Pedro Abella Langa

Pedro Abella Langa

Pedro is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital’s Real Estate team based in Madrid with responsibility for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Spain and Portugal. Pedro has over 30 years’ experience in the Real Estate sector, and prior to joining H.I.G. he was in charge of the Spanish investment activities of Stam Europe, a Real Estate Fund Manager and Asset Manager.

Prior to joining Stam Europe, he was the Development and Commercial Director of the French Developer Nexity in Spain for 7 years. He began his career with CBRE handling different roles over a period of 13 years.

Pedro holds a diploma of Estates Management from the Alcalá de Henares University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He also serves on a number of boards. Pedro speaks Spanish, English and French.

Jens Alsleben

Jens Alsleben

Jens Alsleben, Managing Director, Germany. Prior to joining H.I.G., Jens was a Managing Director with Strategic Value Partners in Frankfurt, a multi-billion dollar firm focusing on distressed opportunities, including restructurings, insolvencies, and debt for equity transactions.

Prior to that, he was the CFO for a leading European embedded software company. Jens began his business career at Deutsche Bank, where he spent ten years in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Jens served 8 years as an officer in the German Airforce (1st Lieutenant).

Jens received an MBA from the University of Federal Armed Forces (Hamburg, Germany) and Ashridge Business College (London, UK).

Luciano Anzanello

Luciano Anzanello

Luciano Anzanello is a Principal in our Milan office. Prior to joining H.I.G., Luciano spent more than twelve years in the mergers and acquisitions industry, both as advisor and investor.

As partner at Atlantis Partners in Milan, the leading independent institutional investment firm focused on Italian mid-size companies in Special Situations, Luciano focused on investments in Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Media and Green Energy companies.

Before that, Luciano was a manager with H&C in Milan, an industrial family office, where he completed several investments in a broad range of sectors and situations, including start-ups, buyouts and restructurings. Previously, Luciano worked in Camuzzi Group, a multinational utility company.

Luciano graduated in Economy of International Commerce and Currency Market from University of Trieste.

Stuart Aronson

Stuart Aronson

Stuart joined H.I.G. Capital in 2016 as the Group Head of WhiteHorse Capital’s U.S. Direct Lending Platform to build and broaden the range of customized debt solutions provided to Non-Sponsor and Sponsor borrowers in the middle market.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Stuart served as the President and CEO of GE Sponsor Finance (GSF) and was an Officer of the General Electric Company. GSF was the leading provider of debt financing to the US Sponsor Middle Market. Stuart also served on the Board of the Peacock Equity Fund, a mid to late stage venture capital fund that was a Joint Venture between GE Capital and NBC Universal. Prior to GSF, Stuart ran the Commercial and Industrial platform for GE Structured Finance Group (“C&I”). C&I provided structured debt and equity solutions to borrowers in the US, Europe and Asia. Previously, Stuart worked in the GE Capital Markets Group Inc. where he was promoted to Leader of all domestic Product Execution including Syndications, Private Placements, Securitization and Trade Finance. Stuart began his career in the Syndications group of Chemical Bank.

Stuart received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1987 and graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1985. He serves on the Board of Kids in Crisis in Greenwich CT.

Tuna Atay

Tuna Atay

Tuna is a Director of H.I.G. Realty Partners based in London. He is responsible for originating, structuring and executing real estate transactions across Europe.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Tuna was at Brookland Partners focusing on real estate debt and CMBS restructurings. Previously, Tuna worked at Lehman Brothers in their Global Real Estate Group with a focus on real estate backed transactions. During this time, he structured and executed UK and pan-European CMBS deals with total issuance in excess of €3 billion and he also focused on distribution of Lehman’s European real estate debt products.

Tuna holds an MPhil degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College.

Juan Barnechea

Juan Barnechea

Juan Barnechea, Principal, Spain. Juan focuses on growth, LBO and special situations investments in the Iberian Peninsula. Before joining H.I.G., he was a Managing Director at The Riverside Company, a leading Global mid-market private equity firm. During his 5-year tenure at Riverside, he led the firm’s pan-European Origination team, directly sourced transactions in Spain, Portugal and Italy and managed the relationship with pan-European lenders. Previously, he was a Director and Head of corporate markets at Lloyds TSB Bank where he led the team responsible for originating and executing lending, structured and project finance transactions with Spanish companies.

Juan speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese. He has a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a HND in international Business from Leeds Metropolitan University and he completed an executive leadership development program at IMD Business School, Switzerland.

Antoine Baudesson

Antoine Baudesson

Antoine Baudesson, Director, Paris. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2013, Antoine worked as an Investment Manager in the private equity arm of the Quilvest Group in London and in Paris, where he notably participated in the analysis, structuring and monitoring of various direct transactions in Europe, the Middle-East and Mexico. He was also involved in the Fund of Funds activity of the Quilvest Group with coverage of the French territory.

Antoine graduated with an MSc from HEC, Paris and with a CEMS Master in International Management from the Copenhagen Business School.

Adam Belfer

Adam Belfer

Adam Belfer joined H.I.G. in 2007 and is a Vice President of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Adam is located in the Los Angeles office and is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution.

Adam has twelve years of real estate experience. Prior to H.I.G., Adam was in the real estate leveraged finance group of Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities) in Charlotte, NC. While at Wachovia, Adam focused on the origination and execution of $6 billion in private and publicly-traded homebuilder and syndicated development financing.

Adam graduated with a B.B.A. in finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Anthony Bellau

Anthony Bellau

Anthony Bellau is a Director with H.I.G. in London, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Anthony worked at August Equity, a UK mid-market private equity fund where he focused on investments in the healthcare, education and business services sectors. Anthony has previous experience in 3i’s Growth Capital team and was a management consultant with Bain & Co. He also originally qualified as a corporate lawyer with Clifford Chance.

Anthony graduated from St. John’s College, Cambridge with First Class Honours (MA) in Law.

Jaime Bergel

Jaime Bergel

Jaime Bergel, Managing Director, Spain. Prior to joining H.I.G., Jaime was the Founder and Chairman of Gala Capital, a private equity firm named as a "top three Private Equity house in Spain" by Private Equity Investor Magazine.

Prior to founding Gala Capital in 2004, Jaime was Country Chairman of Merrill Lynch for Spain and Portugal and headed the largest investment banking operation and broker-dealer in the Iberian Peninsula with over 300 professionals. Before Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Jaime has served on several Boards of public and non-public companies, including the Madrid Stock Exchange, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited.

Jaime received an MBA from Northwestern University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas.

Douglas Berman

Douglas Berman

Mr. Berman joined H.I.G. Capital in 1996, and has served as an Executive Managing Director since 2007. He oversees H.I.G.'s Lower Middle Market buyout team, including all of the day-to-day activities of H.I.G. Capital Partners V, L.P. and its predecessor funds. Before assuming responsibility for the Lower Middle Market team in 2007, Mr. Berman led the acquisition of more than 30 businesses for H.I.G. Capital.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Mr. Berman was a Consultant at Bain & Company, one of the world's most successful management consulting firms. While at Bain, he managed a variety of projects for Fortune 1000 clients, developing expertise in manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services.

Mr. Berman holds a BA degree with Honors in Economics from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Bernier

Mark Bernier

Mark Bernier is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. Mark is responsible for sourcing and structuring middle market financings, including senior loans, unitranche, second lien, mezzanine and structured equity for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. He has over 20 years of leverage finance experience across a broad range of sectors including telecom, software, media, tech enabled, internet and business services.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Mark worked at GE Capital for 18 years where he held various leadership roles in risk and originations within GE Capital’s U.S. and European businesses. He last served as a Senior Managing Director and Group Head of GE Capital’s Telecom and Technology business where he and his team sourced and structured cash flow debt transactions for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored deals. Prior to GE Capital, he spent four years at Fleet Bank in its Media and Communications Finance Group where he completed Fleet’s Financial Management and Credit Training Programs.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.

Wolfgang Biedermann

Wolfgang Biedermann

Wolfgang Biedermann, Managing Director, leads H.I.G.'s private equity team in Europe and is the firm's German country head. Wolfgang, a German national, was prior to H.I.G. the CEO of Pricap Venture Partners, an investment firm he co-founded in 2000 focused on small buyouts and growth capital investments in Germany.

Previously, he was a Managing Director of Thomas J.C. Matzen GMBH, a small cap buyout firm founded by Thomas Matzen who built Schroders (today Permira) in Germany. Before that, he was with Schroders Private Equity in Germany and BCG in Germany for three years.

Wolfgang earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and speaks English, German, Italian, and French.

John Black

John Black

John is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Growth Partners. Since joining in 1996, John has led or had a significant role in more than forty H.I.G. investments in technology, media, healthcare, consumer oriented, and business service companies. His investments have supported management in the development and implementation of their growth strategies in a wide range of transaction dynamics including owner-operated/family business recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, take-private transactions, consolidations and minority growth equity investments. John is responsible for H.I.G.'s U.S. Growth Equity business.

Prior to H.I.G., John was a senior professional with several leading firms working with lower middle market businesses to identify and implement operational initiatives to enable the businesses to realize their full growth potential. John has held several executive level management positions including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. John began his career in the Corporate Finance Group at Ernst & Young.

John received his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics - Economics from Harvard University.

Jeff Bohl

Jeff Bohl

Jeff is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital's San Francisco office, where he focuses on making LBO investments in growth-oriented companies across a range of industries. Jeff has responsibility for all aspects of the investment process, and sits on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Jeff has more than fifteen years of experience in private equity and M&A. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2006, Jeff worked for JPMorgan and Wells Fargo Securities, where he advised small, high-growth companies on M&A transactions, capital raises and other strategic initiatives. Jeff also has operating experience with Salesforce.com and Baxter Healthcare.

Jeff earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, in business and psychology from the University of Colorado.

John Bolduc

John Bolduc

John is an Executive Managing Director of H.I.G., having joined the firm in 1993. He is responsible for leading H.I.G.’s Credit Platform, which manages approximately $9 billion of capital across multiple investment funds.

John has more than 25 years of experience focused on credit investments, including primary loans and distressed debt, as well as private equity investments. He currently serves on the board of several privately held companies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 1993, he was at the management-consulting firm of Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm, where he directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Bain & Company, he worked for three years as the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE), a specialty chemical company.

John is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Kenneth Borton

Kenneth Borton

Kenneth Borton is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in London, with a focus on primary lending in the U.K. Mr. Borton has over seventeen years of experience in direct lending, investment banking, structured finance and special situations. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, he was a Managing Director at Citi with responsibility for the Credit Opportunities business in EMEA, managing over $500 million of direct lending transactions across sectors and throughout the region.

Mr. Borton received a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol. After university, Mr. Borton spent 6 years as an infantry officer in the British Army.

Olivier Boyadjian

Olivier Boyadjian

Olivier Boyadjian, Managing Director, France. Olivier heads up H.I.G.'s team in France. Prior to joining H.I.G., Olivier was the head of the investment team at CDC Capital Investissement, managing a fund of € 700 Million. At CDC, he led a number of successful private equity investments in France.

Prior to that, Olivier was the managing director of leverage finance for Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in France, where he led a significant number of financings for private equity transactions.

Following a business school degree (ISG), Olivier has earned a MA degree in business from Lyon University and subsequently received a MA degree in corporate law.

Baptiste Boye-Møller

Baptiste Boye-Møller

Baptiste Boye-Møller is a Director of H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is located in H.I.G.’s London office and focuses on equity and credit investment opportunities in all major classes of real estate, including hotels.

Before joining H.I.G., Baptiste was an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank in its Real Estate, Leisure and Lodging Group where he worked on a wide range of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions in the UK and Continental Europe. Prior to UBS, Baptiste was an Associate at Jefferies & Co. in its investment banking division.

Baptiste received a Bachelor of Laws and a Master’s Degree in Corporate & Commercial Law both from the University of Paris Pantheon-Assas (Paris II).

Christian Brennan

Christian Brennan

Christian is a Principal in Bayside Capital's Boston office, where he focuses on credit investments for Bayside's distressed funds. Christian is involved in all aspects of the investment process and specifically focuses on the sourcing and trading of distressed securities.

Christian has over 18 years of industry experience in credit investing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Christian worked for Newstar Capital and FOC Partners where he was a senior member of the credit investment team that managed alternative strategies and a CLO platform.

