Les is a member of the Fund II and Fund III Investment Committees. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the firm’s Fund II investment in SSI. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the firm’s Fund II exited investment in Serena and the Fund I exited investment in hybris Software, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Les is an integral part of the firm’s investor relations effort and significantly managed the firm’s recent $1.85 billion Fund III fundraise that closed at its hard cap in December 2016 in only 99 days, as well as the firm’s prior $1.33 billion Fund II fundraise that closed at its hard cap in March 2015.
Prior to joining HGGC, Les was the Chief Financial Officer of Neways International, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company. Prior to working at Neways International, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Nutraceutical International Corporation, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: NUTR), which was previously a Bain Capital portfolio company. Prior to Nutraceutical, Les was a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
- Role Managing Director and COO
- Joined 2007
- Education Master of Accountancy with High Distinction, B.S. with Honors, summa cum laude, in Accountancy from Brigham Young University