Ethos Capital has named Stephen Gold as an executive partner. His former leadership roles include serving as chief commercial officer at HZO and general manager of Honeywell’s connected enterprise division.
Boston – May 11, 2022 – Ethos Capital LP (“Ethos” or the “Firm”) announced today that Stephen Gold, who previously led Honeywell’s $2.5 billion IoT and software services business and was a founding member and principal business architect for one of the fastest growing businesses in IBM’s history, the Watson Group, has joined the Firm as its newest Executive Partner.
Mr. Gold is one of 16 Executive Partners, who work exclusively with Ethos to provide portfolio companies with sector-specific expertise to enhance operations and accelerate growth. Many of the Firm’s Executive Partners have worked successfully over numerous years with members of Ethos’ investment team. Ethos’ Executive Partners support the firm’s strategy of equal emphasis on both investment and operational expertise.
Ethos’ Executive Partners bring senior operating experience from organizations across a variety of sectors, including American Express, Apollo Education, AT&T, Brinks Home Security, Honeywell, British Telecom, Disney, Forbes, The Gap, Global Food Foundation, GovLab, ICANN, IBM, Ingram Micro, PwC, Quicksilver and TATA Digital, among others. Full backgrounds of the Executive Partners can be found at ethoscapital.com/team.
Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé, Co-CEOs of Ethos, commented, “We founded Ethos on the principle that operating expertise is mission critical to making sound investment decisions and adding value to portfolio companies. We are proud to have assembled a group of Executive Partners who possess a wide range of expertise from operating experience at leading firms worldwide. Stephen Gold is an outstanding addition, and we look forward to the impact that he, along with Ethos’ other Executive Partners, will have on our portfolio.”
Mr. Gold added, “Erik and Fadi have an exceptional vision for Ethos and how the business can bring and build significant value for its investments. I am looking forward to working with them and collaborating closely with the truly exceptional team of partners they have assembled.”
In his prior roles, Mr. Gold served as Chief Commercial Officer at HZO, General Manager of the Connected Enterprise Division (IoT) at Honeywell, and Group CMO and VP of Business Development for IBM’s Watson and SPSS businesses. He also served as President of Aberdeen Group, Chief Executive Officer of Azerity, and Chief Marketing Officer of Digital Market. Mr. Gold received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an M.B.A. with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University.
About Ethos Capital LP
Ethos was established to make majority and control minority investments in middle-market information service companies, primarily across North America and Europe. The organization provides operational expertise to companies through a dedicated team of 16 Executive Partners. Ethos’ strategy is to add value by partnering with existing management teams to strategically enhance operations and accelerate growth.