Christian earned a B.A from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Sean Britain

Sean Britain

Sean is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. Sean has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of directors of several portfolio companies.

Sean has over 15 years of private equity and special situations investing experience across a broad range of industries including business services, retail and consumer, building products, and education. Before joining Bayside, Sean was a Principal at Apax Partners, a global private equity firm. He began his private equity career at Saunders Karp & Megrue, a middle market U.S. private equity firm. Prior to Saunders Karp, Sean worked as an investment banker in the financial sponsors and leveraged finance groups of First Union Securities.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Ruth Brophy

Ruth Brophy

Ruth Brophy is H.I.G. Capital’s Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. She is responsible for the firm’s accounting, tax, administration, information technology and office site operations worldwide. Ruth has been with H.I.G. since 2004.

Prior to working at H.I.G., Ruth was Senior Vice President and CFO for an international publishing company for twelve years. Previously, for ten years, Ruth worked as an audit and consulting senior manager for Arthur Andersen, a global public accounting and consulting firm, servicing Fortune 500 and middle market companies.

Ruth is a licensed CPA and a graduate of Fairfield University with an M.S. Finance and B.S. Accounting and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. She has served as an alumni member of the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business Advisory Council,

Ruth is currently an active member of the Private Equity CFO Association, National Association of Corporate Directors, International Women’s Forum and on the Advisory Council for the Women's Executive Leadership organization.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew is a Principal at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Los Angeles, Matthew is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Matthew has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Western United States. Matthew has significant experience executing complex transactions and financings across a wide variety of sectors, including business services, healthcare, industrials, technology, energy, environmental services, food and consumer.

Matthew has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing. He has held positions with UnionBanCal Equities, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Jefferies & Company, and Imperial Capital.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Craig Burson

Craig Burson

As a Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, Craig has invested in a broad number of industries including consumer, information technology, industrial and healthcare. Craig focuses his investments on businesses that have the ability to change the status quo of their industry through transforming technologies and services. Current investments include: Cocona (37.5), FrameMax, HexaTech, HyperBranch Medical Technology, Integrity Nutraceuticals, LuLu’s and Nexidia. He previously invested in Calix (CALX), CYA Technologies (acquired by enChoice), eMedicine (acquired by WebMD), Ideal Image (acquired by Steiner Leisure Limited STNR), Oncogenex (OGXI), Optellios (acquired by Senstar), OptXcon (acquired by Optical Solutions), Optical Solutions (acquired by Calix) and Savvion (acquired by Progress Software).

Prior to joining H.I.G., Craig was a member of Raymond James & Associates technology investment banking practice where he was active in public offerings, private placements and mergers & acquisitions. In addition, Craig worked for the Boston Consulting Group doing analysis in a number of different industry segments. Prior to the Boston Consulting Group, Craig held management positions in engineering, sales, marketing and new business development with the Dow Chemical Company. His focus at Dow Chemical was on the healthcare, semiconductor, water treatment, mining and oil & gas industries. Craig also served as business development leader at Schlumberger where he was involved in advanced oil and gas well treatment technologies and Mobil Oil, where he worked as an engineer on the Parachute, CO oil shale project. He also spent some time working in the trenches as a roust-a-bout for Phillips Petroleum. Additionally, he is the founder of Aqua Molecular Inc., a firm that provided advanced water purification technologies to the industrial and consumer markets.

Craig earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Jay Carvell

Jay Carvell

Jay is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Jay was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Jay was with Highland Capital Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jay earned both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Javier Casillas

Javier Casillas

Javier is a Managing Director with WhiteHorse Capital. Since joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2006, Javier has worked on a wide range of investments, including recapitalizations, debt purchases, and most recently original issue loans. Javier has been particularly active in sourcing, structuring, and monitoring middle market credit investments across several industries, including healthcare, business services, and specialty finance.

Javier has over fifteen years of experience in investment banking and principal investing. He began his career with JP Morgan's M&A team, and previous to WhiteHorse Capital worked with ING, developing new financing products for companies in Mexico. At WhiteHorse Capital, Javier has played a leading role in the firm’s expansion into original issue credit.

Javier received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Enrique Castillo

Enrique Castillo

Mr. Castillo is a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital and leads H.I.G.’s office in Mexico. He has over 13 years of private equity experience sourcing and executing investment opportunities, as well as operational experience managing and leading portfolio companies. Before joining H.I.G., Mr. Castillo was a Managing Partner at Nexxus Capital, a leading Mexico focused private equity firm where he led investments in healthcare, financial services, retail, education and real estate. Mr. Castillo also previously founded Ictus Capital, a boutique private equity and advisory firm.

Mr. Castillo has served on the board of directors of several companies including Crédito Real (CREAL*), Olab Diagnósticos Médicos, Harmon Hall and Modatelas. He also served as member of the investment committee of Infonavit´s Housing Savings Fund. Mr. Castillo received an MBA from INSEAD and graduated with academic excellence from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Marcelo Cecchetto

Marcelo Cecchetto

Mr. Marcelo Cecchetto has over six years of private equity experience in Brazil. Previously, Mr. Cecchetto worked at Group Icatu, a leading Brazilian family office, in the Illiquid Strategies Group. There he was responsible for monitoring private equity investments such as Mabel Alimentos, Mineração Caraíba, Grupo ABC and Icatu Seguros. He has also been responsible for successful investments and divestments in various industries such as real estate, media, fast food, healthcare and insurance services. Currently, he is on the boards of Cel-Lep Idiomas and Creme Mel Sorvetes.

Mr. Cecchetto is a CFA Charterholder and holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Born in Brazil, he is fluent in both Portuguese and English.

Anthony Chambers

Anthony Chambers

Anthony is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital's Miami office, where he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction execution and implementation of post-closing operating initiatives. Anthony has private equity investing experience across a range of industries including healthcare, oil and gas and business services.

Anthony has more than a decade of experience in private equity and M&A. Prior to re-joining H.I.G. Capital in 2017, Anthony worked for Thompson Street Capital Partners. Anthony began his career in the investment banking group at Bank of America.

Anthony earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, with a focus on premedical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Sanjoy Chattopadhyay

Sanjoy Chattopadhyay

Sanjoy is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Bayside Capital based in London. He joined the firm in 2013 and is responsible for investing and monitoring real estate investments across Europe.

Sanjoy has 16 years of experience in real estate as an investor, a workout professional, and an investment banker. He has invested in direct real estate and non-performing loans in all real estate sectors plus hotels. He was most recently responsible for special situations investing at Benson Elliot, a real estate opportunity fund. Prior to that, Sanjoy spent six years at Morgan Stanley’s real estate fund (MSREF) as Vice-President. Sanjoy started his career at Merrill Lynch in the investment banking group.

Sanjoy holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Electronic Engineering (Gold Medal) from Imperial College, London.

Jackson Craig

Jackson Craig

Jackson is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing growth strategies. Jackson brings over fourteen years of experience in private equity investing into this capacity.

Before joining Bayside, Jackson spent ten years with DDJ Capital Management, LLC, a leading middle market high yield debt and private equity firm. While at DDJ, he co-managed the private equity strategy and led investments across a number of sectors. Jackson also sat on the Board of Directors of several DDJ portfolio companies. Prior to DDJ, Jackson worked with Morgan Stanley as a research analyst on the special situations trading desk.

Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Darryl Cregg

Darryl Cregg

Darryl is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in Miami. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight. Darryl has investing experience across a wide range of industries, including business services, consumer, industrials, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Bayside, Darryl worked in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners and began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Credit Suisse.

Darryl earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan.

Riccardo Dallolio

Riccardo Dallolio

Riccardo is Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Realty Partners in Europe. He is located in H.I.G.'s London office and is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and oversight of the European portfolio.

With over 19 years in the real estate industry, Riccardo has extensive investment and transactional experience across a number of jurisdictions in Europe. Prior to H.I.G. Capital, he was at AXA RE, where he was Head of Alternatives and Special Situations. During his time at AXA RE, he also held the position of Head of Transaction Europe and Head of Asset Management and Transactions in France. Prior to AXA RE, Riccardo worked at Grove International Partners, and before that in the JPMorgan Partners Real Estate Group in London.

Riccardo holds an MSC in Finance from Bocconi University and studied at The Wharton School of Business.

Aaron Davidson

Aaron Davidson

Mr. Davidson is Co-head and Managing Director of H.I.G. BioHealth Partners where he focuses on investment opportunities in the life sciences sector. He began his career with Eli Lilly and Company, where he spent a decade in various management roles in the United States and Canada including business development, strategic planning, market research and financial planning. Mr. Davidson currently serves on the boards of HyperBranch Medical Technology and Intact Vascular and Nutrinia Limited. He represented H.I.G. as a board member in several successful companies including: Alder Biopharmaceuticals (public), Forsight Vision5 (acquired), Gemin X Pharmaceuticals (acquired), Novadaq Technologies (public), and Salmedix (acquired).

Mr. Davidson earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from McGill University.

José María de León

José María de León

José Mª de León is a Director of H.I.G. Capital based in Spain. José focuses on growth, LBO and special situations investments in the Iberian Peninsula.

Before joining H.I.G., he worked at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid-Market Private Equity firm, completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries and situations.

José Mª holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

Borja de Parias

Borja de Parias

Borja de Parias, Director, Spain. Before joining H.I.G. in 2012, Borja worked at Houlihan Lokey (Special Situations team) covering the Iberian market and completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries. Borja began his career at Morgan Stanley in London.

Borja graduated from ICADE (Madrid) and Northeastern University (Boston) in International Business.

Daniel DeFazio

Daniel DeFazio

Daniel R. DeFazio is a Finance Director for H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2010, Daniel has been responsible for all of the finance, accounting and administrative functions associated with the H.I.G. Realty Partners Fund. Daniel is located in H.I.G.'s New York office.

Prior to H.I.G., Daniel was a partner at Richards Capital and Associates where he consulted to small and medium sized businesses on their capital raising and restructuring initiatives. Daniel has over 28 years of experience in various financial and accounting functions within organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pitney Bowes, Xerox and NASDAQ registered company Velocity Express, where he was the Chief Financial Officer.

Daniel holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Ithaca College and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut.

Emeric Déramaux

Emeric Déramaux

Emeric Déramaux is a Director of H.I.G. based in the Paris office. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2016, he worked as a Principal in the private equity team of the strategy consulting firm Roland Berger. Previously, Emeric was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris and New York.

Emeric graduated with an MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe Business School (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).

Kristen Distasio

Kristen Distasio

Kristen DiStasio leads the firm's recruiting efforts and brings over 15 years of experience in the talent acquisition field. Based in the New York office, she is responsible for overseeing full life-cycle recruiting for both experienced investment professionals as well as MBA and pre-MBA recruiting. In addition, Kristen is involved in the search process for operating executives across multiple portfolio companies and manages multiple search firm relationships.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Kristen was an independent search consultant and placed several senior executives at Pitney Bowes as part of their Strategic Transformation Initiative. Previously, Kristen ran recruiting at Silver Point Capital, a credit-oriented, multi-strategy hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to Silver Point, Kristen was a Senior Manager of Recruiting at McKinsey & Company. Kristen began her career in executive search with boutique search firms Norman Broadbent International and Christian & Timbers.

Kristen received her B.A. in English Literature from Western Connecticut State University.

Amar Doshi

Amar Doshi

Amar is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office, where he focuses on making LBO investments in the consumer, retail, and food & beverage sectors. Amar is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing and portfolio management.

Amar has more than a decade of experience in investing and M&A in a broad range of industries including consumer, retail, food & beverage, chemicals, automotive, distribution, and general industrials. Prior to joining H.I.G., Amar was a private equity investor at Centerbridge Partners and Bain Capital. Amar began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Amar earned an undergraduate engineering degree from Columbia University and completed his M.B.A. at The Wharton School.

Daniel Dubé

Daniel Dubé

Dan is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions on the West Coast.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Dan was a Director with THL Credit where he spent over seven years in the Los Angeles office focused on sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions on the West Coast. Prior to THL Credit, Dan worked with Macquarie Capital Funds in NY, and he began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Communications and Media Group at Lehman Brothers in NY.

Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Sam Eisner

Sam Eisner

Sam Eisner is a Vice President of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2012, Sam has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has over six years of experience in real estate investing. Sam is located in H.I.G.'s New York office.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Sam worked at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, an investment arm of Prudential Financial that originates first mortgage debt secured by all property types across the United States.

