ECI Partners announces five promotions
ECI Partners, the leading growth-focused mid-market private equity firm, today announces five promotions across its investment, origination and commercial teams. This news comes following a strong 2021 performance, delivering multiple successful exits throughout the year.
Rory Nath and Isa Maidan have been promoted to investment director within the investment team. Rory played an integral role in ECI’s recent sale of CPOMS, the leading provider of SaaS safeguarding to schools, to Raptor Technologies, the leading US provider of school safety software. Rory’s other investments have included KB Associates and Investis Digital. Isa joined ECI’s investment team in 2018 and has been instrumental in investing in and working with high quality businesses including Arkessa, ATG, Moneypenny and Tusker.
Rich Pearce has been promoted to investment director within the commercial team. This follows his role in developing ECI’s People and Culture Toolkit, which is leveraged to improve culture and staff engagement at ECI and across its portfolio. Rich’s current investments include Tusker, Travel Chapter, CIPHR and MiQ. Additionally, Max Jackson has been promoted to investment manager within the commercial team following involvement in several investments since joining ECI in 2018, including MThree, CIPHR and CPOMS.
In the origination team, Hamish Paget-Brown has been promoted from analyst to associate. Hamish has led on the development of Amplifind™, ECI’s AI opportunity sourcing and prioritisation tool, and works with ECI’s portfolio including Content + Cloud, Peoplesafe, and CIPHR to help execute their M&A strategy.
David Ewing, managing partner at ECI, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions following a successful 2021. We place a great deal of importance on creating a culture that allows people to develop and progress in their career whilst at ECI, and these promotions are proof of this. All five have contributed significantly to ECI’s recent success and we look forward to them continuing to support and develop our three teams, as well as the wider ECI strategy.”