October 24, 2019

Capital Partners Adds Chief Human Capital Officer

To assist portfolio companies in their growth plans and elevate acquisition diligence capabilities overall, Capital Partners has brought aboard Bruce Ennis as Chief Human Capital Officer (“CHCO”). Bruce has deep experience with large corporations and with family-held enterprise in supporting an organization’s overall strategic direction across recruiting, compensation, benefits, talent and performance management, succession planning, training, and development. Bruce will be assisting management at Capital Partners’ portfolio companies to improve employee alignment and engagement through highly-purposeful onboarding, sophisticated people assessment, and ongoing monitoring and calibration.

“We are excited that Capital Partners’ approach to equity investing provides us with a strong balanced position required to further our growth and make this investment in capacity and efficiency possible. Given our current and future sales growth, as well as new product introductions, the new facility is a necessity,” Minimizer CEO Christopher Thorpe “CT” said. “We are currently operating out of three buildings and we are simply out of room in Blooming Prairie and need more efficient space.”


Bruce is an experienced human resources leader with an international background. He is known for assisting organizational development, blending strategy into tactics and implementing diversity and talent management programs. As the Chief Human Capital Officer, Bruce focuses on advising and assisting portfolio company management on organizational development, recruiting, training and employing human capital best practices. He also assists Capital Partners’ investment teams in assessing management teams and human resource policies and procedures of potential acquisition opportunities. Previously, Bruce was Vice President Human Resources at Bigelow Tea, Human Resources Client Manager at Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Director of Human Resources at Pepperidge Farm and held various human resource leadership positions at Citizens Communications (now Frontier). Before moving to the United States, he was recruited in the United Kingdom by Cadbury Schweppes to their Accelerated Management Development Program for Human Resources.

Bruce has a Master of Science in Human Resources & Counseling from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). He is also a Myers Briggs Certified Administrator and Training Facilitator and a Development Dimensions International (DDI) – Certified Trainer. He has previously spent many years with both the United Way and Junior Achievement organizations in Connecticut.

Capital Partners seeks to add value to investment companies by establishing a robust, equity-rich capital structure, assisting management teams with human resource development, headed by Bruce, improved marketing and direct to consumer e-commerce, lead by our Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Ryan, as well as with strategy and corporate acquisitions, led by our portfolio management team.

About Capital Partners

Capital Partners (www.capitalpartners.com) is a private investment firm founded in 1982. Our principals have invested in more than 100 platform and add-on acquisitions across a variety of industries. Based on the combination of solid investment discipline and our low leverage approach, we have successfully partnered with management teams through multiple economic cycles.