HGGC is a private equity firm that has built up a global presence since 2007 when the company was initially founded in Palo Alto, California. The privately held firm currently oversees a wealth of successful portfolio companies that have in excess of 60 thousand employees under their employ. Throughout its history, the company has been involved in platform investments and liquidity events as well as many recapitalizations. A huge part of the massive success that HGGC has achieved just over a decade is due to its world-class leadership team. One of the firm’s leaders and founders is also a world-famous sports legend. This is former football champion, Steve Young.
Rich Lawson is a co-founder at HGGC and serves as Chief Executive Officer. His influence on the development of the firm has been of major significance as he has been involved in every phase of development since the 2007 founding date. Over that time, Rich has served as a chairman on many of the boards that manage HGGS’s numerous portfolio businesses. He is also noted for his generous dedication to a number of philanthropic outlets such as the Forever Young Foundation and the Capital Impact Foundation.
WATCH: Steve Young on his journey from @NFL's @49ers to co-founding a global @privateequity firm that oversees portfolio companies that employ more than 62,000 employees worldwide – https://t.co/ztKzHZHry0
— HGGC (@HGGC_LLC) May 10, 2018
Bob Gay is a co-founder with HGGC as well as the firm’s current executive director. He has a wealth of experience in the private equity sector that extends back to 1986 and his past experience includes work that he did with respected firms such as Bain Capital.
Gregory Benson is a co-founder at HGGC as current Managing Partner. He has been a critical piece of the highly respected and knowledgeable leadership team that has led the firm to such extensive success over the last decade.
Steve Young might be known most for his past athletic glory, but he is also a co-founder and Managing Partner with HGGC. Steve has a respected history in the private equity industry. His past experience includes his role as a co-founder of Sorenson Capital. He has also served as a member of Northgage Capital, LLC. Steve is well known for his dedication to philanthropy, particularly his Forever Young Foundation which works with children worldwide.