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Circumference Group Adds Three In New Private Markets Roles

Little Rock, Arkansas-based Circumference Group has appointed Chad Brown, Joe Hill and Forrest Short to new positions focused on private investments as the firm continues expanding its investment platform.

"Our investment discipline begins with the people building our partner companies, because strong talent and a commitment to human capital are vital to the long-term success of a business," said Mr. Fox, CEO and Founder, Circumference Group. "By welcoming Chad and Joe back to Circumference Group following their years of proven operational and analytical experience, we are strengthening our team of experts and enhancing our ability to support businesses throughout their growth journey. I am thrilled that Chad, Joe and Forrest are part of our team and look forward to leveraging their unique and invaluable insights for the benefit of our partner companies."

Brown rejoins Circumference Group as Vice President, Private Investments, where he is the lead finance and analytical resource for the firm's private investing initiatives. He previously served as Circumference Group's Director of Research from 2009 through 2019, where he was responsible for identifying, researching, and monitoring public equity investments.

Hill serves as Vice President, Private Investments, leading Circumference Group's lower middle market buyout initiative. In this position, Hill pursues opportunities for control acquisitions of regionally-based companies with less than $10mn in annual cash flow, primarily focusing on tenured companies with strong track records in business to business software or services, telecommunications, and other software and tech-enabled services.

Short is an Associate at Circumference Group, where he focuses on private company investing. He previously served as an Associate at Harbert Management Corporation, where he worked on private investments in the infrastructure, power & renewables sectors. Prior to Harbert, Mr. Short was an Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Securities and Stephens Inc., where he advised on M&A and financing transactions.

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