Partners, Principals and Administrative
Founder & managing partner
Paul is a founding partner of Genesis Park and is actively engaged in private and public investments across various technology sectors. He has created value by identifying situations where value could be created organically though operational improvement or by inorganic business combinations. As a veteran of many mergers, acquisitions, integrations and divestments, he held numerous Chairman and CEO roles. Paul most recently served as CEO of Texas Monthly, where he revitalized the iconic brand through a full makeover of talent and strategy. A recurring theme is to acquire orphaned divisions of public companies. Most notable is perhaps Alpheus Communications, where he partnered with the El Paso Corporation to energize and remake their telecom division in what became the most lucrative wireline exit of its era. Another was ColumbineJDS, where he carved out a division of Jefferson Pilot and created the largest back office media software firm in the world.
Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors for NRG Energy and FloTek and is on the Board of Trustees for Baylor College of Medicine. He has also served as the Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas General Services Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas Law School.
Founder & managing Partner
Peter is a founding partner with Genesis Park and also serves as Chairman of Greenwell Energy Solutions. Previously, Peter was CEO of CapRock Communications and grew the company from $30 million in revenues in 2002 to $600 million in revenues in 2011. He was also a founder of the Information Management Group (IMG), which grew to more than $600 million in revenues during his tenure, and held an associate position with McKinsey & Company.
Peter serves on the Board of Directors of ipDatatel, ITC Global, Flo Trend, HMS Income Fund and Hines Global REIT. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Steve has the title of Special Partner at Genesis Park and is a member of our investment committee. He has 26 years of experience in real estate, industrial and construction market acquisitions and developments and is the President of Western General Holding Company, a real estate company that focuses on urban redevelopment opportunities. From May 2009 until August 2010, Steve was the Chairman of Vivante GMP Solutions, Inc., a biotech firm that was purchased by Lonza Group Ltd. in August 2010. Steve began his career as a lawyer with Fulbright & Jaworski, where he focused on transaction work-outs
and real estate.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Southern Methodist University.
Gina is a partner of Genesis Park. She founded Luna Strategies in 2016, where she counseled companies and their leaders on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. She also serves on the board of public and privately held companies. Prior to founding Luna Strategies, Gina held senior executive roles with JPMorgan Chase during her 22-year career at the company. Most recently, she served as Chairman of the Houston Market and Managing Director of Chase Commercial Banking.
Gina is a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, and is the Chairman of the Board of CHI St. Luke’s Health System. She also serves as a trustee of The Texas A&M Foundation, The Welch Foundation and Baylor College of Medicine. She was elected chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership in 2015 and continues to serve on the board and executive committee. She was the founding chairman of Houston Exponential and serves as a senior advisor to HX Venture Fund.
Gina is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Management.
Simon is a Director at GP Capital Partners focusing on sourcing, evaluating, and executing new investment opportunities in addition to monitoring and developing active portfolio companies. Prior to joining GPCP, Simon was the Vice President, Operations & Finance at Crane Capital Group (the investment company led by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane). In connection with Crane, Simon also served as the Chief Financial Officer at Aperture Cellars, a luxury winery backed by a Houston based investment group.
Prior to Crane and Aperture, Simon was the Director of Finance & Investor Relations at Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK) and an Associate with The Sterling Group, a Houston-based, middle market private equity firm. He began his career in the investment banking division of Barclays Capital in Houston, focusing on M&A and financing advisory work for energy clients.
Simon received a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kimberly is the Office Manager at Genesis Park and is responsible for broad-based administrative support and office operations. She has specific experience overseeing managerial aspects of corporate acquisitions, global expansion projects along with employee and team development. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to Peter Shaper at CapRock Communications, where she was closely involved with various international projects including office expansions and the integration of global departments.
She has served on the board of the Young Presidents Organization of Executive Assistants and co-chaired more than eight events. Prior to joining CapRock, she supported the president of a commercial real estate company for ten years.
Curtis is a partner of Genesis Park and has extensive private equity, private credit and corporate development experience. He enjoyed a 20-year career with Main Street Capital Corporation and predecessor entities (Main Street) where he held various senior executive roles, including on the Executive Committee and Investment Committee, and was a Principal of three Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). During his tenure at Main Street, Curtis and his partners grew the firm from approximately $30 million in capital to over $4 billion. Previously, he held investment and portfolio company roles with Sterling City Capital and started his career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Financial Assurance and Transaction Advisory roles.
Curtis has served on the board of numerous portfolio companies and HMS Income Fund, Inc., a non-listed Business Development Company (BDC). He is also Ex-Officio and former Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the primary industry association representing SBICs, BDCs and other lower middle market investment firms. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The University of Texas and is a licensed CPA.
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Jeff is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer overseeing accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, and regulatory compliance. Prior to GP Capital Partners, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at OFS Energy Fund, a Houston-based, energy focused private equity firm. Prior to OFS, Jeff was the Controller at The Sterling Group, a Houston-based private equity firm. Prior to Sterling, Jeff was an Assurance Senior Associate at PwC specializing in investment management and private equity clients. Jeff began his career as a tax accountant specializing in partnership taxation at Calhoun, Thomson + Matza, LLP, a BDO Seidman Alliance firm.
Jeff attended Texas State University where he obtained his Master of Accountancy and is a CPA licensed in the state of Texas. Jeff is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs.
Cathy is an Advisor of Genesis Park and has historically managed all tax and accounting functions. Previously, she served as Corporate Tax Manager and then Vice President and Treasurer of H&C Communications, which owned a group of television and radio stations. She also held the position of Tax Manager of Deloitte, Haskins
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Southwestern University and a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas.
David is a principal of Genesis Park focusing on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities in addition to monitoring and developing active portfolio companies. Prior to joining Genesis Park, David was a Managing Director at Kuleana Capital, a long/short public equity manager. David previously worked as a private equity investment professional at Natural Gas Partners. He began his career in the investment banking division of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
David holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School
Christy is a principal of Genesis Park where she supports Genesis Park’s portfolio companies as well as evaluates new investment opportunities. Christy previously served as the VP of Marketing for Greenwell Energy Solutions, where she developed the company’s marketing and communication strategy from its inception to its growth into multiple business units. Prior to Greenwell, she led the global marketing department of CapRock Communications, where she played an instrumental role in building its brand – positioning the company as one of the most recognized players in the industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
No relation to Curtis Hartman.