OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of Heather Malloy, who joined the firm as CFO based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Malloy is a private equity finance executive with a background in corporate strategy, structuring and systems. She is experienced in control buyouts; senior, junior and mezzanine debt; structured finance; and asset-backed securities. Prior to joining OpenGate, Malloy was a management consultant at Riva Ridge Management, and she previously served as chief operating officer and CFO at Strattam Capital for six years.

In her role at OpenGate Capital, Malloy is responsible for the financial and administrative matters of OpenGate Capital, the funds under OpenGate’s management and the financial supervision of OpenGate’s global portfolio companies.

“As OpenGate continues to evolve, we are focused on building upon our established, institutional processes and accelerating our investment reach across our core markets in North America and Europe. We are scaling our organization for growth, while retaining our firm’s one-team culture,” Andrew Nikou, founder and CEO of OpenGate, said. “The addition of Heather Malloy represents a unique opportunity for OpenGate to fuel our strategy.”

Malloy adds to the firm’s multicultural team comprising 16 nationalities and more than 12 unique languages spoken. Malloy is an American and speaks both French and Spanish.

“I am really pleased to be joining OpenGate Capital today. As the firm has a proven investment strategy, a global portfolio of investments and a well-established limited partner base, this is the ideal time to build upon the financial processes as OpenGate continues to grow. I am excited and honored to have this new role and look forward to working with the team and the portfolio of investments,” Malloy said.