Team

Golden Gate Capital has assembled a premier team of private equity professionals, Operating Executives and Strategic Partners. Our Managing Directors have spent the last twenty years systematically analyzing, structuring, and investing in companies across our target vertical markets.

Investment Team

Managing Directors

Dave Dominik

David Dominik

David Dominik is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. He has extensive private equity investment and operational experience, especially in a broad range of technology-related industries. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Dominik spent ten years as a managing director at Bain Capital, where he was responsible for managing Information Partners, a specialized fund within Bain Capital that focused on software, information services and transaction processing companies serving a broad range of end markets. He also built several scale companies in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Mr. Dominik served on the investment committee of Brookside, Bain Capital’s public equity hedge fund and opened and ran the California office for Bain Capital. Previously, Mr. Dominik was a partner at Zero Stage Capital, an early-stage technology venture capital firm where he helped co-found several successful technology ventures. He was an early investor and assistant to the chairman of Genzyme Corporation. He also served as a Consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Dominik has a JD from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and an AB from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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David Dominik

Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, with a focus on investment opportunities within the broader Consumer vertical. Prior to his current role, Mr. Attenborough served as an Operating Partner to the firm and as Chairman and CEO of portfolio company 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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Matt Crump

Matt Crump is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2011. Mr. Crump focuses on investments in the broader Software & Services sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Crump worked at Audax Private Equity. Mr. Crump has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Biology, with Distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude).

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Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2005. Mr. Haspel serves as the firm’s Director of Portfolio Operations and also focuses on investments across the Financial Services space with an emphasis on insurance, asset management, and specialty finance. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Haspel worked in the Boston office of Bain & Company. Mr. Haspel has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Austin Scholar) and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).

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Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel

Robert Kirby

Bob Kirby is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, where he has been engaged since 2011. Mr. Kirby focuses on the broader Industrials vertical with an emphasis on driving operational enhancements across the portfolio. Prior to his current role, Mr. Kirby served as an Operating Partner to the firm and as CEO of portfolio company Atrium. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kirby was CEO of Vi-Jon, a leading private-equity owned private-label manufacturer in the personal care market and CEO of Accellent, a leading private-equity owned contract manufacturer in the medical device space. Earlier in Mr. Kirby’s career, he was a GM and led large scale and complex functions including the integration of acquisitions at large cap companies including Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark, and Fort James. Mr. Kirby has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

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Felix Lo

Felix Lo is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2004. Mr. Lo focuses on investments in the broader Industrials sector with an emphasis on test and measurement, as well as industrial distribution and services. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Lo was with Bain Capital and worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Lo has an AB in Public Policy from Brown University.

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Greg Mason

Greg Mason

Greg Mason is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2016, and serves as the firm’s Director of Capital Markets. Mr. Mason is responsible for leading the execution of debt and equity related transactions across the Golden Gate private equity portfolio, as well as managing the firm’s relationships with corporate finance providers. Prior to joining Golden Gate, he was a Principal at Advent International, where he started the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Mason began his career in the United States Air Force where he was a captain and last served as Deputy Chief, Financial Analysis for the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base, South Korea. He earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University and a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review.

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Greg Mason

Rachel Masory

Rachel Masory

Rachel Masory is a Managing Director and the Deputy General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. Previously, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she concentrated her practice on complex cross-border and domestic transactions, including the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, and private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity and debt financings and “special situations” transactions. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. She is a member of both the California and Illinois bar.

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Rachel Masory

Rachel Masory

Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Montgomery focuses on investments in the broader consumer sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Montgomery worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Montgomery has an MBA and MA Education from Stanford and a BA in Business Economics with minors in Mathematics and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

Steve Oetgen

Steve Oetgen

Steve Oetgen is a Managing Director and Executive Vice President, Finance and General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. He was formerly a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused on private equity and buyout transactions for nearly 20 years, acting as lead counsel on a host of matters, including going-private transactions, venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, and other mergers and acquisitions. He was a founding partner of Kirkland’s San Francisco office and a member of that firm’s Finance Committee. Mr. Oetgen holds a J. D. from Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif) and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (with Bronze Tablet highest honors). He is an attorney in good standing with each of the California and Illinois bar.

