TEAM Back to Team

Alexander E. Carles Managing Partner

Alex Carles joined Wellspring in 2001 and became a partner in 2007. Alex has directed the acquisition and/or divestiture of American Coin Merchandising, Vistar Corporation, Home Décor Holdings, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, Tube City IMS Corporation, Stripes Holdings, Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, National Seating & Mobility and Great Lakes Caring.

Alex focuses on the consumer, retail/restaurant and services sectors as well as directing the firm’s Healthcare investing effort. His active portfolio companies include Crosman Corporation and Help at Home. Most recently, Alex co-led the firm's stressed/distressed credit investment in Spring Capital II.

Alex was previously an investment professional at Whitney & Co. in that firm’s middle market buyout group. Prior to Whitney, he was a high yield research analyst at Lehman Brothers.

Alex graduated cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and spent a year at the London School of Economics in the General Course.