ClearLight Partners is pleased to announce the return of Andrew Brennan to the firm as Partner. Andrew will focus on the execution of new investments and governance of portfolio companies. Andrew brings to the firm more than 20 years of industry experience across operations, private equity, and management consulting.
Most recently, Andrew spent over a decade with ValleyCrest Companies, a $1B revenue, private equity-backed landscape services provider. At ValleyCrest, he served in a progression of roles culminating as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. While there, he helped lead a quadrupling of EBITDA and 20%+ average annual EBITDA growth in the company’s core maintenance division. Prior to ValleyCrest, Andrew served as Senior Associate with ClearLight, where he sourced and negotiated investments and assisted in portfolio governance. Andrew began his career at McKinsey & Company, serving as Business Analyst, Associate, and Engagement Manager, focused on product-market strategy and operational improvement engagements. Andrew received a BA in Economics from Williams College.
“We are excited to welcome Andrew back to ClearLight,” said the Firm’s Managing Partner Michael Kaye. “We feel the strength of his operating experience, in addition to his investment and consulting background, make him an excellent partner to management. We continue to believe that the depth of ClearLight’s operating experience, alongside our track record of success, is distinctive and positions us to be the partner of choice for owners and management teams seeking to take their companies to the next level.”
About ClearLight Partners
ClearLight Partners, LLC is a private equity firm in Southern California that invests in established, profitable middle-market companies across a range of industries. Since inception, ClearLight has raised $900 million in capital across three funds from a single limited partner. Our team has extensive operating and financial experience, and we have a history of successfully partnering with owners and management teams to drive growth and create value.
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