New Mountain's private equity funds seek 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 strategies apply the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Team
Ken Gayer
Chief Executive Officer

Ken Gayer serves as the CEO of Gelest. He has more than 20 years of global chemical industry leadership experience. Most recently, Gayer served as Business President of Honeywell Specialty Products of Honeywell International. Prior to his latest role, he had a long tenure at Honeywell in a variety of leadership positions including Vice President and General Manager at Honeywell Fluorine Products; Vice President of Procurement, Customer Service, Trade Compliance, Transportation and Logistics; and Global Business Director of Foam and Industrial Products. Prior to Honeywell, Gayer held leadership roles at McKinsey & Company and the Polaroid Corporation, and served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Force. 

He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Masters in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

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