Kory Kutchmarek Joins Tonka Bay

February 6th, 2012

Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC ("Tonka Bay") announced that Kory Kutchmarek has joined the firm as an investment Associate. In this role, Kutchmarek will assist in the execution of the firm's overall investment activities.

Prior to joining Tonka Bay, Kutchmarek was a manager in the Minneapolis office of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP ("E&Y"). While at E&Y, Kutchmarek worked with various sized public and private companies, primarily in the asset management and capital markets industries. He served clients in many capacities including providing audit services, assisting with equity and debt offerings, reviewing investment valuations, and regulatory reporting.

"I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to join the investment team at Tonka Bay," Kutchmarek said. "They have built a successful platform for private equity investing in the lower middle market and I look forward to contributing to their continued successes."

"Kory's broad experience in public accounting, his dedication to client service, and his high energy level make him a valuable addition to our team" said Cary Musech, Managing Principal of Tonka Bay Equity Partners. "We are pleased to welcome Kory to Tonka Bay."

Kutchmarek graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica with a B.A. in Accounting. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners

Based in Minnetonka, MN, Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in lower middle market businesses in the highly-engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2035 or visit www.tonkabayequity.com.