“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
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Sean Ramsey is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. Mr. Ramsey joined Platinum in 2014. He previously held positions in Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Practice and prior to that at Ernst & Young, Accenture and DuPont. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Mike Rawcliffe 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 European portfolio companies, he has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of financial performance. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2014, Mr. Rawcliffe spent eight years at Deloitte in its Transaction Services and Audit practices in London. Mr. Rawcliffe holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Ty Renbarger is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2015, Mr. Renbarger worked at AlixPartners and KPMG. Mr. Renbarger holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University.
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Robbie Reynders is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2017, Mr. Reynders served as Managing Director, Operations at The Gores Group. He also held positions with Avis Europe, Inchcape and Dubai Holding, and started his career at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Reynders holds a Master of Science in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from The Leonard N. School of Business at New York University.
Louis Samson leads Platinum Equity’s New York/Greenwich and London-based investment teams, manages the operations of the New York, Greenwich and London offices, and is a member of the Investment Committee. In his role, Mr. Samson oversees all financial, operating, tax, and legal aspects of M&A transactions executed by his teams. Additionally, together with the Operations Team, he also provides oversight to the portfolio companies for which he led the acquisition. Mr. Samson and his team led the acquisitions of American Commercial Lines, Maxim Crane Works, The San Diego Union-Tribune, PBH Marine Group, NESCO, BWAY, BlueLine Rental, MACtac, Electro Rent, PAE, United Site Services, Husky Injection Moldings, Hunterstown Power Generation, Ball Metalpack, Jostens, Multi-Color, Livingston and TruckPro.
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Peter Schultz is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2014, Mr. Schultz held positions at The Lab Consulting Partnership; Dewolff, Boberg & Associates; and W.H. Brady Corp. / Telco Asset Management Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University and a Master of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University.
Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Mary Ann Sigler joined Platinum Equity in 2004. She is currently responsible for overall accounting, tax, and financial reporting as well as managing strategic planning projects for Platinum Equity. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Sigler is the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Ms. Sigler was Senior Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y). Ms. Sigler’s 25-year career at E&Y began in January 1980 and she made Partner in September 1987. While at E&Y, Ms. Sigler’s clients included: Lockheed Martin Corporation, AOL Time Warner, TRW, Northrop Grumman, Amgen Inc, Allergan Inc, Teledyne Technologies, Rustic Canyon, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was also involved in several high profile acquisitions and dispositions for these clients. Ms. Sigler holds a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Accounting from the California State University at Fullerton.
Jamie Smith is a member of the Credit team at Platinum Equity and oversees non-investment operations. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2019, Mr. Smith was most recently a Managing Director at Benefit Street Partners, where he held multiple roles including Portfolio Manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. He was also responsible for structuring and executing fund financings and helped build an institutional quality infrastructure. Mr. Smith holds a BA in Business Administration from Baruch College and an MBA from Fordham University.
Kevin P. Smith is Head of Debt Capital Markets and is responsible for all debt capital placement and related corporate finance activity for new and existing portfolio companies. Mr. Smith helps manage the firm’s relationships with capital providers around the world and spearheads financing transactions related to leveraged buyouts, refinancings and recapitalizations using High Yield, Senior and Junior Debt, and ABL structures. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2010, Mr. Smith was a senior leverage finance banker with Wells Fargo, Mellon, UMTB Group, and First Chicago/Bank One. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Butler University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Jordan Stone is responsible for business development activities focused on identifying new acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2016, Mr. Stone was a Vice President at OpenGate Capital. Mr. Stone holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Southern California.
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