Gary L. Crittenden
Managing Director and Chairman

Mr. Crittenden is a Managing Director and the Chairman of HGGC.  He is also a member of HGGC's Executive and Policy and Investment Committees.


Mr. Crittenden serves as Chairman of the Board of three HGGC portfolio companies, iQor, Citadel, and Pearl Holding Group. Prior to its sale, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Power Holdings.  Previously, he served on other company boards unrelated to HGGC including Staples, Ryerson Tull, and the TJX Companies.


Prior to joining HGGC, Mr. Crittenden was the Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup, from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for the financial management of the firm during the financial crisis.  He was also CFO of the American Express Company from 2000 to 2007.  Prior to American Express, he was the CFO of Monsanto, Sears Roebuck and Company, Melville Corporation and Filene's Basement.  On three separate occasions, the readers of Institutional Investor Magazine named Mr. Crittenden one of the "Best CFOs in America." 


Mr. Crittenden spent the first twelve years of his career at Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, where he became a partner.  He began his work at Bain in Boston, and then co-founded the Munich, Germany office, where he worked for five years.  He eventually headed the firm's retail practice area.


He graduated with a B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1976 and with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1979.  He also received an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his service in business and the community from Weber State University.