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Henry Gindt

Special Assistant & Advisor at OPIC

Profile

After graduating from The Wharton School in the Jon Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, Henry began his career as an investment banker in New York City covering complex mergers and acquisitions, financings and restructurings, first at Evercore Partners and then at Ondra Partners. Among the deals he was involved with include the restructuring of the multi-billion dollar pension and healthcare liabilities of an automotive supplier, Arvin Meritor, as well as the merger of CVS and Caremark, one of the largest healthcare mergers of the early 2000s with a transaction value of $26.5 billion.


Henry then joined the government of the state of Tennessee, where he managed two investment funds: one $200 million fund-of-funds vehicle and a $30 million direct co-investment fund backed by the United States Treasury. During his time overseeing the co-investment fund, he led the investment of $24 million across 36 companies, which subsequently raised $75 million of follow-on capital.


After his stint in the Tennessee government, Henry moved to Europe to complete an MBA degree at the prestigious business school program in France, INSEAD. After completing his MBA, he worked with Coeli Asset Management, a $1BN in assets under management investment fund, where he advised on public equity investments in the United States and Europe. He also advised California-based GE Ventures on their European growth equity investments and general strategy for penetrating the European market.
Following his time working in Europe, Henry joined the 2016 Presidential Transition Core Team tasked with providing advice and input to the President-elect and Vice President-elect on personnel, which included the key Cabinet Secretarial posts.


After the Presidential Transition, Henry joined the West Wing staff at the White House as Deputy to Reed Cordish and Chris Liddell, both Assistants to the President of the United States, to help establish the Office of American Innovation, tasked with modernizing the federal government IT infrastructure and reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Following his time in the White House, Henry joined the US Government Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), led by Ray Washburne. At OPIC Henry serves as a key advisor to CEO Washburne and EVP David Bohigian. In this capacity, Henry helps manage the $3 billion investment fund portfolio and oversees deals in Europe, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe.