Team

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Based in New York and London, CD&R’s investment professionals include people who have skills either financing businesses or managing companies. The Firm's Operating Partners have collectively spent over 400 years in senior management positions across a range of industry sectors, notably Aon Hewitt, Danaher, Emerson Electric, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Marsh & McLennan, Pepsi, Plex Systems, Quest Software, SunGard, and Unilever.

Portrait of Harsh AgarwalHarsh AgarwalPartner
Portrait of Harsh Agarwal

Harsh Agarwal

Partner

Mr. Agarwal joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. He played a key role in the Firm’s investment in Epicor. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Agarwal spent almost ten years at EQT Partners and TPG Capital.  He began his career in the technology, media, and telecom group of the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co.

Mr. Agarwal joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. He played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Cloudera and Epicor. Mr. Agarwal also serves as a member of the Firm’s Inclusion Committee. Previously, he held positions at EQT Partners and TPG Capital and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Agarwal has an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in business administration from the Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • EQT Partners
  • TPG Capital
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business | M.B.A.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Zeeshan AnwarZeeshan AnwarAssociate

Mr. Anwar joined CD&R in 2023. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley in the industrials group. Mr. Anwar has a B.A. in economics from Cornell University.

Experience
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Cornell University | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Nicholas AquinoNicholas AquinoAssociate
Portrait of Nicholas Aquino

Nicholas Aquino

Associate

Mr. Aquino joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the global industrials group at Citi.

Mr. Aquino joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the global industrials group at Citi. Mr. Aquino has a B.S. and B.A. in finance and accounting from Georgetown University.

Experience
  • Citi
Education
  • Georgetown University | B.S., B.A., finance, accounting
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Portrait of Edoardo ArnaboldiEdoardo ArnaboldiAssociate
Portrait of Edoardo Arnaboldi

Edoardo Arnaboldi

Associate

Mr. Arnaboldi joined CD&R in 2024. Previously, he worked in M&A at Centerview Partners and completed internships at Goldman Sachs and Ardian. Mr. Arnaboldi holds a Grande École degree from HEC Paris and a B.Sc. in management engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Experience
  • Centerview Partners
Education
  • HEC Paris | Grande École
  • Politecnico di Milano | B.Sc., management engineering
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Portrait of Michael G. BabiarzMichael G. BabiarzPartner
Portrait of Michael G. Babiarz

Michael G. Babiarz

Partner

Mr. Babiarz has been with the Firm for 31 years and specializes in structuring complex financings and managing the Firm’s relationships with debt providers. He has played a key role in all of CD&R’s investments during his tenure, including AssuraMed, Atkore, B&M Retail, BCA, Brand Industrial Services, Diversey, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, Hertz, Hussmann, Kalle Group, Mauser Group, Cornerstone Building Brands, PharMEDium, Rexel, Sally Beauty, ServiceMaster, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Solenis, SPIE, TRANZACT, TruGreen, Univar, US Foods, and Wilsonart. Previously, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc.

Mr. Babiarz specializes in structuring complex financings and managing the Firm’s relationships with debt providers. He has played a key role in all CD&R’s investments during his 34-year tenure with CD&R. He is a member of the Firm’s Valuation Committee. Previously, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Mr. Babiarz has a B.S., economics, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Experience
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc.
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | B.S., economics
Portrait of Vindi BangaVindi BangaPartner

Mr. Banga joined CD&R's London office in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever, where he served as executive board member and president of Global Foods, Home & Personal Care businesses. He was also responsible for Unilever's sustainability agenda. Previously, Mr. Banga served as president, Home & Personal Care Asia and as chairman and managing director of Unilever's operating company in India, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Mr. Banga played the lead operating role on CD&R's investments in Diversey and Mauser Group and helped establish the Firm's joint venture in India. He serves as Chair of UK Government Investments, appointed by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury. He served on the Prime Minister of India's Council of Trade & Industry from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Banga is the senior independent non-executive director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, and was previously the senior independent director on the board of Marks and Spencer plc. Mr. Banga was appointed chairman of Marie Curie in 2018, non-executive director of The Economist Group Board in 2020, and a director of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK chapter) in 2021.

Mr. Banga joined CD&R in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever, where he served as executive board member and president of Global Foods, Home & Personal Care businesses. He was also responsible for Unilever’s sustainability agenda. Previously, Mr. Banga served as president of Home & Personal Care Asia and as chairman and managing director of Unilever’s operating company in India, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Mr. Banga played the lead operating role on CD&R’s investments in Diversey and Mauser Group; and was on the investment teams for B&M Retail, Wm. Morrison Supermarkets and OCS; establishment of the Firm’s joint venture in India. He chairs the Firm’s Sustainability Council. Mr. Banga was appointed Chair of the Council at Imperial College London in April 2024; he also serves as Chair of UK Government Investments, appointed by the UK Chanceller of the Exchequer. Mr. Banga is the senior independent non-executive director on the board of Haleon plc, and previously was senior independent Director of Marks and Spencer plc and GSK plc. Mr. Banga was appointed chairman of Marie Curie in 2018, and non-executive director of The Economist Group Board in 2020. Mr. Banga has an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management and a B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Directorships
  • Haleon | Senior Independent Director
  • Imperial College London | Chair
  • International Chambers of Commerce (UK chapter) | Director
  • Marie Curie | Chair
  • The Economist Group Board | Non-Executive Director
  • U.K. Government Investments | Chair
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc | Board Member
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Hindustan Unilever | Chairman & Managing Director
  • Unilever, Global Foods, Home & Personal Care | Executive Board Member & President
  • Unilever, Home & Personal Care Asia | President
Education
  • Indian Institute of Management | M.B.A.
  • Indian Institute of Technology | B.Tech., mechanical engineering
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Portrait of Matt BeedeMatt BeedeAssociate

Mr. Beede joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the financial institutions group at Perella Weinberg Partners and at Nomura. Mr. Beede has an M.S. in finance and a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Experience
  • Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Nomura
Education
  • Texas A&M University | M.S., finance
  • Texas A&M University | B.B.A., accounting
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Portrait of Orla BeggsOrla BeggsPartner
Portrait of Orla Beggs

Orla Beggs

Partner

Ms. Beggs joined CD&R in 2020 after advising the Firm for 16 years. She is responsible for leading human capital at the Firm, as well as driving people and organizational related initiatives aligned with value creation at portfolio companies. Ms. Beggs continues to be involved with the CD&R HR Council to coach and mentor CD&R portfolio company HR leaders. Her demonstrated thought leadership and passion for diversity and inclusion supports the Firm’s strong commitment to DE&I. Most recently, Ms. Beggs was a partner at PwC where she led a consulting practice that specialized in value creation through a people and organization lens. She spent the early years of her career as a pensions actuary and subsequently specialized in optimizing the human capital aspects of deals.

Ms. Beggs joined CD&R in 2020 after advising the Firm for 16 years. She is responsible for leading human capital at the Firm, including diversity and inclusion, as well as driving people and organizational related initiatives aligned with value creation at portfolio companies. She chairs the Firm’s Inclusion Committee and is involved in the Firm's Sustainability Council. Previously, Ms. Beggs was a partner at PwC where she led a consulting practice that specialized in value creation through a people and organization lens. Ms. Beggs has an M.B.A. from Manchester University and a M.Sc., mathematics, from Oxford University.

Experience
  • PwC | Partner
Education
  • Manchester University | M.B.A.
  • Oxford University | M.Sc., mathematics
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Portrait of Marta BenedekMarta BenedekDirector, Europe Portfolio Company Sourcing Program

Ms. Benedek joined CD&R in 2022 and is based in Europe. She focuses on the supply chains and works with the procurement leaders at the Firm’s European portfolio companies. Ms. Benedek joined CD&R after a 20+ year career at GE, most recently, at GE Renewable Energy in Budapest, where she served as Program Manager. Before that, she was the Strategic Initiatives Leader. In that role, she created and executed the vision of a Special Task Force Team to address high impact supply chain problems across the GE Renewable Energy businesses. Ms. Benedek has an M.B.A.in finance and economics from the University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary. 

Ms. Benedek joined CD&R in 2022 after a 20+ year career at GE. Most recently, she served as the New Product Launch Program Director at GE Renewable Energy, where she developed and executed the risk mitigation strategy to ensure a successful on time launch of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. Before that, she created and executed the vision of a Special Task Force Team to address high impact supply chain problems across the businesses. Previously, she led a strategic initiative to build a Supply Chain Center of Excellence in Hungary focused on developing new, low-cost suppliers in emerging regions. Ms. Benedek has also held Global Commodity Leader roles in GE Energy, where she was responsible for $900 million in annual spend of highly engineered products. Ms. Benedek has an M.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary and a B.A. in logistics and economics from the Budapest Business School.

Experience
  • General Electric
Education
  • University of Technology and Economics | M.B.A., finance and economics
  • Budapest Business School | B.A., logistics and economics
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Portrait of James G. BergesJames G. BergesPartner
Portrait of James G. Berges

James G. Berges

Partner

Mr. Berges joined the Firm in 2006 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he served as vice chairman and president at Emerson Electric Co., where he led corporate growth and development activities and was responsible for the Company’s motors and appliance components, industrial automation, and network power businesses. Prior to Emerson, he worked at General Electric Company. Mr. Berges served as chairman of Sally Beauty Holdings from 2006 to 2012, chairman of HD Supply from 2007 to 2014, chairman of Hussmann International from 2011 to 2016, and director of Diversey from 2009 to 2011, during CD&R’s investments in those companies. He is a director of PPG Industries, Inc. and former chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Berges received a presidential appointment to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations in 2005.

Mr. Berges joined the Firm in 2006 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he served as vice chairman and president at Emerson Electric Co., where he led corporate growth and development activities and was responsible for the Company’s motors and appliance components, industrial automation, and network power businesses. Prior to Emerson, he worked at General Electric Company. Mr. Berges served as chairman of Sally Beauty Holdings from 2006 to 2012, chairman of HD Supply from 2007 to 2014, chairman of Hussmann International from 2011 to 2016, and director of Diversey from 2009 to 2011, during CD&R’s investments in those companies. Mr. Berges was the Lead Director of NCI Building Systems from 2009 to 2019 and has served has Chairman of Core & Main since 2019. He was the director of PPG Industries, Inc. from 2000 to 2020, and is the former chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Berges has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Directorships
  • PPG Industries, Inc. | Director
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Emerson Electric Co. | Vice Chairman and President
  • General Electric Company
Education
  • University of Notre Dame | B.S., electrical engineering
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Portrait of Bill BeruttiBill BeruttiPartner
Portrait of Bill Berutti

Bill Berutti

Partner

Mr. Berutti is the former CEO of Plex Systems, a software provider to the manufacturing sector. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive and leader in the enterprise software industry. Previously Mr. Berutti served as President of BMC Software, a SaaS and software solutions provider, where he led the Cloud and Enterprise Solutions segments representing $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to that, Mr. Berutti spent 17 years at PTC Inc., a publicly traded industrial software company, in various roles including sales, leading corporate development, and as a member of the executive team running the service lifecycle management business unit. Mr. Berutti has a B.S. in business administration from Miami University.

Mr. Berutti became a partner at the Firm in 2023 having served as an operating advisor since 2022. He is the former CEO of Plex Systems, a SaaS provider to the manufacturing sector. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive and leader in the enterprise software industry. Previously Mr. Berutti served as President of BMC Software, a SaaS and software solutions provider, where he led the Cloud and Enterprise Solutions segments. Prior to that, Mr. Berutti spent 17 years at PTC Inc., a publicly traded industrial software company, in various roles including sales, leading corporate development, and as a member of the executive team running the service lifecycle management business unit. Mr. Berutti has a B.S. in business administration from Miami University.

