Bryan Kelln is a Partner, President of Portfolio Operations and member of Platinum Equity's Investment Committee. He is responsible for all aspects of business strategy and operations at Platinum Equity's portfolio companies, and is involved in evaluating buy and sell-side opportunities across the firm. He works closely with the firm's Operations Team as well as portfolio company executive management to drive strategic initiatives and to deploy operational resources.
Mr. Kelln is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of conceiving and executing successful strategic and operational transformation programs across a broad range of different industries. His unique combination of financial, management, M&A and operational expertise are well suited to helping create value within Platinum’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Kelln joined Platinum Equity from Nortek, Inc, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the $2.4 billion diversified global manufacturer of residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and home technology convenience and security products.
Previously Mr. Kelln was a senior executive at Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. where he served as President of Jacuzzi, Inc. Prior to Jacuzzi, he was an Operating Executive with The Jordan Company, a private investment firm with more than $6.0 billion of capital under management, where he was involved in acquisitions, divestitures and operations for the firm and served as a board member of portfolio companies.
Mr. Kelln also served as President and CEO of RockShox, Inc.; as Senior Vice President at General Cable Corporation; and as a Partner in the Supply Chain Management Practice of Mercer Management Consulting.
Mr. Kelln received his bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington State University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He is married with two children.