HKW Hires New Partner to Enhance Technology Activities
Jeff Bistrong will focus on expanding the firm’s deal-making abilities in the tech space
INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2020 – HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, today announced Jeff Bistrong has joined the firm as Partner. In his new role, Mr. Bistrong will incorporate his technology transaction expertise into all aspects of HKW’s Four Pillar approach to investing, leveraging the strength of the existing deal sourcing engine to enhance the firm’s technology sector activities. Based in Boston, Mr. Bistrong will serve as a member of HKW’s Investment and Exit committees.
“This is a great opportunity to add a leading technology executive to our team,” said Ted Kramer, President & CEO of HKW. “Jeff’s business acumen, and more importantly his embodiment of HKW’s culture and values, provides us with a competitive advantage for sourcing deals and positions us well as the current economic environment continues to evolve.”
Prior to joining HKW, Mr. Bistrong founded and led the Technology, Media & Telecom Group at Harris Williams. He was part of the leadership team of Harris Williams, which grew into a leading middle market investment bank during his tenure.
“As we identify investment opportunities coming out of this down cycle, I believe that the penetration of technology across all sectors will accelerate,” said Mr. Bistrong. “I’m excited about this opportunity and confident my background and experience can provide valuable insight while supporting the core objectives that have driven HKW’s success for a very long time.”
Mr. Bistrong earned a dual MBA and MA in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Government from Colby College. His current and past Board of Directors experience includes GCR, Inc. (an HKW portfolio company), Kumanu, Inc., Northeast Health Systems, and Mobile Telecom Network (Holdings) Ltd.
HKW is a private equity firm investing in growth-oriented companies with talented management teams in the US and Canada. HKW targets small to mid-size companies in the Business Services and Health & Wellness sectors. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 63 platform transactions of lower middle-market companies throughout North America, as well as 68 add-on acquisitions.