Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners has appointed Chad F Hesse to the newly-created role of General Counsel.
"As our firm continued to expand over the last 18 months, we saw an increasing need for a legal professional to join our internal team," says Steven Rosen, Co-CEO at Resilience Capital Partners. "Chad possesses the acumen, leadership and industry experience necessary for Resilience to maintain its forward momentum in delivering strong financial performance for our investors. With his strong background in both corporate law and SEC compliance, we are excited to have him on board as our general counsel."
For the past 11 years, Hesse has worked for North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold, Incorporated, a publicly traded global manufacturer, sales and service provider of self-service technology, software and security solutions. During his time there, he held a number of roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, Hesse served as the company's Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Global Corporate Affairs. In this role, he was the primary in-house legal resource for global M&A activity. Prior to this, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, responsible for leading Diebold's global legal and compliance team of 23 attorneys and support staff, as well as managing the selection, retention, management and evaluation of external counsel.
Bassem Mansour, Co-CEO at Resilience, says: "Chad brings with him a broad and diverse set of skills and legal experience necessary for a firm such as ours to navigate the challenges in an increasingly complex private equity industry."
Hesse started his career working as an associate attorney for Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP, a full-service law firm headquartered in Cleveland, where he represented clients in connection with securities compliance, M&A, corporate finance transactions and general corporate legal matters.
Hesse graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and is a member of several industry organisations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.