Genstar Capital Promotes Clark to Managing Dir.

Middle-market buyout shop Genstar Capital has promoted J. Ryan Clark to managing director. Clark joined Genstar in 2004, and focuses on the information and insurance services industries. He serves on the boards of portfolio companies including Confie Seguros, Granite Global Solutions and MidCap Financial. San Francisco-based Genstar has more than $3 billion under management.

Genstar Capital, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in selected segments of the life sciences, healthcare, financial services, software, and industrial technology industries, today announced the promotion of J. Ryan Clark as a Managing Director.

Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Chairman and Managing Director of Genstar, said, “Since he joined Genstar, Ryan has been an integral member of our team. He has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills within our firm as well as the ability to work effectively with strong management teams at our portfolio companies to create change in those businesses. He has represented the firm well developing multiple executive relationships, generating numerous investment ideas, realizing returns and communicating with investors. Ryan represents that exceptional talent that differentiates Genstar from its peers in the market – he makes us better as a firm today and will be important to our future success.”

Mr. Clark, who joined Genstar in 2004, focuses on investment opportunities in the information and insurance services industries. He serves on the Boards of several Genstar portfolio companies, including Confie Seguros, Granite Global Solutions, MidCap Financial, and 21st Services. He was named a Principal of the firm in 2008. 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, LLC
Genstar Capital ( 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 US$3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the life science, healthcare services, software and software services, financial services, and industrial technology industries.