As Senior Managing Director and President M&A at The Gores Group, Mr. Yager is a member of Gores’ investment committee and is responsible for originating and structuring transactions, and overseeing portfolio company exits. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Yager served as the President and CEO of Artemis International Solutions (a Pre-GCP I portfolio company) from 1997 to 2002. At Artemis, he led a turnaround and restructuring initiative and was responsible for the acquisition of Software Productivity Research, Inc. as well as the sale of Artemis to Proha Oyj, a publicly-traded Finnish software company. He was subsequently responsible for the reverse merger of Artemis into Opus360 and served as Chairman until 2005. Mr. Yager also served as CEO of Aonix, and was responsible for the restructuring of that company. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Yager served as the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Medaphis Physician Services.
From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Yager worked at Executive Business Systems (Alec Gores’ first company) and its acquiror, Contel Business Systems, as a General Manager. Prior to EBS, Mr. Yager worked at Burroughs from 1978 to 1985 in a variety of Sales and Marketing positions. Mr. Yager serves on the Board of Directors of Tiburon, Stock Building Supply, and Sage Automotive. Mr. Yager earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Michigan.