Investment Professionals
Rodney Eshelman III
PARTNER

Rodney Eshelman joined TZP Group as a TZP Growth Partners I Partner in September 2014.  Mr. Eshelman began his career in 1998 as an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division of PaineWebber, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer products and retail sectors.  In 2000, he joined JPMorgan Partners where he focused on growth equity, recapitalizations, and buyout investments in the business services, consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors.  In 2004, he joined Crystal Ridge Partners, a private equity firm that invests in Small Deals Market companies in the business services and light manufacturing sectors.  As a Founding Member and Managing Director of Crystal Ridge Partners, Rodney originated, executed, and monitored numerous control recapitalizations with founder and family owned businesses.  In 2011, he co-founded Alston Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in Small Deals Market companies in the business services and specialty manufacturing sectors.  At Alston Capital Partners, he focused on growth equity and control recapitalizations in founder and family owned businesses. 

Rodney serves on the Board of Directors of BigName Holdings, LLC d/b/a Envelopes.com, Family Entertainment Group, LLC, Library Associates Holdings, LLC, DMRS Holdings, LLC d/b/a Del Mar Recovery Solutions, The Black Tux, LLC, and FreshAddress TopCo, LLC. He also serves as a member of the TZP SC I and TZP SC II investment committees.

Rodney received his A.B. with distinction from Duke University in 1998 and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005.

Rodney can be reached at reshelman@tzpgroup.com