People - SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

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H.I.G. Capital hires two managing directors

by Kali Persall

H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative-investment firm with more than $50 billion of equity capital under management, has appointed Kim Leinwand Erle to the newly created role of managing director and global head of ESG, and Benjamin Charon as a managing director in the firm’s capital formation group.

Erle joins H.I.G. from NY Green Bank, where she was a managing director and head of strategy and impact and was responsible for ESG business strategy formulation and execution. She has more than 25 years of experience working in financial services and sustainability industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kim to the team,” said Rick Rosen, co-president of H.I.G. “Her expertise in sustainability will enhance the firm’s ESG focus across the firm and our portfolio companies, allowing H.I.G. to make a positive impact while creating long-term value for our stakeholders.”

Charon, based in H.I.G.’s New York office, will be responsible for business development

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