Les Brown | Team | HGGC

Les Brown is a Partner of HGGC

Les is a Partner of HGGC. Les is a member of HGGC’s Management Committee, Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. His current and former board roles include Better Being (fka Nutraceutical), where Les serves as Chairman of the Board, SSI (now Dynata), Serena Software, and hybris Software, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Les is the Managing Partner of Operational Resource Group, LLC, HGGC’s affiliated operating partner group, which offers resources across all aspects of investment sourcing, underwriting, execution, portfolio management, and realization. Les also led HGGC’s fundraising effort in Fund III, which closed at the hard cap in 99 days, and closed out the Fund IV raise above its target of $2.25B. Les previously served as President and now serves as a Director of Capital Impact Foundation, HGGC’s affiliated private foundation, which provides global charitable support to children’s causes, cancer research, and poverty amelioration.

Prior to joining HGGC (fka Huntsman Gay Global Capital and Huntsman Gay Capital Partners), Les was the Chief Financial Officer of Neways International, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company. Prior to Neways, Les was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Nutraceutical International Corporation, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: NUTR), which was a Bain Capital portfolio company. Prior to Nutraceutical, Les was a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.


  • Role Partner
  • Joined 2007
  • Education Master of Accountancy with High Distinction and B.S. with Honors, summa cum laude, in Accountancy from Brigham Young University, where Les graduated first in his class as a graduate and undergraduate student


Portfolio Companies

Better Being

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Serena Software

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