SK Capital Partners has hired Michael Gilbert as a managing director, head of portfolio operations. Prior to joining SK Capital, Gilbert was the CEO of Aristech Surfaces.
New York, March 7, 2022 – SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”), a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, today announced the hiring of Michael Gilbert as Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Operations. In this newly established leadership position, Mr. Gilbert will be responsible for coordinating a team of operating executives and functional experts to accelerate value creation, drive process improvement initiatives and maximize the financial performance of SK’s portfolio of companies.
“With a proven track record in transforming businesses within our sectors of expertise, Michael is ideally suited to drive the highest level of performance across our portfolio companies,” said Barry Siadat, Co-Founder of SK Capital. “Having worked directly with Michael for several years, we are honored to have attracted an executive of his caliber to the firm. Michael is an outstanding leader, and we are confident he will enhance the position of our portfolio companies in their respective industries.”
Prior to joining SK Capital, Mr. Gilbert was the CEO of Aristech Surfaces, a leading producer of surface products and design materials, where he led a significant transformation of the company culminating in a successful sale to Trinseo in September 2021. Prior to Aristech Surfaces, he served as the Vice President and General Manager at SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals. Prior to SABIC, he was the Senior Vice President at Nexeo Solutions, a global chemical and plastics distributor.
“As a firm, we are committed to bringing best-in-class talent to drive the strategic execution of our value creation initiatives. We view Michael as a critical addition to the SK team and we are confident he will be an immediate asset to support the growth and productivity of our portfolio,” said Jamshid Keynejad, Co-Founder of SK Capital.
“I’m extremely excited to be part of the team at SK Capital. I look forward to working with the world-class talent at SK Capital and our portfolio companies to help us deliver enhanced outcomes for all key stakeholders and truly realize our full potential,” said Mr. Gilbert.
About SK Capital
SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. The firm seeks to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term value. SK Capital aims to utilize its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio of businesses generates revenues of approximately $14 billion annually, employs more than 20,000 people globally and operates 191 plants in 32 countries. The firm currently has greater than $5 billion of assets under management. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.