Fact Sheet: –

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, co-founder and co-CEO, The Audax Group

Born: Sept. 23, 1957, Jenkintown, Penn. (Strange but true: Silver Lake co-founder Glenn Hutchins, profiled in March 20 BUYOUTS, also was born Sept. 23).

Education: A.B. with honors, Duke University, 1979; J.D., Stanford Law School, 1984.

Career Path: Morgan Guaranty Trust Company 1979 – 81; Bain & Co. 1983 – 84; Bain Capital 1984 – 99; The Audax Group 1999 – present.

Favorite book: The Moral Animal by Robert Wright. (Wright unveils genetic strategies behind everything from our moral codes to office politics).

Last book read: Leading From the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski. (Duke basketball’s Coach K reveals his personal principles for leadership).

Favorite movie: The Blair Witch Project.

Last movie seen: The Ninth Gate.

Favorite food: Italian Hoagies.

Favorite sports team: Duke Blue Devils.

Favorite travel destination: Hawaii.

Pet peeve: Rambling, repetitive voicemails

Most Admired Historical Figures: Ben Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill.

Favorite Quote: Fortuna favet audaces. (Latin: “Fortune favors the bold”).

Investment Philosophy: “The key to long-term success is to bring a creative, win-win’ mindset to the challenges of transactional problem solving.”