Joseph M. Gantz is Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director at Pine Brook Road Partners LLC. He co-founded the firm in July 2006.
Mr. Gantz has extensive experience in corporate senior management and is an experienced and successful investor. He served as the chairman and CEO of Empire Brushes, Inc., Seymour Housewares Corp. and PECO Pallet. In 1998, he became a founding partner of an SBIC fund focused on investing in creative retail concepts, consumer products and financial services companies. Mr. Gantz was previously employed as a Consultant by The Walnut Group and Chairman by Home Products International, Inc.
Mr. Gantz holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.