Centerview Capital ex-Pamplona executive Brian Ratzan as partner


boardroom2_lrgPrivate equity firm Centerview Capital has hired former head of US private equity at Pamplona Capital Management Brian Ratzan as a partner.

Ratzan has also worked as a partner and head of consumer at Vestar Capital Partners, where he worked alongside Centerview co-founder and partner David Hooper.

Ratzan will co-manage the firm’s consumer business with Hooper and co-founder and partner James Kilts, said Centerview.

Hooper said, “We have worked with Brian for many years on several significant transactions, most recently Big Heart Pet Brands, formerly known as Del Monte Foods.  On a personal level, I’m glad we will have the opportunity to be partners again.”

Last year Centerview hired former AT&T CEO Dave Dorman and ex-Skype vice president Sandhya Venkatachalam.

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