Operating Resources

Kirtland’s operating resources include our experienced and talented limited partners and the relationships we have developed with other individuals and firms over the nearly 40 years that we have been investing in lower middle market companies.

Unlike most private equity funds, our investor group is comprised of business owners, CEOs, CFOs and transaction professionals who provide support and deep expertise to Kirtland and its management teams by:

  • Serving on boards of directors
  • Mentoring portfolio company CEOs and CFOs
  • Assisting with strategic planning
  • Providing industry expertise
  • Making introductions to potential customers, suppliers, and management talent
  • Identifying and introducing Kirtland to attractive acquisition opportunities

We have a strong network of individuals and firms that provide expertise and resources to help our portfolio companies in the following areas:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Pricing optimization
  • Strategic planning
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Sourcing
  • Management team training and development
  • Information systems
Justin Kalvitz  25 years of experience in brand management, product development, marketing strategy and digital marketing
Jim Kenyon  30-plus years of experience in human resource leadership