Windjammer Capital Promotes Ryan Pertz to Managing Director


Windjammer Capital Investors is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Pertz to Managing Director. Ryan has been instrumental in supporting the growth and performance of numerous Windjammer portfolio companies as well as sourcing and executing new transaction activity.

"Ryan has been a key member of our team and we are very pleased to recognize Ryan’s hard work and contributions to the firm," said Jeff Miehe, Managing Principal of Windjammer. “He has provided significant value-add to Windjammer and its portfolio and continues to demonstrate strong commitment to advancing the firm’s common goals.”

Ryan joined Windjammer in 2013 and today has more than a decade of private equity experience in addition to his prior work in investment banking. His responsibilities at Windjammer include all elements of the investment process, including transaction sourcing, due diligence and execution, as well as portfolio company monitoring. Ryan currently serves on the board of directors of Compex Legal Services, Vital Records Control, Mission Critical Electronics, and Windjammer’s most recent platform investment, IPS Group. Ryan is based in Windjammer's Newport Beach, California office.

Prior to Windjammer, Ryan was an associate at HM Capital (fka Hicks Muse Tate & Furst), a Dallas-based private equity firm, and worked in investment banking in the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan in New York City. Ryan received his BS in engineering from Duke University and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Windjammer Capital is a national private equity investment firm, based in Waltham, MA and Newport Beach, CA that invests control equity in middle-market businesses and in partnership with management. Since its founding in 1990, Windjammer has managed over $2 billion of committed capital with respect to its control equity investment strategy and has completed over 50 platform investments and more than 100 strategic add-ons. The firm targets investments in companies that are leaders in attractive niche markets and share several of the following characteristics: significant and defensible market positions; differentiated products and services; strong management teams; scalable business models; identifiable growth opportunities; and consistent financial performance.

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