Cathleen Ellsworth joined alternative investment firm Lindsay Goldberg as a partner, according to a spokesman.
The position is new. Ms. Ellsworth is in charge of capital raising and investor relations at the firm.
Ms. Ellsworth comes from BlackRock, where she was a managing director, head of fundraising and investor relations, and co-head of co-investments and capital formation for its Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund.
Ms. Ellsworth joined BlackRock in 2017 when the asset manager acquired the energy infrastructure business of private equity firm First Reserve.
“Cathleen Ellsworth informed us of her decision to pursue a new opportunity after 30 years with BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Funds business (including her time at First Reserve),” BlackRock said in a statement. “We are grateful for her many contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Ryan Shockley, a managing director, who also joined BlackRock from First Reserve in 2017 is helping to oversee the investor relations team in the interim until a replacement has been appointed, BlackRock said.