John is Executive Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Since joining H.I.G. in 1993, he has been responsible for investment origination, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company oversight.
John has more than twenty years experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and strategic consulting. He has led or participated in more than 50 successful middle market transactions with a combined aggregate value of more than $3 billion.
Before joining H.I.G. Capital, John directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients at Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm. His assignments focused on distribution strategy, manufacturing effectiveness and organizational design across a wide variety of industries. Prior to Bain & Company, John was the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation, (CHE, NYSE), a $500 million specialty chemical company.
John received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
Sean is a Principal of Bayside Capital. Since joining Bayside, Sean has been involved in all aspects of the investment process including investment origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight.
Sean has more than ten years of private equity experience across a broad range of industries including retail and consumer, building products, and education. Before joining Bayside, Sean was a Principal at Apax Partners, a global private equity firm. He began his private equity career at Saunders Karp & Megrue, a middle market U.S. private equity firm. Prior to Saunders Karp, Sean worked in the leveraged finance group at First Union Securities.
Sean received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Jackson is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing growth strategies. Jackson brings over fourteen years of experience in private equity investing into this capacity.
Before joining Bayside, Jackson spent ten years with DDJ Capital Management, LLC, a leading middle market high yield debt and private equity firm. While at DDJ, he co-managed the private equity strategy and led investments across a number of sectors. Jackson also sat on the Board of Directors of several DDJ portfolio companies. Prior to DDJ, Jackson worked with Morgan Stanley as a research analyst on the special situations trading desk.
Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
Ahmed is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and leads the firm's non-corporate distressed activities.
Ahmed has been investing in the European distressed markets for ten years, most recently as a Portfolio Manager running the distressed strategy at Trafalgar Asset Managers, a European focused credit hedge fund. Prior to Trafalgar, Ahmed worked at Klesch & Company, investing in the European distressed market. Before that, Ahmed worked in investment banking for Credit Suisse in London. Ahmed has invested across a wide range of industries and asset classes, and has completed restructurings across a number of jurisdictions.
Ahmed holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College.
Ms. Hayes is a Principal of Bayside Capital, based in New York. Since joining Bayside Ms. Hayes has been responsible for various capital market activities including identifying, sourcing, and trading primary and secondary distressed and performing credits.
Prior to joining Bayside, Ms Hayes was a Director in the Distressed and Special Situations Group at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Ms. Hayes actively sourced and traded par, stressed and distressed assets, and identified trading opportunities across the debt markets. In addition, she was responsible for selling new issue loans to clients that included commercial banks, insurance companies, private equity firms and CLO’s. Ms. Hayes began her career at Merrill Lynch in 1998.
Ms. Hayes received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley College.
Lio is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Based in London, Lio is one of the founding members of Bayside's European platform. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including origination, structuring and execution, as well as implementation of post-closing turnaround, integration and growth strategies.
Lio has fourteen years of investment banking and distressed investment experience in a broad range of industries, both in Europe and in the US. He has successfully completed a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure (including senior debt, subordinated debt and equity), and currently serves on the board of a number of Bayside Capital portfolio companies. Before joining Bayside, Lio worked on the special situations desks of Bank of America and Barclays Capital. Prior to that, he worked in Morgan Stanley's investment banking division in New York and London. He began his career as an economist with the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Lio holds degrees from the London School of Economics and from the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Sami Mnaymneh is a co-founding Partner of H.I.G. Capital and has served as a Managing Partner of the firm since 1993. He has directed the firm's development since its founding and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.
Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.
Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.
Josh is a Principal of Bayside Capital and focuses on all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.
Josh has over ten years of investing experience across a broad range of industries, including power, oil & gas, metals, mining, industrials and financial institutions. Before joining Bayside, he was with Mount Kellett Capital Management, a special situations and distressed investment firm, and with GSC Group, a special situations and private equity investment firm focused on the middle-market. Josh served on the board of directors of several GSC portfolio companies, and currently serves on the board of Bayside portfolio company JW Resources. He began his career in Leveraged Finance at Citigroup.
Josh received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois.
Duncan is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and leads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities.
Duncan has over ten years of investment banking and distressed debt experience across a broad range of industries across Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Duncan was at Strategic Value Partners, a special situations and distressed debt hedge fund, for five years where he was a Managing Director and Head of European trading. Prior to this, Duncan was at Houlihan Lokey, a leading financial restructuring advisory firm, for five years, where he was a Senior Vice President. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Duncan spent nine years working in European mergers and acquisitions at Lazard and Morgan Stanley.
Duncan holds a Bachelor in Science in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.
David is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. David is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. He has over thirteen years of experience in private equity, special situations, and credit investing.
Before joining Bayside, David was with GSC Group, a middle-market focused special situation and corporate credit investment firm. While at GSC, he was co-head of the control distressed strategy and led investments across a variety of industries. David also sat on the Board of Directors of several GSC portfolio companies. Prior to GSC, David was with The Blackstone Group, in the Principal Investment and Mergers and Acquisitions Groups, where he worked on a variety of private equity and advisory transactions.
David received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Adam is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Since joining Bayside, Adam has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. He has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of several Bayside Capital portfolio companies.
Adam has more than ten years of private equity, credit and investment banking experience working with middle market companies across a broad range of industries. Before joining Bayside, Adam was an Associate at Lindsay Goldberg, a middle market private equity investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for investment analysis and working closely with the management of portfolio companies to execute strategic initiatives. Prior to Lindsay Goldberg, Adam worked in the leveraged finance group at Goldman Sachs.
Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Andrew Scotland is a Principal of Bayside Capital in the London office. Andrew is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations, and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.
Andrew has fifteen years of investment banking and distressed investment experience. He previously worked as a Managing Director in RBS’s Special Situations Group for more than six years, where he was the senior analyst focused on European distressed investments. Before RBS, Andrew was a Director in the Equity Research department of ABN AMRO; and prior to that was in the top ranked Institutional Investor research teams at Citigroup and Credit Suisse.
Andrew is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of Oxford University.
Sensu is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. She is one of the founding members of Bayside’s European platform. Sensu is responsible for identifying, sourcing and trading distressed and performing credits in primary and secondary markets.
Sensu has over eighteen years of experience in distressed debt work-out, sourcing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Sensu worked as a Director in Barclays Capital and Bank of America Distressed/Special Situations teams. She was responsible for sourcing and trading European and Asian stressed, distressed loans and high yield bonds as well as selling distressed loans to hedge and private equity funds. Sensu began her career at Credit du Nord, London work-out team.
Sensu has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from METU University.
Tony Tamer is a co-founding Partner of H.I.G. Capital and has served as a Managing Partner of the firm since 1993. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.
Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.
Paul is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing growth strategies. Paul has over 18 years of private equity and special situations investing experience.
Prior to joining Bayside, Paul was a Managing Director of Strategic Value Partners with responsibility for distressed and special situations investments in general industrials, oil & gas, building products, homebuilding, infrastructure, gaming and financials. He was a member of SVP's investment committee, which approved distressed for control and private equity investments and served as a director on several portfolio company boards. Prior to Strategic Value Partners, Paul was a Partner of Heartland Industrial Partners LP, a leveraged buyout firm focused on industrial companies. He began his career at Lehman Brothers as an analyst on the mortgage-backed securities desk and subsequently worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an investment banker in the Corporate Finance and Real Estate departments.
Paul received a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.