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TEAM

Harnessing the power of our collective expertise and network

Active in investing since
2004

Based In
Miami

GERO J. WITTEMANN

MANAGING PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

  • Born in Saarbruecken, Germany
  • Brought up in Europe, Switzerland, USA (Los Angeles, NY, St. Louis)
  • Graduated from WHU (Beisheim School of Management), spent time at HEC Lausanne and Washington University St. Louis (Olin School)
  • Track record of investing (>$5bn in equity) and leading private equity teams
  • Joined CVC Capital Partners (~€140b AUM) in Frankfurt in 2004, relocated to New York in 2007 to help start CVC’s North American business
  • Joined Hg (~$65b AUM) 2018 as co-head of the U.S. business and established North America tech investments team focusing on B2B software in just under four years
  • Served as Trustee of the Hg Foundation (focused on removing barriers to education and skills in technology)

Active in value creation since
2000

Based In
Miami

Francesco K. Barosi

MANAGING PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

  • Born in Piano di Sorrento, Italy
  • Brought up in Italy, Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia and USA (Berkeley)
  • Graduated in Economia e Commercio, Catholic University, Milan
  • Joined PriceWaterhouse in 1997. Specialized in cross-border transactions focused on Internet companies
  • Joined AT Kearney in 2000. Led various key workstreams to combine Fiat and GM powertrain operations in Europe and Latin America (Germany, Italy, Sweden, Brazil)
  • Joined AlixPartners in 2003, an advisory firm specializing in hands-on “when it really matters” operational improvement. Global Head of TMT and Head of Innovation, specialized in improving business performance across all ROIC levers in analog and digital dimensions.
  • At AlixPartners, formed and led a team of 20+ Software engineers building two major software platforms targeted at automating analytics and augmenting insights. Co-inventor of a novel computer-implemented system for generating radials hierarchical visualizations of organizational structures
  • Advised and supported more than 300 clients in the last 25 years to drive structural and sustainable EBITDA improvements
  • Former pro baseball player, kite surfer, tennis player, and avid reader