Mr. Gottlieb is a Senior Managing Director and a Founding Principal of IOP.
Mr. Gottlieb has 18 years of transaction experience as a private equity investor and investment banking advisor. He has experience in carving-out corporate orphans, acquiring family-owned businesses, completing public-to-private transactions and acquiring bankrupt companies. At IOP, Mr. Gottlieb co-manages the operations of the fund, in addition to sourcing and executing transactions and managing portfolio investments.
Prior to founding IOP, Mr. Gottlieb was a Director at TMB Industries, a Chicago, IL based private equity firm specializing in acquiring middle-market manufacturing companies. Prior to joining TMB Industries, he was a Manager at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC in Detroit, MI focused on buy-side, sell-side and financing placement advisory services. Mr. Gottlieb graduated from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA with High Distinction and a BA with Distinction.