Keystone Capital Welcomes Two New Hires
October 2014

Keystone Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Sommerschield and Andrew Wehr to the team.

Bill Sommerschield

Bill Sommerschield joins the firm as a Vice President, and will be a member of Keystone’s investment team. His primary responsibility will be the identification, sourcing, and execution of new acquisition and investment opportunities for Keystone and its partner companies.

Prior to joining Keystone, Bill was a Vice President at Lake Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where he focused on the firm’s investment activities and served on the Board of Directors of Engine Group, ORC International, HMI, Addison Group, and Soil Safe.  Bill also worked in the investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse where he was actively involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity offerings in the industrial, business services, and education industries.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, Bill was a Co-Founder of Wonder LLC, an experiential children’s retail company, where he led concept development, strategic and financial planning, and capital raising activities.

Bill can be reached at bsommerschield@keystonecapital.com or (312) 219-7973.

Andrew Wehr

Andrew Wehr joins the firm as a Vice President of Finance. Andrew’s focus will be working with Keystone’s operations and finance team, with a specific responsibility for Keystone’s portfolio company finance and accounting support. In this role, Andrew will work directly with the finance and accounting leaders of Keystone’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Keystone, Andrew served as International Accounting Manager of Groupon, Inc. His previous experience also includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for Midwest Mechanical Group Inc., as well as over 5 years in Ernst & Young’s advisory and assurance practice.

Andrew can be reached at awehr@keystonecapital.com or (312) 219-7980.

“The hiring of both Bill and Andrew is indicative of Keystone’s desire to significantly grow our middle market transaction activity, as well to provide more support to our partner companies,” commented Kent Dauten, Managing Director of Keystone. “These hires bring Keystone’s total staff to thirteen, including eleven professionals, which is indicative of our belief in the future of our business.”

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