H.I.G. Capital has named Susan Gentile as a chief financial and administrative officer for global operations. Prior to joining H.I.G., Gentile was chief accounting officer and a managing director at Oaktree Capital Group.
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management, announced the appointment of Susan Gentile as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Global Operations. H.I.G.’s current Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Ruth Brophy, is retiring, but will stay on for an interim period in order to effectuate a smooth transition. Ruth has been with H.I.G. since 2004, and has been a key participant in the firm’s impressive development, growing assets under management to over $25 billion today.
Susan was previously with Oaktree Capital Group, LLC, where she served as the Chief Accounting Officer and a Managing Director for the last five years. Prior to Oaktree, she held senior-level accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting roles at The Clorox Company, Levi Strauss, Motorola, and Next Level Communications. Susan began her career with Deloitte in the audit and assurance practice. She received her B.S. and B.A. degrees in finance from Boston University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
“We wish to recognize Ruth for her nearly fourteen years of leadership with H.I.G. and we are excited to welcome Susan to H.I.G. Her skillset, broad range of experiences and track record of managing large financial platforms will be invaluable to the continued growth at H.I.G.,” said Sami Mnaymneh and Tony Tamer, the Founders and Co-CEOs of H.I.G.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bogotá and Mexico City, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added approach:
1. H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
2. H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
3. H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.
* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates