“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
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.
As a member of Platinum Equity’s M&A Operations team, Eric Yap is responsible for performing operational and commercial due diligence on potential acquisition targets and for developing post-acquisition transition and value creation plans. He specializes in technology diligence. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2015, Mr. Yap held positions at American Capital and The Home Depot. Mr. Yap holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Colorado State University.
Marc Yassinger 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 in 2000, Mr. Yassinger worked in Ernst & Young’s Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Group in Los Angeles, where he advised various private equity clients. Mr. Yassinger received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Business Administration from UCLA and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Delara Zarrabi is a member of the M&A Execution team and is based in Greenwich. Ms. Zarrabi worked on the PAE acquisition, refinancing and FCi add-on acquisition as well as the Husky and Ball Metalpack transactions. She is a member of the Operating Council of PAE, Husky, and Ball Metalpack. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2013, Ms. Zarrabi was an analyst at CIBC World Markets and a Principal at Paine & Partners. Ms. Zarrabi has a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering as well as a Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering both from Cornell University.
Steve Zollo is currently a senior member of Platinum’s Operations team. In this capacity, he is responsible for evaluation of target acquisitions and post-acquisition business strategy and operations for select Platinum portfolio companies. Mr. Zollo originally joined Platinum in 1999 as President of OnPoint LP, a Platinum Equity portfolio company. Prior to re-joining Platinum Equity in 2003, he was Corporate Vice President of Operations and Technology at Call_Solutions.com.
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