Eliot is a Managing Partner and the Chief Structuring Officer at Insight Equity. Eliot joined Insight Equity in 2005 and brings more than 20 years of private equity investing and corporate finance experience to the team. His responsibilities include sourcing and structuring investments as well as leading Insight Equity’s ongoing oversight and value creation efforts at a number of portfolio companies. During his time with Insight Equity, Eliot has led numerous acquisitions and financings in the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, Sweden and Norway. Prior to Insight Equity, Eliot served as Turnaround Manager for Bay State Paper Company while the company was in Chapter 11.
Previously, Eliot was an Associate at Jupiter Partners, a New York-based private equity fund. While at Jupiter, he worked extensively with portfolio company management teams, evaluated potential transactions and portfolio company refinancings, add-on acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. Before joining Jupiter, Eliot was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in their global communications group in New York, where he was involved in advising corporate clients on strategic acquisitions and debt and equity financings.
Eliot graduated with honors from Texas A&M University where he received a BBA in Finance, and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Distinction.
Eliot currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Eddy Packing and APP Europe AB. He also serves as a Director on the Boards of Meadow Valley Resources, VPG Group Holdings, Plasman Group, MB Precision Investment Holdings, Dustex Holdings, Panolam, Riverbend Foods, VirTex Investment Holdings, Strauss Brands, and CSAT Solutions. Eliot serves as Chair of the DFW Private Equity Forum and Casa Del Lago and was formerly a director of DFW Association for Corporate Growth and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.