Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on corporate divestitures and other complex situations in the middle market, announced that Callene Carstens – Vice President – Investor Relations, Alex Clemmensen – Director of Accounting and Operations, and Phyllis Lee – Associate have joined the firm.

Callene joins the firm as a Vice President. In her role at Pacific Avenue, Callene will focus on the firm’s investor relations and fundraising efforts. Prior to joining Pacific, Callene served on the Investor Relations team at Lindsay Goldberg. Callene graduated with a BS in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University.

Alex joins the firm as Director of Accounting and Operations. Prior to joining Pacific, Alex served as a Senior Manager within the Asset and Wealth Management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Alex graduated with a BA in Business Economics with a Minor in Accounting from UCLA and is a CPA.

Phyllis joins the firm as an experienced Associate. Prior to joining Pacific, Phyllis was at Platinum Equity in Beverly Hills, where she focused on large cap industrials, healthcare, and technology buyouts. She began her finance career as an investment banking Analyst at Moelis & Company in New York, where she was a generalist across M&A and restructuring. Phyllis graduated with a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College.

“We are focused on building the best team on the West Coast in Private Equity. The addition of Callene, Alex, and Phyllis further strengthens our team and represents key hires as we continue to scale and win within our core strategy. Pacific is committed to being the best place to work in private equity with a culture focused on developing and training talent, driving growth to ensure we present new and challenging professional opportunities, and ensuring we all win together.”

Chris Sznewajs, Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Avenue

About Pacific Avenue Capital Partners

Pacific Avenue Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on corporate divestitures and other complex situations in the middle market. Pacific Avenue has extensive M&A and operations experience allowing the firm to navigate complex transactions and unlock value through operational improvement, capital investment, and accelerated growth. The members of the Pacific Avenue team have closed 90 transactions, including over 40 corporate divestitures, across a multitude of industries throughout their combined careers. Pacific Avenue takes a collaborative approach in partnering with strong management teams to drive lasting and strategic change while assisting businesses in reaching their full potential. For more information, please visit