William J. Monagle, Jr. has become a managing director at Z Capital Partners. Since early this year, Mr. Monagle has served in a consultant capacity to the Chicago-based private equity firm. Prior to Z Capital, he was a partner and senior strategist with NEPC, with responsibility for the firm's private markets research, manager search - due diligence activities and performance monitoring efforts. In his new position with Z Capital, he will be responsible for operational and accounting due diligence for portfolio companies, board representation of portfolio companies and internal infrastructure. Z Capital specializes in making investments in distressed middle-market companies using the restructuring and/or bankruptcy process, opportunistic acquisitions and special situations.