Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
Mr. Mehra, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors, is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Periphas Capital, a private equity investing firm focused on making investments in technology-enabled businesses, business services, industrials and consumer industries. Prior to founding Periphas Capital in 2017, Mr. Mehra worked at Goldman Sachs for thirty-one years where he most recently served as Partner from 1998 to 2016. He was a founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area (“PIA”), the firm’s private investing arm of its Merchant Banking Division (“MBD”). Over a 27-year tenure in PIA at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Mehra led 37 transactions with an invested cost of $4.8 billion, representing approximately $70 billion of enterprise value. He served on the PIA Investment Committee from 1998 to 2017, which approved and oversaw approximately $100 billion of capital deployment across private equity and private credit. Throughout his career at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Mehra held a range of senior positions, including vice chairman of the global private equity business, and prior to that, co-head of the Americas private equity business. Mr. Mehra was also the co-founder and co-head of the India private equity business. Mr. Mehra was the Chairman of PIA’s Operating Committee, tasked with portfolio management and oversight. Additionally, he was a member of the MBD Client and Business Standards Committee, the MBD Risk Committee, the firm’s US Retirement Investment Committee, and the Firmwide Business Practices Committee. Mr. Mehra has served on the boards of over 25 portfolio companies, including: Allflex USA, Inc.; Amscan Holdings, Inc.; Aramark; Burger King Holdings, Inc; Great Plains Software, Inc.; Hexcel Corporation; Interline Brands; KAR Auction Services, Inc.; Nalco Company; NetJets Inc.; SunGard Data Systems, Inc; and TVS Logistics Services Limited; among others. Prior to attending graduate school and joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Mehra was employed by McKinsey & Company as an analyst. Mr. Mehra serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund. Mr. Mehra earned an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Harvard College magna cum laude.