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      Gabriel Mesanza

      Partner, Performance Enhancement

      Gabe plays a critical role in driving operational and financial improvement, and leveraging resources across all of Huron’s portfolio companies.  He works closely with existing portfolio company management teams to define and achieve “full potential” financial performance, and drive operational transformations at the companies where needed.  He has a focus on cost and operating margin improvement, post-acquisition integration, end-to-end supply chain management, sourcing & procurement, manufacturing & operational excellence, quality and service, and ERP implementations.

      Experience

      Gabe has extensive experience across various industries and facets of company operations. Prior to Huron Capital, Gabe held multiple senior operating roles in Private Equity portfolio companies, including VP of Quality, VP of Operations, COO, and CEO. He was also COO of Rivian Automotive, an electric vehicle startup based in Detroit, where he led the acquisition of the former Mitsubishi assembly facility in Normal, Illinois. Gabe spent 11 years in consulting, with roles at Deloitte, KPMG, and Alvarez & Marsal, working on a number of performance improvement, M&A, and interim management roles. Gabe began his career at 19 years old in a General Motors stamping facility and then moved onto roles in manufacturing, product development, product planning, and purchasing.

      Education

      B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Automotive Engineering from Kettering University; Masters of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

      Fun Fact About Gabe

      Gabe was born in São Paulo, Brazil to Uruguayan parents and grew up in Miami, so ‘where are you from?’ questions can get long-winded. He is currently hoping to transition from being a rough carpenter to being a cabinet maker and eventually a furniture maker, but definitely needs more power tools. Gabe enjoys traveling and doing fun activities with his wife and daughter.