New York City-based EagleTree Capital, a private equity and investment firm, has appointed Robert A. Gray as an operating partner for its investment funds and portfolio companies. Gray is a former CEO of PR Newswire.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EagleTree Capital, a leading independent private equity and investment firm, today announced the appointment of Robert A. Gray as an Operating Partner for its investment funds and portfolio companies. Over a nearly forty-year career in management, operations, and finance, Mr. Gray has served in a variety of senior roles with leading global media and business services companies, including Chief Executive Officer of PR Newswire, and Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, and Acting Chief Executive Officer, of UBM.
“We are absolutely delighted that Bob has agreed to join EagleTree Capital,” said Anup Bagaria, Co-Managing Partner of EagleTree. “After working with Bob for many years, I am confident his wealth of experience and leadership skills will add immediate value to our media and business services portfolio companies.”
George Majoros, Co-Managing Partner of EagleTree, said, “We’re thrilled to add one of the world’s leading media executives to our team. Bob’s unique perspective, insights, and expertise will be a valuable resource for EagleTree and our investment funds.”
“I’m extremely pleased to be joining forces with EagleTree Capital,” said Mr. Gray. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with several senior partners at EagleTree over the years, and have always been impressed with their operational expertise and differentiated investment approach. I’m excited to help build on their long record of successful media and business services investments.”
Robert A. Gray Biography
Prior to joining EagleTree Capital, Mr. Gray served as CEO and Founder of Cross Point Consultants, where he provided strategy and M&A consulting services to PE sponsors and other business owners. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of PR Newswire, as well as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, and Acting Chief Executive Officer, of UBM plc, a leading B2B publisher, data services company and tradeshow and events operator. He currently serves as Non-Executive Vice Chairman and Audit Committee Chairman for Europe’s largest online travel agency, eDreams Odigeo. Mr. Gray began his career in investment banking, serving in senior roles at both J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank, after earning his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
About EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital is a leading independent private equity and investment firm. EagleTree manages capital on behalf of institutional and individual investors. The firm focuses on investments in the media and business services, consumer, and water and specialty industrial sectors. EagleTree is located in New York, New York. For more information, visit www.eagletree.com.