Orangewood Partners Bolsters Senior Investment Team
Seasoned Investor Eric Engler Joins as Managing Director; Zach Rosskamm Promoted to Managing Director
Orangewood Partners (“Orangewood”), a long-term focused private investment firm, today announced that seasoned private equity investor Eric Engler has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Engler, will be involved in sourcing, deal execution and management of Orangewood’s investments.
Prior to joining Orangewood, Mr. Engler spent 11 years at Reservoir Capital Group where he was a Senior Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee. At Reservoir, Mr. Engler invested across the capital structure in a wide variety of industries and was involved in several strategic investments across the investment management space. Previously, he was an investment analyst at D.E. Shaw & Co. focused on distressed and credit opportunities. Mr. Engler graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics with honors from Williams College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his M. Phil. in Economics with distinction from The University of Oxford.
Commenting on Mr. Engler joining Orangewood, Alan Goldfarb, Founder and Managing Partner of Orangewood, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Eric to Orangewood as we continue to scale our growing platform, expand our talented team, and identify attractive investment opportunities. Eric is a proven investor and brings significant deal sourcing, due diligence and investing expertise across our core sectors and shares our passion for building successful, durable businesses. We look forward to his contributions to Orangewood and are confident he will meaningfully enhance our capabilities and the companies in which we invest.”
Orangewood also announced that Zach Rosskamm has been promoted to Managing Director. Mr. Rosskamm joined Orangewood in 2015 and focuses on investments across the consumer, retail, business services, healthcare, real estate, restaurants, and industrials sectors. Throughout his time with the firm, Mr. Rosskamm has played an instrumental role on many successful Orangewood investments, including Exer Urgent Care, ABTB, George Industries and Peaceable Street Capital.
Commenting on Mr. Rosskamm’s promotion, Neil Goldfarb, Managing Partner, added, “Zach has been an integral member of our team for six years and we are proud to recognize his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the firm as well as our portfolio companies. We look forward to his continued success and contributions to Orangewood going forward.”
In March 2021, Orangewood announced the successful close of Orangewood Fund II, L.P. with more than $200 million in equity commitments as well as approximately $100 million in equity across other vehicles.
Founded in 2015, Orangewood Partners is a New York-based private investment firm with a long-term approach. Orangewood focuses on growth-oriented private transactions in partnership with founder-led businesses, management teams and entrepreneurs. The firm’s senior investment team and deep bench of active operating advisors has decades of experience across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, consumer, multi-unit and related industries. Orangewood manages more than $500 million of assets and works to build companies into strategic assets in their industries and create long-term value for investors, companies, and communities.
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