Mr. Dawson works closely with executives at Comvest’s portfolio companies to ensure timely execution of Comvest’s business planning and strategic initiatives and works collaboratively with Comvest on certain operational due diligence activities. Prior to joining OAG, Ryan was a Case Team Leader with Bain & Company, primarily within the Strategy, M&A, and Performance Improvement practices. Prior to Bain, Ryan spent four years with the Gores Group as a Senior Associate, performing due diligence for new platform acquisitions and leading in-depth operational improvement programs across a wide range of portfolio companies. Ryan has also held equity and credit analyst roles with the New York-based hedge fund Kingdon Capital Management.
Ryan earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with the highest distinction of Palmer Scholar.