Cyprium Partners, a private equity firm focused on non-control investments in profitable middle-market companies, promoted three leaders in the firm: Drew Molinari and Nick Stone to partner, and Lisa Vulic to CFO and chief compliance officer.

Molinari joined the firm in 2008 and has more than 18 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Molinari is responsible for evaluating and structuring new investments, as well as portfolio company management.

“We are thrilled to elevate Drew’s role to that of a Partner in the firm. His proven dedication to Cyprium’s investment strategy and ability to assess risk has made him an invaluable member of the team”, Beth Haas, partner at Cyprium, said. “He is adept at analyzing complex data sets and pays particularly close attention to the human element of a prospective investment, which are critical when structuring our non-control investments.”

Stone has been with Cyprium since 2007, leading the firm’s origination and marketing activities since 2016. He is primarily responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investments and leveraging his network to raise third-party senior debt for portfolio companies.

“Nick has been vital to the growth and success of the firm. Deal flow is the lifeblood of our business, and Nick lives and breathes this every day.  I’ve never been in a meeting with Nick where he didn’t offer to make an introduction, share a referral or give a great idea to our counterparts.  Reputation is everything in this business, and we’re thrilled to have Nick as a key representative of our firm,” Haas said.

Vulic joined the firm in 2004 and has contributed immeasurably to Cyprium’s success over the past 18 years.

“In addition to the instrumental roles that she has played in our finance and reporting functions, Lisa has earned a reputation for integrity, dedication and care,” Dan Kessler, partner at Cyprium, said. “We are thrilled to continue our heritage of promoting from within for key roles.”

Vulic is responsible for the implementation and management of the finance and accounting functions of all Cyprium entities and oversees the tax, risk management, human resources, information technology and compliance functions for the firm.