North America


Wendel opened an office in New York in 2013. Wendel North America evaluates potentially attractive investments for the Group in North American companies looking for a long-term shareholder. Wendel North America is registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Investment Advisor*.

* Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement by securities regulators and does not imply that Wendel NA has attained a certain level of skill, training, or ability.

Wendel North America 
Carnegie Hall Tower
152 West 57th Street, 55th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 557-5100

Adam Reinmann
Managing Director, CEO of Wendel North America

Adam Reinmann is a Managing Director and founding member of Wendel’s New York office, which has invested approximately $1 billion in North American opportunities since it was opened in 2013.   

Prior to joining Wendel, Adam worked at Onex Corporation, a leading North American investment firm, where he was actively involved in several successful private equtiy investments and, in 2009, joined the executive management team of Celestica, Inc. as Chief of Staff to the CEO.  Adam began his career at JPMorgan’s investment banking group in New York.

Adam has a B.S. in Management from Binghamton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.  

Board member of Crisis Prevention Institute.

Harper Mates
Harper Mates
Managing Director

Harper Mates is a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the Wendel New York office in 2015, Harper was a Vice President at MidOcean Partners, a US-based middle market private equity firm where she was responsible for investments in the business services, media and consumer services sectors.

She began her career at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking Analyst and then Citi Private Equity as an Associate. Harper holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Board member of Crisis Prevention Institute.
Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board as employee representative.

Mel Immergut
Senior Advisor
Mel is Senior Advisor in our New York office. 

Before joining Wendel in 2013, Mel served as the Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP for 18 years and was a partner in the law firm’s Corporate Department. He serves as Vice Chair of the Legal Aid Society and on the Columbia Law School Dean's Council and the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. Mel also serves as executive advisor to venture capital firm Marker LLC and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the United States European Command Advisory Panel and a former member of the United States Southern Command Advisory Panel. Mel is Vice Chairman of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and served on the Defense Business Board of the United States Department of Defense. He is a recipient of The Jewish Theological Seminary Simon H. Rifkind Award, the Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award and the Fund for Modern Courts John J. McCloy Memorial Award. Mel received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD and MBA from Columbia University.

Board member of Crisis Prevention Institute.

Jamie Fletcher

Before joining the Wendel Investment Team in 2014 as Associate, Jamie was an Associate in the merchant banking group at Macquarie Capital in New York.

Prior to Macquarie, Jamie graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Distinction.

Member of Crisis Prevention Institute audit committee. 

Kyle Hutchison

Kyle Hutchison joined the Investment Team in 2015. Prior to Wendel, Kyle worked at Moelis & Company in the Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group in Chicago. 

Kyle graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Management. He also received a Minor in French Studies.
Allison Fong
Allison Fong joined the investment team as an Associate within the New York office in September 2020. 

Prior to joining Wendel, Allison Fong worked for three years as an investment banking analyst for RBC Capital Markets in New York.

Allison holds a Bachelor in Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Andrew Razman
Andrew Razman joined Wendel in February 2019 as an Associate in the Investment Team based in New York. 

Prior to joining us, Andrew worked at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst for 3 years.

Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in New York, with a degree in Applied Economics and Management. 


Minjia Zhong
Minjia Zhong joined the investment team as an Associate within the New York office in September 2020.

Prior to joining Wendel, Minjia worked as a research Analyst for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington and Brussels. She also worked for two years as an Associate consultant for the consultancy Bain & Company in Los Angeles.

Minjia holds a B.S in Mathematical and Computational Sciences with honors in International Security Studies and a B.A in French Studies from Stanford University.

Lisa Bruh
Chief administrative officer

Wendel North America
Carnegie Hall Tower
152 West 57th Street, 55th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel. 00 1 212 557 5100
Mob. +1 732 99 61 568

Sarah Purvis