Steven J. Gilbert is Chairman of the Board of Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., a billion dollar private equity fund. He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of MidOcean Equity Partners, LP, Co Chairman of Birch Grove Capital, and until 2009, Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Sun Group (USA). From 1992 to 1997 he was the Founder and Managing General Partner of Soros Capital L.P., the principal venture capital and leveraged transaction entity of the Quantum Group of Funds, and a principal Advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd.
From 1988 through 1992 he was the Managing Director of Commonwealth Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity investment firm.
From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Gilbert was the Managing General Partner of Chemical Venture Partners (now CCMP), which he founded. Mr. Gilbert has 45 years of experience in private equity investing, investment banking and law. Mr. Gilbert was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1970 and practiced law at Goodwin Procter & Hoar in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an associate in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1972 to 1976, a vice President of Wertheim & Co., Inc. from 1976 to 1978 and a Managing Director of E.F. Hutton International from 1978 to 1980.
Mr. Gilbert was recently Chairman of the Board of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., the largest independent designer and manufacturer of driver control systems, True Temper Sports, a manufacturer of golf shafts and precision sports equipment, CoChairman of Stone Tower Capital Partners, a Director of J. O. Hambro Capital Management Group, and the Asian Infrastructure Fund. He is currently Chairman of CPM Holdings, a manufacturer of process equipment used for oilseed and processing and animal feed production, Chairman of Galvanized Brands, a magazine and book content provider, Senior Advisor to Continental Grain and a Director of MBIA, Inc . (MBINYSE), Lead Independent Director of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. (TPH NYSE), Lead Independent Director of The Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT – NYSE), Water Pik, Inc., Freshpet, Inc, Trade Informatics, LLC, Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Prostar Capital, an international infrastructure fund, an Advisory Board Member of
The Fairholme Partnership, L.P. and a Director of The Fairholme Fund (FAIRX).
Previously, Mr. Gilbert has been a Director of numerous companies, including Montpelier Re, Olympus Trust, Office Depot, Inc., Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., Parker Pen Limited, Piggly Wiggly Southern, Inc., Coast Community News, Inc., GTSDuratek, Founder of The Asian Infrastructure Fund, Magnavox Electronic Systems Company, UroMed Corporation, Star City Casino Holdings, Ltd., Katz Media Corporation, Airport Group International, Batavia Investment Management, Ltd., Affinity Financial Group, Inc., ESAT Telecom, Ltd., Colep Holding, Ltd., NFO Worldwide, Terra Nova (Bermuda) Holdings, Limited and VeritasDCG. He was the principal owner, Chairman and CEO of Lion’sGateFilmsfrom1980to1984. Mr.Gilberthasbeeninvolvedas the managing principal in the purchase, financing, operations and sale of over 150 businesses and infrastructure projects in the past 45 years.
Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America (East), the Council on Foreign Relations, The Russell 2020, the Global Agenda Council on Capital Flows of the World Economic Forum, the Golf Digest Course Ranking Panel, a Trustee of the New York University Langone Medical School, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute. He received a B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1967), a J.D. from the Harvard Law School (1970) and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business (1972).