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.

Jeff Bohl

Jeff Bohl

Jeff is a Principal 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 a decade 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.

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.

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.

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 HIG 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 18 years of experience in the Latin American private equity market and has led or co-led more than 25 successful investments in the region in various sectors such as Consumer, Manufacturing, Services, Healthcare, Media/Advertising, Software, Food & Beverage, Mining, Real Estate, Education, Pulp & Paper, Internet 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 and Conspiração Filmes. 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 Idiomas, Creme Mel Sorvetes, LG Sistemas, Eletromidia, Office Total, Grupo NZN, Casa França-Brasil Foundation, Parque Lage's School of Visual Arts and the NGO Pivô. Fernando is also an Ambassador for Endeavor Brasil, a Member of the YPO (Young President’s Orgnization) and is a Patron of São Paulo's Pinacoteca Museum, Rio de Janeiro's Art Museum (MAR) 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.

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.

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.

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 eleven 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, Harrison Gypsum, Infogix and TestAmerica.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Justin Reyna

Justin Reyna

Justin is a Principal 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.

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.

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.

Bobby Sheth

Bobby Sheth

Bobby is a Principal based in H.I.G. Capital’s Boston office. Bobby is involved in all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. He has more than ten years of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and consulting and has participated in investments across a wide range of industries including building products, business services and manufacturing. Bobby currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2008, Bobby was with Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading turnaround and restructuring consulting firm. While at A&M, Bobby advised a variety of clients across a range of industries including business services, consumer products, financial services, and manufacturing. Prior to A&M, Bobby was an Investment Banking Analyst with Salomon Smith Barney.

Bobby earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Toronto and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 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.

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.

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 TLC Vision and HelpSystems 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.

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.

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, technology, and industrial 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.

Rahul Vinnakota

Rahul Vinnakota

Rahul is a Principal 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.

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.

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.

Jeff Zanarini

Jeff Zanarini

Jeff has 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 oilfield/business services, manufacturing and commodity-based enterprises.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Jeff was with Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. While at Bain, Jeff devised corporate growth strategies and directed diligence efforts for leading private equity investors, helping to improve investment returns. He also has significant experience in the successful implementation of operational improvement strategies with private equity portfolio companies. Previously, Jeff also worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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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