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.