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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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.

Michael Fabiano

Michael Fabiano

Managing Director

Credit
New York

Michael Fabiano is the Global Head of Credit at Platinum Equity and joined the firm in January 2019 to lead the formation of a standalone credit investing platform. In addition to leading the Credit team, he is a member of the credit Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Mr. Fabiano was a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP, the global credit investment platform of Blackstone, where he led credit investments in operationally and financially challenged situations. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Fabiano was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he was a member of the Leveraged Finance team and worked on numerous leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.

Baptiste Falip

Baptiste Falip

Principal

Operations
Remote

Baptiste Falip has responsibilities related to post-transition monitoring and oversight of operational performances at our portfolio companies. He is also responsible for managing the transition of newly acquired companies into Platinum Equity’s portfolio.

He has worked for Platinum Equity and its Portfolio Companies since 2018, including Awaze, Iberconsa and Urbaser. Prior to 2018, Baptiste Falip worked with WFS, a Platinum Portfolio Company, and previously held positions at Oliver Wyman and SH&E.

Mr. Falip holds an undergraduate degree from EPF, and a Master’s degree from HEC Paris.

Dan Frich

Dan Frich

Managing Director

Operations
Remote

Dan Frich is primarily responsible for commercial and operational due diligence on Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team. Mr. Frich has also worked with several Platinum operating companies post-acquisition to drive accelerated launch of initiatives and ensure successful exit.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2012, Mr. Frich served as a Director at AlixPartners and Vice President at Foamex International. He also held positions at Lyondell Chemical Company and Arco Chemical Company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PJ Hasleton

PJ Hasleton

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

PJ Hasleton is Platinum Equity’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the corporate technology strategy and operations.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2022, Mr. Hasleton worked at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

Mr. Hasleton holds a Master’s degree in Communication Systems from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.

  • Holland, John
  • Managing Director, General Counsel
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
John Holland

John Holland

Managing Director, General Counsel

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

John Holland is Platinum Equity’s General Counsel, overseeing the legal department and legal affairs for the firm and its portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2020, Mr. Holland was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer at Incora (formerly Wesco Aircraft). Prior to Incora he served as a Partner at Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Holland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and English from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.


Platinum Equity Portfolio

The Platinum Equity portfolio consists of an industry-diverse, multi-billion-
dollar group of approximately 50 operational complex businesses.

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Pelican Products

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Urbaser