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.

  • Ashmore, Craig
  • Managing Director
  • Business Development
  • Remote
Craig Ashmore

Craig Ashmore

Managing Director

Business Development
Remote

Craig Ashmore is responsible for senior level business development activities focused on identifying new acquisition opportunities.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2014, Mr. Ashmore was Executive Vice President of Planning and Development at Emerson (NYSE:EMR). In that role he had responsibility for Emerson's mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and corporate technology functions as well as Emerson Network Power's connectivity solutions business. He was a member of Emerson's Office of the Chief Executive.

  • Bajwa, Ali
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Ali Bajwa

Ali Bajwa

Principal

Operations
Remote

Ali Bajwa is responsible for managing the transition of newly acquired companies into Platinum Equity’s portfolio. He also has responsibilities related to post-transition monitoring and oversight of operational performance at certain portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2016, Mr. Bajwa held positions at Motorola and PwC where he focused on performance improvement initiatives, acquisition integration and divestiture management strategies for private equity portfolio companies and Fortune 500 businesses.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting and Finance) from Indiana University.

  • Barnhill, Daniel
  • Principal
  • Investor Relations
  • Los Angeles
Daniel Barnhill

Daniel Barnhill

Principal

Investor Relations
Los Angeles

Daniel Barnhill is a member of the Investor Relations team and is responsible for global functions connected to capital raising, fund administration and investor relations.

Mr. Barnhill joined Platinum Equity in 2012.

Mr. Barnhill holds an undergraduate degree in business management from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Barnhill, Mark
  • Partner
  • Investor Relations
  • Los Angeles
Mark Barnhill

Mark Barnhill

Partner

Investor Relations
Los Angeles
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Mark Barnhill manages functions connected to capital raising, fund administration, investor relations and corporate and external affairs for Platinum Equity and Platinum Equity Capital Partners.

Mr. Barnhill is responsible for strategic planning and administration of the firm’s private equity fund vehicles. He leads Platinum’s capital raising activities and is its senior relationship manager with investors, who comprise a diverse cross-section of public and private pension funds, financial institutions, foundations and family offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Barter, Stephanie
  • Partner
  • Operations
  • Remote
Stephanie Barter

Stephanie Barter

Partner

Operations
Remote

Stephanie Barter oversees Platinum Equity’s in-house M&A Operations group, a team comprising functional experts across a wide range of operational disciplines that conducts due diligence on prospective acquisitions. She works closely with Platinum Equity’s M&A teams to deploy diligence resources and ensure that a comprehensive analysis of each prospective investment is completed. Based on the knowledge acquired during diligence, the M&A Operations team also works hand-in-hand with Platinum Equity’s Portfolio Operations group to develop detailed post-acquisition transition, integration and long-term business plans tailored to the needs of the acquired business.

  • Briggs, Janelle
  • Principal
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
Janelle Briggs

Janelle Briggs

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

Janelle Briggs is the Global Head of Human Resources for Platinum Equity Advisors, responsible for talent development and human resources functions including recruiting and retention, training and professional development, compensation benchmarking, and workplace quality across our global network.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2017, Ms. Briggs spent 22 years at Jefferies serving in a variety of roles including as Global Head of Human Resources, Compensation Manager, and Technology Manager. She also held the role of Senior Project Manager at Bank of America.

Ms. Briggs holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from University of California, Berkeley.

  • 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.

  • Chapman, Stephanie
  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
Stephanie Chapman

Stephanie Chapman

Managing Director

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

Stephanie Chapman is the Chief Accountant for Platinum Equity’s funds. She is a key member of the team that works with the Limited Partners. Her responsibilities include Fund audits, track record updates and investor inquiries. Ms. Chapman is a critical member of the fund raising team by driving the underlying diligence.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2005, Ms. Chapman was a Vice President in the International Private Equity Group of Trust Company of the West (TCW) in Los Angeles where she traveled extensively representing TCW’s interest with their joint venture partners. She became a Certified Public Accountant while working in the audit group of Ernst & Young LLP as a Manager.

Ms. Chapman holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson School at University California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from California State University Northridge.


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