Bob Gay | Team | HGGC

Bob Gay is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of HGGC

Bob has been involved in private equity since 1986. From 1989 to 2004, he served as a Managing Director of Bain Capital. He was one of the firm's senior partners and served as a member of its Management and Business Policy committees. He also led many of the firm's investments and oversaw Bain Capital Europe, where he opened the firm's London and Munich offices.

Bob resigned as a full-time partner from Bain Capital when The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints asked him to take a volunteer assignment as a Mission President for the countries of Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia from July 2004 to June 2007.

Bob has actively been involved in humanitarian work all his business life. In 2001, he co-founded Unitus, a global micro-credit company, which is currently helping lift 9 million people across the world out of poverty. Unitus has been recognized worldwide and last three years received the prestigious Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist award naming it one of the top 45 social capital companies in the USA. Bob has also funded KOMART, a micro-credit organization serving West Africa. He is currently a board member of three global charities: Right to Play, Forever Young Foundation and Realizing the Dream.

Bob started in private equity when he joined GE Capital from McKinsey & Co., where he was an Engagement Manager. At GE Capital, he was Executive Vice President of the GECC Capital Markets group. He also organized Sorenson Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, where he was a member of its Advisory Board.


  • Role Co-Founder and Executive Director
  • Education Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University, where he taught economics for two years, A.B. from the University of Utah, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa