Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has joined private equity firm Victory Park Capital as chairman of its executive board.

Lieberman retired from Congress a year ago after serving 24 years in the Senate.

"While in the U.S. Senate, I fought for policies that would allow small businesses to thrive," Lieberman said in a statement Thursday. "I look forward to a long-term partnership with Victory Park Capital that will position the firm for continued growth.”


The firm, which is based in Chicago, said Lieberman’s “political and regulatory expertise offer unique perspective and value-add to [the] firm’s existing and prospective client base.” 

Victory Park says it provides private debt and equity financing to middle-market companies. 

"I am honored to welcome Sen. Lieberman," said Brendan Carroll, partner and co-founder. "His wealth of experience will bring tremendous value and his appointment serves as a testament to the growth of our firm."

Carroll worked for Lieberman as a special assistant in his Senate office from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

Lieberman also serves as senior counsel at the law firm Kasowitz, Benson Torres & Friedman and as co-chairman of the American Enterprise Institute’s Internationalism Project.