OUR TEAM

CHRIS PALDINO

MANAGING PARTNER

Chris is a Founding Partner of Hidden Harbor, serves on the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Committees. Chris has over sixteen years of private equity experience across a variety of industries.

 

Prior to joining Hidden Harbor, Chris was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital where he was responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, business evaluation, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. While at H.I.G., Chris led successful investments in a number of industries including business services, specialty manufacturing, transportation & logistics, general industrials, government services, and oil and gas services. 

 

Prior to joining H.I.G., Chris was a Principal at Spire Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity firm focused on business services, information services, education, and media and communications. Prior to that, Chris was a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Salomon Smith Barney where he worked on a variety of advisory assignments for companies across a wide range of industries.  

Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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