Jacob Kotzubei leads a team of professionals through the entire acquisition execution process, including diligence, valuation, contract negotiations and financing, as well as directs selected portfolio company divestiture activities. He works directly with Founder, Chairman & CEO Tom Gores. Mr. Kotzubei is a board member of many of Platinum's portfolio companies and also shares responsibility for managing Platinum's limited partner relationships. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2002, Mr. Kotzubei was a Vice President of the High Tech Group at Goldman Sachs and was head of the East Coast Semiconductor Group. Previously, he was a successful M&A attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. Mr. Kotzubei received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1991 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1994. He is a retired member of the New York State Bar.