The Vistria Group Promotes Three Leading Principals to Partner

The announcement demonstrates The Vistria Group's continued investment in its most valuable asset: its people
PRNewswireJuly 9, 20247 min

The Vistria Group, LP, a middle market private investment firm that seeks to deliver both financial returns and societal impact, announced the promotions of three leading principals on the firm’s Healthcare, Knowledge & Learning Solutions, and Financial Services teams. Natasha Latif, Andr√©a Poldoian, and¬†Nick Potter¬†join the ranks of partner at The Vistria Group. These promotions come at a time of significant growth for the firm, which now has over¬†$12.9 billion in AUM¬†across its funds and co-investment vehicles.¬†The Vistria Group has invested in more than 40 platforms across its flagship funds and employs just over 100 professionals.

“We have been trying to build a next generation investment firm since our founding in 2013 that takes seriously the ability to look deeper at our industries while having real impact in our companies,”¬†Kip Kirkpatrick, Co-CEO and Senior Partner at The Vistria Group said. “We are proud to have Natasha, Andr√©a, and Nick as part of our core team, as we continue to build our unique platform.”

Natasha Latif¬†joined the firm in 2017 as part of the Healthcare practice where she focuses on the life sciences and pharma services sectors. She¬†currently¬†serves on the board of directors¬†of Alcami, BioCare, Rock Dental and Supplemental Health Care. She formerly served on the boards of AIS Healthcare, Medalogix, PANTHERx, and SCA Pharma.¬†Natasha¬†earned her MBA from the Wharton School and her undergraduate degree from the¬†University of Chicago. In 2022,¬†The Wall Street Journal¬†named her among the “Next Generation of Rising Stars” in the publication’s annual Women to Watch list.

“Natasha has been a critical part of our team supporting multiple life sciences companies within our portfolio and driving value creation for each. I am thrilled to see her take on this new role as the reach of our healthcare practice, specifically in pharma services, continues to grow,” said¬†Amy Christensen, Senior Partner and Co-Head of Healthcare at The Vistria Group.

Andr√©a¬†Poldoian¬†spent six years at Winona Capital before joining The Vistria Group in 2021 and becoming a key member of the Knowledge & Learning Solutions (KLS) practice. She serves on the board of The Gardner School, an academically geared preschool focused on early learning outcomes. Andr√©a earned her MBA from The¬†University of Chicago¬†Booth School of Business and her undergraduate degree from¬†Tulane University. During 2024, Andr√©a and The Vistria Group’s KLS team earned recognition by¬†New Private Markets¬†as Impact Firm of the Year in Education.

“Andr√©a’s promotion to Partner underscores her strong track record as part of the KLS team where she’s demonstrated a clear ability to navigate complex transactions and to effectively partner with our management teams,” said¬†Phil Alphonse, Senior Partner and Co-Head of Knowledge & Learning Solutions at The Vistria Group. “I look forward to seeing all she will accomplish in this next stage of her journey.”

Nick Potter¬†joined the firm’s Financial Services practice in 2017 after earning his MBA from The¬†University of Chicago¬†Booth School of Business. Nick was instrumental in executing various transactions for the firm including most recently The Mather Group, U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners (USRBP) and Flores & Associates. Prior to joining The Vistria Group, he was with Flexpoint Ford and within the technology services investment banking group at Raymond James & Associates and earned his undergraduate degree from¬†University of Michigan.

“Nick has proven himself to be a key asset on our team with his ability to identify opportunities and provide unique insight within our sector,” said¬†Mike Castleforte, Senior Partner and Co-Head of Financial Services at The Vistria Group. “On behalf of the entire Financial Services team, I am excited to see Nick elevated to Partner, and congratulate him along with Natasha and Andr√©a on this milestone in their careers.”

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