GI hires new head of human resources

Middle market private equity firm GI Partners has named Laila Tarraf as head of human resources. Previously, Tarraf worked at Peet’s Coffee & Tea where she served as chief people officer and vice president of human resources.

PRESS RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 8, 2014 – GI Partners (“GI”), a leading middle market private equity firm, announced today the appointment of Laila Tarraf as Head of Human Resources. Rick Magnuson, Founder and Executive Managing Director of GI Partners, said, “We are committed to the growth and development of the professionals at our firm, as well as at our portfolio companies. Laila’s experience in building large teams will prove invaluable as our firm expands, and will assist in the growth of our investments by further enhancing the value of our human capital. Laila is a great addition to our partnership, and we welcome her to our team.”

“I’m excited to join the GI Partners team,” Ms. Tarraf said. “GI has had strong momentum following its successful Fund IV fundraising, and I look forward to supporting the firm’s continued growth.”

Prior to joining GI Partners, Ms. Tarraf served with Peet’s Coffee & Tea since 2006 as its first Chief People Officer & VP of HR. Previously, she served in human resources leadership roles at Walmart.com, Webvan, and Electronic Arts. Ms. Tarraf received her B.S. from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

About GI Partners
Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a leading middle market private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm currently manages over $11 billion in capital commitments through private equity and real estate separate account strategies for recognized institutional investors, including some of the largest state and sovereign pension funds in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. GI Partners is active in a number of key sectors, including IT Infrastructure & Services, Healthcare Services, Retail & Leisure, and Financial & Real Estate Services. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit www.gipartners.com.