Grain Management Announces New Addition to its Investment Committee and other Promotions
Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2021)
Grain Management, LLC (“Grain”), a leading investment firm that focuses on innovative companies, technologies, and assets in the communications sector, announced today that deal team member Jenny Zhang has been promoted to Principal and appointed as the seventh member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Ms. Zhang has 10 years of experience in the financial industry, including underwriting investments, managing strategic growth initiatives, board leadership, and driving value creation across portfolio investments.
Founder and CEO David Grain commented, “Our Firm’s edge is an amalgam of concentrated analytical rigor and unique sector insight. This talent combination is made even more meaningful by the depth and diversity of the team. Since joining the Firm two years ago, Jenny has embodied Grain’s specialized skills and strategic vision. We are delighted to recognize her growth through this appointment.”
Ms. Zhang currently serves on the boards of regional broadband services provider Ritter Communications and wireless retailer CE Workforce. Prior to joining Grain, Ms. Zhang spent eight years at Morgan Stanley where she was a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group, advising clients on M&A and strategic transactions. During her time at Morgan Stanley, she also advised clients on esoteric solutions in the Capital Markets division and helped manage capital and liquidity in the Corporate Treasury division.
In addition to Ms. Zhang, Grain made two promotions on its Investment Team, including one Vice President, Diya Berger, and one Senior Associate, Sida He. Over the last 12 months, the Firm has been committed to sourcing top talent in the communications industry, building upon an already deep bench with the addition of eight new investment professionals in 2020, advancing the Firm’s agility in identifying attractive and differentiated opportunities while capitalizing on future growth trends.
About Grain Management
Grain Management, LLC is a leading private investment firm that focuses on communications infrastructure and technology companies that connect the world to the information economy. Founded in 2007, the Firm invests exclusively in the telecommunications sector, employing a rigorous, data-based process buoyed by deep industry expertise to identify investment opportunities in key areas of communications infrastructure, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum, and cell towers. For more information visit www.graingp.com.