Donald Miller and Ben Thorndike have joined Huntsman Gay Global Capital as an operating partner and head of investor relations, respectively. Miller has spent time with both Gryphon Investors and Industrial Growth Partners, while Thorndike previously was a director or IR with Bain Capital.
Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, today announced the appointments of Donald Miller as Operating Partner and Portfolio Group Head, and Ben Thorndike as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations.
“We are very pleased that Don and Ben have come on board to strengthen the firm’s portfolio operations and investor relations capabilities,” said firm Co-Founder and Managing Director Bob Gay. “They are seasoned private equity professionals who bring important skills, experience and understanding to Huntsman Gay.”
Miller developed his expertise in private equity portfolio operations during his nine years as an operating partner and advisor with Gryphon Investors and Industrial Growth Partners. During that time, he was involved with over 20 middle market companies, helping them post strong results against both operating and investment return metrics. Prior to entering the private equity world, Miller spent 20 years in the technology industry, starting his career with IBM and then holding executive management positions with such companies as IGT, SAP, and Fenetre Technology.
Prior to joining Huntsman Gay, Thorndike was Director, Investor Relations at Bain Capital for approximately five years. Previously, Thorndike held senior leadership roles at Wellington Management Company as Director of Corporate Client Relationships, at State Street Research & Management as Managing Director for Institutional Client Service, and at Scudder Investments where he was a Managing Director responsible for several of the firm’s key global business units.
“I am eager to collaborate with Huntsman Gay’s operations team and our portfolio company management teams as we work to operate efficiently in today’s dynamic economic environment,” said Miller. “I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the portfolio.” Miller is based at the firm’s Palo Alto office.
“I am excited to join the talented team at Huntsman Gay that I have admired and respected throughout my career,” Thorndike stated. “I look forward to working closely with the partners and our investors to build strong, lasting and collaborative relationships that will be instrumental to the firm’s long-term success.” Thorndike is located at the Foxborough, Massachusetts office.
About Huntsman Gay Global Capital
Huntsman Gay Global Capital is a private equity firm that brings unrivaled experience to the middle market—offering all the advantages of both a strategic and a financial buyer in one firm. Co-founded by Jon M. Huntsman, one of the world’s leading industrialists, and Robert C. Gay, a former managing director of Bain Capital, the firm focuses on middle market leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and strategic investments in mid-cap public companies. For more information, please visit www.hgequity.com.