George Creel is the Group CEO and Executive Director of Global Development International and is responsible for strategic planning and overall growth of GDI. In addition to his role with Gulf Development International Ltd, Mr. Creel is the Managing Partner of Colesbury Capital. Launched in 2008 with offices in London, New York, and Miami, Colesbury is an alternative investment platform that directs investments through its private equity investment vehicles.
Prior to founding Colesbury, Mr. Creel was a partner and Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm with over $7B in management, and a co-founder of Brightpoint Capital, H.I.G.’s public securities investment affiliate.
Mr. Creel, has served on numerous corporate boards. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of Decision Sciences Medical Company, and as a director of Shapemix LLC, Knock Inc., and Encryptics.
Mr. Creel received his B.A. from Auburn University and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Additionally, he has participated in post-graduate executive programs at both the Columbia and Harvard Business Schools.