Erik Ragatz

Managing Director at Hellman and Friedman

Erik Ragatz is a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman. His primary focus is on distribution-related sectors, across both retail and wholesale segments. He is responsible for broader coverage of the North American industrial sector, and brings additional experience in the energy, financial services, and healthcare industries. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated Materials, LLC. He was formerly a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goodman Global, Inc. and Director of LPL Investment Holdings, Inc., Sheridan Holdings, Inc., and Texas Genco LLC. He was also active in the Firm’s investments in Arch Capital Group Ltd., Digitas, Inc., Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A.S., and Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Mr. Ragatz was employed by Bain Capital in Boston and Sydney. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company in San Francisco.

Mr. Ragatz graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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