NEW YORK, September 8, 2021 – SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, announced it is expanding its team with the addition of Kris Radhakrishnan as Director, Financial Excellence.
Mr. Radhakrishnan brings more than 25 years of global corporate finance experience in multiple industries to his new position, with more than 15 years within the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors as well as over 15 years as CFO at several private equity-owned companies.
Most recently, Mr. Radhakrishnan served as CFO of QMax Solutions, Inc., an oilfield services company. Prior to QMax, Mr. Radhakrishnan was CFO of Prince International Corporation, a mineral-based specialty additives company. He previously held CFO positions at other private equity-backed companies, including Nelson Global Products, American Achievement Corporation, and Resolution Specialty Materials, as well as various finance roles at Celanese Chemicals, McWhorter Technologies and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Radhakrishnan holds an MBA in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Madras, India.
Barry Siadat, Co-founder and Managing Director at SK Capital, said, “We are delighted to have Kris join the SK Capital team. As a five-time CFO of private equity-owned portfolio companies, Kris brings the requisite experience to coach and mentor our management teams and the differentiated skillset to instill best practices to the finance functions at each SK Capital portfolio company.”
“I look forward to actively supporting our management teams as they build high-performing finance organizations, while also working with the SK Capital investment team on new transactions, business integrations and strategic decision making to drive sustainable value enhancement for the firm’s stakeholders,” said Mr. Radhakrishnan.
Jamshid Keynejad, Co-Founder and Managing Director at SK Capital commented, “Kris brings a strong track record of creating value within the finance organizations of several businesses in our sectors of focus. We look forward to working with Kris and seeing the impact he will deliver by driving performance improvements across our portfolio companies.”