Marshall presides over GCP's Board of Managers. His career
in management spans over forty-five years. Prior to commencing his investment banking career, he was Vice President of
Planning for Great Western United, a Fortune 300 U.S. corporation. Marshall
began his investment banking career with Boettcher
& Company, where he became a General Partner, and was integral in
developing the firm's corporate finance and merger departments. In 1984,
Marshall founded The Wallach Company, an investment banking
firm which, for sixteen years, planned and executed mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures and financings for middle-market corporations across the U.S. In
2001, the firm was sold to KeyCorp. He is currently
President of Wallach Capital Advisors which provides
investment oversight services for affiliates of the Gates Family. He also
serves as director on a number of other profit and nonprofit boards and is
active in numerous community organizations.
Marshall earned a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from
Dartmouth College in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army as an officer for three
years, and then earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business
Administration in 1970.
John Zimmerman, President
John was appointed President of Gates Capital Partners on
January 1, 2018. Prior to this
appointment, he served on the Board of Managers of GCP in 2016 and 2017. John is also President and Chief Investment
Officer of Crosscreek Capital Group
which provides investment oversight services for affiliates of the
Gates Family. He has been a Senior
Advisor to Oakhill Capital Partners since 2015. John served on the Board of Directors and
was Chief Financial Officer of Gates Corp. until December 21, 2014. Gates Corp. was a $3.0 billion, private
equity backed, global manufacturing and engineering business based in Denver,
CO. He also served as a Main Board
Director and Chief Financial Officer of Tomkins plc, (the parent company of
Gates Corp.) and played a lead role in the public-to-private leveraged buyout
of Tomkins in 2010. Tomkins was a
London based FTSE 100 and NYSE listed company.
John received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the
University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant (S.A.).
Prior to joining Tomkins, he had extensive experience in public
accounting, strategy consulting, corporate finance and mergers and
Managing Director, Private Equity
Karin brings eighteen years of
private equity experience including four years experience
making venture capital investments in software and Internet companies and
twelve years making LP commitments to buyout, venture capital, growth equity,
distressed debt, and secondary funds. Since 2004
she has led the Gates family to launch its private equity program within
Gates Capital Partners. Prior to working in the private equity field, Karin
worked as a management consultant with Parthenon Consulting and Spire Group.
Karin earned a Bachelor of
Science (International Relations) from Stanford University (1992) and an MBA
from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (1997) where she
graduated with Second Year Honors and focused on entrepreneurial
Private Equity Administrator
Joan joined Gates Capital
Partners in 2012 and works directly with the Manager of Private Equity, Karin
Kissane. Joan has over 15 years experience as a paralegal in corporate and
securities law, and recently worked for the
University of Colorado Hospital, managing their nursing Continuing Education
program. Joan received a Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration)
from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1978.
Laurie Wopat works directly with John Zimmerman and joined
the Gates offices in August of 2016.
Laurie has a 30-year career in business management, administration and
business development. Prior to joining
the Gates offices, Laurie managed a private practice specializing in Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery with locations in Colorado and Kansas.
Laurie earned an Associate Degree in Interior Design from
the Colorado Institute of Art in 1992.
She has had art work published in
“Builder/Architect – Colorado Edition,” the “Fort Collins,” and
advertisements for the Fort Collins Museum of Art.
BOARD OF MANAGERS
Merial is President of Gates Capital Management, LLC, the
parent company of Gates Capital Partners. Prior to joining Gates Capital
Management in 1998, she was responsible for managing private banking, trust
and investments for a large bank. She was previously a practicing CPA in both
Texas and Colorado specializing in the extractive industries, hospitality and
financial services; and she served as the Chief Auditor for a large Colorado
bank holding company. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National
Western Scholarship Trust, is a member of the National Western Junior
Livestock Auction Committee and the Board of the Ricks Center for Gifted
Children at the University of Denver. She is also actively
involved with other non-profit organizations and has served on numerous other
nonprofit boards and committees.
Merial holds a BSBA from the University of Denver. She is a member of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and represents Gates
Capital Management in the Institute of Private Investors.
Lanny began his career at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm
where he worked for 14 years, serving on its management and executive
committees. Lanny then became CEO of several related NYSE listed companies
during the next 18 years, including NL Industries (chemicals), Titanium
Metals Corporation and Baroid Corporation (oil
field services). In 2005 Lanny founded Platte River
Ventures, a private equity firm investing in small to mid
cap companies in aerospace, industrial services, metals, chemicals,
agricultural and other market segments.
Lanny is lead director of four NYSE companies: Apartment
Investment Management Company, Crown Castle International Inc. (cell towers),
Intrepid Potash Inc., and Halliburton Company. Lanny has long been involved
in the community and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Denver Art
Museum; Trustee of Northwestern University, Chair of Academic Affairs
Committee; Chairman of the Bonfils Stanton
Foundation; and Chairman Emeritus of Central City Opera House Association.
Lanny joined the GCP Board of Managers in 2011.
Lanny earned his B.S.B.A. (Economics) and J.D. at Northwestern
University. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Diane Wallach is a Manager and President of Cody Resources LP,
a real asset investment company that focuses on energy and agribusiness. She
also serves on the boards of Hat Creek Energy LLC, Gates Capital Partners,
LLC and Bear Creek Inc., a private trust company. Previously, she worked for
Citibank and held various positions at the Gates Rubber Company and Gates
Within the community, Diane currently serves on the boards of
the Gates Family Foundation and the Gates Frontiers Fund, both private
Colorado-based charitable organizations, IAALS (Institute for the Advancement
of the American Legal System, and Cardigan Mountain School. Previously, she
served on the boards of Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Outward Bound
School, Denver Art Museum Foundation, and Colorado Zoological Trust.
Diane earned both her bachelor's degree in human biology (1976)
and master's degree in business administration (1983) from Stanford
Wallach (bio above)
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