August 18, 2021

New York, NY, August 18, 2021 – NMS Capital (“NMS”) is pleased to announce today that Kevin Connelly has joined the firm as a Vice President within NMS’ Portfolio Optimization Group (“POG”) increasing the existing team resources. His experience leading corporate strategy and operational improvement efforts will enhance the firm’s strategy of working closely with lower middle-market growth companies and assisting their evolution as leading players in their field. He will be responsible for partnering with NMS portfolio companies to drive equity value by identifying key business opportunities, supporting senior management teams, adding critical resources, and implementing key initiatives. Prior to joining NMS, Kevin was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company, where he led commercial, M&A, and operational improvement efforts across both healthcare and business services sectors. He received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

POG was created by NMS to enhance the firm’s capabilities to support its investments and accelerate the pace of structural change across the portfolio in areas including: management development, systems, processes, growth strategy, and implementation. Ultimately, NMS’ POG helps portfolio companies develop greater executional discipline and improved efficiencies as they scale through organic growth and increased acquisition pace.

“We see tremendous value in our continued investment in our Portfolio Optimization Group, our companies and management teams are enjoying the benefit of our focused approach to value creation and strategy implementation. Kevin is a great addition to the team and the resources available to our portfolio,” remarked Martin Chavez, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of NMS, “Kevin’s deep operational experience will further enhance our prior investments and senior resources on this front.”


NMS Capital is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends with particular concentration on companies in Business Services and Healthcare Services.

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