Sam graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics and a minor in Urban Real Estate and Development from the Wharton School.

Graham Emmett

Graham Emmett

Graham is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital’s Real Estate team, based in the London office. He is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and oversight of the European portfolio with a focus on credit investments.

With over 25 years in a variety of real estate sector roles, Graham has extensive investment and transactional experience in all parts of the capital structure. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was an Investment Partner in the Real Estate division of Cheyne Capital, where he also was the lead portfolio manager of its listed real estate debt vehicle. Prior to Cheyne, he was a Partner at ICG Longbow, a leading London based real estate lender, and served as Head of Lending and Corporate Finance on the Executive management team of the National Asset Management Agency (or NAMA, Ireland’s “Bad Bank”). Earlier in his career, Emmett was a member of Goldman Sach’s Special Situations Group, where he was head of the European Mezzanine debt investments team, and Finance Director of Delancey Estate plc.

Graham holds a BSc Honours degree in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University.

William Feeser

William Feeser

William "Bill" Feeser is Director of Construction for H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2009, Bill has been responsible for all major construction projects, which have included residential renovations and commercial tenant improvements, as well as other asset management responsibilities across the investment portfolio.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Bill was a Vice President of Asset Management at Onex, a publicly traded full-service Canadian real estate firm, where he was responsible for managing third-party construction of a $750mm mixed-use development in New York City. Bill has over 10 years of experience in construction and project management.

Bill holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. from Widener University.

Rodrigo Feitosa

Rodrigo Feitosa

Rodrigo is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital´s Rio de Janeiro office. Rodrigo is responsible for investment sourcing, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company value creation. Since joining H.I.G. Capital, Rodrigo led the investments and serves on the board of directors of Grupo NZN and Selfit Academias.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rodrigo founded two start-ups: Agroshop and Favvi, where he acted as CFO/COO and co-CEO respectively. Before that, Rodrigo worked for 5 years as a private equity professional in Patria Investimentos, where he led or participated in more than 15 transactions, including the investment of Tivit, Zatix and Bioritmo. Before Patria, Rodrigo worked as a management associate at Citibank in the Corporate and Investment Banking division.

Rodrigo has a B.A. in Business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP-FGV) with an extension from Vysoka Skola Ekonomicka of Prague, a B.A. in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and an M.B.A. from INSEAD (Singapore/France). Born in Brazil, Rodrigo is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Shaun Fitzgibbon

Shaun Fitzgibbon

Shaun is a Principal working in Boston and focusing on H.I.G. Capital's U.S. LBO business. He joined H.I.G. in 2008 and is responsible for all key aspects of the private investment transaction process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Shaun has private equity investing experience across a wide range of industries including business services, manufacturing, and consumer products. He currently serves on the board of a number of H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Shaun was with Landmark Growth Capital Partners, a private equity fund focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in business services, manufacturing and consumer companies. At Landmark, he was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and assisting management with growth initiatives across several portfolio companies. He joined Landmark Growth Capital at the fund’s inception and participated in the first thirteen transactions, participating in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, diligence and management. Shaun began his career as a consultant with Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting based in Boston, MA.

Shaun earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth as an Edward Tuck Scholar with high distinction and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College, magna cum laude. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Valerio Forte

Valerio Forte

Valerio joined H.I.G. Capital in 2007 as the firm’s Head of Business Development. He currently leads the firm’s main transaction sourcing team.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Valerio was a consultant with Genesis Consulting, a risk management consulting firm where he responsible for marketing to European financial institutions and provided risk management consulting. Prior to Genesis, Valerio spent 13 years in investment banking with Calyon S.A. and UBS AG in London, Zurich and New York working in acquisition related banking. In his last role, he was Head of Loan Sales for Calyon’s European lending business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Valerio received his M.A. in Finance and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. and earned a B.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Jonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox

Jon is a Principal based in H.I.G.'s Miami office. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has been responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. Jon has led investments in a number of industries including food, retail / consumer products, oil and gas services, and manufacturing. He currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Jon was with Bain & Company, a leading management and strategy consulting firm. While at Bain, Jon advised a number of Fortune 100 and Private Equity clients across a range of industries including consumer products, healthcare, and manufacturing. Representative engagements included revenue growth initiatives, cost savings programs, and acquisition analysis. Prior to Bain, Jon worked at Hewlett-Packard and the Mitchell Madison Group.

Jon earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kyle Fox

Kyle Fox

Kyle Fox is the Global Head of Capital Markets for H.I.G. Capital and is responsible for sourcing financings and other capital structure alternatives across the firm’s investment strategies at the fund level. She manages and cultivates capital market relationships across a broad array of institutions including corporate and investment banks, funds, and institutional investors.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Kyle held various roles in banking including securitisation and relationship management at Deutsche Bank and Lloyds. She also has experience in principle investing and providing advisory services for middle market and distressed assets.

She earned her MBA at the University of Fordham Gabelli School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Felipe Franco

Felipe Franco

Felipe Franco has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Consulting, and Operations. Before joining H.I.G. Brazil in 2017, he was the CEO of Cel Lep Idiomas for four years. Earlier in his career, he was IT and SSC Vice President at Anheuser-Busch Inbev in Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for the implementation of a Shared Services Center for Eastern Europe based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Prior to that, Felipe worked in Stern Stewart implementing value-based management in some of the leading companies in Brazil and Argentina and monitoring the privatization of Brazil’s electric and telecommunications sectors by Unibanco.

Felipe has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is also a graduate of Fundação Getulio Vargas de São Paulo (EAESP/FGV) with a Bachelor in Business Management. Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Andrew Freeman

Andrew Freeman

Andy is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital's San Francisco office. Andy has over 15 years of middle-market private equity investment experience. At H.I.G., Andy is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-investment strategy development and value-creation execution, with a focus on investment opportunities in the food and agribusiness sectors.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Andy was a Partner at Paine & Partners, where he focused on originating and harvesting investments in the food, agribusiness, energy and industrial sectors. He most recently served on the boards of Scanbio Marine Group, WireCo WorldGroup, Capital Z Asset Management, Eurodrip S.A. and R360 Environmental Solutions. Previously, Andy was a Senior Associate with Fremont Partners, a middle market private equity firm in San Francisco, and an Associate with Westbrook Partners, a real estate investment firm located in New York.

Andy earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Cum Laude, and earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher

Mike is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital’s Miami office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and executing post-closing growth and operational strategies. Mike has private equity investing experience across a wide range of industries including healthcare, business services, consumer and industrials.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2013, Mike worked at Apax Partners, a leading private equity firm, and at Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, where he led a variety of strategic initiatives. Mike was also a member of the Global Industrial Group at the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers.

Mike earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University.

Mihai Gavriloiu

Mihai Gavriloiu

Mihai is a Director of H.I.G. Realty Partners in the London office. Mihai is focused on European NPLs and real estate special situations, involving all aspects of the investment process from origination and negotiation to structuring and execution. He is also responsible for investing and monitoring real estate investments across Europe including France.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Realty Partners, Mihai worked for Moelis & Company, a global investment bank, where he focused on corporate restructuring advisory. Previously, Mihai was in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of BNP Paribas in London concentrating on corporate restructurings. Mihai started his career as an auditor working for Deloitte in France.

Mihai is a graduate of EM Lyon Business School and of Paris-Sorbonne University.

Natale Giostra

Natale Giostra

Natale is a Director of H.I.G. Realty based in London. He has more than fifteen years of real estate credit experience, employing both senior and mezzanine strategies across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes across Europe. At H.I.G., he is responsible for investment origination and transaction structuring of European credit investments.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Natale was the Head of Funding of CNM Estates, a commercial and residential London-focus developer, responsible for arranging and structuring development and investment credit facilities. Prior to CNM, he was the Head of Real Estate Finance department at Gatehouse Bank (a leading London based real estate lender majority owned by The Kuwait Investment Authority), where he was responsible for originating and structuring credit investment opportunities in Europe. Natale was also a member of both Credit and Investment Committees of the bank. Previously, he spent almost ten years at CBRE in various offices (London, Madrid, Amsterdam and New York) where lately as European Head of the Debt & Structured Finance department, he was responsible for arranging and structuring credit investment opportunities across Europe. Earlier in his career, Natale was part of the NPLs portfolio management team of Goldman Sach’s Special Situations Group in Italy.

Natale holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and studied (exchange programme) at National University of Singapore. He also holds a postgraduate CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) a joint degree delivered by CEMS Academic Members.

Seth Goldberg

Seth Goldberg

Seth is a Principal of Bayside Capital and is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, financing and portfolio company oversight.

Seth has over eight years of investing experience across a broad range of industries, including defense and government services, homebuilding and education. Before joining Bayside, he was with GSC Group, a special situations and private equity investment firm focused on the middle-market. He began his career in the Natural Resources group at Lehman Brothers. Seth has served on the board of several portfolio companies and currently serves on the boards of DiscoverReady and Pendum.

Seth received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Samuel Goldworm

Samuel Goldworm

Sam is a Principal of WhiteHorse Capital based in New York. Sam is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Sam has over eleven years of credit investing experience in a broad range of industries, including media, telecommunications, business services, retail, industrial, and specialty finance. Before joining WhiteHorse Capital, Sam was a Vice President with Cerberus Capital Management. In this role, he was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of private debt investments. Prior to Cerberus, Sam worked in the leverage finance and mergers & acquisitions groups at Salomon Brothers.

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Denison University and a dual M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Peter Gudwin

Peter Gudwin

Pete is a Principal in the New York office of H.I.G. Capital. Pete has more than ten years of private equity experience working with middle market companies. He is responsible for sourcing and executing transactions as well as working with portfolio companies and their management teams to improve growth and profitability.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Pete was with J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, where he served as a director on the boards of portfolio companies in the consumer products, restaurant, business services and industrial manufacturing sectors. Previously, he was with Heartland Industrial Partners and, prior to that, was with The Blackstone Group.

Pete received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

Manuel Guerrero

Manuel Guerrero

Manuel Guerrero is a Director of Bayside in the Madrid office. He focuses on Spanish and Portuguese special situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process including origination, structuring and monitoring portfolio investments.

Manuel has over 12 years of corporate banking experience, focused on debt restructuring and project finance across various industries. Before joining Bayside, Manuel worked at Barclays as deputy head of the restructuring team and also worked for the structured finance team. Prior to Barclays he worked at Deutsche Bank in the corporate banking team.

Manuel holds a holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Executive M.B.A. from IESE Business School.

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. Pankaj is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. He has over eighteen years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services.

Before joining WhiteHorse, Pankaj was a Managing Director with American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS), a middle-market investment firm. While at ACAS, he was a co-head of the debt investment business. Pankaj also sat on the Board of Directors of several ACAS portfolio companies. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm with $5 billion under management. As a Senior Vice President with Audax, Mr. Gupta was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of mezzanine investments. Prior to Audax, Mr. Gupta was an Associate in the Private Equity group of Whitney & Co, and prior to Whitney, he was an Analyst in the High Yield and Merchant Banking Group of CIBC World Markets.

Pankaj received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Matthew Hankins

Matthew Hankins

Matt is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital's San Francisco office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. Matt has more than ten years of experience investing in and advising middle market companies and has executed transactions in several industries including infrastructure services, E-commerce services, healthcare services, financial services, technology, and business services.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Matt worked in middle market private equity as a Principal with Sterling Partners. Prior to that Matt co-founded Metropolitan Capital Bank. Matt began his career in strategy roles with J.P. Morgan and Accenture.

Matt received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from The University of Michigan College of Engineering and his M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a member of the board of the Academy for Global Citizenship, a Public Charter School that helps develop and educate economically underprivileged children.

Carl Harring

Carl Harring

Carl Harring, Managing Director, U.K. A Swedish national, Carl has more than 17 years of private equity experience, having completed transactions ranging from LBOs to restructurings and credit investments across industry sectors, with a particular focus on technology enabled services. Carl heads the UK office and is responsible for investments in the UK, Benelux and the Nordics.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Carl held senior positions at HgCapital and Apax Partners, where he led several successful investments across Europe. Before that, he worked as a Strategy Consultant in London for Marakon Associates.

Carl received a Graduate Diploma in Business and Strategy from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Molecular Medicine and a BSc in Molecular Biology from University of Lund, Sweden.

