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Steven Mayer

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Private Equity at Cerberus


Steven Mayer is Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Private Equity, and chairman of the Investment Committee of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Cerberus, a private investment firm with approximately $34 billion of capital under management, acquires, and invests in equity and debt of, companies that exhibit the potential for business improvement.  Prior to joining Cerberus in 2002, Mr. Mayer was an executive managing director of Gores Technology Group, a private equity investment firm that acquired controlling interests in and manages underperforming and non-core technology and telecommunications companies.

Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Mayer was a managing director of Libra Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity investment firm, and was also a managing director and co-head of the Corporate Finance division of U.S. Bancorp Libra, an affiliated firm. U.S. Bancorp Libra was the leveraged finance unit of U.S. Bancorp, the nation’s eighth-largest bank holding company. Prior to joining Libra, Mr. Mayer was a managing director of Aries Capital Group, LLC, a private equity investment firm that he co-founded, and was a principal with Apollo Advisors, L.P. and Lion Advisors, L.P., affiliated private equity investment firms. Prior to that time, Mr. Mayer was an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell specializing in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts and corporate finance.

Mr. Mayer has been a member of numerous boards of directors of public and privately held companies across a wide variety of industries and geographies. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to private equity investing, in particular investing in and driving operational improvements at underperforming businesses.

Mr. Mayer received his A.B., cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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