Genstar Capital has named J. Ryan Clark as president. Clark has been with Genstar since 2004; in 2011, he was appointed managing director. Prior to joining the firm, Clark worked at Hellman & Friedman LLC and Morgan Stanley.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2015 – Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries, today announced the appointment of J. Ryan Clark as President.
Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Managing Director and Chairman of Genstar, said, “Ryan is an outstanding leader who over the past several years has displayed exceptional leadership and a superb investment track-record, while taking on a more meaningful role in Genstar’s management. As I continue my role as Chairman, this promotion demonstrates the continued evolution of Genstar and the distribution of roles and responsibilities within the firm, which will continue to drive Genstar’s long-term success. I am proud of the unique culture we have built at Genstar and we are all excited to have Ryan help continue to build Genstar into the best middle market private equity firm.”
Mr. Clark joined Genstar in 2004 and was named Managing Director in 2011. He focuses on investment opportunities in the financial services industry.
Genstar earlier announced that it completed fundraising for Genstar Capital Partners VII with $2.0 billion of total limited partner committed capital and a meaningful amount of additional capital from the general partnership. Genstar now manages funds with total capital commitments of more than $5 billion.
Mr. Clark said, “I am truly honored to serve in this new role at Genstar. The firm’s investors have benefited greatly from J.P.’s leadership and investment success over the past 20 years, and I look forward to continuing to work with him. Since I joined the team in 2004, we have grown from investing a $221 million fund, to investing over $2.0 billion of capital with our latest fund. I am proud that we have been able to do this while maintaining our culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration, meritocracy, and authentic relationships internally and externally.”Mr. Clark currently serves on the Boards of several Genstar portfolio companies, including Acrisure, All Web Leads, Financial Horizons, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Insurity, and Palomar Specialty Insurance. He previously served on the Boards of Fort Dearborn, 21st Services, Confie Seguros, and MidCap Financial. Prior to joining Genstar, he was an Associate at Hellman & Friedman LLC, and previously was with Morgan Stanley. He earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.
About Genstar Capital
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 manages funds with total capital commitments of over $5 billion and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries.