Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer
Founder and Co-CEO, H.I.G. Capital LLC, Florida

Tony Tamer is the founder and co-chief executive officer of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management. The firm operates a family of private equity, growth equity, real estate, credit/special situations, and lending and syndicated credit funds. As the largest alternative investment firm in the lower-middle market, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 250 companies worldwide since its founding in 1993. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 80 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. H.I.G. has offices in the US (Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco); Europe (London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, and Paris); and South America (Rio de Janeiro). 

Prior to founding H.I.G., Mr. Tamer was a partner at Bain & Company in Boston, where he developed business unit and operating strategies and led acquisition and divestiture activities for Fortune 500 clients. He has also held marketing, engineering, and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Mr. Tamer is a member of the Dean’s Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Dean’s Council of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.