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Steve Oetgen

Steve Oetgen

Javier Puig

Javier Puig

Javier Puig is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2009. Mr. Puig focuses on investments in the broader Industrials sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Puig worked as an Associate in the San Francisco office of the Boston Consulting Group. From 2013 through 2015 he worked at Alloy Investments, a public equities hedge fund which he co-founded. Mr. Puig has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University (cum laude).

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Javier Puig

Javier Puig

Michele Shahroody

Michele Shahroody is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which she joined in 2014. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Michele was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where she advised clients on tax issues associated with corporate transactions and financial and tax reporting.  Michele earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Tax degree from George Washington University.  Michele is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

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Principals

Mike Schwartzman

Mike Schwartzman is a Principal of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Schwartzman worked at Wellspring Capital, a New York based private equity firm. Previously he also worked at Elysium Management and UBS Investment Bank, both in New York. Mr. Schwartzman has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Yale University (magna cum laude).

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Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a Principal of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stewart worked at Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Oak Hill Capital in Menlo Park and as an investment banker in the New York office of Lazard. Mr. Stewart has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance, with honors, from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Vice Presidents

Nick Bawa

Nick Bawa is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Bawa worked as a Vice President at Platinum Equity. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Bawa has a B.S. in Global Management from Babson College (magna cum laude).

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Roman Burgess

Roman Burgess is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Burgess worked as a Manager in the Direct Private Equity division of PSP Investments in Montreal. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Montreal office of BMO Capital Markets. Mr. Burgess has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BComm from Saint Mary’s University.

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Alex Cannon

Alex Cannon is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Cannon worked at CI Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm. Previously, he worked at Audax Private Equity in Boston and as an investment banker in the New York office of Jefferies. Mr. Cannon has a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.

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Claudia Han

Claudia Han is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Han worked at CircleUp, a consumer-focused venture capital firm. Previously, she was an Associate at TPG. Ms. Han has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Joe Kurtenbach

Joe Kurtenbach is a Vice President at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. Mr. Kurtenbach has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned a BS with distinction in International Relations from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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Olivia Lassoff

Olivia Lassoff

Olivia Lassoff is a Vice President at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Lassoff worked as an Associate Consultant in the Los Angeles and London offices of L.E.K. Consulting. Ms. Lassoff has an MBA from Harvard Business School where she graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class) and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from USC Marshall and Annenberg where she received the Bradley Bovard Award for the highest GPA among graduating women.

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Olivia Lassoff

Olivia Lassoff

Matthew Michel

Matt Michel is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Michel worked as a Private Equity Analyst in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Michel has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance and Economics, with distinction, from Indiana University.

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Shaneel Patel

Shaneel Patel is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Patel worked as a Vice President at J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm. He began his career on the direct equity investment team at Hamilton Lane. Mr. Patel has a B.S. in Commerce and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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David Wang

David Wang is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked at H.I.G. Capital in San Francisco. Previously, he worked in the Private Capital Group at MSD Partners and as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Jefferies in New York. Mr. Wang has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and a BS in Economics from Duke University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Jennifer Zhu

Jennifer Zhu is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Zhu worked at Sightway Capital, the private investments arm of Two Sigma. Previously, Ms. Zhu worked as an Associate at Pine Brook Partners and Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Zhu has a BA in Economics from Harvard University (cum laude).

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Associates

Dylan Alvarez

Dylan Alvarez joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Alvarez worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Alvarez has a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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Liam Bryson

Liam Bryson

Liam Bryson joined Golden Gate Capital in 2019. Mr. Bryson has a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Catholic Social Tradition from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude).

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Liam Bryson

Erin Callaghan

Erin Callaghan joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Callaghan worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Callaghan has a B.B.A. in Finance with a Supplementary Major in German from the University of Notre Dame.

