May 03, 2021

Heartwood Partners Adds Two New Team Members

Heartwood Partners, based in Norwalk, CT, is pleased to announce that Ron Ahuja has joined the firm as Senior Associate and Mike Summe has joined as an Associate.  Both Mr. Ahuja and Mr. Summe are involved with executing our new investments and the management of our existing investment portfolios.

Prior to joining Heartwood Partners, Mr. Ahuja was an investment professional at First Atlantic Capital, a private equity firm in New York City focusing on the middle-market .  Previously he worked at Bain & Co., a global management consulting firm.  Mr. Ahuja received an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  

Mr. Summe previously worked as an Analyst at Drum Capital management where he supported the investment team’s execution of prospective direct investments, co-investments, and primary fund investments.  Mr. Summe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from University of Kentucky.

Heartwood Partners is focused on partnering with family and management-owners.  Our approach combines strategic execution with conservative capital structures to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products, services, and end markets.  Please visit the Heartwood Partners website at to review our approach and investment portfolio.

Please contact the following members of the investment team at Heartwood Partners with investment or add-on opportunities:

John Willert

John Newman