Advent International hires ex-Compass Minerals CEO as consultant

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angeloPrivate equity firm Advent International said former Compass Minerals International CEO Angelo Brisimitzakis has joined its operating partner programme as a consultant.

In this capacity, Brisimitzakis, pictured, will work with Advent’s industrial team to identify and evaluate new investment opportunities in the chemicals and materials sector primarily in North America.

Advent said that during Brisimitzakis’ six year tenure as Compass Minerals CEO the company experienced “tremendous growth”, doubling its earnings and operating cash flow and tripling its market capitalization.

Brisimitzakis has also served in executive roles at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation and served in various management positions at General Electric.

Advent International principal Kevin Feinblum said, “Angelo is a proven leader, an excellent operator and a renowned industry practitioner with a wealth of expertise.

“We are pleased to add him as an advisor to our team and are excited to begin working with Angelo to uncover opportunities in the chemicals and materials industry.”

Back in May Advent appointed Michael Ming-Yue Zhu, country general manager of Solvay China, to its operating partner programme, alongside former DuPont executive William Tsao as an industry advisor in the chemicals sector in China.

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