Charlesbank Capital Partners hires Ellen Walpert as head


BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private investment firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ellen Walpert as the firm’s first Chief Human Resources Officer. With many years of experience in similar roles, she will contribute to Charlesbank’s recruitment, talent development and performance management across both investment and operations teams.

Prior to joining Charlesbank, Ms. Walpert was Director of Human Resources at ghSMART, a management consulting firm. While there, she oversaw the human capital function which was responsible for the growth, development and retention of talent across the business; she has also served on the management, operations, hiring and compensation committees.

“Our investment model begins with attracting and retaining exceptional talent, and Ellen will help us improve our talent development and performance management and cultivate an environment in which our team can continue to thrive personally and professionally,” said Josh Klevens, Managing Director and COO of Charlesbank. . “We are delighted to have him in our team.”

“I am thrilled to create this role at Charlesbank, which has a reputation for delivering strong investment results, as well as a truly values-driven open and collaborative team culture,” said Ms. Walpert. “I look forward to supporting this talented and growing team at Charlesbank and helping to ensure a healthy and sustainable work environment where employees can focus on delivering great performance.”

Prior to ghSMART, Ms. Walpert was Director of Talent at Highfields Capital Management, overseeing talent development, recruitment, retention and human resources and was previously Senior Director of Human Capital at Tishman Speyer, leading their leadership development and leadership programs. analysts for the United States and Europe. Earlier in her career, she worked in the professional development group at McKinsey & Company, New York.

Ms. Walpert is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Certificate in Advanced Coaching and Executive Coaching from Columbia University Teachers College.

About Charlesbank Capital Partners

Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a mid-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion in capital raised since inception. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, as well as opportunistic credit and technology investments. The company seeks to create businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage and excellent growth prospects. For more information, visit

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