New Mountain's private equity strategy seeks to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected growth industries.
New Mountain Vantage Advisers, LLC ("Vantage") holds non-control positions in the U.S. public equity market.
New Mountain’s credit strategy applies the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Bob Aiken
Chief Executive Officer

In January 2018, Bob Aiken was announced as CEO of Diversified Foodservice Supply. From 2015-2017, Bob served as President & CEO of Essendant Inc., a $5.4 billion value-added wholesaler of workplace and MRO products. Prior to Essendant, Bob served as the CEO of Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization that provides over 3.6 billion meals per year to 46 million Americans through partnerships with leading grocers, food manufacturers and distributors. From 2004-2010, Bob held several positions at US Foods, including President & CEO. US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor with revenues in excess of $20 billion. While at the company, Bob led efforts to drive more than $1.2 billion of private label sales growth and significant profitability improvement through reorganization, information technology consolidation and cost reduction.  Previously, he served as President and CEO of Metz Baking Company, a subsidiary of Specialty Foods Corporation.

Bob holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.