:NAME: Gabriel Gomez
AGE: 47; born Aug. 27, 1965
EDUCATION: B.S. in Systems Engineering from United States Naval Academy, 1987; M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 1997.
CAREER: After graduating from the Naval Academy, Gomez served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy before becoming a Navy SEAL officer. He left the Navy in 1996 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Gomez went on to work at the Charlotte, N.C.-based investment banking firm of Bowles Hollowell Conner before being hired by the Boston private equity firm of Summit Partners in 2001. He worked there three years before moving on to the Boston-based investment firm Advent International. He resigned to run for Senate.
FAMILY: Lives in Cohasset with his wife Sarah. The couple has four children, Olivia, Alexander, Antonia, and Max.
QUOTE: “I’ve lived the American Dream. My parents, when they came here, could never have imagined that their son, who didn’t even know English when he went to school, could have gone to the Naval Academy, could have been an air craft carrier pilot, could have been a SEAL, could have gone to Harvard Business School.”