SOURCE: Blue Point Capital Partners, LLC

Blue Point Capital Partners, LLC

April 23, 2015 13:30 ET

Blue Point Capital Partners Adds Principal, Promotes Two to Vice President

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Blue Point Capital Partners is pleased to announce the addition of a principal in Charlotte and the promotion of two of its Cleveland professionals.

Brian Castleberry is rejoining Blue Point as a principal in Charlotte and was previously a vice president with the firm. Most recently, Castleberry was a vice president at Red Ventures, a leading digital marketing services firm, where he led that company's predictive analytics and advanced digital marketing teams. His background also includes time with HOPE International in Brazzaville, Congo, and Harris Williams & Co., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Castleberry graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and mathematics.

"In addition to sourcing and executing investments at Blue Point, Brian will take a lead role in building digital marketing, ecommerce and predictive analytics capabilities that will be used to assist our portfolio companies in driving growth," said Juli Marley, a partner with Blue Point. "We are pleased to welcome him back to the group."

Jeff Robich has been promoted to vice president. Prior to rejoining the group in 2013, he worked with Valley Forge Private Equity, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. Robich was previously with Blue Point from 2005 through 2008 and also worked as an investment banking analyst at Societe Generale in New York. 

Ben Newman has also been promoted to vice president. Before joining the group in 2010, he was an investment banking associate in the mergers and acquisitions group at Duff & Phelps Securities in Chicago. 

John LeMay, also a partner with Blue Point, added, "Jeff and Ben have been an important part of our success in recent years, helping to identify and assess investments and then working with our management partners to build great companies. We are pleased to recognize their contributions."

Blue Point Capital Partners ( is a private equity firm managing over $800 million in committed capital. Leveraging offices in Charlotte, Cleveland, Seattle and Shanghai, Blue Point's entrenched regional presence affords it the opportunity to establish relationships on a local and regional basis with entrepreneurs and their trusted advisors, while simultaneously providing the resources of a large, international firm. The Blue Point group has a 25-year track record of partnering with companies in the lower middle market where it can bring about accelerated growth and transformative change in partnership with its companies, their management teams and Blue Point's network of operating resources. Blue Point is one of only a few middle-market private equity firms with a presence in the economies of both the United States and China, and the firm's experience with cross-border management and value drivers provides a distinct advantage for its portfolio businesses. Blue Point invests in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses generating $20 million to $200 million in revenue.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    John LeMay
    Erica McClurkin
    Director of Communications
    Blue Point Capital Partners, LLC
    127 Public Square, Suite 5100
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    (216) 535-4700