Group celebrates 40
years of private investment leadership and sets the stage for
continued growth, the firm today announced the appointments of Cristina
Rubbo and Scott
Oudheusden. Ms. Rubbo joins Watermill as Director of Finance and
will be responsible for managing the corporate accounting and finance
function at Watermill, as well as supporting Watermill’s investors. Mr.
Oudheusden has been appointed Senior Associate, responsible for the
evaluation, due diligence and execution of potential transactions, as
well as providing project-specific assistance for Watermill portfolio
“We are delighted to welcome Cristina and Scott to the Watermill
family,” said Julia Karol, President and COO, Watermill. “2018 marks our
40th year in private investment and as we reflect on four decades spent
acquiring, operating and improving businesses, we are also looking to
the future. Continuously enriching our team with top performers like
Cristina and Scott is the key to making a lasting and positive impact on
our portfolio companies, investors and communities for many years to
Prior to joining Watermill, Ms. Rubbo served as a Manager in the
Corporate Finance division at Bain Capital, LP. While at Bain, she
managed the firm’s corporate accounting and finance function and was
responsible for various financial and operational accounting processes
for the management company. Prior to Bain, Ms. Rubbo held positions at
both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tonneson + Co in the audit practices
where she developed audit plans, evaluated internal controls and
performed audit procedures for a wide spectrum of clients spanning
manufacturers, distributors and non-profit foundations. She holds a B.S.
in Corporate Finance & Accounting and an M.S. in Accounting from Bentley
University and is also a CPA.
Mr. Oudheusden joins Watermill from Stadium Capital Management, a
Connecticut-based investment firm, where he served as an analyst
evaluating public market investment opportunities. Prior to his time at
Stadium, Mr. Oudheusden was an attorney at Crayath, Swaine & Moore LLP
where he advised corporate clients on a variety of transactional matters
totaling several billion dollars in value ranging from initial public
offerings to high-yield bond offerings and syndicated lending
transactions. Mr. Oudheusden is a graduate of Northwestern University,
where he received a B.A. with departmental honors in Economics. He also
holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Also today, Watermill announced that Principal Matt Bergin has been
named an Emerging
Leader in the field by M&A Advisor, a premier global network of M&A,
turnaround and finance professionals.
An independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders selected
Mr. Bergin as an M&A Advisor Emerging Leader based on his expertise and
accomplishments. He and his cohorts will be celebrated at an upcoming
black-tie Awards Gala on September 14 at the New York Athletic Club in
Manhattan. This marks the third time in two years that a Watermill
executive has been named an Emerging Leader. In 2017, Director of
Marketing Sarah Bowen and Ms. Karol received
the same honor.
“We are proud to recognize Matt for the accomplishments that led to this
important industry honor,” commented Benjamin Proctor, Senior Partner,
Watermill. “It’s an exciting time to be at Watermill as we continue to
strengthen our capabilities and lay the groundwork for our next phase of
About the Watermill Group
Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps
companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation.
For four decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving
companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique
combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine
their future and drive growth.
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