John Bolduc

John Bolduc

John is Executive Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Since joining H.I.G. in 1993, he has been responsible for investment origination, transaction negotiation, and portfolio company oversight.

John has more than twenty years experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and strategic consulting. He has led or participated in more than 50 successful middle market transactions with a combined aggregate value of more than $3 billion.

Before joining H.I.G. Capital, John directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients at Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm. His assignments focused on distribution strategy, manufacturing effectiveness and organizational design across a wide variety of industries. Prior to Bain & Company, John was the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation, (CHE, NYSE), a $500 million specialty chemical company.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a co-founding Partner of H.I.G. Capital and has served as a Managing Partner of the firm since 1993. He has directed the firm's development since its founding and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a co-founding Partner of H.I.G. Capital and has served as a Managing Partner of the firm since 1993. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.

Haseeb Aziz

Haseeb Aziz

Haseeb Aziz is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the European direct lending activities of the firm.

Haseeb has over twenty years of investment banking, strategy consulting and direct investing experience in Europe. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Haseeb was at Hutton Collins Partners LLP, a specialist mezzanine and preferred equity fund manager with over €1 Billion under management, for ten years where he was a Partner and responsible for originating, structuring and executing subordinated debt and equity financings. He also represented Hutton Collins on the board of a number of investee companies. Prior to Hutton Collins, Haseeb was a member of the investment team at Mezzanine Management, a $530 Million mezzanine fund, and was a vice president in the European leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch. He has also worked at Marakon Associates, a strategy consulting firm, Deutsche Bank in private debt placements, and Morgan Stanley in mergers and acquisitions.

Haseeb holds a BA Honours degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Scott Barfield

Scott Barfield

Scott is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. Based in Atlanta, Scott is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, he has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Southeast United States. Scott has significant experience originating and executing complex transactions across a wide variety of industry sectors, including business services, industrials, consumer and retail, transportation, financial services and healthcare.

Scott has 20 years of experience in investment banking, debt capital markets and principal investing. He has held positions with Ernst & Young National Corporate Finance, Wachovia Securities Corporate and Investment Banking (now Wells Fargo) and Nancy Creek Capital, a private mezzanine and equity investment fund.

Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master of Accounting degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. Based in Los Angeles, Matthew is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Michael has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Western United States. Matthew has significant experience executing complex transactions and financings across a wide variety of industry sectors, including business services, industrials, technology, environmental services, food, consumer, and healthcare.

Matthew has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing. He has held positions with UnionBanCal Equities, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Jefferies & Company, and Imperial Capital.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Jay Carvell

Jay Carvell

Jay is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Jay was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse, Jay was with Highland Capital Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jay earned both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Javier Casillas

Javier Casillas

Javier is a Managing Director with H.I.G. Whitehorse. Since joining H.I.G. in 2006, Javier has worked on a wide range of investments, including recapitalizations, debt purchases, and most recently original issue loans. Javier has been particularly active in sourcing, structuring, and monitoring middle market credit investments across several industries, including healthcare, business services, and specialty finance.

Javier has over thirteen years of experience in investment banking and principal investing. He began his career with JP Morgan's M&A team, and previous to H.I.G. worked with ING, developing new financing products for companies in Mexico. At H.I.G., Javier has played a leading role in the firm’s expansion into original issue credit.

Javier received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Samuel Goldworm

Samuel Goldworm

Sam is a Principal of H.I.G. WhiteHorse based in New York. Sam is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Sam has over eleven years of credit investing experience in a broad range of industries, including media, telecommunications, business services, retail, industrial, and specialty finance. Before joining H.I.G., Sam was a Vice President with Cerberus Capital Management. In this role, he was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of private debt investments. Prior to Cerberus, Sam worked in the leverage finance and mergers & acquisitions groups at Salomon Brothers.

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Denison University and a dual M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse. Pankaj is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. He has over fourteen years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services.

Before joining Whitehorse, Pankaj was a Managing Director with American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS), a middle-market investment firm. While at ACAS, he was a co-head of the debt investment business. Pankaj also sat on the Board of Directors of several ACAS portfolio companies. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm with $5 billion under management. As a Senior Vice President with Audax, Mr. Gupta was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of mezzanine investments. Prior to Audax, Mr. Gupta was an Associate in the Private Equity group of Whitney & Co, and prior to Whitney, he was an Analyst in the High Yield and Merchant Banking Group of CIBC World Markets.

