Los Angeles-based private equity firm OpenGate Capital has promoted Paul Bridwell to chief operating officer. Bridwell’s expanded role includes the management and oversight of the firm’s global investment platform in addition to his responsibilities for the operations of the North American portfolio of businesses. Bridwell joined OpenGate in November of 2018.
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that Mr. Paul Bridwell has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Based in Los Angeles, Bridwell’s expanding role includes the management and oversight of the firm’s global investment platform in addition to his responsibilities for the operations of the North American portfolio of businesses.
Bridwell joined OpenGate in November of 2018 and has significant tenure as a private equity professional both as a portfolio company CEO and as an operations leader developed through his experiences at two prior global, private equity firms. In his new position, in addition to overseeing the operations of North American investments, Bridwell will translate the firm’s strategic vision into actions as well as provide oversight of OpenGate’s finance, human resources, and IT functions to ensure that they effectively support the growth of OpenGate. Bridwell will also spearhead the firm’s expanding digital operational capabilities via OGx®, OpenGate’s proprietary technology platform.
Andrew Nikou, OpenGate Capital’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am very proud to announce the promotion of Paul Bridwell to COO. Since joining our firm, Paul has been an incredibly valuable member of our team, and his experience is proving to be vital to our growth. We recognize that our firm’s evolution in an increasingly complex investment environment requires a leader who can propel our strengths and scale our global investment strategy.”
Bridwell stated, “I am honored and excited by the opportunity to support OpenGate’s growth and the team in a more meaningful way. OpenGate has secured a highly differentiated position in the global, lower middle market, and my goal is to ensure we maintain our competitive edge, our unique culture, and build leading practices in the years ahead.”
OpenGate Capital has a team of 42 professionals in the firm’s Los Angeles and Paris offices executing on the firm’s integrated value creation strategy of sourcing, execution, and operations which is applied throughout an investment’s life cycle.
About OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.