Z Capital Partners adds three to operating team


hrinyaPrivate equity firm Z Capital Partners has appointed David Barr, Joyce Hrinya and John Dupuy as partners on its operating team.

Prior to joining Z Capital, Barr served as chairman of Rita Restaurants Corp and Samuels Jewelers, leading its sale to Gitanjali Gems in 2006.

Hrinya, pictured, previously served as founder and managing partner of marketing consulting firm A&R Strategy Partners.

Dupuy has worked as an operating partner at H.I.G. Bayside Capital and as CEO, led the restructuring of AirNet, a cargo airline and Bayside Capital portfolio company.

Z Capital’s operating team is responsible for operational due diligence, building management teams and in value-creation initiatives for the firm’s portfolio.

Z Capital president and CEO James Zenni said, “Their collective track record of generating growth and transforming businesses is impressive and we will benefit from their combined expertise in various industries where they have significant experience, including retailing, consumer products, consumer food, industrial manufacturing and logistics.”

Last month it was reported that Z Capital was preparing an imminent final close for its second fund on its $750m hard cap.

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