“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
Robert Wentworth participates in senior level merger and acquisition activities for Platinum Equity and is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Wentworth was previously President and Chief Executive Officer for the North American operations of Platinum portfolio company NextiraOne, where he led its formation and served as its CEO since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 1997, Mr. Wentworth was President and Chief Executive Officer at Alden Electronics, Inc. where he also served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Wentworth served as a certified public accountant for fourteen years with Ernst & Young. Mr. Wentworth grew up in Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at Bentley College.
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Eric Yap is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. He specializes in technology diligence. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2015, Mr. Yap held positions at American Capital and The Home Depot. Mr. Yap holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Colorado State University.
Steve Zollo is currently a senior member of Platinum’s Operations team. In this capacity, he is responsible for evaluation of target acquisitions and post-acquisition business strategy and operations for select Platinum portfolio companies. Mr. Zollo originally joined Platinum in 1999 as President of OnPoint LP, a Platinum Equity portfolio company. Prior to re-joining Platinum Equity in 2003, he was Corporate Vice President of Operations and Technology at Call_Solutions.com.
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