WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grain Management, LLC ("Grain") announced today that Kathlika Fontes has joined the firm as Vice President, Director of Investor Relations. In this role, Ms. Fontes will be responsible for developing relationships with Limited Partners and their advisors, as well as supporting Grain's partners and investment professionals in expanding the firm's brand footprint and leading future capital development processes. Prior to joining Grain, Ms. Fontes was at StepStone Group, where she served as a lead client advisor providing private equity portfolio advisory services to a number of large institutional investors. She also focused on the firm's Small Market research vertical, leading financial evaluation of private equity fund opportunities in the Small and Lower Middle Markets. Ms. Fontes' prior experience includes strategy consulting and enterprise transformation for global technology companies at Accenture, and leadership positions at American Cancer Society, where she developed relationship management processes and systems targeting national outreach. David Grain, Founder and Managing Partner at Grain said: "Kathlika's background in private equity and strategy consulting at leading organizations will complement the firm as we deliver long-term value to our investors in the highly dynamic communications sector." Ms. Fontes graduated cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received her MBA from Columbia Business School. About Grain Management, LLC Grain is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the communications sector. Established in 2007, the firm manages capital for a number of the country's leading academic endowments and public pension funds.