Giffen brings to FullCycle more than 25 years of experience applying strategic and operational improvements to private equity investments, including seven years running operations of two successful management buyouts. Most recently, he served as CEO of Synova Power. Before that, he was an operating executive at $9.6 billion PE fund Golden Gate Capital, where he focused on conventional and renewable energy, as well as a senior managing director at Evercore Partners, with a focus on energy. He also helped launch the electric utility practice at Bain & Company, where he was responsible for case teams performing due diligence and turnaround work for private equity clients. He holds a BBA summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University and a JD from Stanford Law School.