Gary focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest including technology, consumer, business services and media. Gary’s current investments include Bailey44 and Topo Athletic. Gary was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in PCA Skin (acquired by Colgate-Palmolive), The Learning Experience (acquired by Golden Gate Capital), and Turnitin (acquired by Advance).
Prior to joining Norwest, Gary was an investment banking associate in the Technology and Services group at Robert W. Baird & Co. in Chicago. In this role, he advised companies on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and other strategic opportunities. Before that, Gary was a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Gary holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor of science in finance, with a specialization in energy, from Tulane University.
Get to Know Gary
What was your first job?
I attempted to start an insurance business when I was 7.
What is something people may not know about you?
I am a minority owner of an NFL franchise.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” - Robert Louis Stevenson