Experience
  • Plex Systems | CEO
  • BMC Software | President
  • PTC Inc.
Education
  • Miami University | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Afif BhimaniAfif BhimaniAssociate

Mr. Bhimani joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the technology and tech services group at PJT Partners. Mr. Bhimani has a B.B.A. from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Mr. Bhimani joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the M&A group at PJT Partners. Mr. Bhimani has a B.A. in business administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Experience
  • PJT Partners
Education
  • Ivey Business School at Western University | B.A., business administration
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Portrait of Andrew BlackwellAndrew BlackwellPrincipal
Portrait of Andrew Blackwell

Andrew Blackwell

Principal

Mr. Blackwell joined CD&R in 2020. Previously, he worked in the consumer and retail group at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Mr. Blackwell joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the consumer vertical. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investment in Shearer’s Foods. Previously, he worked in the consumer and retail group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Blackwell has a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Dartmouth College | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Colleen BlancoColleen BlancoCounsel
Portrait of Colleen Blanco

Colleen Blanco

Counsel

Ms. Blanco joined CD&R in 2018 as counsel after spending over four years in the investment management group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where she split her time between fund formation and regulatory matters. Prior to law school, Ms. Blanco worked for Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (BNP Paribas Asset Management). She assists in matters across the Firm, including contract negotiation, marketing materials review, fund and privacy law matters, and compliance support.

Ms. Blanco joined CD&R in 2018 as counsel after spending over four years in the investment management group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where she split her time between fund formation and regulatory matters. Ms. Blanco assists in matters across the Firm, including contract negotiation, marketing materials review, fund and privacy law matters, and compliance support. Previously, Ms. Blanco worked for Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (BNP Paribas Asset Management). Ms. Blanco has a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and an M.A. and B.A. from Fordham University.

Experience
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (BNP Paribas Asset Management)
Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law | J.D.
  • Fordham University | M.A.
  • Fordham University | B.A.
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Portrait of Elliot BlaskElliot BlaskPrincipal

Mr. Blask joined CD&R in 2021 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. Prior to joining CD&R, he focused on healthcare at The Carlyle Group. Previously, Mr. Blask worked at J.P. Morgan and MTS Health Partners. Mr. Blask has a B.A., biological sciences, from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Blask joined CD&R in 2021 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the healthcare sector. He has played a key role in the Firm's investments in Gentiva and Millennium Physician Group. Prior to joining CD&R, he focused on healthcare at The Carlyle Group. Previously, Mr. Blask worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan and at MTS Health Partners. Mr. Blask has a B.A. in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University.

CD&R Investments
Experience
  • The Carlyle Group
  • J.P. Morgan
  • MTS Health Partners
Education
  • Vanderbilt University | B.A., biological sciences
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Portrait of Federico BoccediFederico BoccediAssociate
Portrait of Federico Boccedi

Federico Boccedi

Associate

Mr. Boccedi joined CD&R in 2024. Previously, he worked at Ares Management on the special opportunities team and at J.P. Morgan on the TMT team. Mr. Boccedi has a M.S. in finance and a B.S. in economics and social sciences, both from Bocconi University.

Experience
  • Ares Management
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Bocconi University | M.S., finance
  • Bocconi University | B.S., economics and social sciences
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Portrait of Stanley BrennerStanley BrennerAssociate

Mr. Brenner joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the financial services group at UBS. Mr. Brenner has a B.A. in economics and psychology from Amherst College.

Mr. Brenner joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the financial institutions group at UBS. Mr. Brenner has a B.A. in economics and psychology from Amherst College.

Experience
  • UBS
Education
  • Amherst College | B.A., economics and psychology
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Portrait of Lori ButlerLori ButlerDirector of Environmental Stewardship

Ms. Butler joined CD&R in 2022 after more than two decades of experience planning and executing large-scale environmental change initiatives. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety at Carrier Corporation. Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability at Whirlpool Corporation and in a series of senior EHS roles at General Electric. Ms. Butler holds a B.Sc. in industrial hygiene & environmental toxicology from Clarkson University.

Ms. Butler joined CD&R in 2022 after more than two decades of experience planning and executing large-scale environmental change initiatives. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety at Carrier Corporation. Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability at Whirlpool Corporation and in a series of senior EHS roles at General Electric. Ms. Butler holds a B.Sc. in industrial hygiene & environmental toxicology from Clarkson University.

Experience
  • Carrier Corporation | Vice President, Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Whirlpool Corporation | Global Head of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability
  • General Electric
Education
  • Clarkson University | B.Sc., industrial hygiene & environmental toxicology
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Portrait of Andrew CampelliAndrew CampelliPartner
Portrait of Andrew Campelli

Andrew Campelli

Partner

Mr. Campelli joined CD&R in 2015. He played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Artera Services (fka PowerTeam Services) and Brand Industrial Services. Previously, he held positions at Sageview Capital, Duquesne Capital Management, and KKR, and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. He currently serves as a director of Exaro Energy III LLC.

Mr. Campelli joined CD&R in 2015. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Artera Services, Brand Industrial Services, and indicor. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Inclusion Committee. Previously, he held positions at Sageview Capital, Duquesne Capital Management, KKR, and the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Campelli has a B.A. in economics from Harvard College.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Sageview Capital
  • Duquesne Capital
  • KKR
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Harvard College | B.A., economics
Portrait of Emma ChandraEmma ChandraDirector of External Affairs, Europe

Ms. Chandra joined CD&R in 2023 as Director of External Affairs, Europe. Prior to joining CD&R, Ms. Chandra held both senior producer and senior reporter roles at Bloomberg Television in New York, Washington D.C., and London. She covered financial markets, consumer/retail companies, and international politics. Ms. Chandra played a strategic role as White House liaison for Bloomberg TV during the Presidential transition in 2016. Prior to Bloomberg, Emma was a senior broadcast journalist at the BBC’s flagship Six and Ten O’clock News bulletins, where she covered economics, business, and politics. Ms. Chandra holds an M.B.A. from the Imperial College Business School, a B.A. in modern history and politics from the University of Oxford, and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from City University London.

Experience
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BBC News
Education
  • Imperial College Business School | M.B.A., business administration and management
  • University of Oxford | B.A., modern history and politics
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Portrait of Gregory CharteGregory ChartePrincipal
Portrait of Gregory Charte

Gregory Charte

Principal

Mr. Charte joined CD&R’s global investor relations team in 2022. Previously, he worked on Vista Equity Partner’s fundraising team, where he helped manage capital campaigns across the equity and credit platforms. Before this, Mr. Charte worked at Mercury Capital Advisors, focused on project management of the firm’s private equity mandates. Mr. Charte has a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business.

Experience
  • Vista Equity Partners
  • Mercury Capital Advisors
Education
  • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Amaan ChaudhryAmaan ChaudhryAssociate
Portrait of Amaan Chaudhry

Amaan Chaudhry

Associate

Mr. Chaudhry joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the industrials group at Citi. Mr. Chaudhry has a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University.

Experience
  • Citi
Education
  • Georgetown University | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Kirsten ColwellKirsten ColwellPrincipal
Portrait of Kirsten Colwell

Kirsten Colwell

Principal

Ms. Colwell joined CD&R in 2019. Previously, she worked in the real estate group of Evercore.

Ms. Colwell joined CD&R in 2019. Previously, she worked in mergers & acquisitions at Evercore. She has played a key role in CD&R’s investment in Pursuit Aerospace and Veritiv Corporation. Ms. Colwell has a B.A. in biology and economics from Brown University.

Directorships
  • Veritiv Corporation
CD&R Investments
  • Veritiv Corporation
Experience
  • Evercore
Education
  • Brown University | B.A., biology, economics
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Portrait of John C. ComptonJohn C. ComptonPartner
Portrait of John C. Compton

John C. Compton

Partner

Mr. Compton became a partner at the Firm in 2015 having served as an operating advisor since 2013. Mr. Compton is a 29-year veteran and former president of PepsiCo, Inc. and former chairman of US Foods. Mr. Compton’s career at PepsiCo started at Frito-Lay in 1983. In 2002, after serving in positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of operational and sales capacities, he was appointed vice chairman and president of Frito-Lay North America. Mr. Compton went on to serve as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, which included Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Oats brands, and all of PepsiCo’s Latin American food and snack businesses. He serves on the board of First Horizon National Corporation, is chair of the board at The University of Tennessee, and was previously on the board of the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.

Mr. Compton became a partner at the Firm in 2015 having served as an operating advisor since 2013. He serves as chairman of CD&R portfolio companies American Greetings, Cheney Brothers, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Radio Systems Corporation, and TruGreen, and previously served as chairman of US Foods. Mr. Compton is a 29-year veteran and former president of PepsiCo, Inc., where he started at Frito-Lay in 1983. In 2002, after serving in positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of operational and sales capacities, he was appointed vice chairman and president of Frito-Lay North America. Mr. Compton went on to serve as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, which included Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Oats brands, and all of PepsiCo’s Latin American food and snack businesses. He serves on the board of First Horizon National Corporation, is chair of the board at the University of Tennessee and was previously on the board of the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Mr. Compton has a B.S. in finance from The University of Tennessee.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • US Foods | Chairman
  • PepsiCo | CEO
  • Frito-Lay North America | Vice Chairman & President
Education
  • The University of Tennessee | B.S., finance
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Portrait of Kevin J. ConwayKevin J. ConwayVice Chairman
Portrait of Kevin J. Conway

Kevin J. Conway

Vice Chairman

Mr. Conway is vice chairman of CD&R and the chairman of the Firm’s Investment Committee, which evaluates all potential new investments. He served as managing partner of CD&R from 2004 to 2015. Throughout his 26 years at the Firm, Mr. Conway has been active in many of the Firm’s investments and organizational initiatives and works closely with the CEO on all aspects of the Firm’s operations. Previously, Mr. Conway was a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs & Co. and later, chief of staff of the investment banking division.

Mr. Conway has been with CD&R for 30 years and serves as Vice Chairman. He is on the Investment, Operating Review, and Compliance Committees. Mr. Conway previously served as managing partner of the Firm from 2004 to 2015, as a member of the management committee, and as the founding Chair of the Investment Committee, a position he held from 2000 to 2023. In his nearly 30 years at the firm, he has been involved with a wide variety of firm processes and initiatives, including new investments, exits, fundraising, and recruitment and talent development. Before joining CD&R, Mr. Conway worked at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was elected a partner after holding several senior leadership roles, including chief of staff of the investment banking division and serving as a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department. He serves on the board of trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Catholic Foundation for the Archdiocese of New York, as well as several other boards and charitable and civic roles. Mr. Conway has a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in economics and political science from Amherst College.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Columbia University | J.D., M.B.A.
  • Amherst College | B.A., economics, political science
Portrait of Thomas CookThomas CookAssociate

Mr. Cook joined CD&R in 2020. Previously, he worked in the telecommunications, media, and technology group at Lazard Frères & Company.

Mr. Cook joined CD&R in 2020. Previously, he worked in the telecommunications, media, and technology group at Lazard Frères & Company. Mr. Cook has a B.S. in finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Experience
  • Lazard Frères & Company
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University | B.S., finance
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Portrait of Simone CurtiSimone CurtiPrincipal

Mr. Curti joined CD&R in 2018 and is based in London. Previously, he worked in investment banking in London, New York, and Milan with J.P. Morgan and in corporate finance in Milan with KPMG.

Mr. Curti joined CD&R in 2018. Previously, he worked in investment banking in London, New York, and Milan with J.P. Morgan and in corporate finance in Milan with KPMG. Mr. Curti has a M.Sc. in accounting from Bocconi University and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Parma.

