELIEVE.  KidKraft’s high-quality products, designed for traditional play that deliver 360-degree experiences, on-trend designs and EZ Kraft technology for faster assembly, are available at more than 2,800 retailers in more than 90 countries worldwide.  In July 2015, KidKraft was acquired by MidOcean Partners, a premier, middle-market private equity firm focused on consumer and business services.  KidKraft’s global headquarters are in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Amsterdam and China.