Huron Capital Announces Promotion of Investment and ExecFactor® Team Members

DETROIT (July 21, 2023) – Huron Capital (“Huron”), a leading lower middle-market private equity firm announced today that it has promoted investment team members Ryan Costello, Will Meter, Nolan Monforton, and Paul Winkler to the role of Vice President and Leah Ierardi, an ExecFactor® team member, to the role of Senior Associate.  ExecFactor® is Huron’s proprietary, thematic investment strategy whereby the firm underwrites a thesis and an executive or team of executives prior to acquiring an operating company.

“The promotion of these five experienced professionals bolsters Huron’s thematic investing capabilities and further enhances our expertise in the facility and infrastructure services and professional services industries,” said Huron Managing Partner Jim Mahoney. “I am proud to see them progressing and look forward to working alongside each of them in their new roles.”

  • Ryan Costello joined Huron as an Associate in 2020. Ryan is a member of the ExperiGreen Lawn Care deal team, a recent ExecFactor® platform company.
  • Nolan Monforton joined Huron as a Senior Associate in 2022. Nolan is a member of the Direct Connect Logistix and Sunland Asphalt deal teams.
  • Will Meter joined Huron as a Senior Associate in 2022. Will is a member of the Albireo Energy and Hansons [JM1] deal teams.
  • Paul Winkler joined Huron as a Senior Associate in 2022. Paul is a member of the Exigent, a recent ExecFactor® platform company, and TriStruX deal teams.
  • Leah Lerardi joined Huron as an Associate in 2022. Leah is a member of the ExecFactor® team and is responsible for driving proprietary, thesis-first opportunities, with dedicated research support.

As investment facing team members, Ryan, Nolan, Will and Paul are responsible for deal execution, portfolio company monitoring and value creation initiatives. All five individuals will help bring additional resources to dedicated partner-level sector heads allowing for deep expertise, thought leadership, and market knowledge across Huron’s sector focus. They will also contribute to thematic and thesis ideation in support of Huron’s ExecFactor® program. 

About Huron Capital

Huron Capital brings a people-first and thematic approach to private equity investing in secularly relevant and fragmented sectors of the North American services industry. We pride ourselves on an unwavering commitment to candor, trust, accountability, and transparency in our relationships with management teams, investors, advisors, and employees.

Founded in Detroit in 1999, we partner with entrepreneurs and management teams, empowering their companies to new levels of excellence. We provide resources to help companies grow by professionalizing operations, improving service offerings, executing M&A strategies, and accessing new markets.

Huron Capital has managed over $1.8 billion on behalf of a global institutional investor base. We fulfill our commitment to all stakeholders by employing a repeatable playbook to drive thoughtful value creation, showcased in over 260 acquisitions since the firm’s inception.


Jonathan Marino

Prosek Partners

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