• Donald J. Gogel,

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Over his 25 years at CD&R, Mr. Gogel has led many of the Firm’s most successful investments. He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gogel served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a Managing Director at Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. He is Chairman of the Cancer Research Institute, Senior Vice Chairman of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and a member of the Dean’s Council of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Mr. Gogel holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M. Phil. in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


  • Kevin J. Conway,

    Managing Partner
    Mr. Conway is the Managing Partner of CD&R, a member of the Management Committee and the Chairman of the Firm’s Investment Committee, which evaluates all potential new investments. Throughout his 20 years at CD&R, Mr. Conway has been active in a number of the Firm’s investments and organizational initiatives and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on all aspects of the Firm’s operations. Previously, Mr. Conway was a senior member of the Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mergers and Acquisitions Department and later, the Chief of Staff of the Investment Banking division. Mr. Conway is a graduate of Amherst College and holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


  • Michael G. Babiarz


    Mr. Babiarz has been with the Firm for 25 years and specializes in structuring complex financings and managing the Firm’s relationships with debt providers. He has played a major role in all of the Firm’s investments during his tenure, including Alliant, Allison Engine, AssuraMed, Atkore, B&M Retail, BCA, Brand, David’s Bridal, Diversey, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, Hertz, Hussmann, John Deere Landscapes, Lexmark, Mauser, NCI Building Systems, PharMEDium, Rexel, Sally Beauty, ServiceMaster, Solenis, SPIE, Univar, US Foods and Wilsonart. Previously, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


  • Vindi Banga


    Mr. Banga joined CD&R’s London office in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever. He is currently the Chairman of Mauser. He is the former President, Foods, Home and Personal Care and member of the Unilever plc Executive Board. He led the creation of a One Unilever Global Foods, Home & Personal Care Global Category Organization, responsible for innovation and marketing mix development across 170 countries for all 270 Unilever brands, and he was responsible for Unilever’s sustainability agenda. Previously, Mr. Banga served as President, Home and Personal Care Asia and as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever’s operating company in India. Mr. Banga played the lead operating role on the Firm’s successful investment in Diversey and helped establish the Firm’s joint venture in India. He has been on the Prime Minister of India’s Council of Trade & Industry since 2004. He is a Director of B&M Retail, Marks and Spencer Group plc and Thomson Reuters. Mr. Banga holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management.


  • James G. Berges


    Mr. Berges joined the Firm in 2006 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Vice Chairman and President at Emerson Electric Co., where he led corporate growth and development activities and was responsible for the company’s motors and appliance components, industrial automation, and network power businesses. Prior to Emerson, he worked at General Electric Company. Mr. Berges served as Chairman of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. during CD&R’s investment in the company, from 2006 to 2012. He is Chairman of HD Supply, Inc. and Hussmann International, Inc. and serves on the boards of Atkore International, NCI Building Systems, Inc. and PPG Industries, Inc. Mr. Berges is Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Board of NCI Building Systems. He is former Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and also received a presidential appointment to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations in March 2005. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.


  • Thomas C. Franco


    Mr. Franco joined CD&R in 2006 after advising the Firm for 15 years. He is responsible for managing relationships with critical external stake-holders, including limited partners. He leads the fundraising team and is involved in related capital access activities. He serves on the board of the Private Capital Research Institute, a not-for-profit corporation focused on advancing the understanding of private capital’s role in the global economy, and Privcap, a producer of online content for participants in the private capital markets. Previously, Mr. Franco served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadgate Consultants, an advisor to private equity managers, which he founded in 1987 in conjunction with U.K.-based securities firm Hoare Govett. He has successfully launched a global publishing business, PEI Media, serving the alternative asset industry and, earlier, practiced corporate law. Mr. Franco holds a J.D. from Fordham University and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.


  • Kenneth A. Giuriceo


    Mr. Giuriceo has been with CD&R for 11 years. He plays a leading role in the Firm’s investments in David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, John Deere Landscapes and ServiceMaster as he did with the investment in Sally Beauty. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Giuriceo worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a Director of David’s Bridal, Envision, Healogics, John Deere Landscapes and ServiceMaster and a former Director of Sally Beauty. Mr. Giuriceo earned a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Marco Herbst


    Mr. Herbst joined the Firm’s London office in 2006. He plays a key role in several of the Firm’s investments, including B&M Retail and BCA. Previously, he worked for Duke Street Capital, where his responsibilities included transaction origination, execution and transformation. Mr. Herbst also worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., advising financial institutions across Europe on acquisitions as well as debt and equity transactions. He is a Director of BCA and B&M. Mr. Herbst is a graduate of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy.