CD&R Investments
Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
Education
  • Bocconi University | M.Sc., accounting
  • University of Parma | B.Sc., economics
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Portrait of Alexis CurtsAlexis CurtsAssociate

Ms. Curts joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the technology and tech services group at Guggenheim Partners. Ms. Curts has a B.S. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Ms. Curts joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the TMT group at Guggenheim Securities. Ms. Curts has a B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.

Experience
  • Guggenheim Securities
Education
  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce | B.S., finance and economics
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Portrait of Yassamin DavoodiYassamin DavoodiSenior Associate
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Yassamin Davoodi

Senior Associate

Ms. Davoodi joined CD&R in 2023 as a Senior Associate on the CD&R Foundation team. Prior to joining CD&R, she was the Vice President of Development at uAspire, a national non-profit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college. Ms. Davoodi has also served in leadership roles at iMentor and City Year New York. She has a B.A. in sociology and Africana studies from The College of Wooster.

Experience
  • uAspire | Vice President of Development
  • iMentor
  • City Year New York
Education
  • The College of Wooster | B.A., sociology and Africana Studies
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Portrait of Karo de JongeKaro de JongeAssociate
Portrait of Karo de Jonge

Karo de Jonge

Associate

Ms. de Jonge joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked at BAML in the consumer retail group. Ms. de Jonge has completed internship with Glide Buyout Partners, Bain & Company and J.P. Morgan. She has a M.Sc. in business engineering from Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Experience
  • BAML
Education
  • Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles | M.Sc., business engineering
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Portrait of Lareina DiLareina DiAssociate

Ms. Di joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Di has a B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College.

Ms. Di joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Di has a B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Wellesley College | B.A., economics and political science
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Portrait of Marius DippeMarius DippeAssociate
Portrait of Marius Dippe

Marius Dippe

Associate

Mr. Dippe joined CD&R in 2024. Previously, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the EMEA Consumer & Retail investment banking team. He also completed internships at KPMG and Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Dippe has a M.S. in financial analysis from the London Business School and a B.S. in business information systems from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Experience
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Education
  • London Business School | M.S., finance
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management | B.S., business information systems
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Portrait of Jake DonnellyJake DonnellyPrincipal

Mr. Donnelly joined CD&R in 2023 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the industrials sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in SunSource and White Cap. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Donnelly was a Vice President at Ares Management, where he focused on private equity investments across several sectors, and worked in the investment banking division of Jefferies Financial Group. Mr. Donnelly has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College.

 

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Ares Management Corporation | Vice President
  • Jefferies Financial Group
Education
  • Bowdoin College | B.A., economics with a minor in math
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Portrait of Romain DutartreRomain DutartrePartner

Mr. Dutartre joined CD&R’s London office in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Inizio, SIG, and SOCOTEC. Previously, he served as a director at Advent International, where he was involved in evaluating and executing several private equity transactions. Prior to Advent, Mr. Dutartre worked at Apax Partners. He started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Mr. Dutartre joined CD&R in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the business services and industrials sectors. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Inizio, OCS, SIG, and SOCOTEC. Previously, he worked at Advent International and Apax Partners. He started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Dutartre has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc. in management from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Advent International
  • Apax Partners
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris | M.Sc., management
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Portrait of Scott EasterwoodScott EasterwoodDirector, Global Portfolio Company Sourcing Program

Mr. Easterwood joined CD&R in 2023. Most recently, he served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Flagstone Foods, where he directed sales, procurement, marketing, product development, R&D and commercialization functions for leading retailers across all major channels. Since 2019, Mr. Easterwood has worked for The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Executive Advisor, providing advisory and executive coaching services to BCG on building its procurement practice as well as participation in client initiatives. Mr. Easterwood also held Chief Procurement Officer roles at Tapestry, Inc. and The Hershey Company. Mr. Easterwood has a B.A. in communications and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and he completed the Tuck Leadership and Strategic Impact Program at Dartmouth College.

Experience
  • The Boston Consulting Group | Senior Executive Advisor
  • Flagstone Foods | Chief Commercial Officer
  • Tapestry | Chief Procurement Officer
  • The Hershey Company | Chief Procurement Officer
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater | B.A., communications and marketing
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Portrait of Tyler ErnstTyler ErnstPrincipal

Mr. Ernst joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. Prior to joining CD&R, he served at FFL Partners, a private equity firm, and at Bain & Company.

Mr. Ernst joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. Prior to joining CD&R, he served at FFL Partners, a private equity firm, and at Bain & Company. Mr. Ernst has an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a M.B., B.S.E., and B.S. in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Directorships
Experience
  • FFL Partners
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business | M.B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania | M.B., B.S.E., and B.S. in economics and engineering
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Portrait of John EshirowJohn EshirowAssociate

Mr. Eshirow joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the cross markets group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Eshirow has a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • University of Virginia | B.S., systems engineering
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Portrait of Veronica EspaillatVeronica EspaillatAssociate
Portrait of Veronica Espaillat

Veronica Espaillat

Associate

Ms. Espaillat joined CD&R in 2023. Previously she worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the industrials group. Ms. Espaillat has a B.A. in economics and modern culture and media.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Brown University | B.A., economics and modern culture and media
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Portrait of Ravi EvanyRavi EvanyChief Technology Officer

Mr. Evany joined CD&R in 2022. As the Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for managing and delivering various information technology services such as IT Infrastructure, Business Applications, Cyber Security, and End User Services. Mr. Evany is an accomplished leader with over 24 years of IT industry experience in Service Management and Delivery, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning and Execution, Program, Product and Project Management, IT Governance, Risk, Security and Compliance Management, IT Finance and Vendor Management, Business Process Optimization, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Prior to CD&R, he served as the head of Enterprise IT Applications at Mizuho Americas.

Mr. Evany joined CD&R in 2022. As the Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for managing and delivering various information technology services such as IT Infrastructure, Business Applications, Cyber Security, and End User Services. Mr. Evany is an accomplished leader with over 24 years of IT industry experience in Service Management and Delivery, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning and Execution, Program, Product and Project Management, IT Governance, Risk, Security and Compliance Management, IT Finance and Vendor Management, Business Process Optimization, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Prior to CD&R, he served as the head of Enterprise IT Applications at Mizuho Americas.

Experience
  • Mizuho Securities | Executive Director
  • Moody’s Corporation | Senior Vice President
  • Barclays | Vice President
  • Citi | Vice President
  • UBS Investment Bank
Education
  • Stevens Institute of Technology | M.S., management information systems
  • Sri Venkateswara University | B.Tech., civil engineering
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Portrait of Matteo FerdaniMatteo FerdaniAssociate
Portrait of Matteo Ferdani

Matteo Ferdani

Associate

Mr. Ferdani joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan in the technology, media and telecommunications group. Mr. Ferdani has completed internships at People & Projects in Hong Kong and Bocconi University in Milan. Mr. Ferdani has a M.Sc. in finance from Bocconi University, Milan.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Bocconi University, Milan | M.Sc., finance
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Portrait of Isaac Fisher-JhiradIsaac Fisher-JhiradAssociate
Portrait of Isaac Fisher-Jhirad

Isaac Fisher-Jhirad

Associate

Mr. Fisher-Jhirad joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked at Altas Partners and in the diversified industries group at Barclays Investment Bank. Mr. Fisher-Jhirad has a B.B.A. from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Experience
  • Altas Partners
  • Barclays Investment Bank
Education
  • Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University | B.B.A.
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Portrait of Kieran FitzpatrickKieran FitzpatrickSenior Associate
Portrait of Kieran Fitzpatrick

Kieran Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate

Mr. Fitzpatrick joined CD&R in 2021.  Previously, he worked in the finance group at BlackRock supporting the alternatives platform.  Mr. Fitzpatrick has a B.A. in economics from Boston College.  

Experience
  • BlackRock
  • Guggenheim Partners
Education
  • Boston College | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Brad Flaishans Brad Flaishans Principal
Portrait of Brad Flaishans

Brad Flaishans

Principal

Mr. Flaishans joined CD&R in 2010 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He plays a key role in the Firm’s investments in Capco and TruGreen. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Flaishans worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Flaishans joined CD&R in 2010 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Capco and TruGreen. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Flaishans worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Flaishans has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • University of New Hampshire | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Landon FosterLandon FosterAssociate
Portrait of Landon Foster

Landon Foster

Associate

Mr. Foster joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the technology, media, and telecommunications group at UBS.

Mr. Foster joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the technology, media, and telecommunications group at UBS. Mr. Foster has a M.S. in finance from Vanderbilt University and a B.B.A. in finance and marketing, from the University of Kentucky. 

Experience
  • UBS
Education
  • Vanderbilt University | M.S., finance
  • University of Kentucky | B.B.A., finance, marketing
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Portrait of Russell P. FradinRussell P. FradinPartner

Mr. Fradin joined CD&R in 2016. He played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment in TRANZACT, serving as chairman until CD&R’s exit. He served as president and CEO at SunGard Data Systems, a $3 billion software and IT services provider with 15,000 customers across more than 70 countries from 2011 until the company’s acquisition by FIS in 2015. Prior to SunGard, he served as the chairman and CEO of Aon Hewitt, a global leader in human resource solutions. During his tenure, Mr. Fradin oversaw the 2010 merger between Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates, having been CEO of Hewitt since 2006. Previously, he was CEO of BISYS Group, Inc. and held a range of senior executive positions at Automatic Data Processing, both providers of business outsourcing solutions. He worked many years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner. Mr. Fradin serves on the boards of TransUnion and Hamilton Insurance Group.

Mr. Fradin joined CD&R in 2016. He played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investments in Capco, Sirius and TRANZACT, serving as chairman until CD&R’s exit. He is currently chairman of Vialto Partners. Mr. Fradin served as president and CEO at SunGard Data Systems, a $3 billion software and IT services provider with 15,000 customers across more than 70 countries from 2011 until the company’s acquisition by FIS in 2015. Prior to SunGard, he served as the chairman and CEO of Aon Hewitt, a global leader in human resource solutions. During his tenure, Mr. Fradin oversaw the 2010 merger between Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates, having been CEO of Hewitt since 2006. Previously, he was CEO of BISYS Group, Inc. and held a range of senior executive positions at Automatic Data Processing, both providers of business outsourcing solutions. He worked many years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner. Mr. Fradin serves on the boards of TransUnion and Hamilton Insurance Group. Mr. Fradin has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics and finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • SunGard Data Systems | President & CEO
  • Aon Hewitt | President & CEO
  • Hewitt | CEO
  • BISYS Group Inc. | CEO
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • McKinsey & Company | Senior Partner
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | B.S., economics, finance
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Portrait of Thomas C. FrancoThomas C. FrancoSenior Advisor
Portrait of Thomas C. Franco

Thomas C. Franco

Senior Advisor

Mr. Franco joined CD&R in 2006 after advising the Firm for 15 years. He is responsible for managing relationships with critical external stake-holders, including limited partners. He leads the fundraising team and is involved in related capital access activities. He serves on the board of the Private Capital Research Institute, a not-for-profit corporation focused on advancing the understanding of private capital’s role in the global economy. Previously, Mr. Franco served as chairman and CEO of Broadgate Consultants, an advisor to private equity managers, which he founded in 1987 in conjunction with U.K.-based securities firm, Hoare Govett. He has successfully launched a global publishing business, PEI Media, serving the alternative asset industry and, earlier, practiced corporate law.

Mr. Franco became a senior advisor to CD&R in 2024. He began working with CD&R to establish and build the global investor relations/fundraising function in 1991 and became a CD&R Partner in 2006. Mr. Franco is also involved in guiding the Firm’s sustainability initiatives. He serves on the board of the Private Capital Research Institute, a not-for-profit corporation focused on advancing the understanding of private capital’s role in the global economy. Previously, Mr. Franco served as chairman and CEO of Broadgate Consultants, an advisor to private equity managers, which he founded in 1987 in conjunction with U.K.-based securities firm, Hoare Govett. He has successfully launched a global publishing business, PEI Media, serving the alternative asset industry and, earlier, practiced corporate law. Mr. Franco has a J.D. from Fordham University, an M.A. from Smith College, and a B.A. from The University of Notre Dame. He is currently enrolled in an M.A. program at Union Theological Seminary.