Abbas Hasan

Abbas Hasan

Abbas is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in New York. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including transaction sourcing, structuring, financing and portfolio company oversight. Abbas has more than ten years of private equity and special situations investing experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, media, business services and general industrials.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Abbas was a Principal of Corporate Partners LLC, a NY-based middle market private equity firm affiliated with Lazard Freres & Co. He began his career as a private equity professional with American Capital.

Abbas received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar, and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Louis-Matthieu Heck

Louis-Matthieu Heck

Louis-Matthieu Heck is a Managing Director of H.I.G. and focuses on the French WhiteHorse activities of the firm.

Louis-Matthieu has over twenty years of banking and structured finance experience across Europe. Louis-Matthieu is an acquisition finance specialist, having spent 15 years in the LBO market and arranged over 30 mid & large cap transactions. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Louis-Matthieu was Head of the Acquisition Finance team of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG in France.

Previously, Louis-Matthieu was a Director in the Leveraged Finance Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris and an Assistant Vice President in the European leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch in London. He has also worked in the telecom finance and loan syndication teams of Bank of America in London, in the corporate banking team of Sanwa Bank in Paris and for Credit Lyonnais in Copenhagen.

Louis-Matthieu holds a management degree from EM Lyon, a masters in finance from IEP Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

David Hirschberg

David Hirschberg

David Hirschberg is a Managing Director and Co-Head of H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is located in H.I.G.'s New York office and is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and oversight of the portfolio.

Before joining H.I.G., David spent seven years as a Managing Partner at Coventry Real Estate Advisors, an institutional investment fund manager that has acquired over $2.5 billion of real estate assets across the United States. Prior to Coventry, David was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division, spending 12 years in the Real Estate and Retail Groups, as well as serving as the Head of Real Estate Investment Banking – Asia. Previously, David worked at Goldman Sachs from 1989 to 1992.

David earned a B.S. from Lehigh University in 1989 and an MBA from NYU in 1994. Mr. Hirschberg is an active member of several real estate industry organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and PREA.

Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan

Kevin is a Principal of Bayside Capital and focuses on all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.

Kevin has over ten years of investing and investment banking experience with a primary focus on the energy industry. Before joining Bayside, Kevin was a Vice President at Altpoint Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm specializing in energy, industrial and telecommunications investments. Prior to Altpoint, Kevin worked at Collins Willmott & Co., a New York based middle-market private equity fund and Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking and Global Natural Resources investment banking groups in New York.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Thomaz Horta

Thomaz Horta

Thomaz Horta has more than 7 years of professional experience in private equity in Brazil. Before joining H.I.G. in January 2013, Thomaz Horta worked for General Atlantic, where he was responsible for analyzing several opportunities in the technology, education, internet, retail, engineering and healthcare sectors. Before that, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs focused on mergers & acquisitions for 4 years. At General Atlantic he actively participated in the investment and monitoring as a board observer of Linx (LINX3), Aceco TI and Peixe Urbano. Currently, he is on the boards of Bigsal, Halexistar and LG Sistemas.

Thomaz received a law degree from PUC-SP. Thomaz is Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro, and is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Camilo E. Horvilleur

Camilo E. Horvilleur

Camilo is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital's Miami office. Camilo is responsible for investment sourcing, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company value creation strategies. Since joining H.I.G. Capital’s U.S. LBO group in 2006, Camilo has helped lead private equity investments in a number of industries including healthcare, business services, insurance, logistics, communications, technology and industrials. Camilo has served on the board of directors of several H.I.G. companies including ATX Networks, PMSI, Capstone Logistics, Safe-Guard Products, Service Net and Align Networks.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Camilo was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in New York where he focused on the telecom industry and emerging markets. Camilo also worked at Atticus Capital, an alternative asset manager, as an investment analyst.

Camilo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque

Marcelo Hudik F. de Albuquerque joined H.I.G. Capital in 2017 as a Managing Director of the private equity team in Brazil. With more than 17 years of experience in Private Equity in Brazil, Marcelo worked directly with investments, monitoring and divestments in several sectors, such as: consumer, services, food & beverages, retail, financial services, insurance, energy, oil & gas, infrastructure, real estate, IT, telecom, health, agribusiness and pulp & paper.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Marcelo was a senior partner and member of the Investment Committee of Gavea Investimentos and Head of Execution of the proprietary private equity department of Santander Bank in Brazil, where he worked for 8 years and was responsible for building and managing the investment team. Before that, Marcelo worked for Angra Infra and spent 6 years at Icatu’s Private Equity and Illiquid Strategies Group.

Marcelo was a member of the Board of Directors of Energisa S.A. (ENGI3), CSS - Cell Site Sollutions S.A., Santiliana Group, Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica S.A (TAEE11), Sete Brasil Participações S.A., Brasil Comercio & Turismo, Ambievo S.A. and American Glass Products Ltd. He was also a member of the Investment / Supervision Committee of Credito Corporativo Brasil – FIDC (long term credit fund raised by Credit Suisse and Santander Bank).

Marcelo graduated with academic excellence in Business Management from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC) in Rio de Janeiro, where he also earned an M.B.A. with a focus on Finance. Marcelo is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Johannes Huttunen

Johannes Huttunen

Johannes Huttunen is a Director in our London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom and the Nordic region.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2014, Johannes worked at Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European mid-market private equity fund, where he focused on investments in the UK and Nordic region. Previously, he was at European Capital, working on UK buyouts, and in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in London, concentrating on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Johannes obtained a First Class BSc Honours degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

David Indelicato

David Indelicato

David is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. David is responsible for structuring and underwriting transactions, including senior loans, unitranche, second lien, and structured equity for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. He has over 20 years of leverage finance experience across a broad range of sectors.

Before joining H.I.G., David was Head of Credit and Restructuring at Medley Capital, where he oversaw underwriting, asset management, and restructuring for the firm’s sponsor and non-sponsor direct lending business. Prior to Medley, David was a Senior Vice President with GE Antares Capital where he was a risk team leader responsible for underwriting, structuring, documenting and managing sponsor backed leveraged finance transactions. Prior to GE Antares, David was a Managing Director at CDG Group, a boutique restructuring firm. David began his career at PwC in business assurance and financial advisory services where he also obtained a CPA license.

David received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Robert Jang

Robert Jang

Rob is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital's New York office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including transaction sourcing, structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Rob has several years of private equity investing experience in a variety of industries including business services, consumer products, general industrials, and healthcare.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2011, Rob worked in private equity at The Carlyle Group focusing on investments in the healthcare sector. Rob started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch.

Rob received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science with honors from Columbia University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Giselle Jordan

Giselle Jordan

Giselle has been the Marketing Manager of H.I.G. Capital since 2009. She is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies across all of H.I.G.’s funds worldwide. Prior to joining H.I.G., Giselle was the Loan Acquisitions Marketing Manager for Bayview Financial, a mortgage investment firm based in Miami.

Giselle earned her M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance.

Amanda Kalin

Amanda Kalin

Amanda is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s San Francisco office. She is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, transaction structuring and negotiation, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Amanda has participated in investments across a wide range of industries including consumer products and services, government services and financial services. She currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Amanda has more than a decade of experience in private equity and M&A. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2004, Amanda worked for Citigroup Investment Banking where she executed M&A transactions and equity and debt offerings for Fortune 500 companies. She also worked for Calvert Social Investment Foundation where she underwrote investments in social enterprise and microfinance institutions.

Amanda earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and undergraduate degrees in Economics and International Studies from the University of Chicago with Honors as a Student Marshal.

Ryan Kaplan

Ryan Kaplan

Ryan is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital’s Miami office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and executing post-closing growth, operational, and add-on acquisition strategies.

Ryan has over ten years of private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to joining H.I.G., Ryan was an Associate and then Vice President at the middle-market private equity firm Quad-C Management. He began his career as an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse.

Ryan received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Enoch Kariuki

Enoch Kariuki

Enoch focuses on investment opportunities in the life sciences sector. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Senior Associate at Leerink Partners, a healthcare focused investment bank. Enoch joined Leerink Partners from UBS where he was an Associate Director in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group. At Leerink Partners and UBS, Enoch gained extensive experience advising healthcare companies across the biopharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services and information technology sectors on equity capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations.

Some of the transactions Enoch has worked on include the IPOs of Eleven Biotherapeutics and Agios Pharmaceuticals, private placements and follow-on offerings for Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Dyax and ProQR Therapeutics, sale of Bravo Health to HealthSpring, sale of WaveMark to Cardinal Health and the leveraged recapitalization of Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals.

Previously, Enoch worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the R&D Strategy and Analytics group at Bristol-Myers Squibb and as a Pharmacist at CVS Caremark.

Enoch earned an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Southern University.

Evan Karp

Evan Karp

Mr. Karp focuses on consumer investments for H.I.G. Growth Partners and is currently responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities. He has over 12 years of experience investing in lower-middle market private equity transactions and has worked on investments primarily in the consumer products and services, multi-channel retail and direct marketing industries.

Prior to H.I.G. Growth Partners, Mr. Karp was a Principal at Parallel Investment Partners (formerly d/b/a SKM Growth Investors) from 2001 until April 2012. Prior to joining Parallel Investment Partners, he was an Associate at J.H. Whitney & Co. He began his career at Salomon Smith Barney focusing on telecom mergers & acquisitions advisory services. Mr. Karp currently serves on the boards of LuLu*s, an e-commerce retailer of young women’s apparel, shoes and accessories and Pet Services Operating Corporation ("Paws Plus"), a provider of affordable pet vaccination services and pet hospitals across more than 430 retail locations in the U.S.

Mr. Karp graduated from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance.

Jeff Kelly

Jeff Kelly

Jeff is a Principal in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office, where he focuses on making LBO investments in the aerospace and defense market. Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing and portfolio management.

Jeff has 17 years of experience in private equity and M&A transactions across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2016, Jeff spent eight years at Veritas Capital, a private equity firm specializing in the government market. Before joining Veritas Capital, Jeff worked for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Jeff earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

Sobia Khaliq

Sobia Khaliq

Sobia Khaliq is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital based in the New York office. She is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including structuring, underwriting and execution of senior, unitranche and second lien debt for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions.

Sobia has more than a decade of experience in leverage finance primarily focused on middle market and large cap companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2017, Sobia worked for Antares Capital and GE Capital for 14 years where she underwrote cash flow debt opportunities across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, consumer goods, service providers, food, telecom and restaurants.

Sobia earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Boston College, magna cum laude.

John Kim

John Kim

As Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, John focuses primarily on Internet, e-commerce, media and technology investments. He currently serves on the boards of Batanga/Vix, Escalate Media, Funambol, Go2mobi, LuLus, RxStrategies and SCUF Gaming and formerly served on the board of REVShare, SpotXchange and Triad Retail Media.

Previously, John was a co-founder, interim CEO and board director of Cooligy, a semiconductor cooling manufacturer started by three Stanford professors, backed by top-tier venture capital firms and acquired by Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR). He also was the COO of a 100+ person eCommerce portal, General Manager of a semiconductor equipment manufacturer and Business Development Director at a product development software company. He began his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he consulted on operations strategy to Fortune 500 companies.

John received an M.S. and B.S. with Phi Beta Kappa honors in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Holger Kleingarn

Holger Kleingarn

Holger Kleingarn, Managing Director, Germany, is a German national who has been working in the Private Equity Industry for over ten years. Throughout his private equity career Dr. Kleingarn has focused on mid cap buyouts, growth investments and turnarounds across Europe with a focus on the German-speaking countries.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at London-based Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity group focusing on mid-sized companies across Europe. Previously Holger led the management-buy-out of a Mittelstand software company as CEO. He started his career in strategic management consulting with Bain & Company and Roland Berger, most recently as Partner and member of its financial services management team.

Holger holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Federal Armed Forces in Munich and graduated from the University of Hamburg.

Christian Kraul-von Renner

Christian Kraul-von Renner

Christian Kraul-von Renner is a Principal in our Hamburg office. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, he was a senior consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and London, where he advised numerous financial and strategic investors in merger & acquisition situations. In addition, he supported larger corporations in the course of portfolio valuations and implementing growth strategies.

Before L.E.K., he worked as a consultant with the Brand Science Institute, a research-based consultancy.

Christian obtained a Diploma in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg. During his studies he worked over one year in New York and London.

Roman Krislav

Roman Krislav

Roman is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Roman is involved in all aspects of the Bayside investment process including investment origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight.

