Charger Investment Partners Expands Team with Key Hires in Investments and Operations

Charger Investment Partners Expands Team with Key Hires in Investments and Operations

LOS ANGELES, September 11, 2023 – Charger Investment Partners, a middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has made three new hires to further expand its team.

Karen Parks has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Ms. Parks will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and leading investments, as well as supporting the portfolio and contributing to the firm’s strategic direction.

Ms. Parks brings over 15 years of private equity and M&A experience and was most recently a Principal at Gallant Capital. Prior to Gallant, she was a member of the investment team at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners for approximately 10 years and a member of Citi’s investment banking group.   She has supported the growth and capital needs of numerous companies primarily across the consumer and business services sectors.

“I am thrilled to embark on this new journey at Charger. Having invested with the firm’s founders in the past, I have experienced firsthand their commitment to identifying exceptional investment opportunities, executing growth plans, and creating long-lasting value,” said Ms. Parks. “I am excited to bring my experience to the table, driving our shared vision forward and capitalizing on new opportunities.”

Aaron Perlmutter, one of Charger’s founding partners, commented: “We are so excited to welcome Karen as a key leader on our team. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing Karen’s natural ability to build long lasting relationships and her growth as a strategic thinker.  With Karen on board, we further Charger’s commitment to our limited partners of operational excellence.  Together, we will continue to drive our firm’s mission, delivering value to our portfolio companies and investors.”

In addition to this key senior hire, Charger has also expanded its team by welcoming Audrey Chambers as a new Associate to the Investment team and Yoni Sassoon as the Vice President of Finance. Prior to Charger, Audrey was a professional at Bain & Company and Yoni held Vice President of Finance roles at private equity firms OpenGate Capital and Avante Capital Partners. These additions further strengthen Charger’s capabilities and position the firm for continued success.

About Charger Investment Partners

Based in El Segundo, California, Charger Investment Partners is a private equity firm that invests in dynamic small and mid-sized companies primarily in the industrial, services, and consumer industries that can benefit from Charger’s partnership and value enhancement expertise. The firm’s principals have decades of experience successfully building market-leading companies and utilizing an operationally focused, flexible capital approach that encompasses a variety of transaction types including ownership transitions, corporate carve-outs, and recapitalizations. For more information, please refer to the Charger website at For additional information, please contact Paul Wolf, Managing Director, at (310) 701-9000 or via e-mail