Directorships
  • OneValley
  • Private Capital Research Institute
Experience
  • Broadgate Consultants | Chairman & CEO
  • PEI Media | Founder
Education
  • Fordham University | J.D.
  • Smith College | M.A.
  • University of Notre Dame | B.A.
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Portrait of Avery FranzblauAvery FranzblauDirector, Foundation Operations

Ms. Franzblau joined CD&R in 2022 as the Director, Foundation Operations for the CD&R Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s operations and reporting in the U.S. and U.K. Prior to joining CD&R, she worked as Director, Organization and Workforce Transformation at PwC. Ms. Franzblau has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a credentialed Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).

Experience
  • PwC | Director
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania | B.A., mathematics
Portrait of Naomi GarlickNaomi GarlickPrincipal

Ms. Garlick joined CD&R in 2023 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the industrials vertical. She has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Cornerstone, FBM, and Wilsonart. Prior to joining CD&R, Ms. Garlick was with Brightstar Capital Partners, where she worked in industrials, consumer, and business services. Ms. Garlick started her career in high-yield credit at Goldman Sachs & Co., followed by three years as an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company. Ms. Garlick has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Lafayette College.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Brightstar Capital Partners
  • Moelis & Company
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | M.B.A.
  • Lafayette College | B.A., mathematics and economics
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Portrait of Lisa GawronskiLisa GawronskiHead of Office & Administrative Services, Director (U.S.)

Ms. Gawronski joined CD&R in 2019. She oversees Administrative Services (Reception, Facilities and Administrative Professionals) and HR Administration in New York. Ms. Gawronski joined the Firm from Apollo, where she served as the Head of Administrative Services. In this role, she was responsible for talent and performance management, training, and oversight of 100+ global administrative professional staff. Previously, Ms. Gawronski oversaw HR, Facilities and Administrative Services at Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund, where she worked for over a decade.

Ms. Gawronski joined CD&R in 2019. She oversees Administrative Services (Reception, Facilities and Administrative Professionals) and HR Administration in New York. Ms. Gawronski joined the Firm from Apollo, where she served as the Head of Administrative Services and was responsible for talent and performance management, training, and oversight of 100+ global administrative professional staff. Previously, Ms. Gawronski oversaw HR, Facilities and Administrative Services at Caxton Associates.

Experience
  • Apollo Global Management LLC
  • Caxton Associates
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Portrait of Kenneth A. GiuriceoKenneth A. GiuriceoPartner

Mr. Giuriceo has been with CD&R for 17 years and is a member of the Investment Committee. He has been actively involved in the Firm’s investments in American Greetings, Cheney Brothers, Envision Healthcare, MOD Pizza, Radio Systems, Sally Beauty, ServiceMaster, SiteOne Landscape Supply, TruGreen, and US Foods. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Giuriceo worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Giuriceo is on the Boston College Board of Regents and the Boston College Wall Street Council.

Mr. Giuriceo has been with CD&R for 21 years and serves as Chair of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He also serves on the Firm’s Compliance Committee. He has been actively involved in the Firm’s investments in American Greetings, Cheney Brothers, Envision Healthcare, MOD Pizza, Radio Systems, Sally Beauty, ServiceMaster, SiteOne Landscape Supply, TruGreen, and US Foods. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Giuriceo worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Giuriceo is on the Boston College Wall Street Council. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Boston College. 

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Boston College | B.S.
Portrait of Dan GlaserDan GlaserPartner

Mr. Glaser joined CD&R in 2023 after holding senior positions in commercial insurance and insurance brokerage across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East for more than four decades, most recently as President and CEO of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC). Mr. Glaser held a series of senior leadership roles at MMC, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh, interim CEO of Mercer, and Group President and Chief Operating Officer before becoming President and CEO in 2013. Earlier in his career, Mr. Glaser acted as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Willis Risk Solutions business and served in senior roles at AIG, including leading its UK and Ireland business. Mr. Glaser formerly served as the Chairman of the US Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance and the Board of Trustees for the Institutes, and as co-chair of the International Advisory Board of British American Business. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. Mr. Glaser is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Directorships
Experience
  • Marsh McLennan | President and CEO
Education
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College | Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
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Portrait of Donald J. GogelDonald J. GogelChairman
Portrait of Donald J. Gogel

Donald J. Gogel

Chairman

Mr. Gogel is in his 32nd year with the Firm. He served as chief executive officer from 1998 to 2019 and has served as chairman since 2012. Mr. Gogel is a member of the Investment Committee and plays an active role in shaping the Firm’s strategy, recruiting talent, sourcing new investment opportunities, participating in portfolio company operating reviews, and leading CEO roundtables. Earlier in his career with CD&R, Mr. Gogel led several investments that established the Firm’s reputation for navigating and completing complex carve-outs from major corporations, including the Lexmark International acquisition from IBM, which was named by Private Equity International as one of the 30 most influential private equity deals of all time. Other notable transactions were divestitures from Phillip Morris/Kraft (Alliant Foods), General Motors (Allison Engine), Gillette (Jafra Cosmetics), Xerox (Van Kampen), and Westinghouse (WESCO). He previously was a partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a managing director at Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. where he founded and led its merchant banking group. 

Mr. Gogel is in his 35th year with the Firm. He was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2019 and has served as Chairman since 2012. He is a member of the Investment Committee and plays an active role in shaping the Firm’s strategy, recruiting talent, sourcing new investment opportunities, participating in portfolio company operating reviews, and leading portfolio company CEO roundtables. Mr. Gogel led several of the Firm's reference transactions, including the acquisition of Lexmark from IBM Corp., establishing the Firm's reputation as a catalyst for constructive change and a provider of strategic capital. Mr. Gogel is Chair of the CD&R Foundation Board. He is also a member of the Business Council and the Trilateral Commission, Senior Vice Chairman of the Mount Sinai Medical System, Vice Chairman of the Cancer Research Institute, a former Trustee of The Rhodes Trust, and Vice Chairman of the Board of The SeriousFun Children’s Network. Mr. Gogel holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M. Phil. in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Experience
  • Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. | Managing Director
  • McKinsey & Company | Partner
Education
  • Harvard Law School | J.D.
  • Balliol College, University of Oxford | M.Phil., politics, Rhodes Scholar
  • Harvard College | B.A., social studies, international relations
Portrait of Jillian C. GriffithsJillian C. GriffithsChief Financial Officer
Portrait of Jillian C. Griffiths

Jillian C. Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Griffiths joined CD&R in 2015. She has leadership responsibilities for finance, information technology, and office administrative services. Ms. Griffiths is a 22-year veteran of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was a partner in the U.S. deal practice specializing in financial due diligence. She participated in over 150 transactions, spending a majority of her time advising private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries.

Ms. Griffiths joined CD&R in 2015. She has leadership responsibilities for finance, information technology, and office administrative services. She serves on the Firm’s Valuation and Compliance committees. Ms. Griffiths is a 22-year veteran of PwC, where she was a partner in the U.S. deal practice specializing in financial due diligence. She participated in over 150 transactions, spending a majority of her time advising private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries. Ms. Griffiths has a B.S. in accounting from Miami University.

Experience
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers | Partner
Education
  • Miami University | B.S., accounting
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Portrait of Hank GurleyHank GurleyPrincipal
Portrait of Hank Gurley

Hank Gurley

Principal

Mr. Gurley joined CD&R in 2024. He focuses on global investor relations and fundraising activities. Previously, Mr. Gurley worked in the investment banking division of Raymond James, where he was responsible for advising private fund sponsors on capital raising initiatives. Mr. Gurley also held prior positions at Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Fortress Group, Inc., and Harbert Management Corporation. Mr. Gurley has a B.A. in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Experience
  • Raymond James | Director
  • Atlantic-Pacific Capital | Principal
  • Fortress Group, Inc. | Director
  • Harbert Management Corporation | Associate Director
Education
  • University of Georgia | B.A., business administration
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Portrait of Jeff HawnJeff HawnPartner

Mr. Hawn joined CD&R in 2020, prior to which he spent twenty years as a senior executive in the software industry serving as CEO for a series of successful enterprises. Most recently, Mr. Hawn served as chairman and CEO of Quest Software from the time it was carved out from Dell in 2016 until 2019. Prior to Quest, he served as the chairman and CEO of Vertafore, a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, and Attachmate, a developer of software used to manage access to enterprise applications and databases. Previously, he was senior vice president of operations at BMC Software. He spent ten years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner. Mr. Hawn has served as a director on more than a dozen boards for publicly traded and privately held software companies.

Mr. Hawn joined CD&R in 2020, prior to which he spent twenty years as a senior executive in the software industry serving as CEO for a series of successful enterprises. He serves as chairman of CD&R portfolio companies Cloudera and Epicor. Previously, Mr. Hawn served as chairman and CEO of Quest Software from the time it was carved out from Dell in 2016 until 2019. Prior to Quest, he served as the chairman and CEO of Vertafore, a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, and Attachmate, a developer of software used to manage access to enterprise applications and databases. Previously, he was senior vice president of operations at BMC Software. He spent 10 years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner. Mr. Hawn has served as a director on more than a dozen boards for publicly traded and privately held software companies. Mr. Hawn has an M.B.A. from The University of Texas and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University. 

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Quest Software | Chairman & CEO
  • Vertafore | Chairman & CEO
  • Attachmate | Chairman & CEO
  • BMC Software | Senior Vice President
  • McKinsey & Company | Partner
Education
  • The University of Texas | M.B.A.
  • Southern Methodist University | B.S., mechanical engineering
Portrait of Matthew HayesMatthew HayesSenior Associate

Mr. Hayes joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the consumer and retail group at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Hayes joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the consumer and retail group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Hayes has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Dartmouth College.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Dartmouth College | B.A., mathematics and economics
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Portrait of Max HeidersdorfMax HeidersdorfAnalyst
Portrait of Max Heidersdorf

Max Heidersdorf

Analyst

Mr. Heidersdorf joined CD&R in 2022 and is based in London. Mr. Heidersdorf has an M.Sc. in international finance from HEC Paris and a B.Sc. in international business administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Mr. Heidersdorf joined CD&R in 2022. He has an M.Sc. in international finance from HEC Paris and a B.Sc. in international business administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Education
  • HEC Paris | M.Sc., international finance
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management | B.S., international business administration
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Portrait of Marco HerbstMarco HerbstPartner
Portrait of Marco Herbst

Marco Herbst

Partner

Mr. Herbst joined CD&R’s London office in 2006. He has been actively involved in the Firm’s investments in B&M Retail, BCA, BUT, Conforama, and Motor Fuel Group. Previously, he worked for Duke Street Capital and Merrill Lynch & Co.

Mr. Herbst joined CD&R in 2006. He has been actively involved in the Firm’s investments in B&M Retail, BCA, BUT, Conforama France, Motor Fuel Group, and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. He is a member of the Firm’s Valuation Committee. Previously, he worked for Duke Street Capital and Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Herbst is a graduate of the Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Duke Street Capital
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
Education
  • Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan
Portrait of Stephanie HuangStephanie HuangAssociate
Portrait of Stephanie Huang

Stephanie Huang

Associate

Ms. Huang joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at J.P. Morgan.

Ms. Huang joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Huang has a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. 

