GI Partners names new MD

GI Partners, a middle market private equity firm in Menlo Park, Calif., has hired Travis Pearson as managing director. Previously, Pearson worked at Bain & Company.


MENLO PARK, CA, May 28, 2014 – GI Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that Travis Pearson has joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Pearson will work broadly across the GI portfolio to drive key operational initiatives and pursue new investment opportunities.
Mr. Pearson joins GI after 15 years at Bain & Company, where he served leading clients in technology, media, telecommunications, consumer and retail, and private equity. Mr. Pearson held several leadership roles at Bain, most recently serving as the regional practice leader for Technology in the Americas.
“We are delighted to welcome Travis to the firm,” said Rick Magnuson, Founder and Executive Managing Director of GI Partners. “He previously advised GI on several of our successful investments in IT infrastructure, healthcare, and retail. As a member of the team, he will further enhance our operationally focused investment approach by providing strategic advice for existing investments, as well as new investment opportunities. His deep domain knowledge and network will be tremendous resources for our investment professionals and portfolio company executives.
“It’s an exciting time in GI’s history to be joining the firm,” said Pearson. “With the recent successful closing of Fund IV, the team is ready to replicate the firm’s trademark value creation initiatives across a new set of investments. I look forward to working alongside Rick and the rest of the GI team to further strengthen our operational capabilities.”
GI has consistently applied a variety of operating initiatives to build value across its portfolio companies since the firm’s inception. Pearson’s responsibilities will include the expansion of
About GI Partners
Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a leading middle market private equity investment firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm currently manages over $10 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