Jeff Gehl graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory in 1985. While at Chaminade, he played basketball, tennis, and football. Jeff also served on student council and was a member of the National Honors Society. He cites Rich Lawson and Mike Lynn ’75 as influential teachers and coaches.
After Chaminade, Jeff graduated in 1989 from the University of Southern California with a degree in business administration. As part of USC’s Entrepreneur Program, he was named Undergraduate Entrepreneur of the Year and won Best Business Plan. Upon graduation, he executed the business plan, launching a technical staffing company that grew to $100 million in revenue before selling.
Jeff is a managing partner of RCP Advisors, which he co-founded in 2001. RCP is a private equity firm focused on middle market leveraged buyouts. It has $10 billion in assets under management from investors across the globe. Jeff is responsible for leading RCP’s client relations function and covering private equity fund managers in the western United States.
Jeff is involved in many charitable causes that support education and healthcare. With his family, he regularly travels to Africa and India with the WE Charity to empower communities to sustainably lift themselves out of poverty. Jeff has also served on the Chaminade Board of Directors.