Montage Partners Hires Ben Jenks as Director of Business Development

July 9, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced today the hiring of Ben Jenks as Director of Business Development. Based in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, Jenks will be responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities across all of the firm’s sectors of focus and further developing the firm’s relationships with sell-side intermediaries, founders, and management in the lower middle market.

Jenks joins the firm from Alpine Investors, a private equity firm with $17 billion in assets under management. While at Alpine, Jenks focused on deal origination across the software, business services, and consumer services sectors. Prior to joining Alpine Investors, he worked on the Business Operations and Analytics team at Route, a venture-backed technology start-up. Jenks holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and a master’s in information systems management from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.

“I am thrilled to join Montage Partners during this period of dynamic growth,” said Jenks. “As one of the long-standing private equity firms in the lower middle market, I’ve been impressed with Montage Partners’ track record of success, particularly in helping founder-owned companies achieve accelerated growth. Also, the firm’s values align perfectly with my personal ethos, and I look forward to helping shape the firm’s next chapter.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Montage Partners is committed to being more than a capital partner to portfolio company founders and management teams, with dedicated resources to support leadership in strategy, marketing, recruiting, operations, and acquisitions. Additionally, the firm has cultivated a thesis-driven approach across its core sectors of focus including technology and professional services, healthcare, industrial products and services, and consumer. This focus on value creation and sector expertise has resulted in Montage Partners’ portfolio companies, on average, more than doubling revenue and EBITDA during the investment period.

“We are excited to have Ben join the team in such an impactful role,” said Rob Wolfman, co-Managing Partner at Montage Partners. “In addition to sourcing a wider pool of high-quality investment opportunities, Ben’s role allows the rest of the investment team to double-down on our sector specialization and remain focused on investment execution, ensuring the best experience throughout diligence for the founders and management teams we partner with.”

About Montage Partners

Founded in 2004, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah, Montage Partners is a people-first private equity firm dedicated to helping established businesses reach transformative growth. Montage Partners invests in companies headquartered in the U.S. or Canada with $1.5 million to $7 million in EBITDA in the technology and professional services, healthcare, industrial products and services, and consumer sectors. Above all other investment criteria, Montage Partners invests in exceptional people.