Team: Silver Lake Investment Professionals
All Investment Professionals
Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake Sumeru
Silver Lake Debt Strategies
Silver Lake Kraftwerk

Joerg Adams

Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Joerg Adams joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Director. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., he worked in the Fixed Income Investment Management Division at J.P. Morgan. He currently serves on the board of IPC Systems, Inc. Mr. Adams graduated from Indiana University with a B.Sc. in Finance and holds a degree in Business Administration from the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany.

Raj Atluru

Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Raj Atluru joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He has been investing in the energy and resource sectors since 1996, both domestically and in emerging markets. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Atluru was a Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 11 years where he spearheaded DFJ's cleantech investment practice since 2001 and its India investment operations since 2005, leading DFJ's partnership with Element Partners in 2005 to co-found one of the largest dedicated cleantech funds. Mr. Atluru has led numerous investments in companies specializing in renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency applications, wireless technologies, and business software and services. On behalf of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, he previously served on the board of directors of SolarCity (SCTY). In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the Cleantech Investors Forum and co-founded The Spotlight Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding start-up educational entrepreneurs. Mr. Atluru holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Jason Babcoke

Principal
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Jason Babcoke joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Principal focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has significant experience in technology-focused investing and operations. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Babcoke worked at Symphony Technology Group, investing in mid-market software and technology-enabled service companies across multiple sectors. Previously, Mr. Babcoke was a Sr. Manager at Applied Biosystems responsible for strategic product development, and Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, a venture backed company acquired by Novellus. Earlier in his career, Mr. Babcoke ran technology development projects at Applied Materials and led evaluation of investment opportunities for the Spark Group, a technology-focused investment group founded by professors from UC Berkeley. He holds an M.B.A. with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School, a B.S. in Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Masters from Stanford in Management Science and Engineering. He also holds four issued patents.

Mark Beith

Principal
London
Partners

Mark Beith joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Beith was a Principal at Apollo Global Management, where he spent over seven years, executing various private equity and credit investments across a range of sectors, including technology, telecoms, consumer and retail, and logistics. Previously, Mr. Beith was a member of the European and U.K. Mergers & Acquisitions teams at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Beith holds an M.A. in History from the University of Cambridge, where he achieved first class honors.

Mike Bingle

Managing Partner and Managing Director
New York
Partners

Mike Bingle joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Bingle was a principal at Apollo Advisors, L.P., then a large-scale and diversified private equity firm. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Bingle worked as an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Bingle serves on the board of directors of Gartner, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., LLC, Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Inc., and Virtu Financial, LLC. Previously Mr. Bingle was a director of Ameritrade Holding Corp., Datek Online Holdings, Inc., and Instinet, Inc. He holds a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Ryan Bone

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Ryan Bone joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions in the technology industry. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Bone worked in the Telecom, Media, Entertainment and Technology Investment Banking Group at Macquarie Capital in New York City. Mr. Bone graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Economics.

John Brennan

Managing Director
Menlo Park
Sumeru

John Brennan joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has significant experience as a senior executive in technology companies and in strategy consulting. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, Mr. Brennan was at Adobe Systems where he most recently led the company's Platform Software business unit. In addition, Mr. Brennan directed the activities of Adobe's Creative Professional business unit in an operating capacity in 2005. Prior to Adobe Systems, Mr. Brennan was with Hewlett-Packard Company, where as Senior Vice President of SMB segment operations, he was responsible for the sales and marketing of the portfolio of products targeted at the SMB segment. Mr. Brennan also spent 8 years working for Accenture Strategic Services where he was a Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice. Mr. Brennan is a director on the boards of AVI-SPL and Opera Solutions. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Katherine Brody

Senior Counsel, SLE
London
Silver Lake Group

Katherine Brody joined Silver Lake in 2014 as Senior Counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Brody was a corporate associate for six years at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its London office, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Brody holds a B.S. from Tulane University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Susannah Carrier

Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Susannah Carrier joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing Director. Ms. Carrier heads fund marketing and investor relations for all the Firm’s strategies. She joined Silver Lake from Quadrangle Group LLC in New York, where she focused on private equity and hedge fund investor relations. Ms. Carrier previously was with Credit Suisse based in London, focused on private equity business development for the financial sponsor group, preceded by time with the technology investment banking group. Before moving to London, she had been with SG Cowen in San Francisco working on numerous public and private equity offerings for technology companies. Before graduate school, Ms. Carrier worked in New York in the international private bank of Citibank as a member of the equity investment strategy team. Previously she had worked at Bankers Trust Company in their investment management division focused on balanced portfolios for international institutional clients and in their global investment banking division focused on the airline, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Carrier received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. with distinction from Wellesley College.