  • George K. Jaquette


    Mr. Jaquette joined the Firm in 1999. He plays a leading role in the Firm’s investments in PharMEDium, Solenis and Univar, serving as a Director of those companies. Mr. Jaquette was instrumental in the acquisitions and subsequent sales of AssuraMed, Diversey and VWR. Previously, he worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He also worked at K Capital Management, a multi-strategy investment firm. Mr. Jaquette earned a B.S. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Fred Kindle


    Mr Kindle joined CD&R in 2008 and is based in London. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of electrical and automation equipment, systems and services. Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Kindle served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer Ltd, a global industrial engineering and manufacturing company, from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Kindle served at McKinsey & Company in New York and Zurich. He serves as Chairman of Exova and BCA and is a member of the boards of Zurich Insurance Group, VZ Holding Ltd and Stadler Rail Ltd. Mr. Kindle graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with a masters degree in engineering. He earned an M.B.A. at Northwestern University.


  • John Krenicki, Jr.


    Mr. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman of Wilsonart International, Chairman of The ServiceMaster Company, Chairman of CHC Group Ltd. and Lead Director of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. He is a former Vice Chairman of GE and former President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Energy. His responsibilities included oversight of GE’s Oil & Gas, Power and Water, and Energy Management businesses, which employed more than 100,000 people in over 165 countries and represented more than $51 billion in revenue. He held a number of leadership roles with GE prior to joining GE Energy, including President & CEO of GE Plastics and President & CEO of GE Transportation Systems and served as a director of GE Capital. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Management from Purdue University.


  • Edward M. Liddy


    Mr. Liddy joined CD&R in January 2008 and serves as Chairman of US Foods. At the request of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Liddy served as interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group, Inc. from September 2008 to August 2009. Mr. Liddy served The Allstate Corporation for many years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and other senior executive positions, leading the initial public offering and 1995 spin-off from Sears, Roebuck and Co. and guiding Allstate through this transformation. Previously, Mr. Liddy served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President-Operating of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and as Chief Financial Officer of G. D. Searle & Co. He is a Director of 3M Company, The Boeing Company, Abbott Laboratories and ServiceMaster. He is Chairman emeritus of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and serves on the boards of Northwestern University and the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a life trustee and former national Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Mr. Liddy holds a B.A. from Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.


  • David A. Novak


    Mr. Novak has been with CD&R for 18 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Based in London, he is the lead financial partner responsible for B&M Retail, BCA, Mauser and Rexel, as he was for Jafra until its sale to Vorwerk & Co. in 2004. He also co-led negotiations in the Firm’s public-to-private acquisition of Brakes. Mr. Novak is currently a Director of B&M, BCA and Mauser. Previously, Mr. Novak worked in the private equity and investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and for the Central European Development Corporation, a private equity investment firm. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Paul S. Pressler


    Mr. Pressler joined CD&R in 2009 and is currently Chairman of David’s Bridal and John Deere Landscapes. As Chairman of AssuraMed from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Pressler worked closely with management to improve business performance, ultimately resulting in CD&R’s sale of the company to Cardinal Health. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Pressler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc. Previously, he spent 15 years in senior leadership roles with The Walt Disney Company, including Chairman of the global theme park and resorts division, President of Disneyland and President of The Disney Stores. Mr. Pressler serves on the board of The DryBar, Inc. and holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta.


  • Roberto Quarta


    Mr. Quarta has been with CD&R for 13 years and is Chairman of CD&R Europe. Based in London, he plays the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment SPIE, where he is non-executive director. Mr. Quarta is Chairman of IMI plc, a global leader in engineering solutions, and Smith & Nephew plc, a global medical technology business. He is a member of the Investment Committee of Fondo Strategico Italiano. Mr. Quarta served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rexel during CD&R’s ownership of the company from 2005 to 2014. Prior to CD&R, he served as CEO of BBA Group plc from 1993 to 2001, leading the successful restructuring and reorganising of the company and continuing to serve as Chairman from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Quarta also held various senior leadership positions with BTR plc and served on the board of directors. He was formerly a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler Corp, Azure Dynamics Corp, Equant NV and PowerGen plc. Mr. Quarta is a graduate and a Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross.


