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Chicago, IL | May 27, 2020

NextGen Growth Partners Adds Six New Members To Firm Advisory Board

NextGen Growth Partners (NGP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that partners with talented entrepreneur-operators to acquire and grow lower middle market businesses, announced the addition of six new members to the firm’s Advisory Board in connection with their next fund.

“As the firm continues to grow, we are excited to welcome Michael Ciaglia, Mark Hoffman, Kim Vender Moffat, Steve Morrissette, Alyssa Rapp, and David Rhodes to our Advisor group. They bring decades of experience leading and advising small businesses and have a strong track record in talent acquisition, operations, sales, marketing, and technology implementation. The addition of these members complements our existing Advisor group’s skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we enter our next chapter of growth,” said Brian O’Connor, NGP Founder and Managing Partner.

Newest Advisor Alyssa Rapp noted, “I am excited to serve as an Advisor at such an exciting time in NGP’s evolution. The firm has had incredible success since 2016 and I am looking forward to leveraging my experience to help propel NGP to new heights.”

About the New Advisors

Mike Ciaglia is an entrepreneur, investor, and operator with two decades of experience in technology, data, analytics, sales, and marketing optimization. Mike currently serves as the Founding Partner at Performant Capital.

Mark Hoffman is the CEO of Larson Packaging Company, a company he acquired in 2001. Previously, Mark consulted for Amphora Consulting and Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he was a Partner.

Kim Vender Moffat has spent the majority of the past two decades in private equity. Most recently, she was a partner at Sterling Partners. At Sterling, Kim invested and managed healthcare and education services companies and was a member of the Firm’s investment committee.

Steve Morrissette’s career includes large corporate experience in mergers & acquisitions and banking as well as entrepreneurial endeavors as an investor and founding CEO. Steve is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of strategic management at Chicago Booth.

Alyssa Rapp currently serves as the CEO of Surgical Solutions, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and serves as the Managing Partner of AJR Ventures.

David Rhodes has more than 25 years of experience leading teams in IT and software development and is currently the CTO of ConData Global, a portfolio company of NextGen Growth Partners.


About NextGen Growth Partners

Headquartered in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, NextGen Growth Partners is a private equity firm that partners with the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent to acquire, operate and grow lower middle market businesses across a variety of industries. The team has a strong track record of creating value through growth and operational improvement in middle market businesses.

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Media Contact:

Brian O’Connor, NGP Managing Partner


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