Operating Executives

 

Golden Gate Capital’s success is contingent upon the strength and performance of its portfolio companies. To that end, our portfolio companies regularly engage industry professionals as Operating Executives or other consultants to help identify potential investment opportunities, assist in conducting due diligence on prospective portfolio companies, render operational and strategic advice, and to assist portfolio company management teams after our investment to effect change in certain areas. These professionals have significant experience working hands-on with companies to drive growth and profitability. These consultants are retained directly by one or more portfolio companies either as members of a company’s management team or on a project-oriented basis, and they also frequently serve on a portfolio company’s board of directors.

Operating Executives

Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough is an Operating Partner with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Retail, Restaurants, and Consumer Products sectors. Mr. Attenborough currently serves on the Boards of Bob Evans Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen, Mavis Express Services, Next Model Management, PSEB Group, Red Lobster, Sard Verbinnen, The Learning Experience, and Questech Inc and previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Brands. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Attenborough was a Partner at Westways Ventures, an operating venture partnership focused on the consumer and health care sectors (during which time he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Medpearl, Inc. and co-founded Physician’s Dialysis LLC), and he held general management and senior marketing roles at Genesco, Boston Whaler and Northstar Navigation Technologies. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Attenborough has an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics (with High Honors) from the University of Michigan.

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Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough

Gene Becker

Gene Becker

Gene Becker is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Becker was Chief Executive Officer of American Bankers Insurance Company and also was CEO of American Bankers Life Assurance Company, American Reliable Insurance Company, and the Voyager Group.  Mr. Becker holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a B.A. from Biscayne College.

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Gene Becker

Gene Becker

Stewart Bloom

Stewart Bloom

Stewart Bloom is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software and business services sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of LiveVox and Vector Solutions. Mr. Bloom previously held posts as Chairman and CEO of Aspect Software and Escalate Retail, from its inception until the time of its merger transaction with RedPrairie. He has served on the Boards of Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies Infor and Symon Communications. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Bloom held positions as Vice President Americas Technology Services for Capgemini and as Senior Vice President for Mainspring through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bloom was a Partner with Ernst & Young Management Consulting following its acquisition of Distributed Systems Solutions International (DSSI), where he was a Vice President and co-founder.

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Stewart Bloom

Stewart Bloom

Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software, data analytics, and business services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of 2020, Green Street Advisors, LiveVox, and Neustar. Mr. Nann was previously CEO of Opera Solutions, a global provider of scalable advanced big data analytics and data science solutions. While at Opera, Mr. Nann focused its strategy and materially improved its operations and profitability. Prior to Opera, Mr. Nann served as President, Operations and Technology and CTO for IRI, a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights for consumer packaged goods, over-the-counter health care, retail and media companies, where he led a major transition to the next generation of enabling technology. Prior to IRI, Mr. Nann was Senior Vice President and CTO at Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO). Additionally, Mr. Nann was Founder and CEO of NAREX Inc., one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) analytics firms, which was acquired by FICO in 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nann served as Director, International Operations and Director General, Comcred S.A. at TRW Inc. Mr. Nann has bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from the University of Stuttgart and an MBA from Ohio State University (where he was a Fulbright Scholar).

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Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

Roy Rosas

Roy Rosas

Roy Rosas is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital.  He was previously an Operating Executive with Berkshire Partners and held the position of Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer at Vi-Jon. Mr. Rosas previously led Procter & Gamble’s Oral B Developing Markets Global Business Group, co-founded Reputation Technologies, a supply chain analytics company that was acquired by Security Source, and led strategy consulting engagements at the Boston Consulting Group. He started his career as a Marketing Manager with Procter & Gamble. Mr. Rosas holds an MBA from Harvard, an M.S. from the National University of Singapore, and a B.S. in Business & Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

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Roy Rosas

Roy Rosas

Matthew Scanlan

Matthew Scanlan

Matt Scanlan, CFA is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Financial Services sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pluribus Labs and a board observer at Aperio. Mr. Scanlan has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. Before Golden Gate Capital, he served as CEO of RS Investments until its acquisition in 2016 by Victory Capital. Mr. Scanlan served as CEO of Renaissance Institutional Management, where he was responsible for overseeing that firm’s institutional investment business. Prior to that, he was CEO of Barclays Global Investors’ Institutional Business, focusing on the U.S. corporate and public defined benefit and defined contribution markets, as well as endowments and foundations. He also previously served as a senior portfolio manager at The Northern Trust Company. Mr. Scanlan is a CFA charterholder and served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute. In addition to his work with Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Scanlan serves on the Board of the USC Marshall School of Business, is President of the Board of Trustees of the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco, and serves on the corporate boards of Adams Street Partners and Kennedy Capital Management. He has been widely published in practitioner journals and was given the Jacobs Levy Award for Best Article in 2006 in the Journal of Portfolio Management. Matt received his master’s degree in accounting and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University and his B.S. from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Matthew Scanlan

