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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  • 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.

  • Mazzolini, Aaron
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Aaron Mazzolini

Aaron Mazzolini

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Aaron Mazzolini is responsible for the structuring and execution of divestiture transactions as part of Platinum Equity’s dedicated sell-side team.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2002, Mr. Mazzolini was an executive at Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency where he managed transactions on behalf of the firm.

Mr. Mazzolini holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio University.

  • McCarthy, Scott
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Scott McCarthy is responsible for financial due diligence and supports the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions. As a member of the operating council for certain portfolio companies, he also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of financial performance.

Prior to joining Platinum in 2001, he spent seven years with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Support and Audit groups. Mr. McCarthy received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

  • 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.

  • Pahlabod, Ardeshir
  • Principal
  • Investor Relations
  • London
Ardeshir Pahlabod

Ardeshir Pahlabod

Principal

Investor Relations
London

Ardeshir Pahlabod is a member of the Investor Relations team and is responsible for global functions connected to capital raising, fund administration and investor relations.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2015, Mr. Pahlabod worked at UBS Investment Bank and Nomura.

Mr. Pahlabod holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese from the School of Oriental and African Studies and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Patwardhan, Koustubh
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
Koustubh Patwardhan

Koustubh Patwardhan

Principal

M&A
Greenwich

Koustubh Patwardhan 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 2011, Mr. Patwardhan was an M&A Analyst at CIBC World Markets

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan.

  • Pourfar, Ramin
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Ramin Pourfar

Ramin Pourfar

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Ramin Pourfar is a member of the Debt Capital Markets team and is responsible for debt capital placement and related corporate finance activity for new and existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2013, Mr. Pourfar was a Vice President of Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley he was a Vice President at Wells Fargo.

Mr. Pourfar holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Economics from Fordham University.

  • Price, Jason
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
Jason Price

Jason Price

Managing Director

M&A
Greenwich

Jason Price 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. Successful transactions include BWAY and MACtac.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2010, Mr. Price served as a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey and as a Senior Associate at Goldsmith Agio Helms (now Lazard Middle Market).

Mr. Price holds an undergraduate degree with honors in Finance, Economics and Political Science from University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

  • Privette, Kyle
  • Principal
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Kyle Privette

Kyle Privette

Principal

M&A
Los Angeles

Kyle Privette 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 2009, Mr. Privette served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Southern California.


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