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Christopher Chiang

Christopher Chiang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Chiang worked a Business Analyst in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company. Previously, he was a mechanical engineer at Apple. Mr. Chiang has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Jason Choi

Jason Choi joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Choi worked as an investment banker in the San Francisco office of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Choi has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude).

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Mathew Giladi

Mathew Giladi joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Giladi worked as a Business Analyst in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Giladi has a B.S. in Health Care Administration from Rutgers University.

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Sindhu Immidisetty

Sindhu Immidisetty joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Immidisetty worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Immidisetty has a B.S. in Finance and Economics with a minor in Astronomy from the NYU Stern School of Business (cum laude).

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Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kulkarni worked as an Associate Consultant in the Houston office of Bain & Company. Mr. Kulkarni has a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University.

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Jennifer Ma

Jennifer Ma joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Ma worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Ms. Ma has a B.A. in Business Economics and International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Darren Mao

Darren Mao joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Mao worked as an Associate in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Mao has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Texas at Austin (University Honors).

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Andrew McKinzie

Andrew McKinzie joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. McKinzie worked as an Associate in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice of Berkeley Research Group in New York. Mr. McKinzie has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Healthcare Markets and Finance (Magna Cum Laude).

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Seth Molwitz

Seth Molwitz joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Molwitz was a Washington, DC-based Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Molwitz has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College.

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Eno-Obong Okon

Eno-Obong Okon joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Okon worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Deutsche Bank. Mr. Okon has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Business, Applied Economics, and Law & Society from Cornell University.

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Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Rivera worked as a Senior Associate Consultant in both the Chicago and Madrid offices of Bain & Company. Mr. Rivera has a BSBA in Finance and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis (Magna Cum Laude).

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Daniel Shipchandler

Daniel Shipchandler joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Shipchandler worked as an Associate in the Houston office of the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Shipchandler has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart joined Golden Gate Capital in 2019. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stewart worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Mr. Stewart has a B.S. in Commerce, with a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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Andrew Stewart

Raymond Tang

Raymond Tang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Tang worked as an Associate Consultant in the Los Angeles office of Bain and Company. Mr. Tang has a B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard College.

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Jason Wang

Jason Wang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Wang has a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University (cum laude).

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Chris Weiland

Chris Weiland joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Mr. Weiland has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude).

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Thomas Wine

Thomas Wine is an analyst and joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Mr. Wine has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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Operations

Nichole Barcelon

Nichole Barcelon is the Chief Talent Officer at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Barcelon served as the Human Resources Director and Business Partner at BlackRock for 15 years working across global client groups. In this capacity, she provided the full suite of talent programs both for the broader Blackrock organization and for the specific individual groups with which she collaborated. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was a member of the Human Resources team at Quellos Group, a fund of funds business in Seattle. Ms. Barcelon holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and CFA Claritas designations and has a B.A. in International Studies and Modern Language from Seattle University.

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Jon Davies

Jon Davies

Jon Davies is an Executive Vice-President at Golden Gate Capital.  Prior to Golden Gate, Jon was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for over 30 years where he served as a member of both the US and Global Boards of Partners and was responsible at various times for the firm’s National Tax Practice and PwC’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice, in addition to advising clients on tax issues associated with large corporate transactions.  Jon served as PwC’s principal advisor to Golden Gate Capital for more than a decade.  Prior to PwC, Jon was a Professor of Accounting at The University of Alabama where he later taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law during his time at PwC.  Prior to that, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Tax Accounting at Georgia State University.  Mr. Davies received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Louisiana-Monroe, a Master’s degree from The University of Florida, a Doctorate in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and a degree in Law from The University of Alabama.  Jon is a member of the Bar in Alabama, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Louisiana, Georgia, California, New York and the District of Columbia.