Matthew Scanlan

Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital. Mr. Slobodow currently advises the firm and portfolio companies in a broad range of supply chain and procurement issues. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Atrium Windows, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Silica, and Chief Operating Officer of Neways International, all of which are current or former Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Slobodow held multiple leadership positions within Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products and was a Principal with A.T. Kearney. Mr. Slobodow has an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a BS in Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow

Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone

Pat Stone is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Services sector, specifically Real Estate and Financial Services. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Founder of Williston Financial Group. Mr. Stone also serves on the boards of portfolio companies, Green Street Financial and Nassau Re. Previously, Mr. Stone served as President and COO of Fidelity National Financial, Chairman and Co-CEO of Micro General, and CEO of Fidelity National Information Solutions. Additionally, he has served as Vice-Chairman of Metrocities Mortgage and Chairman of The Stone Group. He has also served on the boards of World Minerals, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, Wystein Capital, and Inman News. Mr. Stone has also served as Chairman of the Santa Barbara Art Museum, Director of the Portland Art Museum, and Chairman of the Oregon State University Foundation.

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Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone

Jing Su Vivatrat

Jing Su Vivatrat

Jing Su Vivatrat is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital, where she serves as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific. She is an advisor in a similar capacity at Angel Island Capital and is also on the advisory board at Sard Verbinnen. Ms. Vivatrat is responsible for client outreach and strategy development in Asia. She brings more than two decades of international experience in the financial services, technology, media and telecommunications sectors. During her career, she has advised a diverse group of Fortune 500 multinationals on investment and public policy concerns in Asia. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Vivatrat served as a limited-term appointee on the Broadband Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Vivatrat’s former corporate roles include leading Blackboard’s international operations, and serving as Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions for AOL International, the online division of AOL Time Warner. In addition to her work with Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Vivatrat is a Board Director of InKind Capital, a member of the Global Advisory Council of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ms. Vivatrat has a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College and commands native fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

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Jing Su Vivatrat

Jing Su Vivatrat

Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software, data analytics, and business services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of 2020, Green Street Advisors, LiveVox, and Neustar. Mr. Nann was previously CEO of Opera Solutions, a global provider of scalable advanced big data analytics and data science solutions. While at Opera, Mr. Nann focused its strategy and materially improved its operations and profitability. Prior to Opera, Mr. Nann served as President, Operations and Technology and CTO for IRI, a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights for consumer packaged goods, over-the-counter health care, retail and media companies, where he led a major transition to the next generation of enabling technology. Prior to IRI, Mr. Nann was Senior Vice President and CTO at Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO). Additionally, Mr. Nann was Founder and CEO of NAREX Inc., one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) analytics firms, which was acquired by FICO in 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nann served as Director, International Operations and Director General, Comcred S.A. at TRW Inc. Mr. Nann has bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from the University of Stuttgart and an MBA from Ohio State University (where he was a Fulbright Scholar).

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Bernhard Nann

Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital. Mr. Slobodow currently advises the firm and portfolio companies in a broad range of supply chain and procurement issues. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Atrium Windows, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Silica, and Chief Operating Officer of Neways International, all of which are current or former Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Slobodow held multiple leadership positions within Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products and was a Principal with A.T. Kearney. Mr. Slobodow has an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a BS in Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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Brian Slobodow

Gene Becker

Gene Becker

Gene Becker is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Becker was Chief Executive Officer of American Bankers Insurance Company and also was CEO of American Bankers Life Assurance Company, American Reliable Insurance Company, and the Voyager Group.  Mr. Becker holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a B.A. from Biscayne College.