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business | B.S., business administration
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Portrait of Arlene ImendiaArlene ImendiaPrincipal
Portrait of Arlene Imendia

Arlene Imendia

Principal

Ms. Imendia joined CD&R in 2023. She focuses on global investor relations and fundraising activities. Previously, Ms. Imendia worked for over 10 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Asset & Wealth Management division, where she was responsible for sales, marketing, and ongoing client support for institutions and HNW clients in the U.S. and Latin America. Ms. Imendia has a B.B.A. in finance and economics from Loyola University, New Orleans.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. | Vice President
Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans | B.B.A., finance and economics
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Portrait of Lauren M. IsaacsonLauren M. IsaacsonSenior Counsel & Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Isaacson joined CD&R in 2019 as counsel. She assists in matters across the Firm, including contract negotiation, securities matters, and compliance support. Prior to joining CD&R, she practiced corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she focused on securities laws, representing issuers and sponsors in connection with capital markets transactions and advising public companies on corporate governance and compliance with SEC and stock exchange rules and regulations.

Ms. Isaacson joined CD&R in 2019 and serves as Senior Counsel and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer. She assists in matters across the Firm, including contract negotiation, securities matters, and compliance support. Prior to joining CD&R, she practiced corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she focused on securities laws, representing issuers and sponsors in connection with capital markets transactions and advising public companies on corporate governance and compliance with SEC and stock exchange rules and regulations. Ms. Isaacson has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Experience
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Education
  • New York University School of Law | J.D.
  • Cornell University | B.S.
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Portrait of Daniel G. JacobsDaniel G. JacobsPrincipal
Portrait of Daniel G. Jacobs

Daniel G. Jacobs

Principal

Mr. Jacobs joined CD&R in 2010 after serving as a consultant to the Firm for six years. He focuses on global external affairs and the CD&R Builds initiative, which includes responsible investment, ESG, and citizenship efforts. Previously, he led the private equity group at Broadgate Consultants, a financial consulting firm.

Mr. Jacobs joined CD&R in 2010 after serving as a consultant to the Firm for six years. He focuses on global external affairs and the CD&R Builds initiative, which includes responsible investment, sustainability, and citizenship efforts. Previously, he led the private equity group at Broadgate Consultants, a financial consulting firm. Mr. Jacobs has an M.B.A. and B.A. in economics from Columbia University.

Experience
  • Broadgate Consultants
Education
  • Columbia Business School | M.B.A.
  • Columbia College | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Ethan JamnikEthan JamnikPrincipal

Mr. Jamnik joined CD&R in 2022 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Jamnik worked at Crosspoint Capital, where he focused on cybersecurity and infrastructure software.  Prior to Crosspoint, Mr. Jamnik was at Bain Capital in the TMT and healthcare sectors and at Elliot Management. Mr. Jamnik has Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University – Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Mr. Jamnik joined CD&R in 2022 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Jamnik worked at Crosspoint Capital, where he focused on cybersecurity and infrastructure software. Before Crosspoint, Mr. Jamnik was at Bain Capital in the TMT and healthcare sectors and at Elliot Management. Mr. Jamnik has Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University – Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Experience
  • Crosspoint Capital Partners | Vice President
  • Elliott Management Investment Management
  • Bain Capital
Education
  • Princeton University – Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
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Portrait of Sid JhaverSid JhaverPartner

Mr. Jhaver joined CD&R’s London office in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investment in Inizio. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Jhaver was responsible for private equity investments in the healthcare sector at EQT Partners and Advent International.

Mr. Jhaver joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the healthcare sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investment in Inizio. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Jhaver was responsible for private equity investments in the healthcare sector at EQT Partners and Advent International. Mr. Jhaver has a B.A. (Hons) in accounting, finance and business information systems from the University of Manchester.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • EQT Partners
  • Advent International
Education
  • University of Manchester | B.A. (Hons), accounting, finance, business information systems
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Portrait of Taylor JoyceTaylor JoyceAssociate

Mr. Joyce joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the technology and tech services group at Bain & Company. Mr. Joyce has a B.S. in finance and a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Joyce joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked as a generalist at Bain & Company. Mr. Joyce has a B.S. in finance and a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland.

Experience
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • University of Maryland | B.S., finance and B.A., economics
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Portrait of Ava JundanianAva JundanianAssociate
Portrait of Ava Jundanian

Ava Jundanian

Associate

Ms. Jundanian joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, she worked in the consumer, retail & business services group at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Jundanian has a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • University of Virginia | B.S., systems engineering
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Portrait of Jared KaplanJared KaplanPrincipal

Mr. Kaplan joined CD&R in 2022 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at H.I.G. Capital, a private equity firm, and in the restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Kaplan has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. from The University of Texas.

Experience
  • H.I.G. Capital
  • Houlihan Lokey
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | M.B.A.
  • The University of Texas | B.B.A., finance
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Portrait of Adam KarolAdam KarolPartner

Mr. Karol joined CD&R in 2024. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Silver Lake. Earlier in his career, Mr. Karol was an investment professional at Silver Point Capital, Perry Capital, and Thomas H. Lee Partners, and in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Karol has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in finance, management information systems from Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Experience
  • Silver Lake | Managing Director
  • Silver Point Capital
  • Perry Capital
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Deutsche Bank
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | M.B.A.
  • Boston College Carroll School of Management | B.S., finance, management information systems
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Portrait of Alan KhaykinAlan KhaykinAssociate

Mr. Khaykin joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the healthcare group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Khaykin has a B.S. in statistics and computer science from Duke University.

Mr. Khaykin joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the healthcare group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Khaykin started his career at The Boston Consulting Group. He has a B.S. in statistics and computer science from Duke University.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
  • The Boston Consulting Group
Education
  • Duke University | B.S., statistics and computer science
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Portrait of Björn KillmerBjörn KillmerPartner

Mr. Killmer joined CD&R in 2019 and is based in London. He focuses on European industrial investments, a sector where he brings extensive experience sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and managing private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Killmer was co-head of the energy and resources team at Triton Partners. Before joining Triton, he served as a managing director in the principal investment area of Goldman Sachs International, where he began his career in investment banking in 1994.

Mr. Killmer joined CD&R in 2019. He is involved in the Firm's Sustainablity Council. Previously, Mr. Killmer was co-head of the energy and resources team at Triton Partners. Before joining Triton, he served as a managing director in the principal investment area of Goldman Sachs International, where he began his career in investment banking in 1994. Mr. Killmer has an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from St John’s College, Oxford University.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Triton Partners | Co-Head of Energy & Resources
  • Goldman Sachs International | Managing Director
Education
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business | M.B.A.
  • St John’s College, Oxford University | B.A.
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Portrait of James KimJames KimPrincipal

Mr. Kim joined CD&R in 2022 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the consumer sector. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at BC Partners, Sageview Capital, and in the investment banking division of Citi. Mr. Kim has a B.A. in economics and applied mathematics from Yale University.

Experience
  • BC Partners
  • Sageview Capital
  • Citi
Education
  • Yale University | B.A., economics, applied mathematics
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Portrait of Sarah KimSarah KimPartner

Ms. Kim joined CD&R in 2008. She played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Covetrus, Diversey, HD Supply, Aster Insights (fka M2Gen), naviHealth and ServiceMaster. Previously, she held positions at private equity firms Metalmark Capital and McCown De Leeuw & Co. and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co.

Ms. Kim joined CD&R in 2008 and is a member of the Firm's Inclusion Committee. She has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Aster Insights, Covetrus, Diversey, Gentiva, HD Supply, Inizio, naviHealth, ServiceMaster, and Sharp. Previously, she held positions at private equity firms Metalmark Capital and McCown De Leeuw & Co. and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Kim serves on the board of the Healthcare Private Equity Association. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale University.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Metalmark Capital
  • McCown De Leeuw & Co.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Harvard Law School | J.D.
  • Yale University | B.A., economics, political science
Portrait of Justin KirchnerJustin KirchnerPrincipal
Portrait of Justin Kirchner

Justin Kirchner

Principal

Mr. Kirchner joined CD&R in 2016 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Brand Industrial Services and Cornerstone Building Brands. Prior to joining CD&R, he worked in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Kirchner joined CD&R in 2016 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the industrials vertical. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Artera Services and Multi-Color Corporation. Prior to joining CD&R, he worked in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Kirchner has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in economics from Colgate University.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Colgate University | A.B., economics
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Portrait of Ben KnappmillerBen KnappmillerHead of Tax
Portrait of Ben Knappmiller

Ben Knappmiller

Head of Tax

Mr. Knappmiller joined CD&R in 2022. He oversees tax from a firm, fund and portfolio perspective, with a focus on strategy and planning initiatives. Prior to joining CD&R, he spent nearly 11 years in PwC’s mergers and acquisitions tax practice. Mr. Knappmiller received a Master of Laws in Tax from Boston University School of Law, a J.D., law, from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.S. in economics from Boston College.

 

Mr. Knappmiller joined CD&R in 2022. He oversees tax from a firm, fund and portfolio perspective, with a focus on strategy and planning initiatives. Prior to joining CD&R, he spent nearly 11 years in PwC’s mergers and acquisitions tax practice. Mr. Knappmiller received a Master of Laws in Tax from Boston University School of Law, a J.D., law, from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.S. in economics from Boston College.

Experience
  • PwC | Partner
Education
  • Boston University School of Law | Master of Laws, Taxation
  • Northeastern University School of Law | J.D., law
  • Boston College | B.S., economics
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Portrait of Philip W. KniselyPhilip W. KniselyPartner
Portrait of Philip W. Knisely

Philip W. Knisely

Partner

Mr. Knisely has served for over 20 years as a senior executive in the diversified industrials category. He spent a decade as executive vice president and corporate officer of Danaher Corporation where he was responsible for businesses totaling more than $4 billion in sales. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Knisely co-founded Colfax Corporation, a designer, manufacturer, and distributer of fluid handling products, serving as president and CEO. Previously, Mr. Knisely was president and CEO of AMF Industries, a privately held diversified manufacturer, and spent ten years at Emerson Electric Co. He serves on the board of trustees of the Darden School Foundation at his alma mater, the University of Virginia.

Mr. Knisely joined CD&R in 2010 and has over 20 years' experience as a senior executive in the diversified industrials category. He spent a decade as executive vice president and corporate officer of Danaher Corporation where he was responsible for businesses totaling more than $4 billion in sales. He serves as chairman of CD&R portfolio companies Carestream Dental, Covetrus, and White Cap and played the lead operating role in the Firm’s prior investments in Atkore and Roofing Supply Group. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Knisely co-founded Colfax Corporation, a designer, manufacturer, and distributer of fluid handling products, serving as president and CEO. Previously, Mr. Knisely was president and CEO of AMF Industries, a privately held diversified manufacturer, and spent 10 years at Emerson Electric Co. Mr. Knisely has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in industrial engineering from the General Motors Institute where he was a GM Fellowship Scholar.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Danaher Corporation | Executive Vice President
  • Colfax Corporation | President & CEO
  • AMF Industries | President & CEO
  • Emerson Electric Co.
Education
  • University of Virginia | M.B.A.
  • General Motors Institute | B.S., industrial engineering
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Portrait of John Krenicki, Jr.John Krenicki, Jr.Vice Chairman
Portrait of John Krenicki, Jr.

John Krenicki, Jr.

Vice Chairman

Mr. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at the General Electric Company. He serves as chairman or lead director for CD&R portfolio companies Artera Services (fka PowerTeam Services), Brand Industrial Services, Cornerstone Building Brands, and Wilsonart. He previously served as chairman of ServiceMaster, CHC Group, and as interim CEO of three CD&R portfolio companies. He is a former vice chairman of GE and former president and CEO of GE Energy. At GE Energy, his responsibilities included oversight of GE’s $50 billion revenue oil & gas, power & water, and energy management businesses, which employed more than 100,000 people in more than 165 countries. Mr. Krenicki held several leadership roles with GE prior to leading GE Energy, including president and CEO of GE Plastics and GE Transportation. Mr. Krenicki also serves as an independent director of Devon Energy Corporation and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.