  • Christian Rochat


    Mr. Rochat joined CD&R in 2004 and is based in London. Mr. Rochat led the acquisitions of Exova and SPIE and is a Director of both companies. He also led the sale of Brakes and served as a Director of the company. Prior to joining CD&R, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and a Director at Schroder Ventures (now Permira). He also worked in the London and New York offices of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in law from the Université de Lausanne, as well as an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


  • Richard J. Schnall


    Mr. Schnall has been with CD&R for 19 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led the acquisitions and subsequent sales of AssuraMed, Diversey, Sally Beauty and VWR; the acquisitions of David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, PharMEDium and US Foods; and the public-to-private negotiation for and acquisition of Brakes. As a board member of Alliant, he led negotiations which resulted in its profitable sale. Previously, Mr. Schnall worked in the investment banking divisions of Smith Barney & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. He is a Director of David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, PharMEDium and US Foods. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Nathan K. Sleeper


    Mr. Sleeper has been with CD&R for 14 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led, co-led or was otherwise integral to CD&R’s investments in Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, Wilsonart International, Roofing Supply Group, Hussmann International, Atkore International, NCI Building Systems, US Foods, Hertz, Culligan and Brakes. He currently serves as a director of Atkore, Brand, Hussmann, NCI, RSG, US Foods and Wilsonart. He has also been integral to sale or merger transactions for Alliant Foodservice and Jafra. Prior to CD&R, he worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and at investment firm Tiger Management. Mr. Sleeper holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Sonja Terraneo


    Ms. Terraneo joined CD&R in 2011 and is based in Europe. She plays a leading role in the Firm’s investment in Mauser, where she serves as a Director. Previously, she was a partner and Global Head of Industrials at Permira. Prior to Permira, Ms. Terraneo worked at Cinven, where she was a partner, and at Schroder Ventures, Permira’s predecessor. She earned an M.B.A. degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and also participated in Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.


  • David H. Wasserman


    Mr. Wasserman has been with CD&R for 16 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led CD&R’s investments in John Deere Landscapes, Univar, ServiceMaster, Hertz, and Culligan. He also worked on BCA and helped establish the Firm’s joint venture in India. As a Director of Kinko’s, he led the profitable sale to FedEx. He is currently a Director of John Deere Landscapes, Univar, ServiceMaster and Solenis. Before joining CD&R, Mr. Wasserman worked at Goldman Sachs in the principal investment area and as a management consultant at Monitor Company. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.



  • Donald J. Gogel,

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Over his 25 years at CD&R, Mr. Gogel has led many of the Firm’s most successful investments. He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gogel served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a Managing Director at Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. He is Chairman of the Cancer Research Institute, Senior Vice Chairman of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and a member of the Dean’s Council of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Mr. Gogel holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M. Phil. in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


  • Kevin J. Conway,

    Managing Partner
    Mr. Conway is the Managing Partner of CD&R, a member of the Management Committee and the Chairman of the Firm’s Investment Committee, which evaluates all potential new investments. Throughout his 20 years at CD&R, Mr. Conway has been active in a number of the Firm’s investments and organizational initiatives and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on all aspects of the Firm’s operations. Previously, Mr. Conway was a senior member of the Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mergers and Acquisitions Department and later, the Chief of Staff of the Investment Banking division. Mr. Conway is a graduate of Amherst College and holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


  • Michael G. Babiarz


    Mr. Babiarz has been with the Firm for 25 years and specializes in structuring complex financings and managing the Firm’s relationships with debt providers. He has played a major role in all of the Firm’s investments during his tenure, including Alliant, Allison Engine, AssuraMed, Atkore, B&M Retail, BCA, Brand, David’s Bridal, Diversey, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, Hertz, Hussmann, John Deere Landscapes, Lexmark, Mauser, NCI Building Systems, PharMEDium, Rexel, Sally Beauty, ServiceMaster, Solenis, SPIE, Univar, US Foods and Wilsonart. Previously, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


  • Vindi Banga


    Mr. Banga joined CD&R’s London office in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever. He is currently the Chairman of Mauser. He is the former President, Foods, Home and Personal Care and member of the Unilever plc Executive Board. He led the creation of a One Unilever Global Foods, Home & Personal Care Global Category Organization, responsible for innovation and marketing mix development across 170 countries for all 270 Unilever brands, and he was responsible for Unilever’s sustainability agenda. Previously, Mr. Banga served as President, Home and Personal Care Asia and as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever’s operating company in India. Mr. Banga played the lead operating role on the Firm’s successful investment in Diversey and helped establish the Firm’s joint venture in India. He has been on the Prime Minister of India’s Council of Trade & Industry since 2004. He is a Director of B&M Retail, Marks and Spencer Group plc and Thomson Reuters. Mr. Banga holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management.


