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HCI Equity Partners appoints chief administrative officer and chief financial officer

HCI Equity Partners (HCI), a leading lower middle market private equity firm that partners with founder-owned distribution, manufacturing and B2B service companies, has promoted Lisa Costello to tiger newly-created position of chief administrative officer (CAO), and Amy Stremmel to chief financial officer (CFO).

Costello joined HCI in 2004 and will continue to serve as the firm’s chief compliance officer. As CAO, she will lead HCI’s administrative and compliance operations and play a key leadership role within the firm. Prior to this role, Costello served as HCI’s CFO for more than a decade and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association for several years. Before joining HCI, she was a senior accountant for The NHP Foundation and a senior auditor at CohnReznick.
Stremmel joined HCI in 2005, and has played an integral role on the finance team, managing the firm’s accounting functions and assisting with SEC compliance and partnership reporting. As CFO, she will be an advisor to HCI’s funds for transaction and tax related issues, lead the firm’s partnership with Gen II Fund Services and continue working with the CAO on partnership reporting and compliance. Prior to joining HCI, Stremmel was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young.
Peggy Espejo, finance specialist, has also been promoted to office manager, a newly created position, in addition to her responsibilities as part of the finance team. She has been with HCI since 2008.

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