January 11th, 2021
Hunter Point Capital (“HPC”), the independent investment firm focused on middle-market alternative asset managers, announced today that it has engaged industry veteran Jackie Roberts to spearhead the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) offering. Roberts will focus on providing value-added advisory services to Hunter Point’s partners, allowing them to grow and improve their ESG diligence and operations.
Roberts brings more than three decades of industry experience, most recently serving as a Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer at The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2014, Roberts spent 17 years at the Environmental Defense Fund, one of the world’s leading environmental nonprofit groups, where she was a Senior Director of the Idea Bank for the US Climate and Energy Program.
Mariska Richards has also officially begun her role this month as Hunter Point Capital’s General Counsel. Richards joined from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a Partner in the private equity practice, representing private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other alternative asset managers in a broad range of U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions. Richards began her career at Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom in the firm’s corporate practice.
“I am delighted to welcome both Jackie and Mariska to the Hunter Point Capital team,” remarked Avi Kalichstein, CEO of Hunter Point Capital. “Jackie’s extensive experience and understanding of the ESG space will be essential as we look to create value for our investors and to offer advice and guidance to our future portfolio companies. These appointments are the first in a series of key additions to our team that will propel HPC’s growth and success this year.”
Roberts said, “Having known members of the HPC senior leadership team for many years, I am excited to work with them on this new venture. Hunter Point Capital’s commitment to sustainability is a core tenet of their strategic value offering and I look forward to working with them to drive understanding and adoption of best-in-class ESG principles across the firm’s portfolio investments.”
Roberts earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Richards graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in Communications before earning her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
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