Tony Tamer

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

Tony Tamer is the founder and co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $31 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 one of the largest alternative investment firms in the middle market, H.I.G. has acquired and managed more than 300 companies worldwide since its founding in 1993. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $40 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 and Sao Paulo).

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 at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), a trustee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and a member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee. Mr. Tamer also serves on the Columbia Business School’s Board and on the advisory board of Columbia’s Tamer Center for Social Enterprise.

Mr. Tamer graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA, Stanford University with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree.