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Herbert S. “Pug” Winokur Biography…

Herbert S. “Pug” Winokur Biography…

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Capricorn Investors, L.P., 30 East Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Born in Columbus, Georgia.

1964, 1965, A.B., Harvard, Applied Mathematics 1965, A.M, Harvard, Applied Mathematics 1967, PHD, Harvard, Applied Mathematics (Decision and control theory) Harvard web site is (

1967-69, officer in the US Army, assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense

1969-74, co-founder and chairman of the Inner City Fund (later ICF Kaiser International, ( ), a management consulting firm specializing in policy planning for senior government and business officials.

1974-1983 senior management positions at Pacific Holding Corp., Victor Palmeri and Co., and Pennsylvania Co., Penn Central's principal operating subsidiary.

1983-1987 Winokur served as senior executive vice president of the Penn Central Corp., and played a leading role in the corporation's major restructuring and cost reduction efforts.

1987, chairman and chief executive officer of the investment firm Capricorn Holdings Inc., Greenwich, Conn.( ) He is also managing general partner of three affiliated limited partnerships, Capricorn Investors, L.P., I (organized 1987), II (organized 1994), and III. As of 2000, The portfolio investments encompass companies with revenues of more than $2 billion and having more than 20,000 employees 1987/89(?)-1997, member, Board of Directors, NHP, as co-investor with Harvard until NHP is sold to AIMCO ( in 1997, two years after its IPO. As it is sold, its mortgage banking subsidiary, WMF Group ( ) is retained, with Harvard and Pug remaining on the board until it is sold to Prudential in June 2000.

( ) 1988, becomes Chairman of the Board of DynCorp ( ), after Capricorn buys approximately 35-40% of the stock. In 1997, Capricorn divests stock down to approximately 5% and Pug resigns as Chairman, remaining on the board and becoming Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

1989, named a member of Harvard's Committee on University Resources.

1995, named a member of the board of directors of the Harvard Management Company.

1997, sells NHP, Inc. (HUD apartments), a co-investment with Harvard for stock, retaining significant position in AIMCO, largest owner of HUD subsidized housing, and retaining WMF, HUD mortage banking operations, steps down as Chairman of DynCorp, remaining on the Board as Compensation Committee Chairman.

1997-98 (?), funds Herbert S. Winokur Public Policy Fund at Harvard University at the Kennedy School of Government. ( )

1998, named a board member of CCC Information Services, a co-investment with Harvard Endowment.

Feb., 2000 named to the seven man board of The Harvard Corporation, formally known as the President and

Fellows of Harvard College, is the University's executive governing board. It is the smaller of Harvard's two boards, the other being the Board of Overseers. The appointments mark the culmination of a search for successors to two current Fellows of Harvard College, Judith Richards Hope and Richard A. Smith, both of whom have announced their intentions to conclude their Corporation service by the end of this academic year.

Other members of the Corporation include President Rudenstine, Treasurer D. Ronald Daniel, and Fellows Hanna Holborn Gray, James R. Houghton, and Robert G. Stone Jr. He also serves on the advisory committee of Harvard's Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative, as well as on the Technology and Education Planning Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Committee to Visit the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and previously served on the FAS Planning Committee for Faculty Recruitment and Development. Co-chair of reunion fundraising efforts for the Class of 1965, he is a member of the New York Major Gifts Steering Committee.

Spring 2000, sells WMF, HUD mortgage banking operation and Harvard co-investment, to Prudential

Honorary director of the UCLA Medical Center;

Former trustee of the Greenwich Academy;

Former co-chair of the New York Historical Society;

Board of Second Stage Theatre;

Former member of board of Project 180, an organization that facilitates the restructuring of nonprofit institutions;

Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (;

Member Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Council. (;

Member, American Council for Capital Formation( )

Board member of: Enron Corp. ( );

NAC Re Corporation.( )

Board member of Mrs. Fields' Holding Company, Inc., Azurix ( ), NATCO Group (;

CCC Information Systems

SEC Filings Indicate that Legal Documents for Capricorn can be sent to: O'Melveny & Myers LLP ( 153 East 53rd Street New York, New York 10022-4611 Attention: Mark E. Thierfelder, Esquire.


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