New York-based private equity firm Pine Brook has hired Bill Bron as managing director on the financial services investment team. Bron is currently chairman of the board of United PanAm Financial Corp., which is backed by Pine Brook.
NEW YORK—January 28, 2014—Pine Brook, a New York-based investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, today announced it has named Guillermo (Bill) Bron as managing director on the financial services investment team. Mr. Bron has more than 38 years of financial services experience, including 20 years in the private equity industry. He is currently chairman of the board of United PanAm Financial Corp., a Pine Brook investment.
“We are thrilled to have Bill join us,” said William Spiegel, co-founder of Pine Brook and head of the financial services investment team. “He brings a proven investment record and extensive contacts as we look at opportunities in the underserved Hispanic market in the United States and Latin America.”
In addition to his ten-year involvement with United PanAm Financial Corp., Mr. Bron was a founding and managing partner of ACON-Bastion Partners II. Prior to his involvement in ACON, he spent eight years as a founder and the managing partner of Bastion Capital, the first private equity fund primarily focused on the U.S. Hispanic market.
His experience also includes six years as a managing director at Drexel Burnham Lambert, leading their Latin American Corporate Finance Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bron was an investment officer at World Bank’s International Finance Corp.
Mr. Bron holds B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
About Pine Brook
Pine Brook is a New York-based private equity firm that makes equity investments in new and growing energy and financial services businesses. Pine Brook partners with experienced entrepreneurs and talented management teams to build sustainable, profitable businesses. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.pinebrookpartners.com.