Steve Loose

Managing Director

As a Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, Steve focuses primarily on business services, industrial technologies, and consumer businesses.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Growth Partners, Steve was a Managing Director at Audax Private Equity, a middle market private equity firm where he spent eight years. While at Audax, Steve was responsible for investments in multiple platform companies and add-on acquisitions across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, and business and consumer services. He served as a board representative in a number of these companies. Steve began his career at Audax working in senior operating management roles within the portfolio.

Previously, Steve was a Manager at Bain & Company where he consulted to Fortune 500, as well as mid-sized companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, food and manufacturing. Prior to that, Steve worked at GE, first in finance at GE Plastics, and later in business development at GE Capital.

Steve earned a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.