Specializations
HGGC, a private equity firm, specializes in corporate carve-outs, add-on acquisitions, growth equity, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization, restructuring in middle markets and platform investments. Its primary investments are in North America with diversification in International opportunities.
Executive Leadership
i) Steve Young
The founding father to and chair of the Forever Young Foundation is a co-founder and Managing director. He holds membership in various committees of the firm: The Executive Committee, Fund II Investment Committee, and Fund I policy and the Investment Committee. He was formerly a co-founder and managing director of Sorenson Capital, a firm located in the Western United States. Steve has had a flourishing career from professional football in the NFL and being a corporate spokesperson for various successful companies such as Nike.
ii) Bob Gay
With a vast experience in private equity, Bob is a co-founder and the Executive Director at HGGC. He was the Managing Director and senior partner at Bain Capital from 1989 straight through to 2004. He as well oversaw Bain Capital Europe, responsible for the London and Munich offices of the firm.
iii) Neil White
The former analyst in the Private Equity Group at Och-Ziff Capital Management is a managing director and an integral member of the firm’s investor relations. He joined the company in 2009, two years after its incorporation. He is a BA holder in Economics from Bingham Young University.
iv) Greg Hughes
He is an executive director at HGGC effective from January 10th, 2017. The holder of Masters in Business Administration is also the Chief Executive Officer at Veritas. Formerly, he was a CEO at Serena Software where he foresaw the successful sale of Micro Focus International Plc. He as well holds a bachelors and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts.
v) Pat Dugoni
Pat, a former Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources Group at Goldman Sachs, is the Vice President. He is the firm’s Fund II investments in FPX active member as well as Fund I investment in Innovative.
vi) Hudson Smith
The former manager, consultant and Case Team Leader at Bain and Company joined the firm in 2009 and is a Managing Director. He holds a BSc, Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.
vii) Richard Lawson
The finance director at SGM Contracts is a co-founder, managing partner, and CEO at HGGC. He was a participant in the Mergermarket Technology Forum of May 22nd, 2018.
viii) Gregory M. Benson
He is a managing partner and co-founder at HGGC.
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