Gregory O’Shea is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Texas Women Ventures, a Dallas, Texas based family of investment funds dedicated to investing in women led and managed businesses in Texas and across the Greater Southwestern United States. Greg joined TWV in June 2010, and his responsibilities include fund management, due diligence, portfolio monitoring and financial reporting for the TWVF family of funds, their general partners and management companies. Greg is the Chairman of the Investment Advisory and Due Diligence Committees and a member of the Investment Committee.
Greg brings over 15 years of private equity experience to the TWV team. His career experience includes private equity investing, turnaround strategy and implementation, and all areas of fund formation and administration. Greg has a background in taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg began his career spending five years in the tax department of Arthur Andersen’s Washington, D.C. office where he served clients in the real estate and financial services industries. Greg’s responsibilities included providing tax planning and strategy as well as compliance services. Clients included commercial banks, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts, hotel developers and operators as well as individuals. While with Arthur Andersen, Greg served as the lead manager for the office’s largest private equity client.
In 2000, Greg joined The Carlyle Group in New York City to help start the firm’s initiative into investment in the energy and power industries with Carlyle’s joint venture partner, Riverstone Holdings. Greg helped Carlyle and Riverstone raise over $1.5 billion in capital commitments for their first two energy and power focused funds. In addition to his responsibilities for the energy and power funds, Greg helped Carlyle in raising a $590 million turnaround fund with Carlyle Management Group. Greg’s post-fundraising responsibilities included fund administration, reporting, investor relations and day to day management of the relationships between Carlyle and its joint venture partners.
Greg joined Ewing Management Group (formerly Carlyle Management Group) in 2005 as Ed Ewing formed a new independent private equity fund focused on operational turnarounds. While with EMG, Greg was responsible for conducting due diligence and creating operational turnaround plans for new investments and EMG portfolio companies. Greg’s primary focus was with Key Safety Systems, a designer, developer and manufacturer of automotive safety-critical components and systems. At KSS, Greg worked with KSS global and local management in the consolidation of three Western European manufacturing plants into a new greenfield plant in Romania, implementing planning, operational and management strategies and performance metrics for the new facility. The strategies and initiatives were later implemented in KSS manufacturing facilities throughout North America and Europe.
In 2007, Greg joined Aldus Capital, a Dallas, Texas-based private equity private equity consultancy, fund-of-funds and coinvestment fund manager, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer following a significant minority investment in the firm by Deutsche Bank. Greg was responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s financial management and reporting, investor relations and compliance activities as well as heading the finance, accounting, investment monitoring and compliance committees and teams. While at Aldus, Greg helped the firm grow its assets under management from $3.5 billion to over $6.0 billion.
Greg received his BBA from The College of William and Mary and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. Greg is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Bethany and their daughters Abigail and Lucy.