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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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  • Kotzubei, Jacob
  • Partner
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Jacob Kotzubei

Jacob Kotzubei

Partner

M&A
Los Angeles

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, a division acquired from Weyerhaeuser), Ryerson, Keystone Automotive, SCM Metal Products and Ecka Granules, Ahern Rentals, Canvas Systems, KEMET Corporation, Pomeroy,

  • Krasner, Dan
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Dan Krasner

Dan Krasner

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Dan Krasner is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. As a member of the operating council for portfolio companies, he also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of add-on and divestiture transactions.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2003, he spent five years in the mergers and acquisitions group of Paul Hastings. Mr. Krasner received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University Law School.

  • Louie, Matthew
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Matthew Louie

Matthew Louie

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Matthew Louie 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 2008, Mr. Louie was an investment professional at American Capital Strategies, a middle-market focused private equity firm. Prior to American Capital, Mr. Louie worked in venture capital and growth equity at both Canaan Partners and Agilent Technologies, as well as in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

  • Mazzolini, Aaron
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Aaron Mazzolini

Aaron Mazzolini

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Aaron Mazzolini is responsible for the structuring and execution of divestiture transactions as part of Platinum Equity’s dedicated sell-side team.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2002, Mr. Mazzolini was an executive at Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency where he managed transactions on behalf of the firm.

Mr. Mazzolini holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio University.

  • McCarthy, Scott
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Scott McCarthy is responsible for financial due diligence and supports 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, he spent seven years with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Support and Audit groups. Mr. McCarthy received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Patwardhan, Koustubh
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
Koustubh Patwardhan

Koustubh Patwardhan

Principal

M&A
Greenwich

Koustubh Patwardhan 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 2011, Mr. Patwardhan was an M&A Analyst at CIBC World Markets

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan.

  • Pourfar, Ramin
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Ramin Pourfar

Ramin Pourfar

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Ramin Pourfar is a member of the Debt Capital Markets team and is responsible for debt capital placement and related corporate finance activity for new and existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2013, Mr. Pourfar was a Vice President of Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley he was a Vice President at Wells Fargo.

Mr. Pourfar holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Economics from Fordham University.

  • Price, Jason
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
Jason Price

Jason Price

Managing Director

M&A
Greenwich

Jason Price 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. Successful transactions include BWAY and MACtac.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2010, Mr. Price served as a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey and as a Senior Associate at Goldsmith Agio Helms (now Lazard Middle Market).

Mr. Price holds an undergraduate degree with honors in Finance, Economics and Political Science from University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

  • Privette, Kyle
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Kyle Privette

Kyle Privette

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Kyle Privette 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 2009, Mr. Privette served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Southern California.

  • Rawcliffe, Mike
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • London
Mike Rawcliffe

Mike Rawcliffe

Principal

M&A
London

Mike Rawcliffe is responsible for financial due diligence and supports the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. As a member of the operating council for European portfolio companies, he has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of financial performance.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2014, Mr. Rawcliffe spent eight years at Deloitte in its Transaction Services and Audit practices in London.

Mr. Rawcliffe holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


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