Origami Capital Partners announces a structured growth investment in Pinnacle, an experiential marketing agency, and further Origami team expansion with new hires in Chicago and Austin
Chicago, IL, June 8, 2023 – Origami Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in complex special opportunities across asset classes, announced the closing of a structured growth investment in Pinnacle, an industry leader in experiential marketing. Origami earmarked follow-on capital to support the future acquisition strategy at Pinnacle.
“Corporations today, more than ever, prioritize in-person events and face-to-face interactions,” said Brad Hogan, CEO of Pinnacle. “Pinnacle is excited to partner with Origami to further expand our organic and external growth. This growth capital allows Pinnacle to continue to lead the industry and broaden our offerings to the world’s top brands.”
Pinnacle’s management team, led by Hogan, boasts a strong track record of success in both organic and inorganic growth initiatives. “We are thrilled to be working with Pinnacle CEO Brad Hogan and the talented team he has assembled,” stated Origami Partner Julie Klaff. “It is an exciting time to be supporting Pinnacle’s expansion as a leader in the live events space.”
Pinnacle represents Origami’s second investment from its fund V for which it held an initial close in the first quarter of 2023.
Origami is also excited to announce the addition of two new team members in Chicago and Austin.
“Origami enjoyed healthy and consistent growth in all parts of our business this year. We welcome our new teammates,” said Jeff Young, Managing Partner of Origami.
Tom Sutrinaitis joins Origami in Chicago, IL as a Vice President, Business Development. Tom brings valuable expertise in sourcing technology opportunities. In his role, Tom will work to create and maintain critical market relationships that grow Origami and drive returns for our investors.
Prior to joining Origami, Tom worked as a Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank. Tom earned a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago.
Jess Foster joins Origami in Austin, TX as a Senior Associate on the investment team. In his role, Jess will evaluate and execute private equity, credit, and venture investments. Prior to joining Origami, Jess worked at Marlin Equity Partners where he evaluated and executed new software investments and managed existing portfolio positions. Jess began his career as a technology-focused investment banking analyst at UBS. Jess earned a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University.
In addition to the new hires, Origami announces the promotions of Joshua Sacks to Vice President and Sam Eduljee to Senior Associate.
Joshua and Sam joined Origami in 2021 and 2022 as Senior Associate and Associate, respectively, and continue to demonstrate daily their ability to source, execute and manage a diverse group of investments.
About Origami Capital Partners
Founded in 2008, Origami Capital Partners manages private capital that offers structured, creative approaches to complex challenges. Origami’s extensive experience navigating complicated situations helps to solve capital structure, liquidity, and follow-on capital issues for its deal partners. Origami evaluates and invests across asset classes and sectors, including real estate, credit, technology, and financial services. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the firm manages committed institutional capital and is a registered SEC investment adviser.*
*SEC registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.