White Wolf Capital, a private investment firm focused on private equity, private credit and private funds, is pleased to announce that Charlie Peiffer, former CEO and CFO of PAE, will be joining JS Global as CEO.
January 16, 2023 – Elie P. Azar, Managing Director of White Wolf, commented, “we are very pleased to have Charlie join the JS Global team and look forward to partnering with Charlie in his new role. I first met Charlie in 2009 when he was CFO of IAP, a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company. His background, experience and achievements are impressive and widely recognized. Charlie is credited with being a savvy global business executive with broad based business knowledge, multifunctional expertise, and great leadership, which have driven significant results throughout his career across multiple industries.”
Joe Simpson, President of JS Global, commented, “we are very pleased to have Charlie join the JS Global team and look forward to partnering with Charlie in his new role. Over the last four months I have met with Charlie to review business priorities and strategies for JS Global, as we begin the next chapter of our journey. His background, experience and achievements align with the future needs of the business. Charlie is a true business partner focused on building a sustainable business delivering value to our customers each and every day”.
“I’m really excited to be working with Elie and the JS Global team. I’ve been impressed with the brand and capabilities built by the JS Global and ADG teams. The teams have built a reputation that is focused on the mission and delivering outstanding results over the years to its customers . The company is viewed as a key contractor supporting the needs of various high-value customers in the design and construction space including Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Systems. The combined capabilities present a great opportunity for future growth, which will be key differentiators as we expand our services to a larger customer set”, said Charlie Peiffer.
About Charlie Peiffer
Charlie was the Chief Executive Officer (3/2021 thru 2/2022) and Chief Financial Officer of PAE (4/2014 thru 2/2022), prior to the sale of the business to Amentum in 2022. PAE provided a broad array of technical and management services to the U.S. federal government and other national governments worldwide. His responsibilities included planning, organizing and controlling the company’s operating activities on all seven continents. In addition to leading PAE, he was responsible for strategy and business growth, emerging technology and acquisition identification/integration.
Prior to PAE, Charlie was the chief financial officer of IAP, which operated in the Government Services Segment providing a broad spectrum of services globally. He held senior management positions in various companies that operated in the public and private sectors, such as ITT, Avaya, Lucent Technologies, Honeywell, GE and Lockheed Martin. He has a diversified set of experiences working in the commercial and defense markets and has deployed successful acquisition and operating strategies across those markets.
Charlie earned his B.A. in Business and Accounting from Jefferson University and an MBA in Banking and Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
About JS Global and ADG
In February 2021, White Wolf acquired JS Global, a Maryland-based government services contractor specializing in the design and build of anti-terrorism and force protection systems. The Company’s core competencies include providing specialty hardened windows, doors and systems designed to minimize the impact of damage to a building’s structural, electrical, and mechanical components during an attack. Capabilities also include construction of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (“SCIFs”) and systems designed to allow building occupants to “shelter in place” during any potential type of threat. JS Global’s staff includes a variety of project managers, electricians, carpenters, and various other highly skilled tradesmen.
In April 2022, JS Global acquired Atlantic Design Group (“ADG”). ADG is a metro Washington D.C. based architecture, engineering, and construction firm focused on highly integrated contemporary design for Federal government and commercial projects. ADG is a true design and construction firm focused on locations both domestically and internationally, allowing ADG to be a “one-stop-shop” for clients while offering streamlined channels of communication, efficient design, and shortened periods of performance. ADG’s design services include planning, architecture, interior design, civil, structural, MEP, and AT/FP engineering.
White Wolf is a private investment firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on making direct and indirect investments in leading North American middle market companies.
White Wolf seeks private equity and private credit investment opportunities in companies with $20 million to $200 million in revenues and up to $20 million in EBITDA. Typical situations include management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and investments for growth. Preferred industries include manufacturing, business services, government services, information technology, security, aerospace, and defense.
White Wolf also looks to invest with other private fund managers as a limited partner. Targeted investment candidates are North American focused private credit funds looking to raise $50 million to $500 million, with a focus on the lower-middle and middle-market.
White Wolf’s office locations include Miami, Chicago, Montreal, and New York City.
For further information, please visit www.whitewolfcapital.com.