SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstar Capital, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in selected segments of the life sciences and healthcare services, industrial technology, business services and software services, today announced that it has promoted J. Ryan Clark to Principal. Mr. Clark joined Genstar in 2004 and serves on the Boards of several Genstar portfolio companies, including Panolam Industries International, Inc., Fort Dearborn Company, PRA International, 21st Services, and Confie Seguros, the firm's most recent investment.
"Our people are the difference in our investments and as we continue to succeed in growing our portfolio of companies we are pleased to honor and recognize the achievements of our strong team of investment professionals," said Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Chairman and Managing Director of Genstar. "Ryan has contributed greatly to a number of our key investments since he joined the firm and has been instrumental in building out our information and insurance services practice. All of us at Genstar congratulate him and look forward to working him for many years."
Prior to joining Genstar, Ryan was an Associate at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm. Previously, he worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department at Morgan Stanley in New York. Ryan earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.
Mr. Clark will continue to develop investment opportunities in the information and insurance services industries and has led the firm's investment in 21st Services, a Minneapolis-based company that provides life expectancy information used in the life settlement industry, and also Confie Seguros, a platform company to consolidate insurance brokerages primarily focused on the Hispanic consumer.
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