Our People

Our People

Our People Make the Difference

 “Our people are everything. You can have a great strategy, but if you don’t have the people to execute, you have nothing. You can have a great mission statement, but if you don’t have the people who care about it, it’s not true.”

– Tom Gores, Chairman & CEO

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  • Anfuso, Geoffry
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Geoffry Anfuso

Geoffry Anfuso

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles
  • Aroesty, Dave
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Dave Aroesty

Dave Aroesty

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Dave Aroesty is responsible for evaluating operational turnaround opportunities in the hospitality industry and other sectors in which real estate provides a strong element of downside protection to the investment thesis. He is member of the group responsible for the acquisitions and operations of Platinum Equity’s hotel platform.

Dr. Aroesty joined Platinum in 2008 and previously graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with a degree in economics. He then graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and went on to become a practicing head and neck surgeon prior to joining Platinum.

  • Chacartegui, Igor
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • London
Igor Chacartegui

Igor Chacartegui

Managing Director

M&A
London

Igor Chacartegui is responsible for the structuring and execution of European acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2017, Mr. Chacartegui held a 7 year career at The Gores Group where he was a Managing Director based in London. Mr. Chacartegui also previously worked as a Vice President at Providence Equity Partners and M&A analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Chacartegui holds a MSc. in business and finance from University of Deusto.

  • Cooper, Adam
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Adam Cooper is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. As a member of the operating council for certain portfolio companies, he also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of financial performance.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2001, Mr. Cooper spent five years with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Support and Audit practices in Los Angeles. Mr. Cooper received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.

  • Eldridge, Nathan
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Nathan Eldridge

Nathan Eldridge

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Nathan Eldridge is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. He also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of operational performance at certain portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2022, Mr. Eldridge worked at Citigroup in the Corporate and Investment Bank for 26 years and was the Global Head of Industrials M&A.

Mr. Eldridge holds an Honours in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario.

  • Fries, Nick
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Nick Fries

Nick Fries

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Nick Fries is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. He also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of operational performance at certain portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2007, Mr. Fries worked at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Fries holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College.

  • Glatt, David
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
David Glatt

David Glatt

Managing Director

M&A
Greenwich

David Glatt is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. He also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of operational performance at certain portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2008, Mr. Glatt worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at CIBC World Markets in New York.

Mr. Glatt holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

  • Goni, Fernando
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • London
Fernando Goni

Fernando Goni

Managing Director

M&A
London

Fernando Goni is responsible for negotiating and structuring new acquisition opportunities in Europe.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2017, Mr. Goni was a Managing Director and member of the investment committee at The Gores Group. There he was responsible for European acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Goni also previously worked as an associate at Morgan Stanley and in the Business Consulting unit of Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Goni holds a BSc. and a MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

  • Gores, Tom
  • Chairman & CEO
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Tom Gores

Tom Gores

Chairman & CEO

M&A
Los Angeles

Tom Gores founded Platinum Equity in 1995 and his guidance, core philosophies, and strong principles drive the strategic development and direction of both the firm and its portfolio.

Early in his career, Mr. Gores was an active investor in smaller businesses, where companies often trade principally on their good word and ability to follow through on what they promise. Here he developed his principles of empowerment, hard work, and integrity. As he delivered on commitments made to deal partners, investment bankers, and lenders, Mr. Gores ability to continually execute larger transactions grew exponentially and made Platinum Equity one of the premiere private equity firms in the world, recognized as one of Forbes "Largest Private Companies" within just 4 years of being founded.

  • Hunt, Benjamin
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Benjamin Hunt

Benjamin Hunt

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Benjamin Hunt is responsible for financial due diligence and supports the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2011, Mr. Hunt held positions at RSM and KPMG.

Mr. Hunt holds a BS in Business Administration (Finance and Accounting) from Trinity University and a Master of Accounting from University of Southern California.


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