Mr. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at the General Electric Company and serves as an Operating Partner on the Industrials team. He also leads the internal processes related to the Firm’s operationally focused value creation, best practice sharing, risk, and talent recruitment initiatives. He currently serves as chairman for CD&R portfolio companies Artera Services, Brand Industrial Services, and Cornerstone Building Brands. He previously served as chairman of ServiceMaster, CHC Group, and Wilsonart. Mr. Krenicki is a former vice chairman of GE and former president and CEO of GE Energy. At GE Energy, his responsibilities included oversight of GE’s $50 billion revenue oil & gas, power & water, and energy management businesses, which employed more than 100,000 people in more than 165 countries. Mr. Krenicki held several leadership roles with GE prior to leading GE Energy, including president and CEO of GE Plastics and GE Transportation. Mr. Krenicki also serves as an independent director of Devon Energy Corporation and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • GE | Vice Chairman
  • GE Energy | President & CEO
  • GE Plastics | President & CEO
  • GE Transportation | President & CEO
Education
  • Purdue University | M.S., management
  • University of Connecticut | B.S., mechanical engineering
Portrait of Aaron KuhnAaron KuhnAnalyst
Portrait of Aaron Kuhn

Aaron Kuhn

Analyst

Mr. Kuhn joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he held internships at Morgan Stanley and Evercore. Mr. Kuhn has a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Mannheim.

Education
  • University of Mannheim | B.Sc., business administration
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Portrait of Nikolaus LachnerNikolaus LachnerPrincipal

Mr. Lachner joined CD&R in 2012 and is based in London. He played a key role in the Firm's investments in Belron, Exova, Kalle, Mauser Group, and SOCOTEC. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan.

Mr. Lachner joined CD&R in 2012 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the business services and industrials sectors. He has played a key role in the Firm's investments in Belron, Exova, Kalle, Mauser Group, OCS, and SOCOTEC. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Lachner attended the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Princeton University, and The London School of Economics.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris | Sciences Po
  • Princeton University
  • The London School of Economics
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Portrait of Gregory LaïGregory LaïPartner
Portrait of Gregory Laï

Gregory Laï

Partner

Mr. Laï joined CD&R in 2007 and is based in London. He played a key role in the Firm’s investments in B&M Retail, BUT, Conforma, Exova, HD Supply, Motor Fuel Group, MRH, and Westbury Street Holdings as well as the secondary offerings of Rexel. Previously, he worked at Mubadala Development Company and Citigroup Investment Banking.

Mr. Laï joined CD&R in 2007. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in B&M Retail, BUT, Conforama France, Exova, HD Supply, Motor Fuel Group, MRH, Westbury Street Holdings, and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, as well as the secondary offerings of Rexel. Previously, he worked at Mubadala Development Company and Citigroup Investment Banking. Mr. Laï graduated from the ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Mubadala Development Company
  • Citigroup Investment Banking
Education
  • ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris
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Portrait of Connor LeeConnor LeeAssociate

Mr. Lee joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Lee has a B.S. in finance from Georgetown University.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Georgetown University | B.S., finance
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Portrait of Warren LiWarren LiAssociate

Mr. Li joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the industrials group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Li has a B.S. in finance and economics from NYU Stern School of Business.

Mr. Li joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the industrials group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Li has a B.S. in finance and economics from NYU Stern School of Business.

Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • NYU Stern School of Business | B.S., finance and economics
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Portrait of Gideon LowinGideon LowinPrincipal
Portrait of Gideon Lowin

Gideon Lowin

Principal

Mr. Lowin joined CD&R in 2015 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Epicor, naviHealth, Sirius, and TRANZACT. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm, and at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Lowin joined CD&R in 2015 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Cloudera, Epicor, naviHealth, Sirius, and TRANZACT. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm, and at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Lowin has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from Harvard College.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Golden Gate Capital
  • McKinsey & Company
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Harvard College | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Yu LuoYu LuoPrincipal

Ms. Luo joined CD&R in 2024 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the technology sector. Prior to joining CD&R, she was a Senior Vice President at Providence Equity Partners and held positions at Lazard Frères & Co. and Bain & Co. Ms. Luo has a M.Sc. in finance from HEC Paris, a Double Degree in international trade and finance from Fudan University, and a B.A. in English language and literature from Shanghai International Studies University. Ms. Luo speaks Chinese Mandarin, English, and French.

Experience
  • Providence Equity | Senior Vice President
  • Lazard Frères & Co.
  • Bain & Co.
Education
  • HEC Paris | M.Sc., finance
  • Fudan University | Double degree in international trade and finance
  • Shanghai International Studies University | B.A., English language and literature
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Portrait of Emily MaEmily MaAssociate

Ms. Ma joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, she worked in the middle market group at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Ma has a B.S. in finance from The Wharton School.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | B.S., finance
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Portrait of Jenny MachidaJenny MachidaManaging Director, Portfolio Talent

Ms. Machida joined CD&R in 2024 in a newly created position to bring additional capability to support our investment teams' focus on talent across the investment life cycle. Ms. Machida has more than 25 years of experience in direct investing, management consulting and building businesses. Most recently, she was a Partner at PwC where she led the practice that advises private equity clients on their talent decisions. Prior to that, Ms. Machida was a Partner and Managing Director at IMB Partners, where she played a lead role in talent due diligence, post-close strategic planning and in partnering with management teams to execute value creation initiatives. Prior to IMB, she was the co-founder, Chief Business Officer and Board Chair at a start-up medical diagnostic technology company called Sevident. Ms. Machida was also a Principal at Booz & Co. (now PwC Strategy) and Katzenbach Partners. She started her career at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) as a human capital and compensation consultant. Ms. Machida has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University.

Experience
  • PwC | Partner
  • IMB | Partner and Managing Director
  • Sevident | Co-Founder and Board Chair
  • Booz & Co. | Principal
  • Katzenbach Partners | Principal
  • Watson Wyatt | Consultant
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business | M.B.A.
  • Yale University | B.A.
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Portrait of Daniel MalconianDaniel MalconianPrincipal
Portrait of Daniel Malconian

Daniel Malconian

Principal

xxxMr. Malconian joined CD&R in 2015 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He plays a key role in the Firm’s investments in agilon health, Carestream Dental, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, and SmileDirectClub. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Advent International and Bain & Company.

Mr. Malconian joined CD&R in 2015 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the healthcare sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in agilon health, apree health, Carestream Dental, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Millennium Physician Group, and SmileDirectClub. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Advent International and Bain & Company. Mr. Malconian has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.E. in computer science, and a B.S. in electrical engineering and management science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Advent
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology | M.E., computer science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology | B.S., electrical engineering, management science
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Portrait of Sophie MarchalSophie MarchalAnalyst
Portrait of Sophie Marchal

Sophie Marchal

Analyst

Ms. Marchal joined CD&R in 2024. Prior to this she completed internships at Cinven and Deutsche Bank. Ms. Marchal has a master’s in management from the Grand Ecole Programme at HEC Paris and a Double Degree in data science for business from École Polytechnique.

Education
  • HEC Paris | Master's, management
  • École Polytechnique | Double degree in data science
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Portrait of Joao MargaridoJoao MargaridoHead of Luxembourg, Director

Mr. Margarido joined CD&R in 2018 and is based in Luxembourg. He supports the Firm’s portfolio companies from a finance, accounting, tax, compliance, and governance perspective. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Margarido worked at Anchorage Capital Luxembourg where he was focused on European tax structuring matters. He served on the boards of several Luxembourgish and Irish investment companies. Mr. Margarido began his career working in the tax departments of Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Margarido joined CD&R in 2018. He supports the Firm’s portfolio companies from a finance, accounting, tax, compliance, and governance perspective. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Margarido worked at Anchorage Capital Luxembourg where he was focused on European tax structuring matters and corporate governance. He serves and has served on the boards of several Luxembourgish and Irish investment companies. Mr. Margarido began his career working in the tax departments of Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mr. Margarido holds a Corporate Governance Certificate from INSEAD, a specialization in Finance and Control from CEMAF-ISCTE Lisbon, a specialization in Taxation and a Management degree (master) from Instituto Superior de Gestao Lisbon.

Experience
  • Anchorage Capital Luxembourg
  • Ernst & Young
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
Education
  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau
  • Instituto Superior de Gestao Lisbon
  • CEMAF-ISCTE Lisbon
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Portrait of Pietro MattamiraPietro MattamiraAssociate
Portrait of Pietro Mattamira

Pietro Mattamira

Associate

Mr. Mattamira joined CD&R in 2024. Previously, he worked in investment banking at Centerview Partners and at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Mattamira has an M.Sc. in finance and a B.Sc. in international economics and finance from Bocconi University.

Experience
  • Centerview Partners
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Bocconi University | M.Sc.,finance
  • Bocconi University | B.Sc., international economics and finance
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Portrait of Lexi MilunovichLexi MilunovichAssociate
Portrait of Lexi Milunovich

Lexi Milunovich

Associate

Ms. Milunovich joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at KKR & Co. Inc. Ms. Milunovich has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.

Ms. Milunovich joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at KKR & Co. Inc. Ms. Milunovich has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.

Experience
  • KKR & Co. Inc.
Education
  • Harvard University | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Khalid MohsenKhalid MohsenAssociate
Portrait of Khalid Mohsen

Khalid Mohsen

Associate

Mr. Moshen joined CD&R in 2022 and is based in London. Previously, he worked in investment banking at Citi. Mr. Moshen completed internships with Oxford Saïd Finance Lab, Citi, RBS and TeamFirst. Mr. Moshen has a M.Sc. in financial economics and a B.A. in economics and management, both from the University of Oxford.

Mr. Mohsen joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in both leveraged finance and M&A at Citi. Mr. Mohsen has an M.Sc. in financial economics and a B.A. in economics and management, both from the University of Oxford.

Experience
  • Citi
Education
  • University of Oxford | M.Sc., financial economics
  • University of Oxford | B.A., economics, management
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Portrait of Randy MooreRandy MooreFoundation President

Mr. Moore joined CD&R in 2021 as President of the CD&R Foundation. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at COOP Careers, a national non-profit focused on helping first-generation college graduates secure employment in the digital economy. He also served in leadership roles at HERE to HERE, The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, Year Up, Guttman Community College (CUNY), and other mission-aligned organizations. Mr. Moore began his career as a high school educator. He has a B.A. from Wilberforce University, an M.A. from Adelphi University, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. from Arizona State University.

Mr. Moore joined CD&R in 2021 as President of the CD&R Foundation. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at COOP Careers, a national non-profit organization focused on supporting first-generation college graduates secure employment in the digital economy. He also served in leadership roles at HERE to HERE, The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, Year Up, Guttman Community College (CUNY), and other mission-aligned organizations. Mr. Moore began his career as a high school educator. He has a B.A. from Wilberforce University, an M.A. from Adelphi University, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.

Experience
  • COOP Careers | Chief Operating Officer
  • HERE to HERE
  • The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation
  • Year Up
  • Guttman Community College
Education
  • Adelphi University | M.A.
  • Wilberforce University | B.A.
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Portrait of Diana MoraruDiana MoraruPrincipal
Portrait of Diana Moraru

Diana Moraru

Principal

Ms. Moraru joined CD&R in 2014 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. She played a key role in the Firm’s investments in BUT, Conforama France, Motor Fuel Group, and SPIE. Previously, she worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. in London.

