Mr. Galbato is the Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Operations, the Firm’s industry-leading operations platform. He oversees the platform’s 120 operating executives and functional experts to integrate operating expertise within the Firm’s portfolio companies and investment strategies. He serves on the Board of Directors of various Cerberus portfolio companies, including Electrical Components International, FirstKey Homes, Staples Solutions, Avon Products, where he is Chairman, New Avon, DynCorp International, and Steward Health Care. He also is a Board member for Blue Bird, a former Cerberus portfolio company where he previously served as Chairman during the Firm’s ownership, and AutoWeb.
Mr. Galbato held Board memberships for a number of prior Cerberus investments, including serving as Chairman of YP, Chairman of North American Bus Industries, Chairman of Guilford Mills, and Director of Tower International. Separately, he served as the Lead Director for Brady, a publicly-traded manufacturing company.
Prior to joining Cerberus in 2009, Mr. Galbato was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Controls Division of Invensys plc and separately, was the President of Services at The Home Depot. Mr. Galbato also held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Floor Products for two years and prior to that, was the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Parts, a joint-venture start-up. He spent 14 years with General Electric, holding several operating and GE Finance leadership positions within their various industrial divisions as well as holding the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Coregis, a G.E. Capital company. Before beginning his corporate career, he played professional baseball with the Montreal Expos in their minor league system.
Mr. Galbato graduated from the State University of New York and received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Cerberus Operating/Management Advisory Committee, Private Equity Committee, and Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.