Boston - Yellow Wood Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm, has hired Payton McVey as an Associate in Boston. He will work on identifying potential acquisition candidates, building financial models and financial analysis for due diligence, drafting investment memoranda, assisting with securing financing for transactions, and working with the operating partners and management teams to support portfolio companies. Previously, Payton was an analyst in the Consumer & Retail investment banking group at William Blair & Co. Prior to William Blair, Payton was a CPA with Deloitte & Touche. He received an Honors B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), cum laude, from The Citadel.