Our Executive Management Team

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David Gentile

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Macrina Kgil

Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer

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Craig Goos

Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer

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Manuel Vianna

Managing Partner

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Anisha Malhotra

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets

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Abhaya Shrestha

Managing Director

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Jeff Schultz

Managing Director, Senior Counsel & CCO

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Jeff Lash

Managing Partner – Automotive Retail

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Scott Naugle

Managing Director – Automotive Retail

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Mike Frost

Managing Partner – Managed IT Services

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Evan Myrianthopoulos

Managing Partner – Debt Strategies

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Richard Serio

Managing Partner – Waste Management

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Carlos Valle

Managing Partner – Special Situations – Energy

David Gentile

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gentile is responsible for the management of GPB Capital, including the formulation of strategy and oversight of investment policy and leadership of the Acquisition Committee. Prior to founding GPB Capital, Mr. Gentile spent 25 years at the Corporate Advisory and Accounting practice of Gentile Pismeny & Brengel, LLP (“GP&B”) in New York. During this time, he advised clients on business expansion and growth strategies, cash flow management, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization, spin-offs and divestiture, corporate turn-around and restructuring. He developed and maintained executive level relationships with many of the firm’s 3,000+ entrepreneurial, corporate executive and high-net-worth clients.

During his career at GP&B, Mr. Gentile provided financial and strategic advisory services to various companies with a combined enterprise value over $1B in the private and public markets. He earned his Bachelor of Business Studies in Finance and Accounting from Queens College.

Macrina Kgil

Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kgil brings more than 16 years of financial services management and capital markets knowledge to her role at GPB Capital.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the New York branch of OneMain Holdings, Inc., an Indiana-based consumer finance company. Before OneMain, Ms. Kgil held the role of Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, a global investment firm that currently has $70.2B of assets under management. While at Fortress, she was responsible for heading up financial due diligence for acquisitions, stabilizing base finance functions of newly acquired portfolio companies and leading the effort to take companies public or raise public debt.

Ms. Kgil is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Mineral and Petroleum Engineering from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.

Craig Goos

Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Goos brings over 20 years of wealth management / financial services experience to his role at GPB Capital.

Most recently, Mr. Goos co-founded North Capital Investment Technology and served as President and Managing Director of the company for five years. At North Capital, he was involved in the management and all functional aspects including sales, operations, regulatory and administrative activities.

Previous to North Capital, Mr. Goos spent two years at UBS Wealth Management as the Managing Director of Alternative Investments where his group was responsible for approximately $13B in assets. As Managing Director, he oversaw day-to-day activities, including the development of the group’s overall strategy, the implementation of business, financial and operational controls, portfolio oversight of proprietary funds, marketing, client services, portfolio administration and the open architecture platform of third party products utilized by financial advisors in U.S. wealth management. Prior to UBS, Mr. Goos had various roles within sales, product management and product development at Bear Stearns, Oppenheimer and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

Mr. Goos received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from the University of Northern Iowa and served as First Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.

Manuel Vianna

Managing Partner

Mr. Vianna brings 35 years of experience in investment management and corporate development to his role at GPB Capital. Mr. Vianna is responsible for formulating the Healthcare strategy, sourcing, structuring, closing and monitoring potential acquisitions.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Vianna was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of a leading cell therapy company since its inception in 2011 until the sale of the business.

He developed his career for twenty years at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), a fast-growing multinational strategy consulting and investment firm where he worked initially as a management consultant, helping companies develop and execute their business strategy and growth plans to maximize value creation. During the second half of his career at Monitor, he managed the hedge fund affiliated with the firm, a fundamental research based, long / short equities fund. Additionally, as Managing Director of Monitor Capital he was active in the firm’s private equity business, including developing its private equity dealings in Brazil and China.

Mr. Vianna has a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Anisha Malhotra

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets

Ms. Malhotra brings over 14 years of experience on Wall Street to her role as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at GPB Capital.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Ms. Malhotra spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs where she was a Vice President and senior member of the Debt Underwriting Group. She has structured and executed refinancings, repricings, acquisition financings, and amendments for companies with debt facilities ranging from $20M to $4B. Her experience includes managing a portfolio of leveraged loans spanning across several industries, geographies as well as risk profiles.

Ms. Malhotra began her career at JP Morgan Chase where she helped identify acquisition targets and international strategy for the firm. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Abhaya Shrestha

Managing Director

Mr. Shrestha brings more than 14 years of private equity experience to his role as Managing Director and Acquisition Committee Member at GPB Capital. He has executed acquisitions of privately held companies and assisted in the long-term management and growth of portfolio companies across a variety of industries.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Shrestha was a Principal at Corinthian Capital Group, a New York-based middle-market private equity investment firm where he invested in industrial, manufacturing and business services companies with total revenues between $50M and $250M. Prior to Corinthian, Mr. Shrestha worked at Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm with $2B in capital under management. At Behrman,
Mr. Shrestha invested in manufacturing, healthcare and business services companies.

Mr. Shrestha began his career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Amherst College.

