Kian Capital Partners, a middle-market focused private investment firm, is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members to support the firm’s continued growth. Thomas Bullock and Doyle Silvia join the firm as Associates, and Mikaela Palma as Senior Accountant.
“Our role is to empower management teams by providing the resources necessary to accelerate growth and scale their businesses,” said Kevin McCarthy, Co-Founder and Partner at Kian Capital. “Thomas, Doyle and Mikaela add significant muscle to our team as we continue to support our portfolio companies by investing in value creation capabilities. 2021 was a strong year for Kian, and 2022 is looking to be a similar story—these new additions to our team will be essential in helping Kian continue to deliver exceptional results as we grow.”
Thomas Bullock and Doyle Silvia will join the investment team and will be primarily responsible for evaluating, underwriting and monitoring new and existing investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Kian Capital, Thomas was with Driven Brands, an automotive-aftermarket services franchisor, where he was involved in the franchise development of the collision and oil change brands. Before Driven Brands, he was an Analyst at Jefferies, in the Consumer & Retail Group, a group dedicated to executing mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, equity issuances and other financial advisory services. Thomas holds a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University.
“Kian has a great reputation with founders, which was important to me as I considered joining the team,” said Thomas. “I look forward to adding value by leveraging my prior experiences working with small businesses and franchise owners, as well as executing multiple transaction structures across the Consumer & Retail sector.”
Doyle joins Kian from VRA Partners, a boutique investment bank dedicated to providing merger and acquisition, capital raising and strategic advisory services to middle-market companies and private equity firms. He holds a B.A. in Global Politics from Washington & Lee University.