Press Release

Shore Capital Partners Recognizes Promotions and Welcomes Several New Hires to the Firm

November 15, 2022

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shore Capital Partners (“Shore” or “Shore Capital”), a private equity firm focused on microcap investing, today announced several team promotions and new hires, including the appointment of Justin Bentley as Partner and Head of Capital Markets, Brian Tracy as Head of Investor Relations, and Sarah Gabriel as Chief People Officer.

“With the closing of our second Food & Beverage Fund earlier this year, our committed capital base has tripled since 2019 and our portfolio has roughly doubled. To best support our portfolio companies, our team has also tripled over that time frame,” said Justin Ishbia, Managing Partner of Shore. “We believe the next 10 years in the private equity industry will be focused on operations and we are committed to providing outsized resources to our companies, supporting them to grow faster with less risk. Over half our firm is now dedicated to operations. With the most recent promotions and additions to our team, we are providing both continuity and introducing new talent. This helps us be a better partner to our investor base, more effectively manage capital markets, and provide unparalleled operational support to our portfolio companies.”

Justin Bentley has been with the firm since December 2020 and has been promoted to Partner and Head of Capital Markets. He is responsible for leading the firm’s capital markets efforts, including the financing activities of all new investments and portfolio companies, as well as developing and managing Shore’s banking and intermediary relationships.

Brian Tracy joins Shore as Head of Investor Relations, responsible for leading the firm’s capital raising and investor relations efforts. He brings over 20 years of experience in investor relations and institutional sales, most recently serving as Head of Investor Relations, Private Funds at Burford Capital. Prior to Burford, Mr. Tracy held senior positions in investor relations at Brookfield Asset Management and Wolverine Asset Management.

In addition, Sarah Gabriel joins the firm as Chief People Officer, where she leads strategy for people operations and development, and supports portfolio company management teams by providing human resources expertise and shared learnings. Ms. Gabriel has 20 years of experience in private equity and most recently served as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and co-led the Center of Excellence for the Public Company Advisory Practice. Prior to Kirkland & Ellis, Ms. Gabriel held executive leadership positions in public and private companies, including roles as a Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel.

In addition, the firm congratulates the following individuals on their promotions within the Shore Resource Team: Chase Hall (Senior Director), Joe Pizetoski (Director), Shannon Finocchi (Director), Brandon Coan (Director) and Peter Roehmholdt (Director). Shore also welcomes Sean McDonald (Continuous Improvement Director), Johnny Mishu (Marketing Director) and Kelley Harrington (Payor Consulting Director) to the Resource Team’s Centers of Excellence.

About Shore Capital Partners

Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Nashville, is focused on microcap investments within the Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Business Services, and Real Estate industries. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic growth and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has approximately $3 billion of cumulative capital commitments through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit:


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