Mr. Papa is primarily responsible for investment sourcing, evaluating potential acquisitions, valuation and the implementation of the CORE Operating Playbook. He has over 40 years of investment and operating experience. For the past 18 years, Mr. Papa has created value as CEO of five Private Equity portfolio companies, backed by the likes of HIG Capital, Riverside Capital, DDJ Capital and Sun Capital Partners with revenues ranging from $90 million to $1.1 billion. Prior to his private equity assignments, Mr. Papa spent 20 years as an Operations Executive in Fortune 100 businesses within 14 different industries, including such respected companies as GE, Stanley Tools, Textron and Hanes Brand. Mr. Papa also has extensive knowledge within the investment realm. He has purchased distress firms out of bankruptcy, led corporate carve-outs, financial and operating restructuring and exit transactions. A graduate from Lowell Technological Institute ( U of Mass Lowell) with a BS Engineering degree, Mr. Papa went on to graduate from U of Mass Amherst with an MBA. He also completed and graduated GE’s Corporate Manufacturing Management Program.