Michael MacDougall has been our President since March 2021. Mr. MacDougall has 21 years of private equity investing experience across a broad range of sectors and since 2017 has played a leadership role in the TPG Pace Group, which manages TPG’s permanent capital and SPAC investing efforts.
Mr. MacDougall currently serves as President of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. He recently served as the Managing Partner for Pace Energy, which was one of TPG Pace Group’s three successful SPACs. Since 2019, Mr. MacDougall has also advised TPG’s impact investing platform, The Rise Fund, on potential energy and energy efficiency investments. He joined TPG in 2002 and has served as a Partner of TPG for 16 years. Mr. MacDougall established TPG’s Industrial investing and Energy investing efforts, and he served on the firm’s Investment Committee. He has represented TPG on the board of directors of 13 companies, including the board of directors of five publicly traded companies. During his time at TPG, Mr. MacDougall has specialized in corporate carve-out transactions, having completed seven successful carve-out related investments, and in repositioning companies for initial public offerings or sales to publicly traded companies.
As an active board member and equity investor, Mr. MacDougall has helped drive operational and strategic change and improved ESG practices in many of these companies. He has played a leadership role in four initial public offerings and the sale of six companies to publicly traded buyers.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. MacDougall was a vice president in the Principal Investment Area of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on private equity and mezzanine investments. Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Mr. MacDougall was an assistant brand manager for The Procter & Gamble Co., where he focused on new product development, marketing and advertising for large scale consumer brands. He is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees and The University of Texas Development Board. Mr. MacDougall received his BBA, with highest honors, from The University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.