Prior to joining Bayside, Roman spent nine years with H.I.G.’s private equity team and was responsible for all aspects of the investment process and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Roman has executed numerous niche manufacturing, business services and consumer transactions across industries including automotive parts, building materials, call centers, debt collection, laser hair removal and promotional products distribution. Roman currently sits on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Roman was a Vice President at Mercantile Capital Partners, a consumer products focused private equity firm in New York. Roman began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Equity Capital Markets division focusing on convertible debt and derivative securities in both New York and London across a variety of different sectors.

Roman received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Roman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with both a B.S.E. from The Wharton School and a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, graduating both magna cum laude.

Daniel Krysewski

Daniel Krysewski

Daniel is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s Hamburg office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments, in particular in the healthcare, chemicals, natural resources and industrials sectors. Daniel is responsible for all aspects of the investment process and represents H.I.G. on the board of several portfolio companies.

Daniel has more than a decade of experience in private equity, M&A and strategy consulting. Prior to joining H.I.G. Europe in 2014, Daniel worked for McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager and was part of the Private Equity leadership group in Germany. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse’s M&A group in New York City, where he focused on transactions in the healthcare, chemicals, natural resources and industrials sectors.

Daniel earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from New York University Stern School of Business and a masters-equivalent degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.

Caroline Kung

Caroline Kung

Caroline is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s Boston office. She is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. She has executed private equity investments in a number of industries including business services, healthcare, technology, energy, chemicals and logistics. She currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2010, Caroline worked in private equity at Gordon Brothers focusing on the retail sector, and prior to that, was director of business planning at Giorgio Armani where she was responsible for developing merchandise and distribution strategies for Armani Collezioni. Caroline started her career in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch.

Caroline earned her A.B. degree with a joint concentration in Psychology and East Asian Studies from Harvard College, magna cum laude with highest honors, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In addition, she has an M.B.A. with Honors in International Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in France.

Simon Laker

Simon Laker

Simon is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital based in London and is responsible for Asset Management across the H.I.G. European Real Estate portfolio.

Simon has over 20 years of experience working in the European real estate market in both advisory and investor roles. As a qualified MRICS surveyor, he has managed a diverse range of real estate projects, including retail, offices and industrial portfolios covering acquisition, development, operational management and value add roles. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Simon was Director and Head of Asset Management at Evans Randall Limited, a real estate investment firm whose holdings included a number of high profile assets such as the Gherkin building in London. He has also held senior real estate positions with F&C REIT Asset Management (now BMO Real Estate Partners) and Cushman & Wakefield.

Simon holds a BSc Degree (Hons) from University of Central England and a MSc Real Estate and Development qualification from University of East London.

Raffaele Legnani

Raffaele Legnani

Raffaele Legnani, Managing Director, heads up H.I.G.'s activities in Italy. Raffaele has been investing in the Italian private equity market since 1996.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Raffaele was founding partner of Atlantis Partners in Milan, the leading independent institutional investment firm focused on Italian mid-size companies in Special Situations. Before that, Raffaele has successfully invested in a significant number of buyout transactions, both directly and through specialized private equity funds (the London based Stellican and the US based Wexford Management) serving as operating board member for several portfolio companies. Previously, Raffaele worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs in London.

Raffaele graduated with honors in Finance and Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.

Edouard Lesieur

Edouard Lesieur

Edouard Lesieur, Principal, Paris. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, Edouard worked as a Senior Manager in the leveraged finance department of the Royal Bank of Scotland in France. He notably participated in the structuring and financing of numerous LBO transactions in France and in Europe. Edouard started his career at CACIB (acquisition finance department) in Paris and London before joining BNP Paribas’ loan market department in New York.

Edouard graduated with an MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe Business School (Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris).

Steve Loose

Steve Loose

As a Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, Steve focuses primarily on business services, industrial technologies, and consumer businesses.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Growth Partners, Steve was a Managing Director at Audax Private Equity, a middle market private equity firm where he spent eight years. While at Audax, Steve was responsible for investments in multiple platform companies and add-on acquisitions across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, and business and consumer services. He served as a board representative in a number of these companies. Steve began his career at Audax working in senior operating management roles within the portfolio.

Previously, Steve was a Manager at Bain & Company where he consulted to Fortune 500, as well as mid-sized companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, food and manufacturing. Prior to that, Steve worked at GE, first in finance at GE Plastics, and later in business development at GE Capital.

Steve earned a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Guido Lorenzi

Guido Lorenzi

Guido Lorenzi is a Principal in the Milan office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the Italian direct lending activities of the firm.

Guido joined H.I.G. from Banca IMI, where he spent three years originating and structuring financing transactions for Financial Sponsor and Corporate clients across several European jurisdictions and being instrumental in establishing the Bank’s middle market European presence. Prior to that Guido was a Vice President at Barclays where he focused on arranging debt solutions predominantly for Southern European Corporate and Financial Sponsors clients. His career started at Deutsche Bank in Milan where he was part of the Work Out team within the Risk Management function.

Guido graduated in Financial Markets at Bocconi University in Milan.

Matthew Lozow

Matthew Lozow

Matt is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and executing post-closing growth, operational, and add-on acquisition strategies. Matt currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies including Surgery Partners and A10 Capital and focuses on investments in the business services sector.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2009, Matt worked with private equity firms including Behrman Capital and Audax Private Equity focusing on late stage buyouts and recapitalizations. Matt began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company.

Matt received his undergraduate engineering degree from M.I.T. and his M.B.A. from Wharton.

Gabriele Magotti

Gabriele Magotti

Gabriele is a Principal of Bayside Capital with responsibility for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Italy.

Gabriele has been investing in European real estate for more than twelve years, most recently as the Head of Southern Europe for the Alternative and Real Asset team of Deutsche Bank, focusing on Italy, Spain and Portugal, where he was responsible for the acquisition and management of real estate assets across a wide range of asset classes and investment strategies. Gabriele began his career in real estate investment banking at JPMorgan Chase based in London.

Gabriele holds a B.A. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde is a Director in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and Bayside Capital. She focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Mathilde has nine years of performing and distressed credit investing experience in Europe. She has successfully completed a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure and in a broad range of industries. She previously worked for Nomura Investment Advisor Ltd for five years, where she was focusing on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.

Mathilde graduated from HEC Paris business school.

Elliot Maluth

Elliot Maluth

Elliot is a Managing Director based in H.I.G.'s San Francisco office. He is responsible for all key aspects of the private investment transaction process including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. Elliot is focused on building H.I.G.'s portfolio of investments in the western U.S. in business services and consumer goods and services.

Elliot's career spans more than 30 years, with over two decades of experience in the private equity industry, and prior experience in management consulting and sales management. He has been a Managing Director at H.I.G. since 2004.

Prior to H.I.G., he was a Partner with the private equity firm Behrman Capital. Before that, he was an Associate at Golder Thoma Cressey Rauner (GTCR), a private equity firm in Chicago. At both firms, Elliot was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing buyouts and recapitalizations of privately held companies, and overseeing investments post-closing. Earlier in his career, he was a Manager in the Strategic Consulting Group of Price Waterhouse and a Sales Manager in the Beverage Division of Procter & Gamble.

Elliot earned a B.B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Fernando Marques Oliveira

Fernando Marques Oliveira

Mr. Marques Oliveira is a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital and heads up H.I.G. Brasil and H.I.G. Latin America. Mr. Marques Oliveira has more than 20 years of experience in the Latin American private equity market and has led or co-led more than 40 successful investments in the region in various sectors such as Consumer, Industrials, Services, Healthcare, Media/Advertising, Software, Food & Beverage, Mining, Real Estate, Education, Pulp & Paper, Agribusiness, Internet, Retail and Financial Services.

Before joining H.I.G., Mr. Marques Oliveira was a partner at General Atlantic, where he headed up the Brazil & Latin America office and was a Member of its Global Council. Prior to that, Mr. Marques Oliveira had spent 11 years at Icatu, a leading Brazilian family office, where he was a partner and Head of the Illiquid Strategies Group. Mr. Marques Oliveira has served on the Board of more than 20 Brazilian companies, including Duratex (DTEX3), Qualicorp (QUAL3), Elekeiroz (ELEK4), Arapar, Mineração Caraíba, Mabel Alimentos, Grupo ABC, Conspiração Filmes, Casa França-Brasil Foundation, Parque Lage's School of Visual Arts and the NGO Pivô. He has also served as a Member of the Investment Committee at Itaúsa (ITSA4).

Currently, Mr. Marques Oliveira is on the Board of Cel Lep, Creme Mel, LG, Eletromidia, Office Total, Grupo NZN, Self It, Mr. Cat, Halex Istar and Bigsal. Fernando is also an Ambassador for Endeavor Brasil, a Member of the YPO (Young President’s Organization) and is a Patron of São Paulo's Pinacoteca Museum, Rio de Janeiro's Art Museum (MAR), Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), and Inhotim – Institute of Contemporary Art and Botanic Gardens.

Mr. Marques Oliveira received his B.B.A. from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, with highest honors, J.P.C. Vieira scholar, and ranked first in his class. He was awarded by São Paulo's Business Council and also by Gastão Vidigal Foundation for Economic Studies. Fernando was also elected one of the “40 under 40” Brazilian Business Leaders. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Italian.

Andrés Marulanda

Andrés Marulanda

Andrés Marulanda is a Principal in the Private Equity team based in Bogotá, Colombia. Before joining H.I.G. Capital, he worked at Advent International in Bogotá where he led the execution of a number of transactions.

Before that, Andrés worked at Colpatria Group, a Colombian conglomerate, in the private equity unit, where he also completed several successful transactions.

Previously, Mr. Marulanda worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, in Bogotá, and at Booz Allen Hamilton, in New York. He also worked at Unilever, in Bogotá, as a Trade Marketing Manager, and in New Jersey, at the Regional Finance Department.

Andrés earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Los Andes, in Bogotá, and holds an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. Born in Colombia, he is fluent in Spanish and English.

Matteo Masi

Matteo Masi

Matteo is a Director in the London office of Bayside Capital and H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Before joining H.I.G., Matteo was a Senior Associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs where he worked on a wide range of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Matteo worked at Morgan Stanley and Compass Advisers.

Matteo received a B.A. in Economics from the Cattolica university in Milan and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.

Neil McIlroy

Neil McIlroy

Neil McIlroy is a Principal with H.I.G. in London, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Continental Europe.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Neil worked for Cinven, a pan-European private equity fund, where he focused on investments in Healthcare and Industrials. Previously, Neil was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London concentrating on mergers and acquisitions.

Neil received a First Class BA Honors in Business Studies from the University of Ulster and a MSc Finance with Distinction from Queens University Belfast. He is an Irish national.

Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin

Peter is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital's Chicago office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Peter has more than 15 years of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries for both public and private middle market companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2016, Peter was a Managing Director at Medley Capital, where he sourced, executed and managed numerous debt investments. Prior to Medley, Peter was a Managing Director at CIFC (NASDAQ: CIFC), where he started and developed their middle market direct lending business.

Peter received an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from The Colorado College.

Arturo Melero

Arturo Melero

Arturo is a Principal of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in the Madrid office and focuses on the Spanish and Portuguese direct lending activities of the firm.

Arturo joined H.I.G. from Grant Thornton, where he was leading the Debt Advisory practice for Spain and Portugal. Prior to that, Arturo was the Lead Director within the Lloyds’s Acquisition Finance team focused on leverage buyouts in Spain and Portugal and a member of the European Director’s committee. His career commenced at KPMG.

He has over fifteen years of transactional experience (M&A and Leverage Finance) and has worked on a large number of private equity and debt financings.

Arturo holds a Business Administration degree at Universidad San Pablo CEU (Madrid), an Executive M.B.A. from IE Business School and a PDG (Advanced Management Program) from IESE Business School.

Alastair Mills

Alastair Mills

Alastair is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. Capital and the European head of Business Services. He focuses on both private equity and distressed investments. Alastair joined H.I.G. Capital from Gresham LLP where he was a Partner in the London Investment team focused on growth buy-out and buy and build transactions in the UK lower mid market.

Prior to Gresham, Alastair worked for the UK private equity teams of RBoS and Bridgepoint Capital. A British national he has a total of sixteen years private equity experience in the UK lower mid-market. Recent transaction experience includes the acquisition of Petrochem Carless, the turnaround of Smallsteps, the MBOs of Brand Addition, Synseal and Kondor and the corporate carve-outs of Fibercore (from Cisco) and Brand Addition (from 4imprint).

