MidOcean Partners Adds Mark Manoff as Operating Partner

MidOcean Brings On Professional Services Executive Mark Manoff onto its Growing Team of Operating Talent


NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 – MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), a premier New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in middle-market private equity and alternative credit investments, announced today that Mark Manoff has joined the firm as Operating Partner. Mr. Manoff has extensive experience in the business services and human capital industries, particularly within professional services. In conjunction with MidOcean’s existing network of Operating Partners, Mr. Manoff will work across the MidOcean platform to bring his distinct professional services expertise to the firm’s private equity portfolio.

Mr. Manoff spent 39 years at Ernst & Young (EY) serving in many leadership roles, including as New York Office Managing Partner, and Americas Vice Chair Northeast Region Managing Partner, where he had full P&L responsibility for a $4 billion business unit. Mark was a member of EY's Executive Board and Operating Committee for 8 years. He founded and led EY's Center for Board Matters, EY's effort to support board members in their oversight role by helping them address complex boardroom issues. Mark retired as Vice Chair, Markets, where he was responsible for EY's growth strategy and go-to-market activities. Following his retirement from EY, Mark co-founded and was the CEO of a boutique consulting firm providing services to private equity and other high growth businesses.

Elias Dokas, Managing Director at MidOcean, commented, “We are thrilled to bring Mark on board as his unique background within professional services will add significant experience and skills to our executive talent team as well as our portfolio companies. The entire MidOcean platform will benefit from Mark’s proven history of success throughout his distinguished career.”

Mr. Manoff added, “I am excited to partner with the talented MidOcean team to drive incremental value across the entire portfolio.” Mr. Manoff is one of several recent Operating Partners who joined MidOcean this year as the firm continues to add executive talent to its network.

About MidOcean

MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in middle-market private equity and alternative credit investments. Since its inception in 2003, MidOcean Private Equity has targeted investments in high-quality middle-market companies in the consumer and business services sectors. MidOcean Credit was launched in 2009 and currently manages a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and customized separately managed accounts.

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