Les BrownPartner at HGGC
Les Brown is a Partner of Palo Alto, California-based HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments across three flagship funds, and is the Managing Partner of HGGC’s Operational Resource Group.
Les sits on the Investment Committee and his current and past board member seats include Nutraceutical International Corporation, Survey Sampling International, Serena Software and hybris Software. In addition, Les is an integral part of HGGC’s investor relations effort and significantly managed HGGC’s $1.85 billion Fund III fundraise that closed in only 99 days at its hard cap in December 2016.
Prior to joining HGGC during its founding in 2007, Les was the Chief Financial Officer of sponsor-backed Neways International. Prior to working at Neways International, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Nutraceutical International Corporation, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: NUTR). Prior to Nutraceutical, Les was a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Les attended Brigham Young University, where he earned a Master of Accountancy with High Distinction and a Bachelor of Science with Honors, summa cum laude.