Alastair has an MSc in International Securities Investment & Banking from the ISMA Centre, Reading University and is a Member of the Securities Institute.

Charles Mills

Charles Mills

Charlie serves in a senior Deal Sourcing and Business Development role at H.I.G. Capital since 2012. He is responsible for identifying and pursuing new investment opportunities across H.I.G.’s funds.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Charlie enjoyed a successful 16 year Investment Banking career. He was a Managing Director at top middle market firms including: Houlihan Lokey, where he ran the firm’s southeast U.S. Investment Banking effort; Macquarie Capital, where he led the Diversified Manufacturing and Distribution practice group; and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he headed the firm’s Industrial group. Charlie has been involved in dozens of transactions with public and private companies including mergers, acquisitions, public and private capital offerings, spinoffs, etc. Prior to his Investment Banking career, Charlie served as a Officer in the U.S. Navy. His service included roles as a Surface Warfare Office and Nuclear Engineer.

Charlie received his M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. with distinction in Economics with Honors from the United States Naval Academy.

Giuseppe Mirante

Giuseppe Mirante

Giuseppe is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital.

Giuseppe has over fifteen years of private equity and distressed debt experience in Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Giuseppe was Head of Distressed and Loan Research at BNP Paribas in London. Previously, Giuseppe was a European credit and distressed analyst at Cyrus Capital and Trafalgar Asset Managers, as well as a private equity associate at Morgan Stanley and Rhône Capital. He also co-founded and ran Tigon Capital, an advisory company for private equity and hedge funds. Giuseppe began his finance career as investment banking analyst at Citigroup and summer associate at Goldman Sachs. He is fluent in German, Italian, Spanish and French, and proficient in Portuguese.

Giuseppe holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Hochschule München and an MBA from Columbia University.

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

James Mitchell is a Director in our London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic region with a particular focus on Healthcare.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2014, James worked at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he focused on Healthcare and Retail sectors. Previously, he was a Surgical registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

James obtained an MBA from INSEAD, as well as Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Science degrees from the University of Nottingham.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Jay Moore

Jay Moore

Jay is a Principal with WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Atlanta, Jay is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for both non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, he has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Southeast region. He has over fourteen years of principal investing, corporate finance, and valuation experience across a broad range of industries.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Jay spent nine years at River Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on control investments in lower middle market companies where he was responsible for the origination and execution of equity investments to support acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings. In addition, Jay sat on the Board of Directors of several River Capital portfolio companies.

Jay received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Georgia, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Appu Mundassery

Appu Mundassery

Appu Mundassery is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the European direct lending activities of the firm.

Appu has over 16 years of experience in leveraged finance and credit investments, both in Europe and the US. He has managed portfolios in excess of $5 billion, including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds and restructured equity.

Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Appu was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management Europe based in London, where he helped found the London office and directed its growth for 5 years. Appu was also an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and CSFB, where he worked on several leveraged finance, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Appu received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Daniel Nader

Daniel Nader

Daniel is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s Rio de Janeiro office. He is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Latin America and has more than 12 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Daniel was a partner of GP Investments Real Estate, where he was responsible for commercial real estate investments. Earlier in his career, he worked for 4 years at Cushman & Wakefield as a Director. Daniel has led almost 20 Real Estate transactions in Brazil which totaled more than R$ 2 billion.

Daniel earned an M.B.A. from INSPER and is also a graduate of the Universidade Paulista with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering. Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Eric Nadzo

Eric Nadzo

Eric is a Principal with WhiteHorse Capital. Based in the Boston office, Eric focuses on sourcing and executing debt investments in middle market companies in a range of industries.

Eric has over 15 years of experience in principal investing and investment banking in a range of industries including business services, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and specialty finance. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Eric was a Principal in the Special-Opportunity Lower Middle Market Group at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, where he focused on debt and equity investments. Prior to Hercules, Eric worked at firms including, West End Capital and Advisory, D.B. Zwirn, and The Wicks Group of Companies.

Eric earned a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Johannes Natterer

Johannes Natterer

Dr. Johannes Natterer is a Principal in our London office. He started his career with the Hoechst AG/Celanese AG where he worked as a plant manager in the basic chemicals division and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He then joined McKinsey & Company and worked as an engagement manager on restructuring and efficiency enhancement projects in various industries. At his last position before joining H.I.G. in 2008, Johannes led an effort for global production site optimization with the specialty chemical company Degussa AG/Evonik AG. At H.I.G., he focusses on chemical investments as well as restructuring and operational improvement topics.

Johannes has obtained a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Bonn after studying in Berkeley, Berlin and Bayreuth.

William Nolan

William Nolan

Bill is a Managing Director based in H.I.G.'s Boston office. Since joining the firm in 2003, he has been responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. Bill has led investments in a number of industries including distribution, healthcare, business services and manufacturing, and currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Bill was with Bain & Company, a leading management and strategy consulting firm. While at Bain, Bill advised a variety of Fortune 100 and Private Equity clients across a range of industries including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. His clients' needs included revenue growth initiatives, cost savings programs, acquisition analysis, and merger integration. Prior to Bain, Bill spent a number of years with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, where he advised lower middle market companies across a variety of industries on operations and technology initiatives.

Bill earned an MBA from Harvard Business School with High Honors as a Baker Scholar. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Villanova University.

Todd Ofenloch

Todd Ofenloch

Todd is a Managing Director in the Boston office of H.I.G. Capital. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has been responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities, as well as working with certain existing portfolio companies. Todd has over 15 years of experience investing in middle market private equity transactions and has worked on investments in a broad range of industries, including building products, business services, enterprise software, food and consumer products, hospitality and travel services, and media and marketing services. He currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to H.I.G., Todd was an investment professional at Parthenon Capital Partners, GTCR, and The Halifax Group. He began his career as an investment banker at Lazard Frères, specializing in mergers & acquisitions advisory services.

Todd graduated with Bronze Tablet honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accountancy (CPA) and received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.

Keval Patel

Keval Patel

Keval is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital's Miami office. Keval is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. He has more than fourteen years of experience in middle market private equity and has led investments across a wide range of industries including chemicals, industrials, building products, technology, and business services. Keval currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies including Cornerstone Chemical Company, ACG Materials, Valtris Specialty Chemicals, Symplicity and Dominion Colour. Keval’s prior investments include Stream Global Services, Vantage Specialty Chemicals and Infogix.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, Keval worked for Graham Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia focused on manufacturing, building products and packaging businesses. Prior to Graham, Keval also worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup.

Keval received his Bachelors of Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jordan Peer

Jordan Peer

Jordan serves as a Managing Director and Global Head of H.I.G.’s Capital Formation Group. Based in New York, Jordan is responsible for overseeing all capital raising and investor relations activities globally across the firm’s private equity, growth equity, real estate, credit and life sciences strategies.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Jordan was with Blackstone’s credit business, GSO Capital Partners, focused on investor relations and business development. Before joining GSO Capital, she worked in the Leveraged Finance and Investment Banking Groups at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Jordan began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Jordan received her BA in Public Policy from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and her MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Fraser Preston

Fraser Preston

Fraser is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital with over fifteen years of private equity and investing experience. Since joining H.I.G. in 2008, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. Located in the San Francisco office, Fraser has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on Business Services, Consumer Products, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Fraser was a principal at Nautic Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, where he focused on late stage buyouts and recapitalizations.

Fraser received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and earned a J.D with distinction from Stanford Law School and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Duncan Priston

Duncan Priston

Duncan is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and leads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities.

Duncan has over twenty years of investment banking and distressed debt experience across a broad range of industries across Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Duncan was at Strategic Value Partners, a special situations and distressed debt hedge fund, for six years where he was a Managing Director and Head of European trading. Prior to this, Duncan was at Houlihan Lokey, a leading financial restructuring advisory firm, for four years, where he was a Senior Vice President. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Duncan spent six years working in European mergers and acquisitions at Lazard and Morgan Stanley.

Duncan holds a Bachelor in Science in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.

Gina Provenzale

Gina Provenzale

Gina is a Managing Director in WhiteHorse Capital's Stamford office, where she focuses on providing senior debt, second lien debt, and unitranche debt (for LBOs, MBOs, dividend recapitalizations, refinancing, and restructurings) to middle market companies across a range of industries. Gina is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, and financing.

Gina has more than a decade of experience in leverage finance. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2016, Gina worked for GE Antares Capital for 15 years, where she originated asset based and cash flow debt opportunities from private equity clients. Her work included due diligence, structuring, and legal documentation.

Gina earned an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Miriam Rafiqi

Miriam Rafiqi

Miriam is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office. She is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. Miriam has private equity investing experience across a wide range of industries including industrials, consumer, healthcare and energy. She currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Miriam worked in private equity at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Miriam began her career in the Energy Investment Banking group at Credit Suisse.

Miriam earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree from the George Washington University.

Jorge Ramirez

Jorge Ramirez

Jorge Ramirez is a Vice President at H.I.G. BioHealth Partners and focuses on development stage and growth investments in the healthcare sector.

Previously, Jorge was with ProQuest Investments, a healthcare focused private equity firm. During his eight years with ProQuest, the firm raised and fully invested two funds totaling $625 million. Jorge represented ProQuest as an observer or board member in several successful companies including: Eagle Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EGRX); Mevion Medical Systems; Revision Optics; and MethylGene (now, Mirati Pharmaceutics: NASDAQ: MRTX). He currently serves on the advisory board of the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, a life sciences incubator funded by the NJ Economic Development Authority.

Jorge has also held operating roles in healthcare companies. He was the General Manager of Neurology Products at Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems. He led the regulatory and clinical development teams for an epilepsy monitoring device and had P&L responsibility for Cyberkinetics’ research products. Previously, Jorge was a management consultant at Monitor Company.

Jorge earned degrees in Neuroscience and Spanish literature from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Pfizer Scholar and Social Enterprise Fellow.

Parashar Ranade

Parashar Ranade

Parashar is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital's Miami office. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies, including add-on acquisitions. Parashar has participated in investments across a wide range of industries including business services, transportation & logistics, and energy services. He currently serves on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Parashar has more than ten years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Prior to re-joining H.I.G. in 2011, he worked with Tower Three Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT. Parashar started his career as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at JPMorgan.

Parashar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Leopoldo Reaño

Leopoldo Reaño

Leopoldo Reaño, Principal, Spain. Leo focuses on growth, LBO and distressed investments in the Iberian Peninsula. Before joining H.I.G., he was an Investment Director and, subsequently a Partner at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid Market Private Equity firm. During his 7-year tenure at Gala Capital Partners, he also acted as Chief Executive Officer of Núcleo de Comunicaciones y Control, S.L. for 2 years. Previously, he was a Vice President at Credit Suisse where he advised European small and mid cap companies on Corporate Finance and M&A transactions.

Leopoldo is a CFA Charterholer, holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Klaas Reineke

Klaas Reineke

Dr. Klaas Reineke is a Principal in the Hamburg office of H.I.G. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was as a Director with KPMG's Restructuring Advisory Services in Munich where he advised management and owners of numerous mid-sized companies in crisis situations; he also supported a number of Private Equity transactions, both on the buy and sell side.

Before KPMG, Klaas worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Singapore. He led numerous consulting projects for large corporations as well as for financial investors and their portfolio companies in the areas of strategy development and operational performance improvement.

Klaas holds a master-equivalent degree in Business Administration as well as a diploma in Journalism from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where he also obtained a PhD in Business Administration. He is fluent in English and French.

Justin Reyna

Justin Reyna

Justin is a Managing Director based in H.I.G.'s San Francisco office. He has over ten years of middle market private equity experience and has led investments across a wide range of industries including consumer products and services, retail, healthcare, and business services. Justin is involved in all aspects of the investment process including deal sourcing, transaction negotiation and execution, and portfolio company oversight. Justin currently serves on the board of California Forensic Medical Group, Empire Today, Progrexion and Quicken.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2010, Justin was with Fox Paine and Golden Gate Capital, private equity firms based in the Bay Area. He most recently served on the boards of WireCo WorldGroup, a leading global manufacturer of specialty wire rope and United America Indemnity, a specialty insurance company.

Previously, Justin was with DB Capital Partners, the predecessor firm to MidOcean Partners. He began his career as a financial analyst in the investment banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude from Princeton University.

Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson

As Co-head and Managing Director of H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, Bruce focuses on investment opportunities in the life sciences sector, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. Bruce currently serves on the boards of Apollo Endosurgery, RxSight, CardioFocus, Clarus Therapeutics, and Iconic Therapeutics.

Bruce has been active in the life sciences sector for more than 20 years. Prior to joining H.I.G., Bruce served most recently as Managing Director at Toucan Capital, a venture capital fund focusing on healthcare investments. While at Toucan, Bruce invested in leading drug and device companies throughout the U.S. Prior to Toucan, Bruce was a General Partner at GIV Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on investments in the US, India, and China. Prior to his private equity career, Bruce was Director of Business Development at IGEN International, where he was responsible for formulating and implementing IGEN's partnering and M&A strategies. Bruce started his career as a Research Manager at W.R. Grace & Co., focusing on medical devices.

Bruce is on the boards of the University of Delaware Research Foundation and the BioLife Fund of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology. Bruce holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering and BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson

Matthew is a Principal at H.I.G. Capital with over a decade of investing and consulting experience. He leads all aspects of the investment process and currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. Based in San Francisco, Matt has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on Business Services, Industrials, and Healthcare.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Matthew worked at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division. While at Goldman he worked with companies in the Consumer & Retail sectors. He started his career in management and operations consulting.

Matthew earned an M.B.A with honors and distinction from Columbia University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Rick Rosen

Rick Rosen

Rick is an Executive Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty years of private equity and M&A experience. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. He currently co-heads the firm's Middle Market Fund and remains active in its lower middle market buyout fund. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.

Rick received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Alok Sanghvi

Alok Sanghvi

Alok is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office, where he focuses on making LBO investments in the healthcare and business services sectors. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio management.

Alok has more than 15 years of experience in private equity and M&A. Prior to joining H.I.G., Alok led corporate development at MultiPlan Inc., a large healthcare company where he was responsible for corporate strategy and M&A activity including the sale of MultiPlan in a $4.4B LBO. Before MultiPlan, Alok spent 8 years at Warburg Pincus where he focused on healthcare investments. He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.

Alok received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Adam Schimel

Adam Schimel

Adam is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Since joining Bayside, Adam has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. He has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of several Bayside Capital portfolio companies.

Adam has more than ten years of private equity, credit and investment banking experience working with middle market companies across a broad range of industries. Before joining Bayside, Adam was an Associate at Lindsay Goldberg, a middle market private equity investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for investment analysis and working closely with the management of portfolio companies to execute strategic initiatives. Prior to Lindsay Goldberg, Adam worked in the leveraged finance group at Goldman Sachs.

Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Brian joined H.I.G. Capital in 1994 and has served as an Executive Managing Director since 2008. He currently co-heads the firm’s Middle Market Fund where he is responsible for all the day to day activities. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.

Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

Steve is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and is based in New York City where he focuses on distressed commercial real estate. Steve is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, underwriting, structuring, closing and investment oversight. Steve brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Bayside Capital.

Before joining Bayside, Steve was a partner at Torchlight Investors, a leading commercial real estate debt investor, where he served on its Board of Directors and its Investment and Operating Committees. Prior to Torchlight, Steve spent almost 20 years at JP Morgan where he ran their CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Lending groups. Steve serves on a National Council of the Urban Land Institute and Co-Chairs the Investor Council for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Steve obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, graduating with distinction.

Nick Scola

Nick Scola

Nick Scola focuses on healthcare and business services investments for H.I.G. Growth Partners and is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring transactions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Intervention Services, Just Home Healthcare Services, and Fidelity Payment Services.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Growth Partners, Nick spent seven years at Capital Resource Partners (CRP), a Boston-based private equity firm that specializes in hybrid debt and equity growth financing solutions for lower middle-market companies. Most recently, Nick was a Partner at CRP and was responsible for leading the firm's investment efforts in the healthcare and consumer verticals. In this role, Nick sourced, executed and managed multiple investments across the healthcare services, healthcare IT, medical device and branded consumer products sectors. He served on the board of a number of portfolio companies, including MedMark Services, Revenue Cycle Solutions, Gamma Medica, Ganeden Biotech, Solis Women's Health and The Art of Shaving.

Previously, Nick spent three years at Broadview International, a boutique investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions across all sectors of technology. While there, he completed numerous M&A transactions across a range of industries and was a founding member of the firm's healthcare technology practice group.

Nick received his B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital in the London office. Andrew is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations, and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Andrew has seventeen years of investment banking and distressed investment experience. He previously worked as a Managing Director in RBS’s Special Situations Group for more than six years, where he was the senior analyst focused on European distressed investments. Before RBS, Andrew was a Director in the Equity Research department of ABN AMRO; and prior to that was in the top ranked Institutional Investor research teams at Citigroup and Credit Suisse.

Andrew is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of Oxford University.

Ken Senior

Ken Senior

Ken Senior is a Principal in the New York office of H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has led the acquisition of several investments for H.I.G. Realty's first real estate fund.

Ken has more than 10 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, Ken worked in the acquisitions group with Sterling American Property, a New York-based, value-add, real estate fund with over $4.5 billion in total investments to date. Previously, he worked at Insignia/ESG (now CBRE) where he focused on large-scale commercial leasing assignments, representing both tenants and landlords in New York City.

Ken received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Sensu Serpen

Sensu Serpen

Sensu is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. She is one of the founding members of Bayside’s European platform. Sensu is responsible for identifying, sourcing and trading distressed and performing credits in primary and secondary markets.

Sensu has over eighteen years of experience in distressed debt work-out, sourcing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Sensu worked as a Director in Barclays Capital and Bank of America Distressed/Special Situations teams. She was responsible for sourcing and trading European and Asian stressed, distressed loans and high yield bonds as well as selling distressed loans to hedge and private equity funds. Sensu began her career at Credit du Nord, London work-out team.

Sensu has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from METU University.

Mario Shaffer

Mario Shaffer

Mario is a Principal of WhiteHorse Capital and is based in Washington, DC. He is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for both non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions.

Most recently, Mario was with Capitala Group, where he made debt and equity investments in middle market companies. Before that, he was with Alliance Partners, which provides debt financing to private equity sponsors. Prior to Alliance Partners, he was with Barclays, FBR & Co. and New Enterprise Associates.

Mario has a BA degree from The College of William & Mary.

Nik Shah

Nik Shah

As a Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, Nik focuses primarily on investments in the business services, technology, media, and Internet industries. He serves on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies across all industries.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Nik was with Landmark Growth Capital Partners in Boston, a private equity firm focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in business services, manufacturing and consumer companies. At Landmark, he was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and assisting management as a board director and observer of several portfolio companies.

Previously, Nik was at AH Ventures, a growth equity investment firm in Boston. He joined AH Ventures at the firm’s inception and participated in the firm’s creation and fundraising and also participated in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, diligence and management. Nik began his career as an Investment Banker at Adams, Harkness & Hill, where he executed high tech IPOs and M&A transactions. Additionally, Nik was a consultant to several startup companies, assisting management on growth, operational and financial initiatives.

Nik received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Anish Sheth

Anish Sheth

Mr. Sheth focuses on lower middle market and growth equity investment opportunities for H.I.G. Growth Partners, and is responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring investments. He has evaluated and completed investments across technology-enabled services, managed IT services, telecommunications and broadband infrastructure, and business/industrial services.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Growth Partners, Mr. Sheth spent approximately eight years at Altpoint Capital Partners (f/k/a Stone Tower Capital), a New York-based lower middle market private equity firm focused on buyouts and platform “buy and build” investments. Most recently, Mr. Sheth was responsible for leading all aspects of the firm’s investment efforts around telecommunications/broadband infrastructure and technology-enabled services, including not only sourcing and executing investments but also serving on portfolio company Boards and working closely with the management teams of TowerCo, ByteGrid, AmQuip Crane Rental, and VAZATA.

Previously, Mr. Sheth was a Director at AlixPartners, a leading turnaround management advisory firm where he focused on operational turnarounds and performance improvement. Mr. Sheth also spent several years with GE Capital, L.E.K. Consulting, and Arthur D. Little where his work spanned strategy, operations management and improvement, transaction due diligence, and business development across a broad range of industry verticals.

Mr. Sheth received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the Universiy of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Siegel

Richard Siegel

Rich has been General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of H.I.G. Capital since 2005. He is responsible for all of the firm’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters worldwide.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rich was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Ryder System, a Fortune 350 global transportation and logistics company, and General Counsel of a private investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Rich began his legal career in the New York and Melbourne, Australia offices of Sullivan & Cromwell and served as a Judicial Clerk for Andrew G.T. Moore II, of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Rich received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Fredrik Steinum

Fredrik Steinum

Fredrik is a Director of H.I.G. Realty based in London. He is focused on European real estate transactions and real-estate backed NPLs, involving all aspects of the investment process from origination and negotiation to structuring and execution.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Fredrik worked for Sabal Financial, an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, where he focused on real-estate backed NPLs. Previously, he was with Lone Star Funds in London concentrating on corporate NPLs and financial institutions. Fredrik started his career at Societe Generale CIB in London.

Fredrik is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Bocconi University.

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate is a Principal at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Dallas, Nate is involved in the investment process through underwriting, structuring and closing new credit investments, as well as monitoring existing investments and assisting in portfolio management activities.

Nate has over eighteen years of credit investing and investment banking experience in a broad range of industries, including retail, power generation and gaming. Prior to joining the WhiteHorse team in 2004, Nate held investment banking and corporate lending positions at Credit Lyonnais, Sanwa Bank and Wells Fargo.

Nate received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes

Ricky Stokes is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital. Ricky is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. He has more than 15 years of experience in middle market private equity and has led investments across a wide range of industries including consumer products, building products, business services, manufacturing, and distribution. Ricky currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2000, Ricky was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney. In this role, he worked on a variety of buyside and sellside advisory assignments for companies across a wide range of industries. Ricky received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Sid Subramony

Sid Subramony

Sid is a Vice President at H.I.G. BioHealth Partners and focuses on development stage and growth investments in the life sciences. Sid is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.

Sid has over seven years of experience in the life sciences, across biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to joining H.I.G., Sid was as a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked on merger and divestiture-related cases for large pharmaceutical clients.

Sid earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. from Columbia University in biomedical engineering and undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, in biomedical engineering and economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor

Ben is a Principal of Bayside Capital and focuses on all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.

Ben has over ten years of investing and investment banking experience across a broad range of industries, including business services, consumer/retail, financial services, industrials and transportation/logistics. Before joining Bayside, Ben was an investment banker with Pali Capital, a hedge fund focused securities firm, and Morgan Joseph, a leading middle market investment bank.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University.

Eric Tencer

Eric Tencer

Eric Tencer is a Principal in the Boston Office. Mr. Tencer focuses on lower middle market and growth equity investment opportunities for H.I.G. Growth Partners, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring investments. While at H.I.G., he has evaluated and completed numerous investments in digital media, business services and healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Eric was a Principal with The Mustang Group, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments in business services, interactive media, consumer and manufacturing companies. Eric began his career in investing at Arcadia Partners, a venture capital firm focused on education and training related business service companies.

Eric began his career at Bain & Company where he helped lead initiatives for consumer, retail, healthcare and manufacturing businesses evaluating new product introductions, analyzing pricing programs, creating business unit growth plans, developing supply chain strategies and conducting due diligence for acquisitions.

Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Duke University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Stelios Theodosiou

Stelios Theodosiou

Stelios is a Principal of H.I.G. Realty based in London. He has more than ten years of real estate principal investment experience, employing both equity and credit opportunistic strategies across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes across Europe. His experience includes turn-arounds, distressed acquisitions (e.g. NPLs and REOs), specialty financing platforms, corporate restructurings, portfolio break-ups, property developments and forward acquisitions.

Prior to H.I.G., Stelios was a Director with Deutsche Bank’s European credit structuring & trading teams and served as a senior originator to the Direct Lending business with a focus on special situations. Prior to that, he was a member of Deutsche Bank’s Alternative & Real Assets opportunistic investment team based in London.

Stelios holds an undergraduate degree in Operational Research & Marketing from Athens University of Economics & Business and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD.

