Pivotal Group has announced Anton Orlich will serve as managing director of its private equity practice. Mr. Orlich has been appointed to replace Jerry Pence, who recently left Pivotal Group to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations.
Mr. Orlich will oversee the private equity acquisition and management activities of Pivotal Group. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment transaction process, including investment sourcing and underwriting, transaction structuring and negotiation, and portfolio company board oversight.
Mr. Orlich also sits on Pivotal Group’s Investment Committee, which concentrates on Private Equity and Real Estate.
Before joining Pivotal Group, Mr. Orlich was a portfolio manager in private equity with a specialization in co-investments at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System in Sacramento, Calif. He also underwrote opportunities in direct investments, funds, separately managed accounts, and secondaries.
Mr. Orlich was one of five voting members of CalPERS’ committee for portfolio allocation, which focuses on the risk positioning of the approximately $300 billion pension.
Previously, Orlich was a strategic management consultant in the New York office of McKinsey & Company specializing in Private Equity and Valuation; a Vice President at Neuberger Berman in New York City, where he served as an Associate Portfolio Manager for equity and equity-income portfolios; and a Lead Portfolio Manager and a senior member of the Investment Committee at the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System in Phoenix.