Mr. Niehaus is the Chairman and Founder of GCP Capital Partners LLC, an independent private equity investment firm founded in 2009 which currently manages several private successor firm to Greenhill Capital Partners LLC, the merchant banking business which Mr. Niehaus co-founded in 200 as a subsidiary of Greenhill & Co. Prior to joining Greenhill, Mr. Niehaus spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley & Co. where he was a Managing Director in the merchant banking department from 1990-1999. Mr. Niehaus is also Chairman of Iridium Communications, Inc. (NASD: IRDM) and is a director of several private GCP portfolio companies.
Mr. Niehaus is Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ("CFF") and serves as Chair of CFF's Investment Committee, which oversees a $4.0 billion endowment. Mr. Niehaus also chairs the New York Catholic Foundation and serves on the Boards of the Asia Society, Student Sponsor Partners, the Touch Foundation (which supports a Catholic medial school in Tanzania) and the Finance Committee of the Arch diocese of New York. Mr. Niehaus previously served as the Board Chair of Acumen (a worldwide social impact investing fund) and Good Shepard Services (a NYC social services agency). Mr. Niehaus graduated from Princeton University in 1977 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1982 where he was a Baker Scholar.