 

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Jon Davies

Nicholas McGrath

Nicholas McGrath is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Regulatory Counsel, and Associate General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. McGrath served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at RA Capital and MPM Capital, two healthcare and biotech investment advisers, where he was responsible for managing the legal, regulatory, and compliance functions at each firm.
Mr. McGrath holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, an LL.M. from St. John’s University School of Law, and a B.A. in International Business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an attorney in good standing in Massachusetts, New York, and Maine. Mr. McGrath is also a FINRA Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional.

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Megan Rodkin

Megan Rodkin is the Associate General Counsel for Golden Gate Capital. Previously, she was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, LP, where she concentrated her practice on complex transactions, including the representation of private equity funds and venture capital funds in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, and equity and debt financings. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a comment editor for the Law Review. She is a member of the California Bar.

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Rob Stobo

Rob Stobo is responsible for asset allocation and implementation across the opportunistic credit platform and Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stobo was the Senior Portfolio Manager at Angel Island Capital. Prior to Angel Island Capital, Mr. Stobo worked at ORIX Capital, where he served as a Managing Director overseeing distressed debt investing, and Chanin Capital, a specialty investment bank focused on distressed debt restructurings. Mr. Stobo has an MBA from Duke Business School and a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University

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William Wang

William Wang is focused on opportunistic credit investments in the broader Industrials sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked as a Credit Analyst and Director of Research at Angel Island Capital. Prior to Angel Island Capital, he worked at Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles across both the High Yield Bonds group and the Senior Loans group, which he helped form. Earlier experiences also include working as an analyst at D.E. Shaw in Hong Kong and an investment banker at Rothschild in New York City. Mr. Wang has an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (with Distinction).

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Strategic Partners

Sutter Hill Ventures

Sutter Hill Venture

Sutter Hill Ventures has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1964. Through their decades of experience, they have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges that early-stage and high-growth companies face. Sutter Hill Ventures has been among the most successful venture capital firms with investments in over 250 early-stage technology firms.

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Sutter Hill Venture

Bain & Company

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the leading strategy consulting firms in the world. With twenty-six offices located throughout the world and approximately 2,200 professionals performing (i) strategic and industry analyses, (ii) supporting company change and (iii) assessing technology trends, Bain & Company provides the partnership with a global capacity for identifying, analyzing and supporting investment opportunities.

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Bain & Company

Alex Cannon

Alex Cannon is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Cannon worked at CI Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm. Previously, he worked at Audax Private Equity in Boston and as an investment banker in the New York office of Jefferies. Mr. Cannon has a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.

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Andrew McKinzie

Andrew McKinzie joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. McKinzie worked as an Associate in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice of Berkeley Research Group in New York. Mr. McKinzie has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Healthcare Markets and Finance (Magna Cum Laude).

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Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart joined Golden Gate Capital in 2019. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stewart worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Mr. Stewart has a B.S. in Commerce, with a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kulkarni worked as an Associate Consultant in the Houston office of Bain & Company. Mr. Kulkarni has a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University.

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Bain & Company

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the leading strategy consulting firms in the world. With twenty-six offices located throughout the world and approximately 2,200 professionals performing (i) strategic and industry analyses, (ii) supporting company change and (iii) assessing technology trends, Bain & Company provides the partnership with a global capacity for identifying, analyzing and supporting investment opportunities.

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Chris Weiland

Chris Weiland joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Mr. Weiland has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude).

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Christopher Chiang

Christopher Chiang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Chiang worked a Business Analyst in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company. Previously, he was a mechanical engineer at Apple. Mr. Chiang has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Claudia Han

Claudia Han is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Han worked at CircleUp, a consumer-focused venture capital firm. Previously, she was an Associate at TPG. Ms. Han has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2005. Mr. Haspel serves as the firm’s Director of Portfolio Operations and also focuses on investments across the Financial Services space with an emphasis on insurance, asset management, and specialty finance. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Haspel worked in the Boston office of Bain & Company. Mr. Haspel has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Austin Scholar) and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).

