Three Tenured Industry Professionals Join to Advise on the Firm’s Global Investment and Operations Strategies

July 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 21, 2020 – OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it welcomed four new members to its Advisory Board including Mr. Randall Aardema, Mr. Matthew Pearlson, and Mr. Randy Teo. OpenGate’s Advisory Board provides guidance to the firm’s global investment and operations strategies and comprises tenured professionals in the areas of leadership, technology, innovation, finance, and operations.

Andrew Nikou, OpenGate Capital’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are excited to welcome the newest members to our Advisory Board. Randall, Matthew, and Randy are outstanding professionals in their fields and bring a breadth and depth of experience that will leverage our internal team’s efforts to continuously source compelling investment opportunities and drive superior performance across our global portfolio.” 

The three new advisors lend expertise gained from their experiences with leading organizations across the US and Asia.

  • Randall Aardema is an operations expert and advises OpenGate’s Operations team on manufacturing and supply chain management across the firm’s North American investments. Aardema is currently the founder and president of the Aarwood Group, a private consulting company helping businesses achieve and sustain operational excellence.
  • Matthew Pearlson is a technology expert in Industrials, Environmental, and Manufacturing 4.0. He advises OpenGate’s portfolio companies on the application of new technologies and performs due diligence on investment opportunities. Pearlson currently holds positions both as a Research Specialist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, and as a General Engineer at the US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Randy Teo is an operations expert and is advising on OpenGate-related business development efforts in Asia, and operations activities in the region for OpenGate’s portfolio companies. He has extensive experience in operations, M&A, and business development and is currently a Managing Partner at T3each Global Ventures LLP, a family office in Singapore that focuses on both impact investing and funding innovations in health and educational platforms.

About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation, and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills to acquire, operate, and grow successful businesses. OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buyouts, special situations, and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit

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