John Bolduc

John Bolduc

John is an Executive Managing Director of H.I.G., having joined the firm in 1993. He is responsible for leading H.I.G.’s Credit Platform, which manages approximately $9 billion of capital across multiple investment funds.

John has more than 25 years of experience focused on credit investments, including primary loans and distressed debt, as well as private equity investments. He currently serves on the board of several privately held companies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 1993, he was at the management-consulting firm of Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm, where he directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Bain & Company, he worked for three years as the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE), a specialty chemical company.

John is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Christian Brennan

Christian Brennan

Christian is a Principal in Bayside Capital's Boston office, where he focuses on credit investments for Bayside's distressed funds. Christian is involved in all aspects of the investment process and specifically focuses on the sourcing and trading of distressed securities.

Christian has over 18 years of industry experience in credit investing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Christian worked for Newstar Capital and FOC Partners where he was a senior member of the credit investment team that managed alternative strategies and a CLO platform.

Christian earned a B.A from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Sean Britain

Sean Britain

Sean is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. Sean has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of directors of several portfolio companies.

Sean has over 15 years of private equity and special situations investing experience across a broad range of industries including business services, 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 as an investment banker in the financial sponsors and leveraged finance groups of First Union Securities.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Jackson Craig

Jackson Craig

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.

Darryl Cregg

Darryl Cregg

Darryl is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in Miami. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight. Darryl has investing experience across a wide range of industries, including business services, consumer, industrials, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Bayside, Darryl worked in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners and began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Credit Suisse.

Darryl earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan.

Seth Goldberg

Seth Goldberg

Seth is a Principal of Bayside Capital and is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, financing and portfolio company oversight.

Seth has over eight years of investing experience across a broad range of industries, including defense and government services, homebuilding and education. Before joining Bayside, he was with GSC Group, a special situations and private equity investment firm focused on the middle-market. He began his career in the Natural Resources group at Lehman Brothers. Seth has served on the board of several portfolio companies and currently serves on the boards of DiscoverReady and Pendum.

Seth received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Abbas Hasan

Abbas Hasan

Abbas is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in New York. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including transaction sourcing, structuring, financing and portfolio company oversight. Abbas has more than ten years of private equity and special situations investing experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, media, business services and general industrials.

Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2012, Abbas was a Principal of Corporate Partners LLC, a NY-based middle market private equity firm affiliated with Lazard Freres & Co. He began his career as a private equity professional with American Capital.

Abbas received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar, and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan

Kevin 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.

Kevin has over ten years of investing and investment banking experience with a primary focus on the energy industry. Before joining Bayside, Kevin was a Vice President at Altpoint Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm specializing in energy, industrial and telecommunications investments. Prior to Altpoint, Kevin worked at Collins Willmott & Co., a New York based middle-market private equity fund and Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking and Global Natural Resources investment banking groups in New York.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Roman Krislav

Roman Krislav

Roman is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Roman is involved in all aspects of the Bayside investment process including investment origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight.

Prior to joining Bayside, Roman spent nine years with H.I.G.’s private equity team and was responsible for all aspects of the investment process and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Roman has executed numerous niche manufacturing, business services and consumer transactions across industries including automotive parts, building materials, call centers, debt collection, laser hair removal and promotional products distribution. Roman currently sits on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Roman was a Vice President at Mercantile Capital Partners, a consumer products focused private equity firm in New York. Roman began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Equity Capital Markets division focusing on convertible debt and derivative securities in both New York and London across a variety of different sectors.

Roman received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Roman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with both a B.S.E. from The Wharton School and a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, graduating both magna cum laude.

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde is a Director in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and Bayside Capital. She focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Mathilde has nine years of performing and distressed credit investing experience in Europe. She has successfully completed a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure and in a broad range of industries. She previously worked for Nomura Investment Advisor Ltd for five years, where she was focusing on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.

Mathilde graduated from HEC Paris business school.

Matteo Masi

Matteo Masi

Matteo is a Director in the London office of Bayside Capital and H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Before joining H.I.G., Matteo was a Senior Associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs where he worked on a wide range of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Matteo worked at Morgan Stanley and Compass Advisers.

Matteo received a B.A. in Economics from the Cattolica university in Milan and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.

Giuseppe Mirante

Giuseppe Mirante

Giuseppe is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital.

Giuseppe has over fifteen years of private equity and distressed debt experience in Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Giuseppe was Head of Distressed and Loan Research at BNP Paribas in London. Previously, Giuseppe was a European credit and distressed analyst at Cyrus Capital and Trafalgar Asset Managers, as well as a private equity associate at Morgan Stanley and Rhône Capital. He also co-founded and ran Tigon Capital, an advisory company for private equity and hedge funds. Giuseppe began his finance career as investment banking analyst at Citigroup and summer associate at Goldman Sachs. He is fluent in German, Italian, Spanish and French, and proficient in Portuguese.

Giuseppe holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Hochschule München and an MBA from Columbia University.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 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.

Duncan Priston

Duncan Priston

Duncan is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and leads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities.

Duncan has over twenty 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 six 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 four years, where he was a Senior Vice President. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Duncan spent six 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.

Emilio Recoder

Emilio Recoder

Emilio is a Principal in the Madrid office of H.I.G. Bayside Capital, where he focuses on identifying and sourcing distressed and stressed credits in Spain and Portugal.

Before joining H.I.G., Emilio worked as a Director in the fixed income team at Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited where he was responsible for sourcing distressed and performing loans in the Iberian Peninsula. Prior to that, Emilio worked in the structured finance team at Bankia and Banco Sabadell structuring and executing loans for LBO, asset finance and corporate deals.

Emilio holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master in Stocks and Financial Markets from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB).

Bryan Rich, Jr.

Bryan Rich, Jr.

Bryan is a Principal of Bayside Capital and is based in Boston. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.

Bryan brings over thirteen years of private equity and special situations investing experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, business services, and general industrials. Before joining Bayside, Bryan spent almost ten years with Wayzata Investment Partners, a leading middle market distressed credit and private equity firm. While at Wayzata, he also was a board member for several portfolio companies. Prior to Wayzata, Bryan was an equity analyst at Skystone Capital, a small cap hedge fund.

Bryan earned his B.A. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Adam Schimel

Adam Schimel

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.

Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

Steve is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and is based in New York City where he focuses on distressed commercial real estate. Steve is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, underwriting, structuring, closing and investment oversight. Steve brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Bayside Capital.

Before joining Bayside, Steve was a partner at Torchlight Investors, a leading commercial real estate debt investor, where he served on its Board of Directors and its Investment and Operating Committees. Prior to Torchlight, Steve spent almost 20 years at JP Morgan where he ran their CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Lending groups. Steve serves on a National Council of the Urban Land Institute and Co-Chairs the Investor Council for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Steve obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, graduating with distinction.

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland is a Managing Director 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 seventeen 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 Serpen

Sensu Serpen

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

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 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.

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor

Ben 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.

Ben has over ten years of investing and investment banking experience across a broad range of industries, including business services, consumer/retail, financial services, industrials and transportation/logistics. Before joining Bayside, Ben was an investment banker with Pali Capital, a hedge fund focused securities firm, and Morgan Joseph, a leading middle market investment bank.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University.

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