HGGC Is Expanding Its Operations With New Talent And Functions

HGGC has been able to distinguish themselves despite the heavy competition in the financial markets through an approach they call Advantaged Investing. Located in Palo Alto, California, HGGC has become a top private equity company with more than 4 billion dollars invested around the nation and internationally. The company’s specialties include platform investments, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, growth equity, acquisitions, and restructuring throughout the middle markets.
The firm was first founded in 2007 as Huntsman Gay Global Capital and they have focused on investing in chemicals, business services, healthcare, industry, finances, consumers products, manufacturing, information processes, technology, infrastructure, and more. The majority of HGGC’s capital investments are kept within North America, but they are open to opportunities internationally as well. Today, HGGC has offices around the United States in Florida, Utah, Massachusetts, and California.
Towards the end of 2018, company management made a statement that they would be expanding their current management by adding several new hires to their roster to cover operations, investments, and financial functions across the company. These new hires to HGGC all come from reputable and respected positions at prominent companies, including Colin Phinisey, Christopher Guinn, Zachary Adams, William Spector, Patrick Malanga, and Hao Qin.
The new executive director position has been handed off to Christopher Guinn and he will be responsible for bolstering the company’s investment portfolio. Before his arrival, Christopher worked for Ply Gem Industries, Neways International, and Atrium Corporation, all of which are Golden Gate Capital subsidiaries.
The position of Principal for HGGC has also been filled and it is an important one for Colin Phinisey as he will be responsible for overseeing the company’s entire portfolio and pushing its market efforts. Colin has extensive experience in capital markets and his former position was at Deutsche Bank Securities where he operated as a Director for nearly a decade. New talent and innovation is a priority for any company that wants to rise to the top and stay there. These six new admits will be crucial in helping the company execute successful strategies for investments while continuing to promote company growth.
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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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