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Daniel Shipchandler

Daniel Shipchandler joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Shipchandler worked as an Associate in the Houston office of the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Shipchandler has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Darren Mao

Darren Mao joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Mao worked as an Associate in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Mao has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Texas at Austin (University Honors).

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Dave Dominik

David Dominik

David Dominik is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. He has extensive private equity investment and operational experience, especially in a broad range of technology-related industries. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Dominik spent ten years as a managing director at Bain Capital, where he was responsible for managing Information Partners, a specialized fund within Bain Capital that focused on software, information services and transaction processing companies serving a broad range of end markets. He also built several scale companies in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Mr. Dominik served on the investment committee of Brookside, Bain Capital’s public equity hedge fund and opened and ran the California office for Bain Capital. Previously, Mr. Dominik was a partner at Zero Stage Capital, an early-stage technology venture capital firm where he helped co-found several successful technology ventures. He was an early investor and assistant to the chairman of Genzyme Corporation. He also served as a Consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Dominik has a JD from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and an AB from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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David Wang

David Wang is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked at H.I.G. Capital in San Francisco. Previously, he worked in the Private Capital Group at MSD Partners and as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Jefferies in New York. Mr. Wang has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and a BS in Economics from Duke University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Rivera worked as a Senior Associate Consultant in both the Chicago and Madrid offices of Bain & Company. Mr. Rivera has a BSBA in Finance and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis (Magna Cum Laude).

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Dylan Alvarez

Dylan Alvarez joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Alvarez worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Alvarez has a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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Eno-Obong Okon

Eno-Obong Okon joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Okon worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Deutsche Bank. Mr. Okon has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Business, Applied Economics, and Law & Society from Cornell University.

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Erin Callaghan

Erin Callaghan joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Callaghan worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Callaghan has a B.B.A. in Finance with a Supplementary Major in German from the University of Notre Dame.

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Felix Lo

Felix Lo is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2004. Mr. Lo focuses on investments in the broader Industrials sector with an emphasis on test and measurement, as well as industrial distribution and services. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Lo was with Bain Capital and worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Lo has an AB in Public Policy from Brown University.

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Greg Mason

Greg Mason

Greg Mason is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2016, and serves as the firm’s Director of Capital Markets. Mr. Mason is responsible for leading the execution of debt and equity related transactions across the Golden Gate private equity portfolio, as well as managing the firm’s relationships with corporate finance providers. Prior to joining Golden Gate, he was a Principal at Advent International, where he started the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Mason began his career in the United States Air Force where he was a captain and last served as Deputy Chief, Financial Analysis for the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base, South Korea. He earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University and a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review.

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Jason Choi

Jason Choi joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Choi worked as an investment banker in the San Francisco office of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Choi has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude).

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Jason Wang

Jason Wang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Wang has a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University (cum laude).

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Javier Puig

Javier Puig

Javier Puig is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2009. Mr. Puig focuses on investments in the broader Industrials sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Puig worked as an Associate in the San Francisco office of the Boston Consulting Group. From 2013 through 2015 he worked at Alloy Investments, a public equities hedge fund which he co-founded. Mr. Puig has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University (cum laude).

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Jennifer Ma

Jennifer Ma joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Ma worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Ms. Ma has a B.A. in Business Economics and International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Zhu

Jennifer Zhu is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Zhu worked at Sightway Capital, the private investments arm of Two Sigma. Previously, Ms. Zhu worked as an Associate at Pine Brook Partners and Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Zhu has a BA in Economics from Harvard University (cum laude).

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Joe Kurtenbach

Joe Kurtenbach is a Vice President at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. Mr. Kurtenbach has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned a BS with distinction in International Relations from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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Jon Davies

Jon Davies

Jon Davies is an Executive Vice-President at Golden Gate Capital.  Prior to Golden Gate, Jon was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for over 30 years where he served as a member of both the US and Global Boards of Partners and was responsible at various times for the firm’s National Tax Practice and PwC’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice, in addition to advising clients on tax issues associated with large corporate transactions.  Jon served as PwC’s principal advisor to Golden Gate Capital for more than a decade.  Prior to PwC, Jon was a Professor of Accounting at The University of Alabama where he later taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law during his time at PwC.  Prior to that, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Tax Accounting at Georgia State University.  Mr. Davies received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Louisiana-Monroe, a Master’s degree from The University of Florida, a Doctorate in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and a degree in Law from The University of Alabama.  Jon is a member of the Bar in Alabama, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Louisiana, Georgia, California, New York and the District of Columbia.