  • James G. Berges


    Mr. Berges joined the Firm in 2006 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Vice Chairman and President at Emerson Electric Co., where he led corporate growth and development activities and was responsible for the company’s motors and appliance components, industrial automation, and network power businesses. Prior to Emerson, he worked at General Electric Company. Mr. Berges served as Chairman of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. during CD&R’s investment in the company, from 2006 to 2012. He is Chairman of HD Supply, Inc. and Hussmann International, Inc. and serves on the boards of Atkore International, NCI Building Systems, Inc. and PPG Industries, Inc. Mr. Berges is Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Board of NCI Building Systems. He is former Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and also received a presidential appointment to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations in March 2005. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.


  • Thomas C. Franco


    Mr. Franco joined CD&R in 2006 after advising the Firm for 15 years. He is responsible for managing relationships with critical external stake-holders, including limited partners. He leads the fundraising team and is involved in related capital access activities. He serves on the board of the Private Capital Research Institute, a not-for-profit corporation focused on advancing the understanding of private capital’s role in the global economy, and Privcap, a producer of online content for participants in the private capital markets. Previously, Mr. Franco served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadgate Consultants, an advisor to private equity managers, which he founded in 1987 in conjunction with U.K.-based securities firm Hoare Govett. He has successfully launched a global publishing business, PEI Media, serving the alternative asset industry and, earlier, practiced corporate law. Mr. Franco holds a J.D. from Fordham University and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.


  • Kenneth A. Giuriceo


    Mr. Giuriceo has been with CD&R for 11 years. He plays a leading role in the Firm’s investments in David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, John Deere Landscapes and ServiceMaster as he did with the investment in Sally Beauty. Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Giuriceo worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a Director of David’s Bridal, Envision, Healogics, John Deere Landscapes and ServiceMaster and a former Director of Sally Beauty. Mr. Giuriceo earned a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Marco Herbst


    Mr. Herbst joined the Firm’s London office in 2006. He plays a key role in several of the Firm’s investments, including B&M Retail and BCA. Previously, he worked for Duke Street Capital, where his responsibilities included transaction origination, execution and transformation. Mr. Herbst also worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., advising financial institutions across Europe on acquisitions as well as debt and equity transactions. He is a Director of BCA and B&M. Mr. Herbst is a graduate of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy.


  • George K. Jaquette


    Mr. Jaquette joined the Firm in 1999. He plays a leading role in the Firm’s investments in PharMEDium, Solenis and Univar, serving as a Director of those companies. Mr. Jaquette was instrumental in the acquisitions and subsequent sales of AssuraMed, Diversey and VWR. Previously, he worked in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He also worked at K Capital Management, a multi-strategy investment firm. Mr. Jaquette earned a B.S. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Fred Kindle


    Mr Kindle joined CD&R in 2008 and is based in London. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of electrical and automation equipment, systems and services. Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Kindle served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer Ltd, a global industrial engineering and manufacturing company, from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Kindle served at McKinsey & Company in New York and Zurich. He serves as Chairman of Exova and BCA and is a member of the boards of Zurich Insurance Group, VZ Holding Ltd and Stadler Rail Ltd. Mr. Kindle graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with a masters degree in engineering. He earned an M.B.A. at Northwestern University.


  • John Krenicki, Jr.


    Mr. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman of Wilsonart International, Chairman of The ServiceMaster Company, Chairman of CHC Group Ltd. and Lead Director of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. He is a former Vice Chairman of GE and former President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Energy. His responsibilities included oversight of GE’s Oil & Gas, Power and Water, and Energy Management businesses, which employed more than 100,000 people in over 165 countries and represented more than $51 billion in revenue. He held a number of leadership roles with GE prior to joining GE Energy, including President & CEO of GE Plastics and President & CEO of GE Transportation Systems and served as a director of GE Capital. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Management from Purdue University.


  • Edward M. Liddy


    Mr. Liddy joined CD&R in January 2008 and serves as Chairman of US Foods. At the request of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Liddy served as interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group, Inc. from September 2008 to August 2009. Mr. Liddy served The Allstate Corporation for many years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and other senior executive positions, leading the initial public offering and 1995 spin-off from Sears, Roebuck and Co. and guiding Allstate through this transformation. Previously, Mr. Liddy served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President-Operating of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and as Chief Financial Officer of G. D. Searle & Co. He is a Director of 3M Company, The Boeing Company, Abbott Laboratories and ServiceMaster. He is Chairman emeritus of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and serves on the boards of Northwestern University and the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a life trustee and former national Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Mr. Liddy holds a B.A. from Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.


