Jacob Kotzubei is a Partner and member of Platinum Equity's Investment Committee, leads the Los Angeles headquarters-based investment team, and has oversight responsibility for the investment team in Asia. In addition, Mr. Kotzubei plays a substantial role in raising capital from limited partners for the firm’s investment funds.
Mr. Kotzubei and his team led the acquisitions of or investments in: SourceOne Healthcare (formerly Diagnostic Imaging), Geologic, CompuCom Systems, Turf Care Supply (formerly a division of Lesco), ESM Group, PNA Group, SDI, Broadleaf Logistic(formerly Canwel Building Products s, a division acquired from Weyerhaeuser), Ryerson, Keystone Automotive, SCM Metal Products and Ecka Granules, Ahern Rentals, Canvas Systems, KEMET Corporation, Pomeroy, Schutt Sports, Aquilex, Neovia Logistics (formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services),Artesyn Embedded Technologies (formerly Emerson Embedded Computing & Power), Terratest, PrimeSource, Data Blue, Elevate Textiles (formerly International Textile Group), Vertiv (formerly the Network Power division of Emerson), Interior Logic Group, Verra Mobility, Yak Access, LifeScan (formerly a division of Johnson & Johnson), Sigura (formerly the Innovative Water Care division of Lonza), Centerfield, Cision, Ingram Micro (formerly owned by HNA Technology), Club Car (formerly a division of Ingersol Rand), CabinetWorks, McGraw Hill Education and Solenis, including related financings and refinancings.
Mr. Kotzubei is the chairman of the board of directors of Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and is a member of the board of directors at Ryerson (NYSE: RYI) and Vertiv (NYSE:VRT).
Mr. Kotzubei has more than 25 years of M&A experience, including substantial complex carve-out and public-to-private experience in numerous industries and countries. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2002, Mr. Kotzubei was a Vice President of the High Tech Group at Goldman Sachs and was head of the East Coast Semiconductor Group. Previously, he was an M&A attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.
Mr. Kotzubei received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where he was elected as a member of The Columbia Law Review. He is a retired member of the New York State Bar.