Genstar taps Brigeman for its strategic advisory board

Genstar Capital has named Ben Brigeman to its strategic advisory board. Brigeman is a former executive vice president for Charles Schwab & Co Inc where he served as the head of its individual retail business.


SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2017 – Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries, today announced the appointment of Ben Brigeman, an experienced senior financial services executive to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB).

Mr. Brigeman, currently a member of the Board of Genstar portfolio company Ascensus, will advise Genstar in its financial services vertical, particularly in wealth management, financial technology, and outsourced services to investment managers. He will also join the Board of Apex Group upon completion of that transaction.

Tony Salewski, Managing Director of Genstar, said, “We have worked closely with Ben as a result of his service on the Ascensus Board and have come to greatly admire his vision and leadership development capabilities. We look forward to his providing strategic guidance across a broad range of our financial services investments.”

Mr. Brigeman was Executive Vice President for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc, where he served as the Head of the Individual Investor (Retail) business of Schwab, and as a key member of Schwab’s Executive Committee helped set strategy for the entire company. Prior to joining Schwab in in 1996, he was a Senior Vice President at Key Bank, managing Key’s Retirement Services division. He earned an MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Akron.

About Genstar Capital
Genstar Capital ( is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for more than 25 years. Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar manages funds with total capital commitments of approximately $9 billion and targets investments focused on targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries.