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April 1, 2019

Argand Partners Announces Three Promotions

Argand Partners, the New York and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle market buyout firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joyce Schnoedl to Partner; Dino Sawaya to Principal; and Janel Maki to Operations Manager.

“Joyce provides important leadership across our firm in sourcing and executing complex deals. Her ability to identify and generate opportunities by navigating complexity and continually expanding relationships is a significant asset,” commented Tariq Osman, Partner of Argand. Ms. Schnoedl has most recently been a Principal at Argand and has worked with several portfolio companies, including Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp, Brintons Carpets, Ltd., and Concrete Pumping Holdings. Earlier in her career, Ms. Schnoedl had worked at Castle Harlan, J.H. Whitney, and Goldman Sachs. She graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and received her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

“Dino has demonstrated strong investment acumen and has a proven ability to balance the many competing demands of complex deals. We are excited to recognize Dino’s important contributions to the firm,” remarked Heather Faust, Partner of Argand. Mr. Sawaya has most recently been a Vice President at Argand. He previously worked at CHAMP Private Equity and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Sawaya graduated with Distinction from The University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Financial Economics and holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors from The University of Sydney.

“Janel plays a central role on the operations team and has taken on increasing responsibility related to managing the firm’s administration, reporting, and compliance,“ stated Joe Del Toro, Partner of Argand. Ms. Maki has most recently been an Executive Assistant to the CFO at Argand, working on fund administration and special projects. She has worked at Salmon River Capital, StoneWater Capital, Price Waterhouse, and The Rockefeller University. Ms. Maki graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University/C.W. Post with a B.A. in International Relations.


Argand is a New York‐ and San Francisco Bay Area‐based middle market buyout firm founded in 2015 by long‐time colleagues, Heather Faust, Howard D. Morgan, and Tariq Osman. Argand is a growth‐oriented, control investor focused on complex, often contrarian, situations that involve solid, market‐leading industrial businesses, often with significant global operations and expansion opportunities. Argand has approximately $600 million in assets under management. Argand’s portfolio includes Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., Brintons Carpets Ltd., Oase Living Water GmbH, and Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.

The Argand team has a disciplined approach of investing in businesses that have the potential for transformational value creation and growth through the implementation of managerial, operating, and strategic initiatives. Argand focuses on investments into manufacturers and service providers, where the team has deep sector experience and can leverage its senior executive advisory network to drive the rapid execution of an investment thesis.

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For more information about Argand, contact:
Kay Blackwell
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Argand Partners
(212) 588-6470