HGGC, LLC, And Its Leadership Explained

Private equity firms are regarded as some of the most elite financial institutions on planet Earth. Tens of thousands of fresh college graduates apply to work among the ranks of the roughly 3,300 private equity firms headquartered in the United States. Considering that no more than 100,000 people are directly employed by these firms, one can imagine just how painstakingly difficult landing a career in the field can be.

Founding a private equity firm is even more difficult. The co-founders atop private equity companies work hard to break their businesses into the fray of the high-demand, big-money industry.

HGGC is a big-name private equity firm founded by these four business masterminds

Palo Alto, California, has been the residence of HGGC’s corporate headquarters since its foundation in 2007. Three professionals who spent their entire careers in business, finance, and investing joined forces with a now-retired big-name NFL player to form HGGC. The founding team’s four-man roster looks like this:

Greg Benson serves HGGC as an executive director, a position in which he manages three major business investments made by the firm that constantly need hands-on evaluation and adjustments.
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Richard Lawson, boasting an ever-prestigious master’s in business administration from Ivy League frontrunner Harvard University, is the one and only CEO HGGC has been led by since its inception 11 years ago. Mr. Lawson played integral roles in founding two investment firms in the 2000s and is extensively involved in the oversight of 19 companies HGGC manages.

Ben Gay fills a role similar to Mr. Greg Benson’s – executive director. Mr. Gay is the most well-tenured veteran as far as world-class investment firms are concerned, having spent 15 years with global asset management firm Bain Capital. He’s also had his hands deep in the soils of humanitarian aid for nearly two decades.

Steve Young, a five-fold chairman of the boards of directors of companies that his financial co-creation either owns outright or a majority of. These five companies are Innovative, DealerFX, AutoAlert, IDERA, and Integrity. Young played 15 years in the National Football League.

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