Aaron Tolson

Aaron Tolson

Aaron is a Principal in the Middle Market Fund of H.I.G. Capital. Based in San Francisco, Aaron is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, financing, and executing investments as well as helping portfolio companies with their growth and operational improvement efforts. Aaron serves on the boards of HelpSystems, Lionbridge, and TLC Vision and focuses on investments in the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Aaron was a Vice President at Summit Partners and American Securities and served on the boards of Unison Site Management, Presidio Holdings, Robertson Aviation, and Stride and Associates. Aaron was also previously the co-founder and CEO of a mobile enterprise software company. Earlier in his career, Aaron was an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, Bosnia, and Korea.

Aaron received his undergraduate degree from West Point and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mark Tricolli

Mark Tricolli

Mark is a Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners based in the Boston office. He joined H.I.G. in 2012 and is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring transactions.

Before joining H.I.G., Mark was a partner at Enhanced Equity Fund, a lower middle market private equity firm where he was responsible for investments in the healthcare industry. Previously he was with J.W. Childs where he focused on investments in the healthcare, consumer, retail and business service industries. He was on the board of a number of companies including Sheridan Healthcare, Equinox Fitness, Joseph Abboud and CHG Healthcare. Mark began his private equity career at William Blair Capital Partners and was also previously a member of the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. He began his career in the healthcare group of Chemical Securities, Inc.

Mark received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tenno Tsai

Tenno Tsai

Tenno is a Managing Director in the New York office of H.I.G. Capital. Tenno has more than fifteen years of private equity experience investing across a number of industries in both mid-cap and large-cap companies. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio management. Tenno currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2010, Tenno was a Principal at Warburg Pincus. Previously, Tenno was an Associate with AEA Investors and he began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Tenno received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ethan Underwood

Ethan Underwood

Ethan is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Ethan was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Ethan was with Highland Capital Management and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ethan earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Andrey Vakhovskiy

Andrey Vakhovskiy

Andrey is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s San Francisco office where he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including deal origination, structuring, execution, financing and post-close operational improvements and growth strategies.

Andrey has over ten years of public and private market investing experience across a variety of sectors including healthcare, IT services and business services. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2013, Andrey worked at Charlesbank Capital Partners and the Boston Consulting Group.

Andrey earned a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Van Culin

Kevin Van Culin

Kevin is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s San Francisco office. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies, including add-on acquisitions. Kevin has participated in and is focused on investments in the healthcare and technology sectors. He has completed multiple corporate divestitures and he has served on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Kevin has more than ten years of experience in private equity and management consulting. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2008, he was a Consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, financial, and automotive industries across North America and Europe. While at Bain, Kevin also worked in the dedicated private equity practice focusing on market, company, and competitive due diligence for global private equity funds.

Kevin earned his M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management, and he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science dual degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics, cum laude.

Naveen Vennam

Naveen Vennam

Naveen Vennam is a Principal of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2007, Naveen has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has over ten years of experience in real estate private equity investing. Naveen is located in H.I.G.'s New York office.

Before joining H.I.G., Naveen was based in California with Holualoa Companies, a private investment firm focused on opportunistic and distressed real estate investments across the United States and Europe. While at Holualoa, he led numerous European investments and was involved in the acquisition and asset management of various real estate assets throughout the U.S.

Naveen graduated with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Rahul Vinnakota

Rahul Vinnakota

Rahul is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital’s New York office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. Rahul has more than ten years of experience investing in and advising middle market companies and has executed transactions in several industries including paper/packaging, general industrials, telecom infrastructure, environmental/oilfield services and business services.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Rahul worked in middle private equity as a Principal with Tailwind Capital and a Senior Associate with First Atlantic Capital. Rahul began his career in middle market mergers and acquisitions with J.P. Morgan and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Rahul received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Duke University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Duke Annual Fund Executive Committee.

Herman Vocking

Herman Vocking

Herman Vocking is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the direct lending activities of the firm in the Benelux region.

Herman has over eighteen years of investment banking experience in North Western Europe both in corporate and leveraged finance markets. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Herman was at NIBC Bank, a regional merchant bank active in the mid-market, where he worked in a variety of roles including leading the Industries and Manufacturing team responsible for origination and structuring of transactions. Before that he was heading NIBC’s Financial Sponsors Team, advising on a variety of private equity transactions. Herman started his career at ABN AMRO Bank.

Herman holds an LLM degree in civil and corporate law from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

John Von Bargen

John Von Bargen

John is a Managing Director in H.I.G. Capital’s Boston office. John is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, due diligence, financing and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Since joining H.I.G. Capital’s LBO group in 2004, John has led investments in a number of industries including printing, manufacturing, building products, consumer products, business services, digital media and outsourced human capital management. He currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies.

John brings over fifteen years of investment, management and operating experience across a variety of industries. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2004, John was a senior associate with several leading consulting firms, working with private and public middle market and large-cap companies to develop and implement financial, operational and strategic plans. John began his career in the Corporate Finance Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

John earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Babson College.

Eric Von Stafford

Eric Von Stafford

Eric is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s San Francisco office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Eric has over 20 years of experience in middle market lending and investment banking. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries for both public and private middle market companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2017, Eric held senior positions at White Oak Global Advisors and Medley Capital, where he sourced, executed and managed debt investments. Eric began his finance career at Goldman Sachs, where he was an Associate / Vice President in the High Yield division, and Montgomery Securities.

Eric earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Michael Wasserman

Michael Wasserman

As a Managing Director at H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, Michael Wasserman focuses on investment opportunities in the life sciences sector, including biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Michael currently represents H.I.G. on the boards of: HyperBranch Medical Technology, Clarus Therapeutics, CardioFocus, Orbus Therapeutics and VertiFlex. He also led H.I.G.’s investment in NeuWave Medical, prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Michael was with Innovations Foundation, where he focused on the creation, financing and development of high technology companies in the life sciences, information technology and engineering sectors. At Innovations Foundation, Michael was instrumental in building multiple high growth companies derived from academic or federally sponsored research programs. Michael has also held prominent operating roles in several entrepreneurial and venture-backed life sciences efforts. Michael was a Founder of CELLutions Biosystems (acquired by Cedarlane Laboratories), where he broadly managed business operations and was directly responsible for the successful negotiation of partnership, co-development and licensing agreements with industry leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations. Michael also has extensive clinical research experience. As Director of Research at Advanced Therapeutics, Michael was involved in a series of seminal clinical studies involving biological approaches to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Earlier in his career, Michael worked directly for, or as a consultant to, several early stage life sciences businesses, and in the corporate finance, pharmaceutical and clinical research industries.

Michael received his B.Sc. from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

Ira Weidhorn

Ira Weidhorn

Ira Weidhorn is a Managing Director and co-head of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Ira has twenty-one years of experience in real estate investing across all property types. He is located in H.I.G.'s New York office and is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and the oversight of the portfolio.

Before joining H.I.G., Ira was a Managing Principal and head of the New York office for Lubert-Adler where he was responsible for new acquisitions and asset management. Previously, he was a Principal in Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners and an Associate at Goldman Sachs, working in acquisitions for the Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds.

Ira earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells

Mr. Wells is a Managing Director with WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Dallas, Mr. Wells is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for non-sponsored situations and private equity sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Mr. Wells has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Southwest region. Mr. Wells has over twelve years of experience in principal investing across a broad range of industries including energy services, industrial, consumer products and consumer services, distribution, business services, healthcare, and specialty finance.

Mr. Wells previously held positions with UBS, Philip Morris Capital, Altria Group, and ORIX USA. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Mr. Wells spent nine years at ORIX Leveraged Finance, a Dallas-based middle market focused leveraged finance firm. As a Director with ORIX Leveraged Finance, Mr. Wells was responsible for the origination and execution of debt and equity investments to support growth financings, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts.

Mr. Wells received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Jerry Wilson

Jerry Wilson

Jerry is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the direct lending activities of the firm in the UK and Ireland.

He has a total of 24 years’ experience in structuring debt capital to support UK middle market companies across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Jerry joined H.I.G. from Chenavari Investment Managers where he spent 5 years growing their direct lending capability in the UK. Jerry joined Chenavari when they purchased Palio Capital Partners, a start-up debt fund that Jerry founded. Previously, he worked in the leveraged finance business of The Royal Bank of Scotland, latterly as Managing Director and head of the mid-market team.

Jerry received a Bachelor of Music honours degree from the University of Surrey.

Rob Wolfson

Rob Wolfson

Rob is a Managing Director based in H.I.G.'s San Francisco office. Rob is responsible for all key aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing growth strategies. Since joining H.I.G., Rob has led investments in a number of industries including technology, healthcare, business services and manufacturing, and is currently serving on the board of directors of several H.I.G. companies.

Rob brings over eighteen years of investment, financial services, and operating experience across many industries. Prior to H.I.G., Rob was Vice President of Sales and Business Development for IPWireless (IPW), a wireless infrastructure provider. Rob helped IPW grow annual sales from zero to over fifty million. Rob began his career as a consultant with LEK Consulting, a leading world wide strategy consulting firm where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and private equity portfolio companies.

Rob earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Cum Laude, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Jarred Worley

Jarred Worley

Jarred is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management and structuring of funds.

Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Jarred was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Jarred was with Highland Capital Management and began his career at Bank One.

Jarred earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

John Yeager

John Yeager

John is a Managing Director in WhiteHorse Capital’s Chicago office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution of post-closing operational strategies.

John has more than a decade of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries including healthcare, specialty finance, financial services, transportation, business services and manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2012, John was a senior professional with Patriot Capital, where he executed and managed numerous debt and equity investments.

John earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with distinction and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in accounting from the Towson University. John also holds his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Jeff Zanarini

Jeff Zanarini

Jeff has over twenty years of M&A/advisory experience, working with firms ranging from mid-market, privately-held organizations to multi-national public organizations. He is responsible for investment origination, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company oversight. Jeff currently serves on the board of directors of several H.I.G. companies, and has led numerous LBO transactions with a focus on business services, industrial, logistics and commodity-based enterprises.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Jeff was with Bain & Company in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia and at Goldman Sachs in New York City.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science (Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (French) degrees, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Alex Zisson

Alex Zisson

Alex focuses on investments in the biopharmaceuticals industry, especially in pharmaceuticals, generics, drug delivery and specialty pharma and biotechnology. He joined H.I.G. BioHealth Partners as a Managing Director in January 2016. He currently serves on the board of directors for Clarus Therapeutics.

Prior to H.I.G., Alex spent 13 years making similar investments at Thomas, McNerney & Partners. Previous board seats included Quinnova (sold to Amneal) and Tranzyme (merged with Ocera).

Prior to Thomas, McNerney, Alex spent 11 years in the research department at Hambrecht & Quist (and its successor firms Chase H&Q and JPMorgan). During his tenure at H&Q, Alex led research teams covering the biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, large-cap pharmaceuticals, drug delivery and diagnostics industries. After the merger of Chase H&Q and JPMorgan, Alex became the firm’s healthcare strategist. He was named twice in The Wall Street Journal All-Star Analysts Survey, including his last year at JPMorgan in which he placed in all three categories: stock picking (#1 in pharmaceuticals), earnings estimate accuracy (tied for #2), and ‘home run’ hitting (#8 across all industries).

Alex is the co-chair of the Industry Advisory Board of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, an advisor for the Partnership Fund of NYC, which manages a bioaccelarator to advance local healthcare research, and is on the Life Sciences Council for Springboard Enterprises, a group that assists women entrepreneurs. He is also a board member for the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Chris Zlatarev

Chris Zlatarev

Chris Zlatarev is a Principal of H.I.G. Realty Partners based in London and is responsible for investing and monitoring real estate investments across Europe.

Chris has over ten years of principal investing experience across value added, opportunistic and distressed real estate strategies and has completed transactions for H.I.G. in both direct acquisitions and non-performing loans across multiple real estate sectors and geographies. Previously, Chris was a Partner at Kildare Partners and also held investment roles at Varde Partners and AIG Global Real Estate.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Drexel University.

Joe Zulli

Joe Zulli

Joe is a Principal based in the Miami office of H.I.G. Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and executing post-closing growth and operational strategies. Joe has private equity investing experience across a wide range of industries including business services, consumer, energy and manufacturing.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2011, Joe was a Vice President with Nautic Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, where he focused on late stage buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to that, Joe was a member of the Global Energy and Utilities Group of the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley where he worked on a variety of debt, equity and advisory assignments.

Joe earned his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, and M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

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