Jeff Schultz

Managing Director, Senior Counsel & CCO

Mr. Schultz brings more than 10 years of industry experience to his role at GPB Capital. He is responsible for GPB Capital’s general legal matters, including fund formation and corporate governance, as well as oversight of GPB Capital’s compliance program.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Schultz served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC, where he oversaw all legal and compliance matters for the hedge fund manager with over $1B in assets under management. Before that, he served as Legal Counsel for BNP Paribas Investment Partners where he provided legal and regulatory advice to the bank’s North American asset management business with approximately $68B in assets under management.

Mr. Schultz also served as an associate in the asset management practices of Bingham McCutchen LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Jeff Lash

Managing Partner – Automotive Retail

Mr. Lash is responsible for formulating GPB Capital’s Automotive Retail strategy, which includes developing the Firm’s investment strategy, risk management framework and portfolio strategy. He brings to GPB Capital more than 23 years of automotive retail expertise with a focus on operations and underperforming dealership turnaround. At GPB Capital, Mr. Lash oversees the various operating partners to enhance operational efficiencies at the dealership level while elevating its senior leadership team.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Lash’s accomplishments included running a portfolio of dealerships, restructuring large automotive retail portfolios and working as a consultant for a software company whose product focused on improving operations and providing strategic planning steps crucial to an automotive dealership. He received his degree in Business from Westfield State College and graduated from Dealer Principal Academy.

Scott Naugle

Managing Director – Automotive Retail

Mr. Naugle is responsible for overseeing GPB Capital’s automotive dealership investments including financial reporting, risk management, procurement, acquisition due diligence, internal audit and profit optimization. With more than 27 years of accounting and corporate finance experience, Mr. Naugle is a results-oriented leader with experience in the retail, distribution, financial services and leasing industries.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, he served as Director of Corporate Finance and Accounting at DCH Automotive Group where he successfully led the due diligence team in the acquisition of two large dealerships with revenues exceeding $200M annually. Previously he served as Financial Officer and Treasurer at Holman Automotive Group, Inc. and was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Naugle earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University – Camden.

Mike Frost

Managing Partner – Managed IT Services

Mr. Frost is responsible for formulating the GPB Capital’s Managed IT Services strategy, sourcing, structuring, closing and monitoring potential acquisitions. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, Mr. Frost brings a proven ability to commercialize technology and drive revenue.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, he served as Senior Director of Retail & Commercial Systems for Siemens Industry, where he developed the strategy for revenue from small commercial buildings for the $1.2B Siemens U.S. Sector of Building Technologies.

Additional career highlights include CEO and President of ClearCube Technology, and Founder and President of TechWorks (acquired by MELCO Japan). Mr. Frost was named a High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for his role with TechWorks. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for Accounting.

 

Evan Myrianthopoulos

Managing Partner – Debt Strategies

Evan Myrianthopoulos is responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing loans for GPB Debt Strategies. He brings 20 years of experience as an investment banker, C-level executive, and money manager to his role. He is known for his strength in identifying, financing, developing, managing and publicly exiting emerging biotechnology and other growth oriented investments.

Prior to GPB Capital, Mr. Myrianthopoulos was Managing Director and Head of Life Science Investment Banking at Aegis Capital Corp. Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Myrianthopoulos served as Chief Financial Officer and Board Director of Soligenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Myrianthopoulos was also Founder, Chief Operating Officer, CFO and Board Director of Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a biotech company founded to develop pediatric orphan drugs licensed from Johnson & Johnson. During his tenures at Soligenix and Discovery, Mr. Myrianthopoulos led 17 financings totaling over $150M in proceeds, four company acquisitions, and 13 licensing deals.

Mr. Myrianthopoulos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Emory University.

Richard Serio

Managing Partner – Waste Management

Mr. Serio brings over 30 years of diverse business experience to his role at GPB Capital. He is responsible for GPB Capital’s Waste Management strategy, including business development and subsequent acquisition and integration of the portfolio companies. GPB Capital’s Waste Management division is focused on acquiring and operating companies in the non-hazardous solid waste management industry that provide collection, post-collection, waste processing, recycling and disposal related services.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Serio served as a Vice President at Covanta Energy, a New Jersey-based corporation that owns and operates more than 40 waste to energy facilities. Before Covanta, he held the role of Area President at Republic Services, where he managed all facets of Republic’s business in the New York and New Jersey area. Previously, Mr. Serio served as Market Vice President at Interstate Waste and Progressive Waste Solutions, where he was responsible for operations and sales in the NY State and the Greater NYC Metro area.

Mr. Serio received his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Environmental Science from Hofstra University.

Carlos Valle

Managing Partner – Special Situations – Energy

Mr. Valle is responsible for the financial and operational due diligence process and documentation of GPB Capital’s Special Situations’ acquisitions. With more than 30 years of global financial services experience, Mr. Valle is known in the industry for his analytical, transactional and leadership excellence.

Prior to joining GPB Capital, Mr. Valle was the Managing Director of the Caribbean Region for EFG Bank & Trust Ltd. There he managed the operations of EFG’s Bahamas Bank (a financial firm with $2B in assets under management) and focused on private wealth management, investment management, and fiduciary services. Mr. Valle has also held leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, AV Advisory, Arco Capital Corporation and was an adjunct professor of emerging markets finance at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Valle earned a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.