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 is a Managing Director 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 20 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 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.
Jay is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.
Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Jay was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Jay was with Highland Capital Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jay earned both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Jackson is a Managing Director and the Co-Head of H.I.G.'s Bayside Capital special situations and distressed debt strategy in the U.S. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing growth strategies. Jackson brings over twenty 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 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.
James is a Principal of H.I.G.’s Bayside Capital based in Los Angeles, where he focuses on corporate stressed and distressed credit and special situations primarily in North America. James is involved in all aspects of the investment process - from origination and research; to structuring, execution and portfolio company oversight.
Prior to joining Bayside, James spent time at credit and special situations focused hedge fund Silver Point Capital and middle market investment bank Sterne Agee.
James received his undergraduate degree with honors from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and earned his M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.
Robert is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in New York. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight.
Robert has over ten years of credit and private equity investing experience in a broad range of industries, including business services, consumer, real estate, and natural resources. Prior to joining Bayside, Robert was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs.
Robert earned a B.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
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.
Florian is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and splits his time between the Hamburg and London offices. Florian is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations with an emphasis on distressed and stressed credits in the German speaking markets. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.
Florian has over 20 years of relevant experience across a broad range of industries including chemicals, building materials and general industrials. He spent the majority of his working life in European distressed debt investing but also has experience in principal investing and management consulting.
Prior to joining Bayside, Florian spent 14 years at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed and deep-value investment firm, where he was a Managing Director. Prior to this, Florian was an Associate Director at Carlyle Group Private Equity and a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company.
Florian earned a German law degree from the University of Hamburg and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mathilde is a Managing Director in the London office of H.I.G. Capital. She focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring, execution, and portfolio company oversight.
Mathilde has over sixteen 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 joined in 2011 from Nomura where she worked on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.
Mathilde graduated from HEC Paris business school.
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 is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and co-heads 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.
Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Co-President Brian Schwartz, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.
Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Schimel is a Managing Director and the Co-Head of H.I.G.'s Bayside Capital credit and special situations strategy in the U.S. Mr. Schimel has led several successful investments for the firm and currently sits on the Investment Committee for the Bayside U.S. funds.
Mr. Schimel has more than twenty years of credit and special situations investment experience. Before joining Bayside, Mr. Schimel 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, Mr. Schimel worked in the leveraged finance group at Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Schimel 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.
Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Co-President Rick Rosen, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.
Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Scotland, based in London, is a Managing Director and co-heads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities. 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 twenty-two 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.
Nate is a Principal at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Dallas, Nate is involved in the investment process through underwriting, structuring and closing new credit investments, as well as monitoring existing investments and assisting in portfolio management activities.
Nate has over eighteen years of credit investing and investment banking experience in a broad range of industries, including retail, power generation and gaming. Prior to joining the WhiteHorse team in 2004, Nate held investment banking and corporate lending positions at Credit Lyonnais, Sanwa Bank and Wells Fargo.
Nate received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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.