Chrysalis Management Announces Three Key New Hires to Grow Team and Expand Service Offerings

Chrysalis Management LLC, a boutique advisory firm that provides expert financial and operational support for middle market companies at critical inflection points, announces three key hires to expand its growing consulting team and service offerings. Agnes Han, Dan Politzer and Emily Lord bring financial, operational, and business development experience to the team and augment the firm’s capacity in its focus areas of startup, growth, distress and exit.

Dan Politzer brings over 20 years of finance and operating experience to Chrysalis with specific experience in financial management and controls, business plan development, and financing for start-up companies. Additionally, he has significant interim C-level management experience in mature businesses. Prior to joining Chrysalis, Dan was Founder and CEO of Alerce Advisors, where he advised clients on fundraising, strategy, forecasting and financial modeling, valuations and corporate development. Dan previously held roles as an investor at several special situations funds, and at Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and Lehman Brothers. He received his BA from Harvard College and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Agnes Han joins Chrysalis with over 10 years of experience in finance and management, with significant experience in accounting and financial controls, developing and managing budgets, creating financial reporting strategies, and valuations. Agnes joins Chrysalis full-time after successfully leading a year-long cash management project with a middle-market manufacturing firm for whom Chrysalis was the CRO. Previously, Agnes was the Manager of International Finance, Global Pricing at Estee Lauder Companies Inc., where she managed multiple brands, implemented global SRP strategies and advised on pricing process development. Agnes received her BA from Dickinson College and her MBA from Fordham University.

Emily Lord joins full-time after five months with the firm managing the operations and sale of an IT staffing firm under the control of a Chapter 11 Trustee. She brings over 12 years of project management, business development and business analysis experience, and has specific industry expertise in manufacturing, distribution, industrials and business services. Prior to Chrysalis, Emily launched and led the private investment division of an investment bank, and was previously Director of Originations at Watermill Group where she led deal sourcing and analysis. Emily received her BA from Middlebury College and her MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Management.

The expanding team reflects Chrysalis’s growing client base. “The quality of our work has led to a steadily growing client base and the additional need for talented individuals to expand our capacity. I am incredibly pleased to welcome Dan, Agnes and Emily to Chrysalis as they bring a diverse set of financial and operational skills to the team and share our company’s core principals and values” says Cynthia Romano, Partner and CEO of Chrysalis Management.

Chrysalis Management was formed by the merger of PCS, LLC and Hillview Consulting, LLC. The goal of both firms has always been to partner with clients in the development and implementation of action plans designed to deliver measurable business improvement, quickly. Working to accelerate change on both the revenue and cost sides of the business makes Chrysalis a valued, action-oriented partner in both consulting and interim management capacities. Chrysalis provides a fast, experienced, reasonably priced financial and operational support to small and middle-market organizations. Specializing in helping companies at critical lifecycle inflection points, Chrysalis offers four categories of service to its client, including: assessments and planning, financial management and capital development, operational improvement and growth, and exit and succession execution.

Chrysalis is has offices in Boston and New York. For more information or to partner with Chrysalis, please contact Emily Lord: elord@chrysalismgmt.com.

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