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 “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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  • 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.

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.

Jared Hutchins

Jared Hutchins

Principal

Operations
Remote

Jared Hutchins 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 2016, Mr. Hutchins held positions at TPG, Alvarez and Marsal and Textron.

Mr. Hutchins holds a BBA in Supply Chain Management and Marketing from Texas Christian University.

  • Itani, Ramzi
  • Managing Director
  • Business Development
  • London
Ramzi Itani

Ramzi Itani

Managing Director

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.

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.

Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim

Principal

Operations
Remote
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.

Max Koesler

Max Koesler

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Max Koesler 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 2013, Mr. Koesler worked at JP Morgan and Macquarie Capital.

Mr. Koesler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Dori Konig

Dori Konig

Managing Director

Operations
Remote
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Dori Konig is responsible for the transition and integration of newly acquired companies into the Platinum Equity portfolio and driving long-term transformation plans tailored to the specific needs of each business. These efforts involve implementation of a broad range of highly-detailed operational improvements designed to have an immediate and significant impact on revenue, cash flow and profitability. Mr. Konig also has responsibilities related to post-transition monitoring and oversight of operational performance at certain portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2013, Mr. Konig was with Alvarez & Marsal where he focused on the performance improvement and acquisition integration strategies for private equity portfolio companies across a variety of industries.

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


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