Michael Feiner Joins IPC as Senior Advisor

February 11, 2011

Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has appointed Michael Feiner as Senior Advisor of Human Capital. Mr. Feiner has extensive experience helping some of the world’s leading corporations develop and optimize their leadership and talent as a corporate executive, management consultant, author and professor.

Mr. Feiner’s corporate experience includes 20 years at PepsiCo, where he served as Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer for beverage operations worldwide. In that role, Mr. Feiner built a global human resources organization that has been recognized as one of the most innovative in the world. He also has taught at Columbia Business School, where he is the Professor of Management and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow.

At Irving Place Capital, Mr. Feiner will work with the firm’s portfolio companies to help them apply his unique approach to understanding and fostering connections between business results, individuals and leadership.

“IPC represents a compelling opportunity to advise some talented management teams as they position themselves for growth,” said Mr. Feiner. “IPC understands that business growth is inextricably linked to an organization’s ability to effectively leverage all of its capital, including its human capital.”

“Mike is a world-renowned advisor and expert in leadership development and a valuable addition to our team,” said John Howard, Chief Executive Officer of Irving Place Capital. “Our portfolio companies and their executive teams will benefit from his guidance and deep understanding of how to optimize talent and help leaders and companies excel.”

Mr. Feiner’s expertise complements the operational services and resources that IPC has established to help its portfolio companies drive incremental value in a competitive environment. This includes IPC’s Strategic Services, which consists of a dedicated team of operations professionals that focus on due diligence, sharing best practices and driving post acquisition value creation across IPC’s portfolios.

Mr. Feiner is a graduate of Columbia Business School and received his B.S. degree from Boston University.