Founder of Global Leisure Partners LLP, an advisory and private equity boutique merchant bank headquartered in London. GLP is a leading provider of specialist advisory and principal investment services to the global leisure industry. GLP has completed over US$ 60 B of transactions since 2005, and its affiliates including Bespoke Capital Partners have invested c $500 million in private equity capital. GLP has assembled an operating partner network of 65 executives, 35 of whom are investors in GLP. The operating partners provide incremental proprietary deal flow, due diligence support, portfolio company management and board talent, as well as co-investment capital. Affiliates of Goldman Sachs and Oaktree are minority institutional investors in GLP.
Mr. Harms is former Vice Chairman of WTTC, and a William Pitt Fellow of Chatham House. He graduated from the University of Chicago (MBA), and University of Michigan (BA Hons).