Les Brown | Team | HGGC

Les Brown is an Executive Director of HGGC

Les, a Founding Member of HGGC, previously served as Founder of Operational Resource Group, LLC, Global Head of Investor Relations (2016 – 2018 and 2020 – 2023), Chief Operating Officer (2007 – 2018) Chief Financial Officer (2007 – 2014), and Chief Compliance Officer (2011 – 2012) of HGGC. As Global Head of Investor Relations, Les 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 $2.25B target at $2.54B. Les previously served as a member of HGGC’s Management Committee, Investment Committee, Valuation Committee, ESG Committee, and as Chair of the Investor Relations Committee. His former board roles include SSI, Serena Software, and hybris Software, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Les continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Better Being (fka Nutraceutical), a Fund III platform investment. Les also served as President and 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 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 Executive Director
  • Joined 2007
  • Education Master of Accountancy with High Distinction and B.S. with University Honors, summa cum laude, in Accountancy from Brigham Young University, where Les received the School of Accountancy Outstanding Graduate Award (1990) and Outstanding Undergraduate Award (1989)


Portfolio Companies

Better Being

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Serena Software

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