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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  • 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.

  • Hasleton, PJ
  • Principal
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
PJ Hasleton

PJ Hasleton

Principal

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

John Holland

Managing Director

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.

  • 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.

  • Itani, Ramzi
  • Principal
  • Business Development
  • London
Ramzi Itani

Ramzi Itani

Principal

Business Development
London

Ramzi Itani is responsible for business development activities focused on identifying and evaluating new acquisition opportunities in and around Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2013, Mr. Itani was a Director of Investment Banking at Citigroup. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Itani was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Itani holds a bachelor’s degree from Imperial College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from London Business School.

  • Kelln, Bryan
  • Partner
  • Operations
  • Remote
Bryan Kelln

Bryan Kelln

Partner

Operations
Remote

Bryan Kelln is a Partner, President of Portfolio Operations and member of Platinum Equity's Investment Committee. He is responsible for all aspects of business strategy and operations at Platinum Equity's portfolio companies, and is involved in evaluating buy and sell-side opportunities across the firm. He works closely with the firm's Operations Team as well as portfolio company executive management to drive strategic initiatives and to deploy operational resources.

Mr. Kelln is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of conceiving and executing successful strategic and operational transformation programs across a broad range of different industries. His unique combination of financial, management, M&A and operational expertise are well suited to helping create value within Platinum’s portfolio companies.

  • Kim, Christopher
  • Principal
  • Operations
  • Remote
Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim

Principal

Operations
Remote
  • Klap, Robert
  • Managing Director
  • Investor Relations
  • London
Robert Klap

Robert Klap

Managing Director

Investor Relations
London
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Robert Klap is a member of the Investor Relations team, based in London and is responsible for global functions connected to capital raising, fund administration and investor relations.

Mr. Klap joined Platinum in 2011, but began his career at Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultants. He later worked for PBOD and in the alternative investment departments of MN and Shell. Most recently, Mr. Klap was employed by UBS, where he was involved in managing private equity investments for the bank’s wealth management group.

Mr. Klap received his M.Sc. from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


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