Donald J. Gogel

Chairman & CEO

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Joined: 1989

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Mr. Gogel has been with the Firm for 28 years and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 1998, President since January 1997 and Chairman since 2012. He is a member of the Investment and Management Committees and plays an active role in shaping the Firm’s strategy, recruiting talent, sourcing new investment opportunities, negotiating transactions and helping to lead key internal processes, including Portfolio Company Operating Reviews and Portfolio Company CEO Roundtables. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Gogel led a number of the Firm’s investments, including Lexmark International, which was named by Private Equity International in June 2004 as one of the 30 most influential private equity deals of all time, as well as Alliant Foods, Allison Engine, Jafra and Van Kampen, among others. He previously served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a Managing Director at Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. Mr. Gogel holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M. Phil. in politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


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Work History

Kidder, Peabody, & Co.