5 Degrees of O.G.

Once per month I do a “Six Degrees of Separation” item for Buyouts Magazine, linking a private equity pro with a similar-sounding celebrity. This morning I received a press release that just screamed for the 6 Degrees treatment (actually 5 Degrees, because that’s the way it goes sometimes), so here goes:

O.G. Greene today was named an operating partner with Navigation Capital Partners. The mid-market firm’s other operating partner is…

1. Craig Kirsch, who was CFO of Kinko’s when it was owned by Clayton Dubilier & Rice. During that time he got to know CD&R president and chief executive…

2. Donald Gogel, who also served on the Kinko’s board of directors. Gogel sometimes works with…

3. Jack Welch, the former GE honcho who currently serves as a special partner to CD&R. While still at GE, Welch tapped GE’s finance chief…

4. Bob Wright to run NBC Universal. Wright has since moved onto a private equity gig with Tom Lee, but while at GE was required to negotiate with…

5. Dick Wolf, the Law & Order czar whose programming has dominated NBC for years. Among his programs is Law & Order SVU, which co-stars…

Ice-T: Actor, rapper and original gangster.