Hale Global Announces Two
Seasoned Executive Additions to its Management Team
- Names Bobby Figueroa Managing Director and
Head of Hale Global's West Coast Operations -
Peter Shields to Managing Director, Responsible for Deal Generation and
Operational Support -
New York, N.Y., (October 20, 2011) -
Hale Global, a partner to management teams of leading global enterprises
facing operational or strategic inflection points, announced today that
Bobby Figueroa and Peter Shields have joined the company to help
evaluate opportunities, negotiate and close successful transactions, and
work with portfolio companies to help them grow and thrive.
Hale Global Co-founder Charles Hale, said,
"Bobby and Peter have an impressive depth of knowledge and experience
and will be a great addition to our senior management team. Their
diverse backgrounds give them insight and understanding that will help
us continue to grow and to be successful in an increasingly
sophisticated and challenging environment."
At Hale Global,
Mr. Figueroa will oversee all aspects of business development and
operational support for the firm's west coast office and serve as the
firm's primary liaison with its partners and various portfolio
Mr. Figueroa brings over 15 years of experience
running product development, product management and product marketing in
the high-tech online space. Prior to joining Hale Global, Mr. Figueroa
was the VP of Product Development at Yahoo! for advertising products.
Mr. Figueroa had previously spent three years as Head of Product Marketing for Google's
advertising products. Mr. Figueroa started his career at Procter & Gamble as a
Brand Manager before moving to Microsoft where he spent six years as
Director of Product Management & Planning for online services.
Mr. Figueroa attended Instituto
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, where he received a B.S. in
Electronics and Telecommunications, before
obtaining his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Figueroa, said, "I'm very excited to be joining one of the most capable
teams when it comes to buying and partnering with companies seeking to
divest non-core assets. Hale Global's history of rapid and
certain deal execution, coupled with its
operational expertise and adaptability, make it a one of a kind company for owners of, and
managers in, non-core businesses. I look forward to being a part of
this next chapter in Hale's fascinating history."
Shields will use his 20 years of executive, operational and investment
experience to help Hale Global source investment opportunities, manage
current investments and advise portfolio company management.
Mr. Shields most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Lumigent Technologies, Inc
where he was responsible for corporate strategy and execute a successful sale to Beyond Trust.
Prior to that, Mr. Shields served as Chief Executive Officer at SoundBite Communications, Inc,
where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and a successful IPO.
Earlier in his career Mr. Shields held a number of senior level positions at various
technology companies, including Formation Systems (now part of Infor),
Aspen Technology and IBM.
Mr. Shields holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of
Mr. Shields, commented, "I am pleased to join a
remarkable company like Hale Global, a small yet extremely capable team
that places a premium on strategic innovation and exceptional execution
to achieved the desired outcome. Since 2001, Hale's transactions have
consistently achieved desired closes, levels of customer satisfaction
and management fulfillment. The Hale team works on highly complicated,
multi-national deals and does so in just days when timing has been of
With these two recent additions, Hale
Global has significantly strengthened its deal generation capabilities
and operational experience.
Mr. Hale, concluded, "With
these two recent additions, we have delivered on our mission to
strengthen and diversify our resources and capabilities. We now have a
high caliber team across all critical functions, which will allow us to
better leverage our collective strengths at a time when we are looking
to accelerate the investment pace and overall growth of the
About Hale Global
Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston, New
York, and Seattle. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management
teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic
inflection points. For special situation investments, we believe no firm
is faster and more reliable than Hale Global in structuring and closing
mutually beneficial transactions. Hale Global has a 10-year track record
growing technology businesses into great companies using capital and
operational skills. More information about the firm can be found at