ClearLight Partners Promotes Jeff Manassero and Kyle Burke to Partner and Dustin Byer to Principal

NEWPORT BEACH, CA July 14, 2021 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today the promotion of Jeff Manassero and Kyle Burke to Partner and Dustin Byer to Principal.

“Jeff, Kyle and Dustin have been key contributors to ClearLight’s success, and we’re delighted to announce these promotions,” said Michael Kaye, Founder and Managing Partner of ClearLight.

Kyle joined ClearLight in 2006 and, other than time off to get his MBA, has been with ClearLight since that time. Before joining ClearLight Kyle worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company. Kyle holds BA and BS degrees from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeff joined ClearLight in 2009. Prior to joining ClearLight Jeff worked as an analyst with Goldman Sachs. Jeff earned a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Dustin joined ClearLight in 2016. Prior to joining ClearLight Dustin worked as an associate with THL Credit in Los Angeles. Dustin graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.


About ClearLight Partners

ClearLight Partners is a private equity firm in Southern California that invests in established, profitable middle-market companies with significant growth potential. Since its inception, ClearLight has raised $900 million in capital across three funds from a single limited partner. The team at ClearLight has extensive operating and financial experience and has a history of successfully partnering with owners and management teams to drive growth and create value.

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