Donald Zugay is a director in BRG’s Corporate Finance practice focusing on sponsor-backed portfolio companies. He has nearly fifteen years of experience working alongside management teams and sponsors on value creation and performance improvement. His career has spanned from lower middle-market companies to Fortune 500 across multiple industries.

Mr. Zugay has deep expertise in operational finance supporting the office of the CFO and has implemented processes and tools to establish the finance team as a strategic-minded, value-added business partner. He brings a broad stakeholder perspective, having served as management, consultant, and sponsor. His core areas of expertise include:

  • Profitability and margin enhancement
  • Finance excellence
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Board reporting
  • Key performance indicators

Before joining BRG, Mr. Zugay held a variety of interim and advisory roles with private equity portfolio companies. He served as manager of Corporate FP&A with Las Vegas Sands. His career began with the Chrysler Corporation in supply/operations before transitioning to finance and accounting at Ford Motor Company. After graduate school, he worked in alternative investments as a hedge fund quantitative analyst.

Mr. Zugay received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds BS degrees in mathematics & statistics and finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Employment History

PE Operating Advisor & Performance Improvement
Partner, 2009-2022

Las Vegas Sands
FP&A manager, 2008-2009

Stark Investments
Quantitative analyst, 2005-2007

Contego Capital
Investment associate, 2003-2005

Ford Motor Company
Cost analyst, 1999-2001

Chrysler Corporation
Material Control supervisor, 1997-1999

Areas of Expertise


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MBA, Strategic Management, 2003

Miami University, Ohio
BS, Mathematics and Statistics, 1997
BS, Finance, 1997