The Lancer Group Places Michael Wiechart as an Operating Partner Focused on Healthcare at The Riverside Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 24, 2017 — The Lancer Group places Michael Wiechart as an Operating Partner at The Riverside Company, a leading global private equity firm focused on making control-and non-control investments in growing businesses valued up to $400 Million. Since its founding in 1998, Riverside has invested in more than 450 transactions, and its international portfolio includes more than 85 companies.

Michael Wiechart, a seasoned operator, will serve as Operating Partner for Riverside’s healthcare division and will be responsible for delivering deep operating, transaction and healthcare experience to the firm and its portfolio companies. He brings to Riverside over 20 years of deep experience in the hospital and healthcare space. He most recently served as CEO of RCCH HealthCare Partners, after successfully guiding then GTCR-backed Capella Healthcare into a $550 Million merger with RegionalCare Hospital Partners with the backing of private equity firm, Apollo Capital Management.

Michael holds and MNA from the University of Tennessee

About The Lancer Group

The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, Csuite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives. The firm also makes equity co-investments through its private equity affiliate, L Capital.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from five offices: Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, please visit: The Lancer Group ( or L Capital (

Joanna Chang

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