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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  • Sullivan, Michael
  • Principal
  • Credit
  • Los Angeles
Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Principal

Credit
Los Angeles

Michael Sullivan is a member of the Credit team and is responsible for public and private credit investments in high yield, distressed and special situations.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2008, Mr. Sullivan held roles at American Capital and Chanin Capital Partners.

Mr. Sullivan holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Latin American Studies from University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Tam, Jamie
  • Principal
  • Business Development
  • New York
Jamie Tam

Jamie Tam

Principal

Business Development
New York

Jamie Tam is responsible for business development activities focused on identifying new acquisition opportunities.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2016, Ms. Tam worked in Financial Sponsors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Leveraged Finance at Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Tam holds a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.

  • Vorderwuelbecke, Malik
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • London
Malik Vorderwuelbecke

Malik Vorderwuelbecke

Managing Director

M&A
London

Malik Vorderwuelbecke 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 2012, Mr. Vorderwuelbecke worked at Englefield Capital, a pan-European private equity firm and UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Vorderwuelbecke holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and a Master’s in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

  • Walloch, Dawn
  • Principal
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
Dawn Walloch

Dawn Walloch

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

Dawn Walloch is a member of the firm’s in-house tax department and is responsible for addressing tax issues relating to the firm’s M&A activities as well as the operations of the firm’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2004, Ms. Walloch held positions at PWC, Ernst & Young, and Warner Bros.

Ms. Walloch holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University, Los Angeles.

  • Wentworth, Robert
  • Partner
  • Operations
  • Remote
Robert Wentworth

Robert Wentworth

Partner

Operations
Remote

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.

  • Whelan, Dan
  • Principal
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
Dan Whelan

Dan Whelan

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles
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Dan Whelan is responsible for corporate communications, marketing and media relations, and provides support for certain investor relations functions.

Mr. Whelan joined Platinum Equity in 2008. He previously held positions at Amgen, Burson-Marsteller, and Fleishman-Hillard.

Mr. Whelan holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University.

  • Wolf, David
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Greenwich
David Wolf

David Wolf

Managing Director

M&A
Greenwich

David Wolf 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 the New York team’s portfolio companies, he also has responsibilities related to post-acquisition monitoring and oversight of financial performance.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2009, Mr. Wolf held positions at Ernst & Young and Crowe Chizek.

Mr. Wolf holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois (license currently inactive).

  • Worley, Eric
  • Managing Director
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Eric Worley

Eric Worley

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

Eric Worley 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 eight years at Ernst & Young in its Transaction Support and Audit practices in Los Angeles and London. Mr. Worley received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of California (inactive status).

  • Wyckoff, Derik
  • Principal
  • Corporate Services
  • Los Angeles
Derik Wyckoff

Derik Wyckoff

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles
  • Wymbs, Bob
  • Partner
  • M&A
  • Los Angeles
Bob Wymbs

Bob Wymbs

Partner

M&A
Los Angeles

Bob Wymbs leads Platinum Equity’s dedicated, in-house sell-side team. In that capacity, he is responsible for managing a broad range of strategic divestiture opportunities throughout Platinum Equity’s portfolio.

As part of his sell-side responsibilities, Mr. Wymbs has led and negotiated numerous transactions, including full or partial sales of NextiraOne, Clipper Windpower, AEES, Contego, Alliance Entertainment, Acument, and many others.

Mr. Wymbs is a member of the Board of Directors at Megapath Corporation.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2000, Mr. Wymbs spent four years at the Los Angeles Dodgers and three years at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. At the two firms, he held various positions in strategic development, business development, project management, operations and marketing.


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