Aaron GabbartSeptember 2, 2021
For the last six years, Aaron led the search fund investing efforts of Peterson Partners, a private equity firm based in Salt Lake City. Prior to Peterson Partners, he served as the CEO of BenefitGuard, a Peterson portfolio company that grew from startup to $200MM AUM under his leadership and sold to NASDAQ:HQY in 2017 (CEO 2009-2013; Chairman 2013-2017). Before joining BenefitGuard, Aaron was a Financial Economist at the U.S. Treasury in Washington D.C during the Obama administration.
Aaron is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Marriott School of Management. He has served on several search fund Board of Directors, as well as the board of the BYU Men’s Soccer Program. Aaron loves to ski, play tennis, and has played soccer in the US, Holland, Italy, Mexico, and Costa Rica in matches against a few legendary players such as Jurgen Klinsmann, Tim Howard, and Cobi Jones. He is (or more accurately…was) a fluent Portuguese speaker after serving two years as a volunteer missionary for his church in Brazil.