Pankaj received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Claire Harwood

Claire Harwood

Claire Harwood is a Director in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the European direct lending activities of the firm.

Claire joined H.I.G. from Hawkpoint Partners Ltd, where she spent five years focused on their debt advisory capabilities. Prior to that Claire was an Associate within Societe Generale’s Leveraged Finance team focused on larger cap sponsor lead buyouts in both London and Hong Kong. Her career commenced at Barclays Bank Plc where she was focused on midmarket leveraged buyouts and worked in both London and Paris.

She has a total of twelve years’ experience and has advised on a variety of private equity transactions as well as acting Government side of the Icelandic domestic banking system restructuring in 2009.

Claire holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in International Business and Modern Languages from Aston University. She speaks fluent French.

Louis-Matthieu Heck

Louis-Matthieu Heck

Louis-Matthieu Heck is a Managing Director of H.I.G. and focuses on the French WhiteHorse activities of the firm.

Louis-Matthieu has over twenty years of banking and structured finance experience across Europe. Louis-Matthieu is an acquisition finance specialist, having spent 15 years in the LBO market and arranged over 30 mid & large cap transactions. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Louis-Matthieu was Head of the Acquisition Finance team of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG in France.

Previously, Louis-Matthieu was a Director in the Leveraged Finance Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris and an Assistant Vice President in the European leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch in London. He has also worked in the telecom finance and loan syndication teams of Bank of America in London, in the corporate banking team of Sanwa Bank in Paris and for Credit Lyonnais in Copenhagen.

Louis-Matthieu holds a management degree from EM Lyon, a masters in finance from IEP Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael is a Principal with H.I.G. Whitehorse. Based in Chicago, Michael is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Michael has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Midwest. Michael has significant experience across a wide range of industries, including business services, education, food, healthcare, industrial, and specialty finance.

Michael has over twelve years of experience in investment banking and principal investing. He has held positions with Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal and Prudential Securities Investment Banking. Prior to H.I.G., Michael was a senior investment professional with American Capital, providing debt and equity capital to middle market companies.

Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Chicago University's Booth School of Business.

Stefan Lindemann

Stefan Lindemann

Stefan Lindemann, Director, Spain. Stefan focuses on sourcing and executing transactions in Spain.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Stefan was a Managing Director for the Spanish construction group ACS in Madrid, leading a group responsible for optimizing the capital structure as well as divesting selected subsidiary group companies throughout the world. Before that, he was a Managing Director at the credit hedge fund Aladdin Capital Management in London, after almost 20 years in investment banking, where his most recent role was Head of Dresdner Kleinwort's investment banking business for Spain and Portugal.

Stefan speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, English and German. He has a BSc Hons in Economics & Accountancy from the City University, London.

Lewis Schoenwetter

Lewis Schoenwetter

Lewis is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital. Since joining H.I.G, Lewis has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. He currently serves on the board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies.

Lewis has over ten years of private equity investing experience in a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom and healthcare. Before joining H.I.G., Lewis was a Director with Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. In this role, he was responsible for investment analysis and working with the management of portfolio companies to create value. Prior to Levine Leichtman, Lewis worked in the private equity group at ABN AMRO and in Banc of America's leveraged finance group.

Lewis received a Bachelor of Science from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. Based in Dallas, Nate is involved in the investment process through underwriting, structuring and closing new credit investments, as well as monitoring existing investments and assisting in portfolio management activities.

Nate has over eighteen years of credit investing and investment banking experience in a broad range of industries, including retail, power generation and gaming. Prior to joining the WhiteHorse team in 2004, Nate held investment banking and corporate lending positions at Credit Lyonnais, Sanwa Bank and Wells Fargo.

Nate received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Ethan Underwood

Ethan Underwood

Ethan is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Ethan was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse, Ethan was with Highland Capital Management and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ethan earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein

Josh is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, structuring, analyzing and monitoring middle market credits.

Prior to H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Josh was a Vice President of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse, he analyzed and monitored par and distressed loans across numerous industries, including healthcare, aerospace & defense, and business services. Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Josh was with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup.

Josh received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Mathematics from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jarred Worley

Jarred Worley

Jarred is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management and structuring of funds.

Prior to H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Jarred was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse, Jarred was with Highland Capital Management and began his career at Bank One.

Jarred earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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