 

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Liam Bryson

Liam Bryson

Liam Bryson joined Golden Gate Capital in 2019. Mr. Bryson has a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Catholic Social Tradition from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude).

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Mathew Giladi

Mathew Giladi joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Giladi worked as a Business Analyst in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Giladi has a B.S. in Health Care Administration from Rutgers University.

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Matthew Michel

Matt Michel is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Michel worked as a Private Equity Analyst in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Michel has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance and Economics, with distinction, from Indiana University.

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Matt Crump

Matt Crump is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2011. Mr. Crump focuses on investments in the broader Software & Services sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Crump worked at Audax Private Equity. Mr. Crump has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Biology, with Distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude).

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Megan Rodkin

Megan Rodkin is the Associate General Counsel for Golden Gate Capital. Previously, she was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, LP, where she concentrated her practice on complex transactions, including the representation of private equity funds and venture capital funds in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, and equity and debt financings. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a comment editor for the Law Review. She is a member of the California Bar.

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Mike Schwartzman

Mike Schwartzman is a Principal of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Schwartzman worked at Wellspring Capital, a New York based private equity firm. Previously he also worked at Elysium Management and UBS Investment Bank, both in New York. Mr. Schwartzman has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Yale University (magna cum laude).

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Michele Shahroody

Michele Shahroody is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which she joined in 2014. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Michele was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where she advised clients on tax issues associated with corporate transactions and financial and tax reporting.  Michele earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Tax degree from George Washington University.  Michele is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

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Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Montgomery focuses on investments in the broader consumer sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Montgomery worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Montgomery has an MBA and MA Education from Stanford and a BA in Business Economics with minors in Mathematics and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a Principal of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stewart worked at Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Oak Hill Capital in Menlo Park and as an investment banker in the New York office of Lazard. Mr. Stewart has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance, with honors, from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Neale Attenborough

Neale Attenborough is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, with a focus on investment opportunities within the broader Consumer vertical. Prior to his current role, Mr. Attenborough served as an Operating Partner to the firm and as Chairman and CEO of portfolio company 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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Nicholas McGrath

Nicholas McGrath is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Regulatory Counsel, and Associate General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. McGrath served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at RA Capital and MPM Capital, two healthcare and biotech investment advisers, where he was responsible for managing the legal, regulatory, and compliance functions at each firm.
Mr. McGrath holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, an LL.M. from St. John’s University School of Law, and a B.A. in International Business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an attorney in good standing in Massachusetts, New York, and Maine. Mr. McGrath is also a FINRA Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional.

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Nichole Barcelon

Nichole Barcelon is the Chief Talent Officer at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Barcelon served as the Human Resources Director and Business Partner at BlackRock for 15 years working across global client groups. In this capacity, she provided the full suite of talent programs both for the broader Blackrock organization and for the specific individual groups with which she collaborated. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was a member of the Human Resources team at Quellos Group, a fund of funds business in Seattle. Ms. Barcelon holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and CFA Claritas designations and has a B.A. in International Studies and Modern Language from Seattle University.

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Nick Bawa

Nick Bawa is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Bawa worked as a Vice President at Platinum Equity. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Bawa has a B.S. in Global Management from Babson College (magna cum laude).

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Olivia Lassoff

Olivia Lassoff

Olivia Lassoff is a Vice President at Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Lassoff worked as an Associate Consultant in the Los Angeles and London offices of L.E.K. Consulting. Ms. Lassoff has an MBA from Harvard Business School where she graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class) and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from USC Marshall and Annenberg where she received the Bradley Bovard Award for the highest GPA among graduating women.

