Our Founders and investment team have extensive experience and successful track records at all levels of the financial services industry – public and private financial institutions, private equity, hedge funds, merchant banking, real estate, structured finance, asset management, mortgage finance, and banking. They have experience starting, investing in, recapitalizing, managing, taking public and selling companies in substantially all segments of the financial services industry. In addition, the Principals have extensive experience in government working on economic, financial and regulatory policy focused on the financial services industry.
Matthew Botein is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GPC. Prior to founding GPC, Mr. Botein was Co-head and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Investors, the alternative investing unit of asset manager BlackRock Inc. In that capacity, he directly oversaw investments in opportunistic strategies, as well as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and alternative solutions, totaling in excess of $117 billion. Prior to his role at BlackRock, he was a partner at hedge fund Highfields Capital Management and a principal in the private equity department of The Blackstone Group. He has been instrumental in the formation, acquisition or development of numerous financial services enterprises, including PennyMac Financial Services Inc., Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, ABR Reinsurance Limited, Cyrus Reinsurance Limited and Northeast Bancorp. He currently serves on the boards of PennyMac, Aspen and Northeast Bancorp, as a strategic advisor to technology-enabled real estate investment platform Cadre Inc., and as a Senior Advisor to BlackRock Inc. He previously served on the boards of First American Corporation and CoreLogic Inc., as well as numerous private companies. He also serves as a trustee of Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and on the investment committee of both institutions, chairing that of Boston Medical Center. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility for Harvard University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, where he was awarded Baker and Loeb scholarships.
Lewis A. (Lee) Sachs
Lewis A. (Lee) Sachs Lewis A. (Lee) Sachs is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GPC. Prior to founding GPC, Mr. Sachs was Co-Founder and Chairman of Alliance Partners, an asset management and advisory firm, where he served as CEO until 2015 and continues to serve as a director. Previously, he served at the U.S. Treasury Department as Counselor to the Secretary and Head of the Financial Crisis Response Team, leading the development and coordination of the Obama administration’s efforts to stabilize the financial system in the wake of the recent financial crisis. Before serving at Treasury, Mr. Sachs was a Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Mariner Investment Group. He also served as the CEO of Cornerstone Asset Management and, until 2003, as Vice Chairman of Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management firm. During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Sachs was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets. Until 1998, Mr. Sachs was a Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Capital Markets and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bear, Stearns Companies Inc. Mr. Sachs is a Trustee and graduate of Denison University.