G2 Announces Jack Shields as Managing Director and Practice Lead for Industrials and Manufacturing
BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2016
G2 Capital Advisors announced today that Jack Shields has joined the firm as Managing Director and Practice Lead for Industrials and Manufacturing. He will be based in Virginia, and will focus on the manufacturing/distribution, flooring, plastics/packaging, consumer products and metals sectors.
Jack has held C-level and Board positions, including Chairmanships, with 11 different companies with domestic and international operations. Jack has a strong operational background across a broad variety of industries, with a focus on the industrial and consumer product sectors.
Jack most recently held a role as an Operating Principal within American Capital, Ltd. a private equity company that has invested over $37B in over 730 portfolio companies. He had responsibility for a total of 14 different investments over the course of his tenure with the firm, including serving as Chairman for two of the top five largest portfolio companies. Jack worked side-by-side with management to build value for both the management teams and shareholders.
Prior to American Capital, Jack served as President of Webster Industries, a manufacturer of store brand private label plastic food storage solutions generating $200 million in annual revenue. Prior to Webster Industries, Jack worked at Nutramax, a Massachusetts based OTC Pharmaceutical company,
“We are thrilled we have attracted such a unique and talented senior leader to our team,” said Jeffrey Unger, CEO of G2. “His extensive background of industrial sector leadership positions, coupled with his capital markets experience make for an ideal Practice Leader for G2.”
Jack began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with The Union Carbide Corporation. Jack held various manufacturing leadership positions within Union Carbide, which later became known as First Brands Corporation. Jack later left The Clorox Company, and partnered with six former Union Carbide Executives to acquire six independent companies that were then operated under one corporate umbrella.
Jack has served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Governors’ School for Science and Technology, the Board of Directors for Christmas in April, and was elected to two Boards of Education in the state of Connecticut.