January 2018Berkshire Partners Announces New Managing Directors
Boston, Massachusetts, January 4, 2018 — Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Blake Gottesman and Sam Spirn were appointed Managing Directors effective January 1, 2018. They join the 22 current Managing Directors of Berkshire in managing the firm and its affiliated investment funds. The firm’s 24 Managing Directors have an average tenure of 17 years with the firm.
Mr. Gottesman originally joined Berkshire in 2007 as a Summer Associate and returned to Berkshire in 2009 after graduating from business school. Mr. Gottesman has extensive experience with Berkshire’s consumer products and retail, communications, and industrial companies. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. Gottesman served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House and as a Special Assistant and Personal Aide to former U.S. President George W. Bush. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Spirn originally joined Berkshire in 2009 and has extensive experience with Berkshire’s healthcare, consumer products and retail, and communications companies. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. Spirn worked in private equity at Summit Partners. He received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Berkshire’s investment staff is comprised of professionals who have a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including operations, consulting and finance. The original team, which came together in the mid-1980s, has expanded significantly as the firm’s capital base and investment scope have grown. Collectively, the firm benefits from its shared experiences, insights and relationships as it pursues its investment activities.
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Source: Business Wire
Title: Berkshire Partners Announces New Managing Directors
Date Published: January 4, 2018
Date Accessed: January 4, 2018