Brian Klaban joined Platte River Equity as director of business development and debt capital markets. Klaban will lead Platte River’s sourcing, marketing and business development efforts as well as support the broader investment team on debt financings.

“I’m excited to join the Platte River team and contribute to their continued success investing in and building market leading businesses,” Klaban said. “The firm’s unique background provides a compelling value proposition to investors, founders and management teams, and I look forward to helping build successful future partnerships,”

Klaban has more than 15 years of business development and leveraged finance experience. Prior to joining Platte River, he was a director at Madison Capital Funding, where he held leadership roles in credit and portfolio management, business development, distressed assets and underwriting.

Founded in 2006 and based in Denver, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on investments in established lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values of up to $250 million.