Marshall presides over GCP's Board of Managers. His career in management
spans over thirty-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
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 finance.
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.
Elizabeth Lovato works directly
with Marshall Wallach, and joined Wallach Capital Advisors in August 2013.
Elizabeth has a 14-year career supporting executives including the Assistant
Deputy Minister of Immigration for Alberta, Canada and the President of Spar
Aerospace. Prior to starting at Wallach Capital Advisors, Elizabeth started a
custom dog apparel company, Dolly’s Dog Boutique, named in memory of her
Alaskan Malamute, Dolly.
Elizabeth was born and raised in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and relocated to Denver in August of 2012 when she
married. Elizabeth and her husband enjoy spending time in the outdoors,
and are very involved in volunteering for community related initiatives.
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
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
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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