JLL Partners (“JLL” or the “Firm”), a New York-based middle market private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the healthcare, specialty industrials and business services sectors, announced that it has strengthened its team with the addition of two seasoned professionals.
“We are also very excited to add James to our investment team. Healthcare has consistently been JLL’s most active vertical, and we are confident James will be a valuable contributor to our healthcare deal sourcing and execution efforts going forward.”
Marley Kamford has joined JLL as Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer. Ms. Kamford joins from Flowcode, where she was a Founding Executive and Head of Talent. In this role she helped organically grow the business from three to over 100 employees and oversaw all talent strategy and operations – including talent acquisition, assessment, and development – from the company’s inception through its first round of institutional fundraising. Prior to Flowcode, she was Global Head of Executive Search at Verizon Media. She began her career at Russell Reynolds and graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University.
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James Shillito has also joined the Firm as a senior member of the healthcare investment team. Mr. Shillito joins from The Carlyle Group, where he was the sector lead for the firm’s middle market investment efforts in healthcare. Mr. Shillito has over two decades of experience evaluating and investing in middle market businesses. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University.
Dan Agroskin, Managing Partner, JLL Partners, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Marley and James to the Firm – two exciting hires for our team. The Chief Talent Officer position is an important new role for JLL and one we believe will add significant value to our organization. Marley brings extensive talent management expertise to JLL and will work closely across our team to provide ongoing leadership support to JLL’s portfolio companies.”
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Mr. Agroskin, added, “We are also very excited to add James to our investment team. Healthcare has consistently been JLL’s most active vertical, and we are confident James will be a valuable contributor to our healthcare deal sourcing and execution efforts going forward.”
Since its founding in 1988, JLL Partners has committed over $5.8 billion of equity capital across eight private equity funds, with over 55 platform investments and more than 210 add-on acquisitions. The Firm was recently named one of Inc.’s 2022 Top Founder-Friendly PE Firms, which recognizes private equity and venture capital firms that have among the best track records of backing entrepreneurs.
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