Sorenson Capital Promotes Len Blackwell to Role of Managing Director – Portfolio Operations
Leading Mountain West Private Equity Firm Taps Veteran Leader’s Ability to Drive Operational Effectiveness for Portfolio Companies
SALT LAKE CITY (October 5, 2016) – Sorenson Capital today announced that it has promoted Len Blackwell to the position of managing director-portfolio operations.
Since Blackwell joined Sorenson Capital in 2006, he has been strategically involved in bolstering the operational capabilities of the firm and its diverse portfolio companies. Blackwell’s new position, newly created to leverage his unique combination of abilities, will enable him to play a more prominent role in the strategic direction and growth of Sorenson Capital as he continues his focus on the operational effectiveness of the firm’s portfolio companies.
“Over the past decade, Len has earned this expanded role and trust, through his extraordinary capabilities and his dedication to the welfare and progress of Sorenson Capital and the companies we help grow,” said Ron Mika, co-founder and managing partner of Sorenson Capital. “He has been a valued contributor and a true force within Sorenson Capital. His utterly unique skillset elevates the performance of our firm, our portfolio companies and their management teams.”
Prior to his experience at Sorenson Capital, Blackwell acquired two decades of productive experience that ran the gamut, from consulting to executive positions ranging from operations and general management to sales, marketing and a chief executive role. A highly respected change agent, he has led extensive change programs at companies of all types and sizes as an executive and a private consultant, and guided multiple billion-dollar companies through complex restructuring processes as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Blackwell’s unique combination of experiences have enabled him to develop deep expertise in rapid organizational transformation, encompassing profitability, working capital, cost structure, information systems, process times and customer satisfaction/allegiance. He is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a degree in economics from Duke University.
About Sorenson Capital
Sorenson Capital (www.sorensoncapital.com) is a private equity firm that makes small to middle-market buyout and growth equity investments. Sorenson Capital has more than $1 billion in capital under management and typically makes investments of $10 to $40 million in companies with unique strategic positions. Sorenson Capital is managed and controlled by West Rim Capital and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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