• Trilogy International Partners

  • Viva Dominican Republic

  • Viva Bolivia

  • 2degrees New Zealand

Management Committee

John W. Stanton Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

See biography in Founders section.

Bradley J. Horwitz Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

See biography in Founders section.

Theresa E. Gillespie Co-Founder, Vice Chairman

See biography in Founders section.

Michael Gray Principal of Providence Equity Partners

Michael Gray is a Principal of Providence Equity Partners and is based in the firm’s Providence office.

 

Providence Equity – the world’s leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications, and information investments – was founded in 1989 and pioneered a sector-based approach to private equity.  The firm currently has $39 billion of capital under management.

 

Mr. Gray joined Providence Equity in 2004.  He is currently a director of Grupo TorreSur, ikaSystems and Univision Communications, as well as an observer to the boards of NEWAsurion and CDW. He previously played a significant role in other Providence investments, including Telcordia Technologies (USA).

 

Prior to joining Providence, Mr. Gray worked for First Union Capital Partners. Mr. Gray received a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master of accounting and bachelor of science from the University of North Carolina.

Bruce C. Ratner President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies.

Bruce Ratner is the chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), a New York–based real estate development company which he started in 1985. Mr. Ratner was one of the founders of Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti S.A., the Haitian wireless carrier that Trilogy acquired in 2006 and recently sold to Digicel.

 

One of the foremost large-scale urban real estate developers in the U.S., Mr. Ratner has recently brought several critically acclaimed projects to the New York landscape, including New York by Gehry, designed by the famed architect Frank Gehry and the tallest residential tower in the Western hemisphere, and the New York Times Building, designed by the world-renowned Renzo Piano Building Workshop of Genoa and Paris, in association with FXFOWLE Architects of New York.

 

Mr. Ratner is currently developing the Atlantic Yards, a 22-acre project in downtown Brooklyn that features the Barclays Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, and will include residential, retail, and office construction and eight acres of publicly accessible open space.

 

Mr. Ratner developed Brooklyn’s successful MetroTech Center, a 16-acre corporate campus that serves a workforce of 22,000 employees. In addition, Mr. Ratner developed the Atlantic Center and Atlantic Terminal Malls in downtown Brooklyn, bringing big-box retail stores to the underserved borough.

 

Mr. Ratner currently serves on a number of boards, including Weill Cornell Medical College; the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; the New York City Parks Foundation; and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 

He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University School of Law.

David Van Oppen Senior Partner, General Enterprise Management

Services (GEMS), a Hong Kong based private equity firm established in 1998 by Simon Murray.  At GEMS, David is responsible for general management, deal sourcing, investment execution and fund raising.  He serves on the Investment Committee and on boards of companies invested by GEMS.  David has 20 years investment experience across industries in Asia, including telecommunications in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia and the South Pacific.

 

Prior to joining GEMS, David was responsible for principal investments at Lazard, where he managed the Hong Kong office and participated in private equity investments throughout Asia.  He also worked at Smith Barney (now Citibank) on private placements, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Van Oppen received a master of arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College.

Mark Kroloff Principal of First Alaskan Capital Partners, LLC

Mark Kroloff is the managing member of First Alaskan Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm that focuses on investments in telecommunications, energy, and financial services companies.

 

Mr. Kroloff previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, the largest of the Alaska Native Corporations. He oversaw operating businesses in telecommunications, aerospace engineering, other government services, oil field services, refining, and construction, as well as the corporation’s substantial investment activity.

 

Prior to that, Mr. Kroloff served as Chief Operating Officer of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. During his tenure, Cook Inlet was the nation’s largest minority-owned wireless, television, and radio operator. Mr. Kroloff also oversaw the company’s oil field services, tourism, natural resources development, and real estate businesses, as well as its substantial investment and divestiture activity.

 

Mr. Kroloff began his career as a lawyer with the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. James K. Logan, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

 

Mr. Kroloff is an active community participant, serving on the boards of Cook Inlet Tribal Council Social Enterprise, Inc.; Brother Francis Shelter; the Anchorage Park Foundation; Ronald McDonald House of Seattle; Clare House; Alaska Native Justice Center; Anchorage District Soccer Federation; and a number of other professional and social service organizations.