Eric Nowlin is entering his 10th year as a Private Equity Advisor, reviewing 100’s of PE deals, mostly in the specialty manufacturing and distribution space. He has invested / served on boards of 7 PE platforms who have executed ~25+ add on acquisitions. Those exited / on going deals have grown ebitda from $75M to nearly $300M.
Prior to his PE work, he lead over 10,000 team members across North America as a Senior Executive for WW Grainger, President of Grainger Canada, and in multiple Senior Executive roles with Maytag Corporation. He currently serves as the Chairman / Operating Partner for Momentum Group (Riverside Company), on the Board of Surewerx (Industrial safety supplies & specialty tools) for Partners Group, on the board and former interim CEO / Chairman for Reliable Parts (DOT Family Holdings), and on the board of Questco PEO (Parallel49 Private Equity). Previously he served on highly successful exited platforms as Chairman / Operating partner for Surewerx (Riverside Company) which sold to Partners Group, Board of Directors for Arrowhead Engineered Products (Riverside Company) which sold to Genstar Capital, and Board of Directors for American Plastics (Highview Capital / Victory Park Capital) which sold successfully to a private office.
In addition, he does ongoing work for numerous Private Equity funds, working on specific deals, providing due dilligence and industry expertise, and also advises institutional investors on the industrial distribution market.