Ms. Moraru joined CD&R in 2014 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in European consumer and retail businesses. She has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in BUT, Conforama France, Motor Fuel Group, and SPIE. Previously, she worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. in London. Ms. Moraru has a B.Sc. in economics from The London School of Economics.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Education
  • The London School of Economics | B.Sc., economics
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Portrait of Amanda MuccioAmanda MuccioSenior Associate
Portrait of Amanda Muccio

Amanda Muccio

Senior Associate

Ms. Muccio joined CD&R’s global external affairs team in 2023. Previously, she served as an Associate Director at FGS Global. Ms. Muccio has a B.A. in political science and writing, rhetoric and media arts from Trinity College.

Experience
  • FGS Global | Associate Director
Education
  • Trinity College | B.A., political science and writing, rhetoric and media arts
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Portrait of Philipp MuellerPhilipp MuellerAssociate
Portrait of Philipp Mueller

Philipp Mueller

Associate

Mr. Mueller joined CD&R in 2019 and is based in London. Previously, he worked in the mergers and acquisition group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Mueller joined CD&R in 2019. Previously, he worked in the mergers and acquisition group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Mueller has a B.S. in international business administration from the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Experience
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Education
  • WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management | B.S., international business administration
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Portrait of Keshav NaharKeshav NaharPrincipal
Portrait of Keshav Nahar

Keshav Nahar

Principal

Mr. Nahar joined CD&R in 2021. Previously, he worked in the healthcare group at Astorg. Prior to Astorg, he worked at Crescent Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs &. Co. Mr. Nahar began his career as a medical resident at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has a M.B.B.S. in medicine and surgery from the University of Melbourne and a B.Sc. in biomedical science from Oxford University.

CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Astorg
  • Crescent Capital Partners
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
Education
  • University of Melbourne | M.B.B.S.
  • Oxford University | B.Sc, biomedical science
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Portrait of Nic NgNic NgManaging Director
Portrait of Nic Ng

Nic Ng

Managing Director

Asia

Mr. Ng joined CD&R in 2022 and has responsibility for our Asian fundraising and investor relations activities. Previously, Mr. Ng was a Managing Director at Ping An Insurance. Prior to that, he held positions at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Intermediate Capital Group, and Bain & Company. Mr. Ng has a B.A. and M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Ng joined CD&R in 2022. His responsibilities include managing CD&R’s Asian fundraising and investor relations activities. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Ng was a Managing Director on the private equity team at China Ping An Insurance (Overseas), and he also held positions at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Intermediate Capital Group, and Bain & Company. Mr. Ng holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Experience
  • Ping An Insurance | Managing Director
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Intermediate Capital Group
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • London School of Economics | M.Sc. and B.Sc., economics
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Portrait of Amr NosseirAmr NosseirManaging Director

Mr. Nosseir joined CD&R’s global investors relations team in 2022. Over his 30-year career covering the Middle East, Mr. Nosseir has been involved in a wide range of investment banking transactions and has significant experience raising capital for traditional and alternative investment management products. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Chairman, Middle East, at CVC Capital Partners, with responsibility for capital raising from sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and other institutional and non-institutional investors. Previously, he served as Founding Partner and Chairman, Middle East at Perella Weinberg Partners and Managing Director, Head of Middle East Group at Morgan Stanley. He started his career at Citi in corporate finance. Mr. Nosseir has an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School and a B.A. in economics from Colgate University.

Mr. Nosseir joined CD&R’s global investor relations team in 2022 and is responsible for managing Middle East fundraising and investor relations for sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and other institutional and non-institutional investors. Prior to joining CD&R, he was Managing Director and Chairman, Middle East, at CVC Capital Partners, with responsibility for the Middle East region. Previously, he was a Founding Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners and served as Chairman, Middle East. Mr. Nosseir was also a Managing Director, Head of the Middle East Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley over a career that spanned 16 years. Over his 30-year career covering the Middle East, Mr. Nosseir has been involved in a wide range of investment banking transactions and has significant experience raising capital for traditional and alternative investment management products. Mr. Nosseir has an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School and a A.B. in economics from Colgate University.

Experience
  • CVC Capital Partners | Managing Director and Chairman, Middle East
  • Perella Weinberg Partners | Founding Partner and Chairman, Middle East
  • Morgan Stanley | Managing Director, Head Middle East Group
  • Citi | Vice President, Corporate Finance
Education
  • Columbia University Business School | M.B.A.
  • Colgate University | A.B., economics
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Portrait of David A. NovakDavid A. NovakCo-President
Portrait of David A. Novak

David A. Novak

Co-President

Mr. Novak has been with CD&R for 25 years and is a member of the Investment Committee. Based in London, he is responsible for the Firm’s European business and international activities. Mr. Novak has been actively involved in CD&R’s investments in B&M Retail, BCA, Belron, BUT, Conforama France, Inizio, Kalle Group, Mauser Group, Morrisons, Motor Fuel Group, SIG plc, SOCOTEC, and Westbury Street Holdings, and played a key role in many others. Previously, he worked in the private equity and investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Novak has been with CD&R for 26 years and is a member of the Investment and Executive committees. He is responsible for the Firm’s European business and international activities, as well as external relations activities. He has been actively involved in the Firm’s European investments and serves on the boards of many of its European portfolio companies. Previously, he worked in the private equity and investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Novak is a member of the Amherst College Board of Trustees and the Cambridge University Endowment Fund Investment Advisory Board. He is an Advisor to Ahren Innovation Capital. Mr. Novak has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Amherst College.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Amherst College | B.A.
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Portrait of Zack OlsonZack OlsonAssociate

Mr. Olson joined CD&R in 2023. Previously he worked at Guggenheim Partners in the technology, media, and telecom group. Mr. Olson has a B.A. in economics, government, and music from Dartmouth College.

Experience
  • Guggenheim Partners
Education
  • Dartmouth College | B.A., economics, government, and music
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Portrait of Matthias OsthoffMatthias OsthoffManaging Director
Portrait of Matthias Osthoff

Matthias Osthoff

Managing Director

Mr. Osthoff joined CD&R’s London office in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. Previously, he worked at PSP Investments, Bain Capital, and Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Osthoff joined CD&R in 2020 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the consumer and retail vertical. He has played a key role in the Firm's investment in Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. Previously, he worked at PSP Investments, Bain Capital, and Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Osthoff has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics, from St. John’s College, Oxford University.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • PSP Investments
  • Bain Capital
  • Boston Consulting Group
Education
  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Stanford University | M.A.
  • St. John’s College, Oxford University | B.A., philosophy, politics, economics
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Portrait of Eleanor OttonEleanor OttonAssociate
Portrait of Eleanor Otton

Eleanor Otton

Associate

Ms. Otton joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Otton has a B.S. in biomedical engineering.

Experience
  • J.P. Morgan
Education
  • Lehigh University | B.S., biomedical engineering
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Portrait of Alex PageAlex PagePrincipal

Mr. Page joined CD&R in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He plays a key role in the Firm’s investment in Solenis. Prior to joining CD&R, he worked at GTCR, a private equity firm, and in the investment banking division of Citi.

Mr. Page joined CD&R in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the financial services sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Focus Financial, Vialto Partners, and Solenis. Prior to joining CD&R, he worked at GTCR, a private equity firm, and in the investment banking division of Citi. Mr. Page has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

CD&R Investments
Experience
  • GTCR
  • Citi
Education
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business | M.B.A.
  • University of Michigan | B.B.A.
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Portrait of Willow PagonWillow PagonAssociate

Ms. Pagon joined CD&R in 2023. Previously she worked at Bain & Co. in the healthcare and life sciences private equity group. Ms. Pagon has a B.S. in biology from Davidson College.

Experience
  • Bain & Company
Education
  • Davidson College | B.S., biology
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Portrait of Jessie PamasJessie PamasTax Director
Portrait of Jessie Pamas

Jessie Pamas

Tax Director

Ms. Pamas joined the Firm in 2001. She is responsible for accounting, tax, and finance matters. Previously, she was a tax manager with EisnerAmper LLP, formerly known as Richard A. Eisner & Company.

Ms. Pamas joined the Firm in 2001. She is responsible for accounting, tax, and finance matters. Previously, she was a tax manager with EisnerAmper LLP, formerly known as Richard A. Eisner & Company. Ms. Pamas is a CPA and has an M.B.A. and a B.S. in accounting from Adelphi University. 

Experience
  • EisnerAmper LLP
Education
  • Adelphi University | M.B.A.
  • Adelphi University | B.S., accounting
Portrait of Alexandria ParkhurstAlexandria ParkhurstAssociate
Portrait of Alexandria Parkhurst

Alexandria Parkhurst

Associate

Ms. Parkhurst joined CD&R’s global investor relations team in 2022. Previously, she worked in investor relations at CVC and in the investment banking division at Jefferies Group. Ms. Parkhurst has a B.A. in mathematics and history from Columbia University, Columbia College.

Experience
  • CVC
  • Jefferies Group
Education
  • Columbia University, Columbia College | B.A., mathematics, history
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Portrait of Terrianne PatnodeTerrianne PatnodeGeneral Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Patnode joined CD&R in 2014 and serves as the Firm's chief compliance officer and senior counsel. She oversees CD&R’s global compliance program and provides legal support across the Firm. Prior to joining CD&R, she practiced law for ten years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Ms. Patnode joined CD&R in 2014 and serves as the Firm's general counsel and chief compliance officer. She oversees CD&R’s global compliance program and legal support across the Firm. Prior to joining CD&R, she practiced law for ten years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Ms. Patnode has a J.D. from Rutgers University and a B.A. from Boston College. 

Experience
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Education
  • Rutgers University | J.D.
  • Boston College | B.A.
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Portrait of Andrea PeiroAndrea PeiroOperating Principal

Mr. Peiro joined CD&R in 2022 after more than 20 years as a technology executive. His experience includes the role of president at Cujo AI, focusing on artificial intelligence-powered cybersecurity, and co-founder and CTO at PowerCloud, pioneer in cloud-managed networking virtualization. Mr. Peiro also served as vice president and GM of the Advanced Products Group at Comcast and technology commercialization lead at XEROX PARC. He holds degrees from the Scuola Superiore della Marina, the Università degli Studi di Milano and the Università’ degli Studi di Pisa. Mr. Peiro is also an honors graduate of the Italian Naval Academy and has served as an intelligence officer for close to a decade.

Mr. Peiro joined CD&R in 2022 after more than 20 years as a technology executive. His experience includes the role of president at CUJO AI, focusing on artificial intelligence-powered cybersecurity, and co-founder and CTO at PowerCloud, pioneer in cloud-managed networking virtualization. Mr. Peiro also served as vice president and GM of the Advanced Products Group at Comcast and technology commercialization lead at Xerox PARC. He holds degrees from the Scuola Superiore della Marina, the Università degli Studi di Milano and the Università’ degli Studi di Pisa. Mr. Peiro is also an honors graduate of the Italian Naval Academy and has served as an intelligence officer for close to a decade.

Experience
  • CUJO AI | President
  • Comcast | VP & GM Advanced Products Group
  • PowerCloud | Co-founder & CTO
  • Xerox PARC
Education
  • Scuola Superiore della Marina | M.A., management
  • Università degli Studi di Milano | Advanced B.S., information and computational sciences
  • Università degli Studi di Pisa | B.S., military maritime sciences
  • Italian Naval Academy | Navy Officer, information systems and computer science
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Portrait of Sandra E. PetersonSandra E. PetersonPartner
Portrait of Sandra E. Peterson

Sandra E. Peterson

Partner

Ms. Peterson joined CD&R in 2019. Prior to CD&R, she was group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson, where she led the consumer and medical devices businesses and was responsible for the corporation’s global supply chain, as well as its technology strategy and operating infrastructure. Previously, Ms. Peterson served as CEO of Bayer CropScience AG, CEO of Bayer Medical Care, and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division. She started her career at McKinsey and has held executive positions at Medco Health Solutions (formerly known as Merck-Medco), Nabisco, and Whirlpool. Ms. Peterson is a member of the Microsoft Board of Directors, chairman of the board of the American Academy in Berlin, and on the board of the Institute for Advanced Study, the world-renowned center for science and humanities research in Princeton, NJ. Ms. Peterson is also on the boards of Zymergen and Volastra, two early-stage life science companies. She has appeared on Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful women numerous times and was featured on the magazine’s inaugural list of leaders changing healthcare.

