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Darren Herz Joins the Goldner Hawn Team

Minneapolis, MN – Goldner Hawn is pleased to announce that Darren Herz has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Darren brings to Goldner Hawn over two decades of operational and fund administration experience. In his role, Darren will be actively involved in all of the firm’s activities: accounting, tax, information technology, compliance, investor relations, capital raising and working closely with portfolio company management. “Darren is a tremendous addition to the Goldner Hawn team. His experience in private equity will be invaluable to the firm,” said Joe Heinen, Partner at Goldner Hawn.

Prior to Goldner Hawn, Darren was Vice President of Finance at Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a middle market private equity and mezzanine lending firm based in Minneapolis. At NEP, Darren led the finance team in all functional aspects of accounting, finance, treasury, tax, regulatory compliance, and risk management. Prior to NEP he held various corporate finance positions in the Corporate Controller’s Division at Wells Fargo & Co. and Ameriprise Financial. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University (B.S.) and the University of St. Thomas (M.B.A.).

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn is looking to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including industrial manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 90 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values approaching $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit goldnerhawn.com.

Certain statements about Goldner Hawn made by portfolio company executives herein are intended to illustrate Goldner Hawn’s business relationship with such persons, including with respect to Goldner Hawn’s services as a business partner, rather than Goldner Hawn’s capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services.  Portfolio company executives were not compensated in connection with their participation, although they generally receive compensation and investment opportunities in connection with their portfolio company roles, and in certain cases are also owners of portfolio company securities and/or investors in Goldner Hawn-sponsored vehicles. Such compensation and investments subject participants to potential conflicts of interest in making the statements herein.