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Rachel Masory

Rachel Masory

Rachel Masory is a Managing Director and the Deputy General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. Previously, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she concentrated her practice on complex cross-border and domestic transactions, including the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, and private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity and debt financings and “special situations” transactions. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. She is a member of both the California and Illinois bar.

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Raymond Tang

Raymond Tang joined Golden Gate Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Tang worked as an Associate Consultant in the Los Angeles office of Bain and Company. Mr. Tang has a B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard College.

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Rob Stobo

Rob Stobo is responsible for asset allocation and implementation across the opportunistic credit platform and Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Stobo was the Senior Portfolio Manager at Angel Island Capital. Prior to Angel Island Capital, Mr. Stobo worked at ORIX Capital, where he served as a Managing Director overseeing distressed debt investing, and Chanin Capital, a specialty investment bank focused on distressed debt restructurings. Mr. Stobo has an MBA from Duke Business School and a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University

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Robert Kirby

Bob Kirby is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, where he has been engaged since 2011. Mr. Kirby focuses on the broader Industrials vertical with an emphasis on driving operational enhancements across the portfolio. Prior to his current role, Mr. Kirby served as an Operating Partner to the firm and as CEO of portfolio company Atrium. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kirby was CEO of Vi-Jon, a leading private-equity owned private-label manufacturer in the personal care market and CEO of Accellent, a leading private-equity owned contract manufacturer in the medical device space. Earlier in Mr. Kirby’s career, he was a GM and led large scale and complex functions including the integration of acquisitions at large cap companies including Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark, and Fort James. Mr. Kirby has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

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Roman Burgess

Roman Burgess is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Burgess worked as a Manager in the Direct Private Equity division of PSP Investments in Montreal. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Montreal office of BMO Capital Markets. Mr. Burgess has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BComm from Saint Mary’s University.

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Seth Molwitz

Seth Molwitz joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Molwitz was a Washington, DC-based Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Molwitz has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College.

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Shaneel Patel

Shaneel Patel is a Vice President of Golden Gate Capital. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Patel worked as a Vice President at J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm. He began his career on the direct equity investment team at Hamilton Lane. Mr. Patel has a B.S. in Commerce and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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Sindhu Immidisetty

Sindhu Immidisetty joined Golden Gate Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Immidisetty worked as an investment banker in the New York office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Immidisetty has a B.S. in Finance and Economics with a minor in Astronomy from the NYU Stern School of Business (cum laude).

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Steve Oetgen

Steve Oetgen

Steve Oetgen is a Managing Director and Executive Vice President, Finance and General Counsel of Golden Gate Capital. He was formerly a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused on private equity and buyout transactions for nearly 20 years, acting as lead counsel on a host of matters, including going-private transactions, venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, and other mergers and acquisitions. He was a founding partner of Kirkland’s San Francisco office and a member of that firm’s Finance Committee. Mr. Oetgen holds a J. D. from Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif) and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (with Bronze Tablet highest honors). He is an attorney in good standing with each of the California and Illinois bar.

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Sutter Hill Ventures

Sutter Hill Venture

Sutter Hill Ventures has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1964. Through their decades of experience, they have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges that early-stage and high-growth companies face. Sutter Hill Ventures has been among the most successful venture capital firms with investments in over 250 early-stage technology firms.

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Thomas Wine

Thomas Wine is an analyst and joined Golden Gate Capital in 2021. Mr. Wine has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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William Wang

William Wang is focused on opportunistic credit investments in the broader Industrials sector. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Wang worked as a Credit Analyst and Director of Research at Angel Island Capital. Prior to Angel Island Capital, he worked at Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles across both the High Yield Bonds group and the Senior Loans group, which he helped form. Earlier experiences also include working as an analyst at D.E. Shaw in Hong Kong and an investment banker at Rothschild in New York City. Mr. Wang has an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (with Distinction).

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