Ms. Peterson joined CD&R in 2019 and works across our healthcare and consumer investments. Prior to CD&R, she was group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson, where she led the consumer and medical devices businesses and was responsible for the corporation’s global supply chain, as well as its technology strategy and operating infrastructure. Previously, Ms. Peterson served as CEO of Bayer CropScience AG, CEO of Bayer Medical Care, and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division. She started her career at McKinsey and has held executive positions at Medco Health Solutions (fka Merck-Medco), Nabisco, and Whirlpool. Ms. Peterson is the lead independent director for the Microsoft board of directors, chairman of the board of the American Academy in Berlin, and executive committee member and trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, the world-renowned center for science, math, and humanities research in Princeton, NJ. She is also chairman of Volastra, an early-stage life science company. Ms. Peterson has an M.P.A. in applied economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in government from Cornell University.

Directorships
  • American Academy in Berlin | Chairman
  • Aster Insights | Chairman
  • Institute for Advanced Study
  • Microsoft | Lead Independent Director
  • Volastra | Chairman
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Johnson & Johnson | Chairman
  • Bayer CropScience AG | CEO
  • Bayer Medical Care | CEO
  • Bayer Healthcare AG | President
  • Medco Health Solutions
  • Nabisco
  • Whirlpool
  • McKinsey & Co.
Education
  • Princeton University | M.P.A., applied economics
  • Cornell University | B.A., government
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Portrait of Peter PfisterPeter PfisterManaging Director
Portrait of Peter Pfister

Peter Pfister

Managing Director

Mr. Pfister joined CD&R in 2022 and has responsibility for our European fundraising and investor relations activities. Previously, Mr. Pfister was a Managing Director at iCapital responsible for General Partners coverage outside the US. Prior to that, he was Head of Asia Pacific at Pavilion Alternatives Group and responsible for overseeing investments, research, and managing multiple institutional client relationships globally. Mr. Pfister also held positions at Deutsche Bank Private Equity and LGT Capital Partners. He holds an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (ETH) and an MBA from IMD.

Mr. Pfister joined CD&R in 2022 and has responsibility for our European fundraising and investor relations activities. Previously, Mr. Pfister was a Managing Director at iCapital responsible for General Partners coverage outside the US. Prior to that, he was Head of Asia Pacific at Pavilion Alternatives Group and responsible for overseeing investments, research, and managing multiple institutional client relationships globally. Mr. Pfister also held positions at Deutsche Bank Private Equity and LGT Capital Partners. He holds an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (ETH) and an MBA from IMD.

Experience
  • iCapital | Managing Director
  • Pavilion Alternatives Group | Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific
  • Deutsche Bank | Head of Asia Pacific
  • LGT Capital Partners | Vice President
Education
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (ETH) | M.Sc., mechanical engineering
  • IMD | M.B.A., business
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Portrait of Michael PrattMichael PrattPrincipal

Mr. Pratt joined CD&R in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He plays a key role in the Firm’s investment in Brand Industrial Services. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Irving Place Capital, a private equity firm, and Barclays.

Mr. Pratt joined CD&R in 2019 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the industrials sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investment in Brand Industrial Services and indicor. Prior to joining CD&R, he held positions at Irving Place Capital, a private equity firm, and Barclays. Mr. Pratt has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in economics from Yale University. 

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Irving Place Capital
  • Barclays
Education
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | M.B.A.
  • Yale University | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Abigail QinAbigail QinAssociate
Portrait of Abigail Qin

Abigail Qin

Associate

Ms. Qin joined CD&R in 2022 and is based in London. Previously, she worked in the healthcare investment banking group at Citi. Ms. Qin has a M.B. B.Chir. (medicine and surgery) from the University of Cambridge.

Ms. Qin joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, she worked in the healthcare investment banking group at Citi. Ms. Qin has a M.B. B.Chir. (medicine and surgery) from the University of Cambridge.

Experience
  • Citi
Education
  • University of Cambridge | M.B. B.Chir., medicine and surgery
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Portrait of Roberto QuartaRoberto QuartaChairman, CD&R Europe

Mr. Quarta has been a Partner at CD&R for 20 years and is chairman of CD&R Europe. Based in London, he played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment in SPIE and served as chairman of the supervisory board of Rexel during CD&R’s ownership of the company from 2005 to 2014. In addition, Mr. Quarta is chairman of WPP plc and Smith & Nephew plc. Prior to CD&R, he served as CEO of BBA Group plc from 1993 to 2001, leading the successful restructuring and reorganization of the company, and continued to serve as chairman from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Quarta also held various senior leadership positions with BTR plc and served on the board of directors. He is former chairman of IMI plc and a former non-executive director of SPIE, BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler Corporation, Fondo Strategico Italiano, Equant NV, and PowerGen plc.

Mr. Quarta has been a Partner at CD&R for 24 years and is chairman of CD&R Europe. He played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment in SPIE and served as its chairman; he also served as chairman of the supervisory board of Rexel during CD&R’s ownership of the company from 2005 to 2014. In addition, Mr. Quarta is chairman of WPP plc and an independent non-executive director of Gulf Capital. Prior to CD&R, he served as CEO of BBA Group plc from 1993 to 2001, leading the successful restructuring and reorganization of the company, and continued to serve as chairman from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Quarta also held various senior leadership positions with BTR plc and served on the board of directors. He is the former chairman of IMI plc and a former non-executive director of SPIE, BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler Corporation, Fondo Strategico Italiano, Equant NV, and PowerGen plc. Mr. Quarta graduated from the College of the Holy Cross.

Directorships
  • Smith & Nephew plc | Chairman
  • WPP plc | Chairman
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • BBA Group plc | Chairman
  • BTR plc
  • IMI plc | Chairman
Education
  • College of the Holy Cross
Portrait of Jack RaffertyJack RaffertyAssociate
Portrait of Jack Rafferty

Jack Rafferty

Associate

Mr. Rafferty joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in investment banking at Citi. Mr. Rafferty completed internships with Citi, Idinvest Partners and Simmons & Simmons. Mr. Rafferty has a B.A. in economics with French from the University of Nottingham.

Experience
  • Citi
Education
  • University of Nottingham | B.A., economics, French
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Portrait of Matt RandolphMatt RandolphAssociate
Portrait of Matt Randolph

Matt Randolph

Associate

Mr. Randolph joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the healthcare group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Randolph has a B.S. in finance and theology from Georgetown University.

Mr. Randolph joined CD&R in 2022. Previously, he worked in the global power and utilities group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Randolph has a B.S. and B.A. in finance and theology from Georgetown University.

Experience
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Georgetown University | B.S., B.A. finance and theology
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Portrait of Lizzie ReedyLizzie ReedyAssociate

Ms. Reedy joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, she worked in the healthcare group at Perella Weinberg Partners. Ms. Reedy has a B.S. in finance and marketing from the University of Richmond.

Experience
  • Perella Weinberg Partners
Education
  • University of Richmond | B.S., finance and marketing
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Portrait of Satnam ReehalSatnam ReehalPrincipal
Portrait of Satnam Reehal

Satnam Reehal

Principal

Mr. Reehal joined CD&R in 2017 and is based in London. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Morrisons, Westbury Street Holdings, Wolseley UK, and UDG, as well as UDG’s subsequent separation to form Inizio and Sharp. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse.

Mr. Reehal joined CD&R in 2017 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities in the consumer sector. He has played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Westbury Street Holdings, Wolseley UK, and UDG, as well as UDG’s subsequent separation to form Inizio and Sharp. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Reehal has a M.Sc. in mathematics from the Imperial College London.

CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Credit Suisse
Education
  • Imperial College London | M.Sc., mathematics
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Portrait of Clay RichardsClay RichardsPartner
Portrait of Clay Richards

Clay Richards

Partner

Mr. Richards is the co-founder and former CEO of naviHealth, a leader in leveraging technology to improve post-acute care in partnership with health plans, hospital systems, risk-bearing physician groups, and other healthcare providers. Mr. Richards directed strategic vision and executive leadership of the organization from its inception in late 2011 until December 2021. Under Mr. Richards’ leadership, naviHealth expanded significantly and was ultimately acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2020. Prior to naviHealth, Mr. Richards worked at Healthways, Inc., where he was General Counsel and Senior Vice President. Mr. Richards serves on the board of directors of agilon health, CareBridge Health, Herself Health, and Truxton Trust. He holds a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and a B.S. in accounting and finance from Washington and Lee University.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • naviHealth | Co-Founder and CEO
  • Healthways | Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel
  • Bass, Berry & Sims
Education
  • University of Mississippi Law School | J.D.
  • Washington and Lee University | B.S., accounting and finance
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Portrait of Emily RobinsonEmily RobinsonDirector of Administration (Europe)

Ms. Robinson joined CD&R in 2019. She oversees Administrative Services, Human Resources, Finance and Compliance in London. Prior to CD&R, Ms. Robinson held office management and human resources roles at King Street Capital Management, Apollo Global Management, and Fauchier Partners. Ms. Robinson has a B.A. in French from Queen Mary, University of London.

Ms. Robinson joined CD&R in 2019. She oversees Administrative Services, Human Capital, Finance and Compliance in London. Prior to CD&R, Ms. Robinson held office management and human resources roles at King Street Capital Management, Apollo Global Management, and Fauchier Partners. Ms. Robinson has a B.A. in French from Queen Mary, University of London.

Experience
  • King Street Capital Management
  • Apollo Global Management LLC
  • Fauchier Partners
Education
  • Queen Mary, University London | B.A., French
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Portrait of Christian RochatChristian RochatPartner

Mr. Rochat joined CD&R in 2004 and is based in London. He led the Firm’s investments in Belron, Exova, SIG, SOCOTEC, SPIE, Westbury Street Holdings, and Wolseley UK, as well as the sale of Brakes Group. Prior to joining CD&R, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and a director at Schroder Ventures (now Permira). He also worked in the London and New York offices of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department.

Mr. Rochat joined CD&R in 2004. He led the Firm’s investments in Belron, Exova, OCS, SIG, SOCOTEC, SPIE, Westbury Street Holdings, and Wolseley UK, as well as the sale of Brakes Group. He serves on the Compliance Committee. Prior to joining CD&R, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and a director at Schroder Ventures (now Permira). He also worked in the London and New York offices of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. Rochat has a Ph.D. and B.A. in law from the Université de Lausanne and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Directorships
CD&R Investments
Experience
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners | Managing Director
  • Schroder Ventures | Director
Education
  • Université de Lausanne | Ph.D., B.A., law
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business | M.B.A.
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Portrait of Jared RockJared RockAssociate

Mr. Rock joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Rock has a B.A. in economics from Yale University.

Experience
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Yale University | B.A., economics
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Portrait of Nick RomigNick RomigAssociate

Mr. Romig joined CD&R in 2023. Previously, he worked in the Industrials group at Lazard Frères & Company. Mr. Romig has a B.S. in computer science and economics from Brown University.

Experience
  • Lazard Frères & Company
Education
  • Brown University | B.S., computer science and economics
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Portrait of Ian A. RorickIan A. RorickPrincipal

Mr. Rorick joined CD&R in 2012 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. He plays a key role in the Firm’s investments in Artera Services (fka PowerTeam Services), Beacon Roofing Supply, and Core & Main. Prior to joining CD&R, he worked in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.