CrossCountry Consulting Appoints Chris Clapp to Lead Private Equity Practice

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Chris Clapp will be responsible for the overall strategy and client delivery of the firm’s Private Equity accounts.

In today’s competitive deal market, we are continuing to see Private Equity firms turning to operational enhancements as a driver for value creation. CrossCountry’s suite of operational capabilities makes them an ideal partner for Private Equity.

CrossCountry Consulting, a leading business advisory firm, today announced that Chris Clapp has joined the firm as a Partner to lead their national Private Equity practice, effective immediately. Mr. Clapp will be responsible for the overall strategy, practice development, business development, and client delivery of the firm’s Private Equity accounts.

Mr. Clapp has in-depth expertise supporting Private Equity firms with implementing operational initiatives and executing strategic transactions across their portfolios. His extensive experience working on-behalf of financial sponsors will accelerate CrossCountry’s growing Private Equity practice. The firm regularly assists portfolio companies with due diligence, integrating newly acquired investments, selecting and implementing new back-office systems, improving financial reporting processes, and preparing for strategic exits.

“Part of our strategic vision, to continue to grow the firm, includes attracting talent like Chris to our team, and we are beyond thrilled to have him join us at CrossCountry,” said Dave Kay, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CrossCountry Consulting. “His record of successes and sophisticated knowledge of the Private Equity industry will enhance the service we offer to clients.”

“In today’s competitive deal market, we are continuing to see Private Equity firms turning to operational enhancements as a driver for value creation. CrossCountry’s suite of operational capabilities, coupled with their consistent track record of delivering outstanding client service to financial sponsors, makes them an ideal partner for Private Equity,” said Chris Clapp. “I’m excited to play a role in strengthening our Private Equity practice and look forward to working in partnership with our clients and my new colleagues.”

Mr. Clapp is a certified public accountant who focuses on delivering high-quality service while developing lasting relationships with his clients. He has spent his career advising clients and leading teams on complex engagements focused on initial public offering (IPO) readiness, integration, financial reporting, technical accounting, carve-outs, due diligence, and audit readiness. Prior to joining CrossCountry Consulting, he was a Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting where he founded and led the Private Equity practice, as well as served as the Northeast Market and IPO Readiness Service Leader during his tenure. He began his career in the Audit and Transaction Services practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

To learn more about CrossCountry Consulting’s Private Equity practice, please visit: http://www.crosscountry-consulting.com/industries/private-equity/.

CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, human capital management, risk, operations and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change. We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks and enabling future growth. For more information, visit http://www.crosscountry-consulting.com.

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