LMP Expands Leadership Team with Promotions of Irene Hong Edwards and Timothy Rampe to Partner

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm, announced the recent expansion of its leadership team with the promotions of Irene Hong Edwards and Timothy Rampe to Partner. Additional promotions include Lindsay Strait to Vice President, Cody Isdaner to Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel, Marji Hendler to Head of Administration, and Paul Mattson to Vice President of Finance.

“LMP values the importance of developing best-in-class talent and we are excited to recognize the contributions of Irene and Tim with these well-deserved promotions to Partner. Irene and Tim have proven to be invaluable members of the LMP team and have been instrumental to LMP’s growth and success,” said Steve Pierson, Managing Partner at LMP. “We are honored to welcome Irene as our first female Partner and look forward to seeing both her and Tim thrive in their new roles. We also want to congratulate Lindsay, Marji, Cody, and Paul on their well-deserved promotions and thank them for their many contributions to the firm.”

Ms. Edwards joined LMP as Principal, Head of Investor Relations in 2017. She came to the firm from Z Capital where, as Managing Director, she was responsible for investor relations and business development for the firm’s private equity and credit strategies. Previously, Ms. Edwards served as VP of Investor Relations for KPS Capital Partners and was a member of the placement agent arm of Jefferies & Co. Earlier in her career, she worked at Lexington Partners on the secondaries team evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments. Ms. Edwards serves on LMP’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She earned her M.B.A. from Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University.

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Mr. Rampe joined the Philadelphia office of LMP in 2018 as the firm’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. He was previously with Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where he served as a Partner in its Corporate Finance and Acquisition Group for nearly a decade. Mr. Rampe contributes to LMP’s strong financial and business services experience, having represented companies in those industries while in private practice on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including acquisitions/divestitures, recapitalizations, and equity and debt financings, as well as compliance and corporate governance matters. Mr. Rampe earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

“LMP has always placed a focus on creating a collaborative firm culture, characterized by a talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic team of professionals,” said Bob Belke, Managing Partner at LMP. “Irene and Tim are strong leaders and mentors for so many at the firm and we are excited to welcome them to the partnership. We are also thrilled to be promoting Lindsay, Marji, Cody, and Paul, whose many contributions to LMP have helped get us to where we are today.”

Ms. Strait joined LMP as an Associate in 2019 and is based on our New York office. She was named Senior Associate in 2021 and also serves on LMP’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Prior to LMP, Ms. Strait was an Investment Banking Associate with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the Insurance and Asset Management division, where she worked on M&A, LBOs, and debt and equity financings. Ms. Strait received a B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.

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Mr. Isdaner joined the Philadelphia office of LMP in 2019 as Legal and Compliance Associate. Prior to LMP, he spent six years with Swayze LLC as Senior Compliance Consultant, responsible for creating and implementing compliance programs and assisting with legal matters for numerous investment advisor clients. Mr. Isdaner received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University and his J.D., Cum Laude, from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Ms. Hendler joined the Philadelphia office of LMP in 2012 as Director of Office Administration and is responsible for the administrative functions of the firm and the management of its offices. She also leads the firm’s digital communications efforts, produces LMP’s events, is actively involved in public relations work and serves on LMP’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Prior to LMP, Ms. Hendler was Senior Project Manager with the strategic partnership division of a national retailer and served for eight years as the Director of Client Services and Marketing at D.A. Kreuter Associates. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hendler also held positions with MBNA America Bank, N.A. Ms. Hendler received her B.A. from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Mattson joined the Philadelphia office of LMP in 2019 as Controller. He is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions of LMP’s investment funds and management company. Prior to LMP, Mr. Mattson spent four years with Preferred Sands as Senior Accounting Manager, responsible for financial reporting, technical accounting, and internal controls compliance. Mr. Mattson is a CPA and started his career as a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG LLP. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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