Orangewood Partners (Orangewood), a long-term focused private investment firm, has appointed seasoned private equity investor Eric Engler as Managing Director. In this role, Engler, will be involved in sourcing, deal execution and management of Orangewood’s investments.
Prior to joining Orangewood, Engler spent 11 years at Reservoir Capital Group where he was a Senior Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee. At Reservoir, Engler invested across the capital structure in a wide variety of industries and was involved in several strategic investments across the investment management space. Previously, he was an investment analyst at DE Shaw & Co focused on distressed and credit opportunities. Engler graduated with a BA in Mathematics with honours from Williams College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his M Phil in Economics with distinction from The University of Oxford.
Alan Goldfarb, Founder and Managing Partner of Orangewood, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Eric to Orangewood as we continue to scale our growing platform, expand our talented team, and identify attractive investment opportunities. Eric is a proven investor and brings significant deal sourcing, due diligence and investing expertise across our core sectors and shares our passion for building successful, durable businesses. We look forward to his contributions to Orangewood and are confident he will meaningfully enhance our capabilities and the companies in which we invest.”
Orangewood also announced that Zach Rosskamm has been promoted to Managing Director. Rosskamm joined Orangewood in 2015 and focuses on investments across the consumer, retail, business services, healthcare, real estate, restaurants, and industrials sectors. Throughout his time with the firm, Rosskamm has played an instrumental role on many successful Orangewood investments, including Exer Urgent Care, ABTB, George Industries and Peaceable Street Capital.
Neil Goldfarb, Managing Partner, adds: “Zach has been integral member of our team for six years and we are proud to recognise his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the firm as well as our portfolio companies. We look forward to his continued success and contributions to Orangewood going forward.”
In March 2021, Orangewood announced the successful close of Orangewood Fund II with more than USD200 million in equity commitments as well as approximately USD100 million in equity across other vehicles.