Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”), a global leader in alternative investing, announced that Gregory Nixon has rejoined the Firm as Head of Strategic Investments, Senior Managing Director, and Senior Legal Counsel. In his role, Mr. Nixon will focus on investment opportunities with the potential to drive technological, security, and defense advancements, working across Cerberus’ integrated investment platforms that span asset classes, sectors, and geographies.
For over a decade, Mr. Nixon has partnered with Cerberus and its affiliates across a diverse array of projects and investments. He has been a Managing Director with Cerberus’ industry-leading operations team, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, and has served on the Board of Directors for Cerberus portfolio companies, including most recently Navistar Defense, where he is Chairman, and Sparton Corporation.
“Greg is an exceptional leader and it is great to officially welcome him back to our tenured team,” commented Steve Feinberg, Cerberus Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer. “We are continuously investing in our operating capabilities and proprietary ability to drive technology transformation and innovation. Greg has tremendous expertise that will benefit our entire platform.”
Mr. Nixon commented, “I’m excited to officially rejoin Cerberus. Over many years, I have seen firsthand the success of the Firm’s integrated investment approach that leverages operating capabilities to improve performance. I look forward to collaborating across our global platform to identify companies with innovative technologies and security applications that can benefit from our financial and operational expertise.”
Prior to rejoining Cerberus, Mr. Nixon served in a variety of senior executive roles where he led significant global strategic and operational initiatives. His experience includes leadership roles at DynCorp International, CH2M Incorporated, McKinsey and Company, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., and the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as Special Intellectual Property Counsel. He has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. He is also a retired Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer (Lt. Colonel).
In addition to his professional resume, Mr. Nixon serves meaningful causes that are aligned with Cerberus’ efforts to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is a recent adjunct professor at Howard University Law School and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.