Mr. Yorke is responsible for sourcing and executing transactions across The Gores Group's investment strategies. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Yorke was a Managing Director at Lazard, where he was responsible for the firm’s North America Financial Sponsor Group. From 1998 through 2012, Mr. Yorke was a Managing Director and then Vice Chairman in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division. At Credit Suisse, he was a senior member of the firm’s high yield capital market group (1998 - 2000), Co-Head of its North America Financial Sponsor Group (2000 - 2008) and Co-Head of its North America Financial Institutions Group (2008 - 2010). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Yorke was a Principal at Apollo Investment Partners, focused on distressed and private equity investments. Mr. Yorke received a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor from The New York University School of Law.