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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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  • Koontz, Renee
  • Managing Director
  • Operations
  • Remote
Renee Koontz

Renee Koontz

Managing Director

Operations
Remote

Renee Koontz is responsible for managing the transition of newly acquired companies into Platinum Equity’s portfolio.

Ms. Koontz’s duties include formulating business plans for functional departments such as finance, sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources, and driving restructuring business processes as necessary. As a member of the operating council for certain portfolio companies, she also has responsibilities related to post-transition monitoring and oversight of operational performance.

Ms. Koontz came to work as the Director of Operations for Milgo Solutions, a Platinum Equity portfolio company, in

  • Kortekaas, Brendon
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Brendon	Kortekaas

Brendon Kortekaas

Principal

Operations
Remote
  • LaDuke, Jason
  • Managing Director
  • Operations
  • Remote
Jason LaDuke

Jason LaDuke

Managing Director

Operations
Remote

Jason LaDuke 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 2011, Mr. LaDuke worked for Marakon. Mr. LaDuke led initiatives with Fortune 500 clients in the manufacturing (auto and aerospace), energy and healthcare industries.

Mr. LaDuke holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Madden, Daniel
  • Managing Director
  • Operations
  • London
Daniel Madden

Daniel Madden

Managing Director

Operations
London

Daniel Madden is based in London and leads the Portfolio Operations team in Europe. He has worked for Platinum Equity and its Portfolio Companies since 2010, including Exterion Media, Pattonair, WFS, WVREU and Vertiv.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity Mr. Madden worked at Marakon Associates in London and New York.

Mr. Madden holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University.

  • Norment, Philip
  • Partner
  • Operations
  • Boston
Philip Norment

Philip Norment

Partner

Operations
Boston

Phil Norment is a member of Platinum's Investment Committee and is a senior advisor on specific operational initiatives throughout the portfolio. He is also the senior executive responsible for evaluating acquisition opportunities and integrating new acquisitions into the portfolio.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 1997, Mr. Norment served in a variety of management positions at a major software corporation. Over the course of twelve years he worked in the areas of global support, operations, consultative services and sales support, achieving the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Norment earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Nowicke, Bill
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Bill Nowicke

Bill Nowicke

Principal

Operations
Remote

Bill Nowicke 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, Mr. Nowicke held roles at Chrysler, AlixPartners, and Agility.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University, a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Oakland University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan.

  • Ramsey, Sean
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Sean Ramsey

Sean Ramsey

Principal

Operations
Remote

As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Sean Ramsey is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans.

Mr. Ramsey joined Platinum in 2014. He previously held positions in Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Practice and prior to that at Ernst & Young, Accenture and DuPont.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

  • Renbarger, Ty
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Ty Renbarger

Ty Renbarger

Principal

Operations
Remote

As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Ty Renbarger is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2015, Mr. Renbarger worked at AlixPartners and KPMG.

Mr. Renbarger holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University.

  • Reynders, Robbie
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • London
Robbie Reynders

Robbie Reynders

Principal

Operations
London

As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Robbie Reynders is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2017, Mr. Reynders served as Managing Director, Operations at The Gores Group. He also held positions with Avis Europe, Inchcape and Dubai Holding, and started his career at The Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Reynders holds a Master of Science in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from The Leonard N. School of Business at New York University.

  • Schultz, Peter
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Peter Schultz

Peter Schultz

Principal

Operations
Remote

As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Peter Schultz is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2014, Mr. Schultz held positions at The Lab Consulting Partnership; Dewolff, Boberg & Associates; and W.H. Brady Corp. / Telco Asset Management Services.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University and a Master of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University.


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