Team

The GCP Capital team has over 90 years of collective private equity investment experience. The GCP investment professionals have broad investment experience and specific industry expertise.

V. Frank Pottow

Managing Director

fpottow@gcpcapital.com

Mr. Pottow is the Co-Founder of GCP Capital and has been a Managing Director and member of the investment committee of Greenhill Capital Partners since July 2002. Mr. Pottow worked with Mr. Niehaus in Morgan Stanley & Co.’s merchant banking department from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Pottow has more than 25 years of private equity investment experience, with a focus on energy companies.

Previously, Mr. Pottow was a founding partner of Société Générale’s U.S. private equity affiliate SG Capital Partners and a Principal of Odyssey Partners, L.P. During his tenures at Odyssey Partners and SG from 1992 to 2002, Mr. Pottow sourced and executed seven energy related investments totaling $57 million which ultimately returned $188 million of value. Mr. Pottow worked with Mr. Niehaus in Morgan Stanley & Co.’s merchant banking department from 1986 to 1988. 

Mr. Pottow has been a Director of Everlast Energy, Hercules Offshore, Triana Energy, U.S. Exploration and SV Resource Partners, along with other GCP portfolio companies. Mr. Pottow is currently a Director of Pacific Coast Energy Holdings, a GCP portfolio company. Mr. Pottow is a past member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the advisory board for Oil & Gas Investor online. Mr. Pottow is a cum laude graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1986) and Harvard Business School (1990), from which he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.