Sami Mnaymneh Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO

StrategyPrivate Equity, Growth Equity, BioHealth, Direct Lending, Special Situations, Real Estate, Infrastructure


EducationB.A., Columbia University
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Prior ExperienceBlackstone Group
Morgan Stanley

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was in the mergers and acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley. Sami has at various times served on a number of academic boards, including the Board of Columbia College and the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Law School.

Sami earned a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. and an M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.