November 20, 2018

Melissa Dickerson Honored on Top Ten List of Women Business Leaders in Private Equity

NEW YORK, November 15, 2018 — Melissa Dickerson, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Operations of Genstar Capital, was honored on Bold Business’ list of Top Ten Women Business Leaders in Private Equity.

The article states:

Melissa Dickerson is instrumental in building Genstar Capital’s operational infrastructure, which grew from $200 million to $9 billion in assets. Through Dickerson, Genstar has acquired more than 50 companies while doubling its staff. Genstar is also slated to become the next private equity powerhouse. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, Genstar has made 24 investments—more than any other private equity company in the country, according to PitchBook.

Dickerson has helped in the buyout of Tekni-Plex, a healthcare and packaging products manufacturer. This buyout is the biggest deal on the company’s recent ledger. Other notable purchases under Dickerson were Institutional Shareholder Services, Power Products and Bracket. Most recently in August Genstar took over BBB Industries and Drillinginfo.

Read the full article and list of all women awarded here.

About Melissa Dickerson

Melissa Dickerson is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Operations of Genstar Capital, responsible for finance & accounting, regulatory compliance, risk management, technology and administration.  She joined Genstar in 2004.

From 1999 to 2004, Melissa was the Controller of American Industrial Partners, a middle market private-equity firm focused on industrial businesses, where she was responsible for finance & accounting, risk management and administration.  Prior to AIP, Melissa worked at Deloitte as a Senior Accountant focused on businesses in the financial services industry, where she obtained her CPA license (currently inactive) in March 1999.

Dickerson has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley’s HAAS School of Business. In December 2017, Melissa was named one of the 35 “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions.

About Genstar Capital

Genstar Capital ( is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for 30 years.  Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar currently has approximately $10 billion of assets under management and targets investments focused on targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries.

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