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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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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Managing Director

M&A
Los Angeles

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.

Amit Sobti

Amit Sobti

Managing Director

M&A
Singapore

Amit Sobti, based in Singapore, leads the Asia deal execution team and is responsible for the structuring and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2023, Mr. Sobti was a Senior Managing Director in Private Capital at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously, he held positions at Unitas Capital, Warburg Pincus, Rhone Capital and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Sobti holds a dual A.B. in Business Economics and Computer Science magna cum laude from Brown University.

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Jordan Stone

Jordan Stone

Managing Director

Business Development
Los Angeles

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.

Ryan Toteja

Ryan Toteja

Principal

Corporate Services
Los Angeles

Ryan Toteja provides in-house counsel on legal affairs for Platinum Equity and its portfolio companies, with an emphasis on supporting the firm’s investor relations, compliance, tax and credit teams.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2021, Mr. Toteja worked at The Carlyle Group and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Mr. Toteja holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Columbia Law School.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).


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