Harvest Partners hires top lawyer and CCO
New York-based private equity investment firm Harvest Partners has hired Jamie Toothman as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In her new role, Toothman oversees the firm’s legal and compliance work and provides legal support for funds managed by Harvest.
Toothman was previously a senior vice president at Oaktree Capital Management, where she managed fund formation and operations, regulatory compliance and other legal issues related to strategies such as private equity and credit opportunities.
She started her legal career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where she advised clients on private and public acquisitions, capital markets and other corporate transactions.
‘Having a seasoned professional with experience managing legal and compliance matters across multiple investment strategies within private equity makes Jamie a valuable addition to our leadership team,’ says Harvest president Michael DeFlorio in a statement. ‘Her expertise will add to the firm’s continued growth, while also helping us navigate an ever-changing global regulatory environment.’
Harvest focuses on investments in middle-market companies across the business services and consumer, healthcare, industrial services and manufacturing and distribution sectors.