Gary Crittenden serves as the chief executive officer and a managing partner of the private equity firm HGGC of San Francisco. A member of the HGGC Executive and Policy and Investment Committees as well, he has served as the chairman of the board of directors for a number of companies in the firm’s portfolio, including Power Holdings, Citadel, and iQor. He has also held board positions with several other companies, including the TJX Companies, Staples, Wilson’s Leather, Sears Mexico, Sears Canada, and Ryerson Tull. Gary Crittenden currently sits on the board of Rearden Commerce and the Utah World Trade Center.
Before joining the team at HGGC, Crittenden spent two years as the CFO of Citigroup. He provided financial leadership for the firm during the global economic crisis that began in 2007. While at Citi, he also ran the company’s reengineering efforts and led both the M&A and strategy teams. From 2000 through 2007, Crittenden was Executive Vice President, CFO, and Head of Global Network Services at American Express. Earlier in his career, Crittenden served as CFO of Monsanto, Sears, Roebuck and Company, the Melvile Corporation and Filene’s Basement.
A longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gary Crittenden has actively contributed to the life and growth of the church by serving as a bishop and a stake president, and now, as an area seventy. While in college, he took two years off from his studies at Brigham Young University to serve as an LDS missionary in Europe. Additionally, he has appeared along with other leading U.S. executives in the public television documentary “The Mormon Way of Doing Business.”