HKW appoints Principal

HKW, an Indianapolis-based middle-market private equity firm, has promoted Tom Shaw, a Vice President at the firm, to Principal, effective 1 January, 2021.      

Based in Indianapolis, Shaw joined HKW in 2016, and his focus is on the Health and Wellness sector. As part of the transaction team, his primary responsibilities include evaluating new investment opportunities, due diligence oversight, execution of platform and add-on transactions, and portfolio company growth initiatives.   

“As we continue the strategic growth of both HKW and our portfolio companies, we are pleased to identify hardworking and dedicated individuals who will be part of the future of the firm,” says Ted Kramer, President & CEO of HKW. “Tom has worked hard and earned this well-deserved promotion.”
Prior to joining HKW, Shaw worked at Wynnchurch Capital and Global Industrials Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He currently serves on the board of directors for two HKW portfolio companies, Certified Tracking Solutions and Allied Vision Group.
“Tom has proven himself to be a valuable asset to our firm,” says John Carsello, Partner, at HKW. “His continued support of our portfolio companies has helped them achieve both strategic and organic growth, and we’re excited to be able to recognise his efforts.”