Genstar Capital said Tuesday that it has named Gretchen L. Robinson in the new position of vice president of investor relations. Previously, Robinson worked at Capital Dynamics where she most recently served as vice president in investment management.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 – Genstar Capital Management, LLC, a leading middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in targeted segments of the software, financial services, healthcare, and industrial technology industries, today announced that Gretchen L. Robinson has joined the firm in a newly created role as Vice President of Investor Relations.
Ms. Robinson joins Genstar from independent global asset manager Capital Dynamics, Inc., where she joined in 2008 and most recently served as a Vice President in Investment Management. While at Capital Dynamics, she was responsible for over $500 million of commitments and relationships with 35+ leading private equity and venture capital managers, and fundraised for the firm’s most recent buyout fund and venture capital fund of funds. Earlier, Ms. Robinson was an analyst at Wells Fargo in Debt Capital Markets. She received her B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University.
Anthony J. Salewski, a Principal at Genstar, said, “We are delighted that Gretchen has joined Genstar as an important member of our team. Her investment experience combined with her extensive relationships with leading global investors will be extremely valuable as we continue to deepen relationships with existing investors and develop new partnerships.”
Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Chairman and Managing Director of Genstar, said, “We have an outstanding group of investment and operating professionals applying our focused strategy and as we continue to grow the firm we want to make sure we have a similar expertise focused on serving our strong investor base. We have known Gretchen as a Genstar investor and she will now help us to further maintain our strong relations and full transparency with our investors. We look forward to working with her.”
Commenting on her new position, Ms. Robinson, said, “As a Genstar limited partner, I have gotten to know the Genstar team very well and have been impressed by the firm’s ability to build companies and create value for investors. I look forward to being part of Genstar and helping to further enhance the firm’s investor outreach.”
About Genstar Capital, LLC
Genstar Capital (www.gencap.com) is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for more than 20 years. Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar has more than $3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the financial services, software, healthcare, and industrial technology industries.