Mr. Childress has been affiliated with Kohlberg since 2015 and was named an Operating Partner in 2021. He is currently Executive Chairman and CEO of Area Wide Protective. Previously he was the President and CEO of Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., a Kohlberg portfolio company. He is responsible for investment thesis development, company diligence and portfolio company operations management in the Infrastructure Services sector.
Prior to his affiliation with Kohlberg, Mr. Childress held various senior level management positions during his 34 year career with Osmose.