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Gene Becker

Jing Su Vivatrat

Jing Su Vivatrat

Jing Su Vivatrat is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital, where she serves as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific. She is an advisor in a similar capacity at Angel Island Capital and is also on the advisory board at Sard Verbinnen. Ms. Vivatrat is responsible for client outreach and strategy development in Asia. She brings more than two decades of international experience in the financial services, technology, media and telecommunications sectors. During her career, she has advised a diverse group of Fortune 500 multinationals on investment and public policy concerns in Asia. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Vivatrat served as a limited-term appointee on the Broadband Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Vivatrat’s former corporate roles include leading Blackboard’s international operations, and serving as Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions for AOL International, the online division of AOL Time Warner. In addition to her work with Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Vivatrat is a Board Director of InKind Capital, a member of the Global Advisory Council of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ms. Vivatrat has a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College and commands native fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

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Jing Su Vivatrat

Matthew Scanlan

Matthew Scanlan

Matt Scanlan, CFA is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Financial Services sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pluribus Labs and a board observer at Aperio. Mr. Scanlan has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. Before Golden Gate Capital, he served as CEO of RS Investments until its acquisition in 2016 by Victory Capital. Mr. Scanlan served as CEO of Renaissance Institutional Management, where he was responsible for overseeing that firm’s institutional investment business. Prior to that, he was CEO of Barclays Global Investors’ Institutional Business, focusing on the U.S. corporate and public defined benefit and defined contribution markets, as well as endowments and foundations. He also previously served as a senior portfolio manager at The Northern Trust Company. Mr. Scanlan is a CFA charterholder and served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute. In addition to his work with Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Scanlan serves on the Board of the USC Marshall School of Business, is President of the Board of Trustees of the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco, and serves on the corporate boards of Adams Street Partners and Kennedy Capital Management. He has been widely published in practitioner journals and was given the Jacobs Levy Award for Best Article in 2006 in the Journal of Portfolio Management. Matt received his master’s degree in accounting and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University and his B.S. from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Matthew Scanlan

Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough is an Operating Partner with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Retail, Restaurants, and Consumer Products sectors. Mr. Attenborough currently serves on the Boards of Bob Evans Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen, Mavis Express Services, Next Model Management, PSEB Group, Red Lobster, Sard Verbinnen, The Learning Experience, and Questech Inc and previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Brands. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Attenborough was a Partner at Westways Ventures, an operating venture partnership focused on the consumer and health care sectors (during which time he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Medpearl, Inc. and co-founded Physician’s Dialysis LLC), and he held general management and senior marketing roles at Genesco, Boston Whaler and Northstar Navigation Technologies. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Attenborough has an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics (with High Honors) from the University of Michigan.

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Neale Attenborough

Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone

Pat Stone is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Services sector, specifically Real Estate and Financial Services. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Founder of Williston Financial Group. Mr. Stone also serves on the boards of portfolio companies, Green Street Financial and Nassau Re. Previously, Mr. Stone served as President and COO of Fidelity National Financial, Chairman and Co-CEO of Micro General, and CEO of Fidelity National Information Solutions. Additionally, he has served as Vice-Chairman of Metrocities Mortgage and Chairman of The Stone Group. He has also served on the boards of World Minerals, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, Wystein Capital, and Inman News. Mr. Stone has also served as Chairman of the Santa Barbara Art Museum, Director of the Portland Art Museum, and Chairman of the Oregon State University Foundation.

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Patrick Stone

Roy Rosas

Roy Rosas

Roy Rosas is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital.  He was previously an Operating Executive with Berkshire Partners and held the position of Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer at Vi-Jon. Mr. Rosas previously led Procter & Gamble’s Oral B Developing Markets Global Business Group, co-founded Reputation Technologies, a supply chain analytics company that was acquired by Security Source, and led strategy consulting engagements at the Boston Consulting Group. He started his career as a Marketing Manager with Procter & Gamble. Mr. Rosas holds an MBA from Harvard, an M.S. from the National University of Singapore, and a B.S. in Business & Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

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Roy Rosas

Stewart Bloom

Stewart Bloom

Stewart Bloom is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software and business services sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of LiveVox and Vector Solutions. Mr. Bloom previously held posts as Chairman and CEO of Aspect Software and Escalate Retail, from its inception until the time of its merger transaction with RedPrairie. He has served on the Boards of Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies Infor and Symon Communications. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Bloom held positions as Vice President Americas Technology Services for Capgemini and as Senior Vice President for Mainspring through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bloom was a Partner with Ernst & Young Management Consulting following its acquisition of Distributed Systems Solutions International (DSSI), where he was a Vice President and co-founder.

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