Guardian Capital Partners Announces 2022 Promotions

Wayne, PA – Guardian Capital Partners (“Guardian”), a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Molly Borowski to Vice President. In this role, Molly will continue to be an integral member of the investment team, working directly with senior members of the firm and its portfolio company management teams to execute and perform diligence on new investments and support the management of existing investments. Additionally, Guardian is also excited to announce the promotions of Raymond Wiacek and Ben Claytor to Senior Associate and Associate, respectively.

“Since joining our team, Molly, Ray, and Ben have meaningfully contributed to our performance and have helped build Guardian’s presence and reputation,” said Scott Evans, Managing Partner. “We are proud to recognize their contributions to Guardian and look forward to their continued growth.” Peter Haabestad, Managing Partner added, “Molly, Raymond, and Ben have taken on increasing levels of responsibility within the organization and have earned respect in the market through their dedication and teamwork.”

Prior to joining Guardian, Molly was an investment professional at both The Halifax Group and Argosy Private Equity. Molly began her career at Harris Williams & Co. and earned a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics from Pennsylvania State University where she graduated with distinction.

Raymond Wiacek joined Guardian from Rabobank where he worked in their investment banking division. Raymond earned his BS in finance from Bentley University. Ben Claytor was previously at Hancock Capital Management with the private equity and junior debt group. Ben earned his BA in economics and political science from Bucknell University.

About Guardian

Guardian Capital Partners is an operationally focused private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia with regulatory assets under management of approximately $500 million. Guardian makes control investments in lower middle market consumer products, niche manufacturing, and specialty service companies. Guardian partners with management teams to provide equity capital to fuel the growth of family-owned businesses. We believe the private equity experience and complementary skill sets of the Guardian team provide a unique combination of operating and finance capabilities resulting in certainty of execution and meaningful long-term value creation for its portfolio companies. For more information about Guardian Capital Partners, visit

Guardian Capital Partners is a Pennsylvania based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not imply a certain level of skill or training.


Peter Haabestad
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Scott Evans
Co-Founder and Managing Partner