Mike Elliott Joins Tailwind as an Operating Executive with a Focus on Portfolio Talent
New York – April 2022 – Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), a middle market private equity firm investing in business and industrial services companies, announced that Mike Elliott has joined the firm as an Operating Executive, focused on Talent development across the portfolio.
Mr. Elliott brings over 30 years of experience as a human resources executive. Most recently, Mike served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for JetBlue Airways (NSADAQ: JBLU), where his responsibilities included coaching and professional development, employee relations, diversity, compensation, benefits, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to JetBlue, Mike spent almost 20 years at Airborne Express/DHL in several leadership roles within operations, customer service, human resources, and labor relations.
Larry Sorrel and Jeff Calhoun, co-Managing Partners at Tailwind, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Mike Elliott to the Tailwind team. With Tailwind’s deep focus on services-related business models, talent development and portfolio leadership are central to Accelerate Change, Tailwind’s value creation strategy. Mike will bring differentiated experience and skills to our portfolio companies as they continue to scale and strengthen their organizations.”
Mike Elliott, Tailwind Operating Executive, commented, “I am excited to work with the Tailwind team to focus on building Talent across its portfolio. My experience and passion for developing high-performing, collaborative senior teams is a terrific match for Tailwind’s focus on building market-leading services companies.”
About Tailwind Capital
Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm investing in business and industrial services companies. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions, and operational and strategic investments. Since inception, Tailwind has invested in 50 portfolio companies and over 155 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.tailwind.com.