  • David A. Novak


    Mr. Novak has been with CD&R for 18 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Based in London, he is the lead financial partner responsible for B&M Retail, BCA, Mauser and Rexel, as he was for Jafra until its sale to Vorwerk & Co. in 2004. He also co-led negotiations in the Firm’s public-to-private acquisition of Brakes. Mr. Novak is currently a Director of B&M, BCA and Mauser. Previously, Mr. Novak worked in the private equity and investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and for the Central European Development Corporation, a private equity investment firm. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Paul S. Pressler


    Mr. Pressler joined CD&R in 2009 and is currently Chairman of David’s Bridal and John Deere Landscapes. As Chairman of AssuraMed from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Pressler worked closely with management to improve business performance, ultimately resulting in CD&R’s sale of the company to Cardinal Health. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Pressler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc. Previously, he spent 15 years in senior leadership roles with The Walt Disney Company, including Chairman of the global theme park and resorts division, President of Disneyland and President of The Disney Stores. Mr. Pressler serves on the board of The DryBar, Inc. and holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta.


  • Roberto Quarta


    Mr. Quarta has been with CD&R for 13 years and is Chairman of CD&R Europe. Based in London, he plays the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment SPIE, where he is non-executive director. Mr. Quarta is Chairman of IMI plc, a global leader in engineering solutions, and Smith & Nephew plc, a global medical technology business. He is a member of the Investment Committee of Fondo Strategico Italiano. Mr. Quarta served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rexel during CD&R’s ownership of the company from 2005 to 2014. Prior to CD&R, he served as CEO of BBA Group plc from 1993 to 2001, leading the successful restructuring and reorganising of the company and continuing to serve as Chairman from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Quarta also held various senior leadership positions with BTR plc and served on the board of directors. He was formerly a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler Corp, Azure Dynamics Corp, Equant NV and PowerGen plc. Mr. Quarta is a graduate and a Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross.


  • Christian Rochat


    Mr. Rochat joined CD&R in 2004 and is based in London. Mr. Rochat led the acquisitions of Exova and SPIE and is a Director of both companies. He also led the sale of Brakes and served as a Director of the company. Prior to joining CD&R, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and a Director at Schroder Ventures (now Permira). He also worked in the London and New York offices of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in law from the Université de Lausanne, as well as an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


  • Richard J. Schnall


    Mr. Schnall has been with CD&R for 19 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led the acquisitions and subsequent sales of AssuraMed, Diversey, Sally Beauty and VWR; the acquisitions of David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, PharMEDium and US Foods; and the public-to-private negotiation for and acquisition of Brakes. As a board member of Alliant, he led negotiations which resulted in its profitable sale. Previously, Mr. Schnall worked in the investment banking divisions of Smith Barney & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. He is a Director of David’s Bridal, Envision Healthcare, Healogics, PharMEDium and US Foods. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Nathan K. Sleeper


    Mr. Sleeper has been with CD&R for 14 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led, co-led or was otherwise integral to CD&R’s investments in Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, Wilsonart International, Roofing Supply Group, Hussmann International, Atkore International, NCI Building Systems, US Foods, Hertz, Culligan and Brakes. He currently serves as a director of Atkore, Brand, Hussmann, NCI, RSG, US Foods and Wilsonart. He has also been integral to sale or merger transactions for Alliant Foodservice and Jafra. Prior to CD&R, he worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and at investment firm Tiger Management. Mr. Sleeper holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


  • Sonja Terraneo


    Ms. Terraneo joined CD&R in 2011 and is based in Europe. She plays a leading role in the Firm’s investment in Mauser, where she serves as a Director. Previously, she was a partner and Global Head of Industrials at Permira. Prior to Permira, Ms. Terraneo worked at Cinven, where she was a partner, and at Schroder Ventures, Permira’s predecessor. She earned an M.B.A. degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and also participated in Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.


  • David H. Wasserman


    Mr. Wasserman has been with CD&R for 16 years and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. He led CD&R’s investments in John Deere Landscapes, Univar, ServiceMaster, Hertz, and Culligan. He also worked on BCA and helped establish the Firm’s joint venture in India. As a Director of Kinko’s, he led the profitable sale to FedEx. He is currently a Director of John Deere Landscapes, Univar, ServiceMaster and Solenis. Before joining CD&R, Mr. Wasserman worked at Goldman Sachs in the principal investment area and as a management consultant at Monitor Company. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.