Bill Forrest is the Founder of Tower Three Partners LLC, a Greenwich, CT based Private Equity firm.
Bill has more than 30 years of hand-on transformation experience as a crisis manager, operating executive, investment banker and professional investor. He is currently a Board Member of Facet Technologies, Inc., Heritage Golf Group, NTS Inc., Parterre Flooring Systems, Nurse Assist Inc., AC Global Risk and Decision Sciences. Previously, he was the Chairman and a Director of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. as well as a Director of Magellan Health Services Inc. and Paslin Inc.
Prior to Tower Three Partners, Bill was a Managing Director at Gleacher Partners LLC from 1999-2004, where he led the firm’s Restructuring Group and served as a member of the Management Committee. Bill’s previously experience includes multiple CEO positions in both private and public companies. Bill began his career at Laventhal & Horwath, an international accounting and consulting firm. He received a BA from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration.
Peter Fitzsimmons is a Managing Director of Tower Three Partners, and a member of the investment committee. Peter’s role is to work with management teams to develop strategic plans and execute tactics that lead to performance improvement at portfolio companies and for potential investments. He also shares responsibility for sourcing new investment opportunities for the firm.
Peter has more than 25 years of experience in growing the profitability of companies of variable sizes, and with businesses in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Tower Three Partners, Peter served as President of the consulting firm AlixPartners in North America, during a time when the firm doubled in size. He also co-founded and built AlixPartners European business.
Peter has been a CEO, CFO and Chief Restructuring Officer, as well as a hands-on advisor for companies in a wide variety of industries, including retail, distribution, automotive and other services businesses. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of companies. He brings with him an ability to materially improve performance in a short period of time.
Peter holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Michael Khutorsky is a Principal of Tower Three Partners. Prior to joining Tower Three, Michael co-founded Turnspire Capital Partners, an operationally-focused private equity firm targeting special situation investments. Prior to Turnspire, Michael spent more than five years with Trilantic Capital Partners, where he identified, evaluated, structured and executed control and minority investments in the industrial, consumer and business services sectors. Earlier in his career, Michael was a turnaround professional at Alvarez & Marsal and an investment banker at Wit SoundView.
Michael holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.