Erik J. Zimmer

Managing Director

Joined Thomas H. Lee Partners in 2011.

Erik J. Zimmer is a managing director at Thomas H. Lee Partners in the firm's Strategic Resource Group. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Erik was director and head of portfolio company services at Lake Capital. As leader of Lake Capital's operating group, Mr. Zimmer was responsible for developing, guiding, and implementing initiatives at over 18 portfolio companies totaling over $2B in combined revenue.

Before Lake Capital, Mr. Zimmer was a management consultant at Bain & Company where he worked on multiple engagements for fortune 1000 companies and private equity-backed businesses across a diverse set of industries including consumer, retail, technology and business services. Mr. Zimmer also spent 7 years in various operating roles across technology manufacturing, operations, and product development.

Mr. Zimmer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and holds two Masters Degrees from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and a Masters in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering.

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