Genstar Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based middle-market private equity firm, has announced three senior promotions.
Katie Solomon will become to Managing Director, Talent Management; Melissa Dickerson, has been promoted to CFO and Managing Director, Operations; and Ben Marshall, to Principal.
Ms. Solomon joined Genstar in 2011 and works across the firm’s portfolio to help drive growth through the identification and acquisition of talent. She also manages Genstar Capital’s recruiting relationships. Prior to joining Genstar Capital in 2011, she was Vice President, Human Capital and Investor Relations at Vector Capital. Previously, she worked in executive search at Russell Reynolds Associates and before that led the marketing team at Harvard Business School Career Services and directed the global investment banking recruiting department at Robertson Stephens. She began her career as a Consultant with Bain & Company.
Ms. Dickerson joined Genstar in 2004 and as the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Operations, is responsible for finance & accounting, regulatory compliance, risk management, technology and administration. Prior to joining Genstar, she was the Controller of American Industrial Partners. Prior to AIP, Ms. Dickerson worked at Deloitte as a Senior Accountant focused on businesses in the financial services industry, where she obtained her CPA license in March 1999.
Mr. Marshall helps to identify, evaluate and execute acquisition and investment opportunities. He originally joined Genstar Capital in 2010 as an Associate and re-joined the firm in 2014 after receiving his MBA. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Peter J. Solomon.
Led by Jean-Pierre Conte, Chairman and Managing Director, and J. Ryan Clark, President and Managing Director, Genstar Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries,
It manages funds with total capital commitments of over $5 billion.