Metalmark Capital is a growth equity investment firm providing capital and strategic support to business owners executives for almost 30 years, with particular focus on founder-owned companies in the middle market.

The Firm was founded to independently manage the Morgan Stanley Capital Partner funds and to employ and implement the same successful investment strategy through the Metalmark Capital Partner funds and activities.

Having managed in excess of $8 billion through its current and predecessor funds, Metalmark Capital has become the preferred partner for owners and executives looking to launch, build and grow their companies.

Our Team

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Howard I. Hoffen
Chairman & CEO

Howard Hoffen is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1985 and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1986. He oversaw the private equity businesses of Morgan Stanley, including Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Venture Partners and Global Emerging Markets. Mr. Hoffen was formerly a member of the Management Committee for Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Mr. Hoffen is a director of Aqua Capital, Camin Cargo Control, EnerSys, Innovetive Petcare, Mastronardi Produce, Monarch Midstream, Northeast Natural Energy, PetroSantander, Premier Research, PTW Energy Services, Renewable Biofuels, and Sebela Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Hoffen has also served as a director of Aegis Sciences Corporation, Allegiance Telecom, Amerin, Burlington Industries, Cantera Resources, Catalytica, Catalytica Energy Systems, Coltec, Collagen Matrix, Concert Capital, CP Power, Direct Response, Healogics, Highlands Gas Corporation, Hoffmaster, Homesite Group, Interstate Natural Gas, Jones Energy, Kissner Milling Company, Maxum Petroleum, Melissa & Doug, MeriCap, Mountain Gas Resources, Noos, Ocwen Structured Investments, Pacific Coast Energy, Randalls, Reliance Gathering, Somerset Energy, Tegrant, Triana Energy/Columbia Natural Resources, Union Drilling, Valagro, Vanguard Health Systems, and WorldStrides.

Mr. Hoffen received a B.S. in Engineering from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Kenneth F. Clifford
Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Clifford is a former Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Venture Partners and Global Emerging Markets. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1981 and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1986. He was formerly a member of the Investment Committee for the Morgan Stanley Global Emerging Markets Fund. Mr. Clifford served as a director of EnerSys and Ingenuity Systems.

Mr. Clifford received a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Michael C. Hoffman
Partner

Michael Hoffman is a former Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1986 in the Strategic Planning Group prior to joining Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1990. He is a former Chief Operating Officer of MSCP, and a former member of the Investment Committee for the Morgan Stanley Global Emerging Markets Fund. Mr. Hoffman has also served as a director of Aventine Renewable Energy, EnerSys, HDT Global, Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, eAccess and several other companies.

Mr. Hoffman received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

Gregory D. Myers
Partner

Greg Myers is a Partner at Metalmark Capital. Mr. Myers was previously a senior investment professional at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Myers is a director of Monarch Midstream, Northeast Natural Energy, PetroSantander, PTW Energy Services, and Reliance Gathering. Mr. Myers has also served as director of Cantera Resources, Concert Capital, CP Power, Jones Energy, Maxum Petroleum, MeriCap Credit, Ocwen Structured Investments, Pacific Coast Energy, Triana Energy/Columbia Natural Resources and Union Drilling.

Mr. Myers received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Vanessa L. Adler
Principal and Director of Investor Relations

Vanessa Adler is a former Vice President and Director of Investor Relations of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. She joined Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1995.

Ms. Adler received a B.A. in English and Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from New York University.

Henry Elefter
Principal

Henry Elefter is a Principal at Metalmark Capital. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Global Infrastructure Partners and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley and Jefferies & Company.

Mr. Elefter received a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, with High Distinction, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

David J. Boudo
Principal

David Boudo is a Principal of Metalmark Capital responsible for financial and operational activities since its formation in 2004. Mr. Boudo was previously a Vice President of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Boudo served in various capacities at Glencore International (LSE: GLEN) and GAMCO Investors (NYSE: GBL; formerly Gabelli Asset Management Company).

Mr. Boudo received a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Fairfield University.

M. Glen Itwaru
Principal

M. Glen Itwaru is a Principal of Metalmark Capital responsible for financial, operational and technology activities since its formation in 2004. Mr. Itwaru is a former Financial Associate of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, which he joined in 1996. Mr. Itwaru received a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University.

Peter Singh
Principal

Peter Singh is a Principal with Metalmark Capital. Prior to Peter’s current role, he served as Chief Financial Officer and was a founding executive of Bridge Energy LLC. Earlier, he spent several years as Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Coast Energy Company, a Metalmark portfolio company. Prior to his time at Pacific Coast, Peter was an Associate at Metalmark. He started his career as an Analyst in the M&A group at Gleacher & Company.  Peter graduated with an A.B. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University.

John Eppel
Vice President

John Eppel is a Vice President at Metalmark Capital. He joined Metalmark in 2015 as an Associate, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Consumer Group at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Eppel graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, where he received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Carroll School of Management.

Ankur Bhargava
Associate

Ankur Bhargava is a Senior Associate at Metalmark Capital. He joined Metalmark in 2017, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Bhargava graduated from the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Economics with Honors.

Sourabh Bhat
Associate

Sourabh Bhat is an Associate at Metalmark Capital. He joined the firm in 2019, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance Group at UBS. Sourabh graduated from Georgetown University, where he received a BSBA in Finance.

Jared Fogel
Associate

Jared Fogel is an Associate at Metalmark Capital. He joined Metalmark in 2020, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Healthcare Group at Jefferies and the Consumer & Retail Group at Wells Fargo. Mr. Fogel graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce.

Josh Hyman
Associate

Josh Hyman is an Associate at Metalmark Capital. He joined the firm in 2019, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Consumer Retail Group at Barclays. Josh graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Nitin Saxena
Associate

Nitin Saxena is an Associate at Metalmark Capital. He joined Metalmark in 2018, prior to which he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Industrials Group at Evercore. Mr. Saxena graduated from the University of Michigan, where he received a BBA from the Ross School of Business.

Geoffrey Bible
Advisory Board Executive

Geoffrey Bible served as CEO of Altria Group, Inc. (formerly Philip Morris Companies Inc.) and as Chairman of the Board. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Kraft Foods Inc.

Jules Kroll
Advisory Board Executive

Jules Kroll is the founder of Kroll, the world’s largest risk consulting company, and Vice Chairman of Marsh, the world’s leading risk and insurance services firm. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Robert Lumpkins
Advisory Board Executive

Robert Lumpkins serves as Chairman of Mosaic Co. He was a former Vice Chairman of Cargill, Inc.

Dr. Ernest Mario
Advisory Board Executive

Dr. Ernest Mario is currently Chairman of Capnia, Inc. Dr. Mario is a former CEO of Glaxo Holdings and former Chairman, CEO of ALZA Corporation and was a former board member of Catalytica Inc., a MSCP investment.

Randall Oliphant
Advisory Board Executive

Mr. Randall Oliphant is the Chairman and CEO of Rockcliff Group Limited, a private investment corporation actively involved in the strategic planning and corporate development of its investee companies, principally in the mining sector. He was the President and CEO of Barrick Gold Corporation.

Samuel Skinner
Advisory Board Executive

Samuel K. Skinner is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of USF Corporation, one of the nation’s leading transportation and logistics companies. He also served as Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush.

William Stavropoulos
Advisory Board Executive

William Stavropoulos, former CEO and Chairman, is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.