Jimmy Chang

Director
Hong Kong
Partners

Jimmy Chang joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Director.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Chang was an investment banker for over 10 years and an Executive Director in the Global Technology Group of Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division.  While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Chang worked in both the Hong Kong and Menlo Park offices, focusing on equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions for large and mid cap companies across numerous sectors including Internet, telecom equipment, semiconductors, hardware and software.  Mr. Chang graduated from M.I.T. with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science and a B.S. in Management Science - Finance.

Eric Chen

Managing Director
Hong Kong, Shanghai
Partners

Eric Chen joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director. Prior to Silver Lake, Dr. Chen was a Senior Vice President and Executive Committee member of ASML, a global leader in semiconductor technology. Dr. Chen joined ASML following its acquisition of Brion Technologies in 2007, the company he co-founded in 2002 and served as the CEO since inception. He was formerly a Senior Vice President at J.P. Morgan, where he coordinated the global research effort in the electronics sector and conducted equity research for a number of technology segments. Earlier in his career, Dr. Chen conducted theoretical physics research at Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire ("CERN") and at the Advanced Product Research Development Laboratory and MOS-13 facility for Motorola. Dr. Chen is currently on the board of Allyes Online Media Holding and Hillstone Networks. Previously, he served on the boards of Nobao Renewable Energy Holdings Limited and Varian Semiconductor. Dr. Chen was born and raised in China and is bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin). He represented China in the International Physics Olympics in Germany, earning the Silver Medal. Dr. Chen studied Physics at Peking University and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Kevin Cheng

Associate
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Kevin Cheng joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Previously, he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan in San Francisco. Mr. Cheng graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Sureel Choksi

Operating Executive
Menlo Park
Value Creation

Sureel Choksi joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Operating Executive. He currently serves on the board of Vantage Data Centers, LLC. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Choksi was Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Data Centers, a private equity-backed data center roll-up. Previously, Mr. Choksi held several executive roles with Level 3 Communications, including Chief Marketing Officer, President of Wholesale Markets, Executive Vice President of Services, Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. Before Level 3, Mr. Choksi worked in venture capital at TeleSoft Partners and investment banking at Gleacher & Company. Mr. Choksi received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Entrepreneurial Management, and a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hugo Chong

Research Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners

Hugo Chong joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is a Research Analyst. Previously he worked as an intern for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, focusing on the field of finance and banking. He graduated from Peking University in 2012 with a B.A. in Finance and Banking.

Thomas Conneely

Vice President of Operations - Silver Lake Waterman
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Thomas Conneely joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Vice President of Operations at Silver Lake Waterman. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of fund operations experience. Mr. Conneely is well versed in all operational elements of the private technology debt business. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Conneely spent over 16 years at Lighthouse Capital Partners with responsibility for contract management, process infrastructure, compliance, and risk management for over $1.6 billion in invested capital. Prior to Lighthouse, Mr. Conneely held operational and management roles at GE Capital, Ally Capital, and Unicom Computer. Mr. Conneely received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. 

Brian Crews

Director
Menlo Park
Waterman

Brian Crews joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Director at Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Crews has substantial experience structuring and underwriting technology debt investments. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Crews was a Principal at Lighthouse Capital Partners, where he worked directly on more than $300 million of new investments across 62 companies. Mr. Crews holds a B.S. from Washington & Lee University.

Peter Cui

Analyst
Shanghai
Partners

Peter Cui joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he worked in the Financial Institutions Group at UBS AG in Hong Kong. Mr. Cui graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics.

Matt Dabaco

Associate
New York
Partners

Matt Dabaco joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Mr. Dabaco graduated from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Jim Davidson

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Jim Davidson is a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he co-founded in 1999. He currently serves as Chairman of the Managing Partners Committee of Silver Lake and on the Investment Committees of several Silver Lake funds. Mr. Davidson has been an active advisor to and investor in the technology industries for more than 25 years. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Davidson was a Managing Director at Hambrecht & Quist, a technology-focused investment bank and venture capital firm (now part of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., "H&Q"). Mr. Davidson managed several businesses at H&Q, including the Technology Investment Banking business and the Mergers and Acquisitions business. Prior to H&Q, he was a corporate securities attorney for Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. Mr. Davidson currently serves on the board of SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), and was previously a director of Avago Technologies, Flextronics International, Seagate Technology, and Skype, among other companies. Mr. Davidson is an active "angel investor" and advisor to several private technology companies. He also serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations including the University of California, Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management, and the U.S. Olympic Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Davidson holds a B.S. from the University of Nebraska and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Jorge JosĂ© de Mello

Associate
London
Partners

Jorge José de Mello joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at Citigroup Inc., in the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking team in London and the Iberian Investment Banking team in Madrid. Mr. José de Mello graduated from the Nova School of Business and Economics with a M.Sc. in Finance and a M.Sc. in International Management from Community of European Management Schools.

Sean Delehanty

Director
New York
Partners

Sean Delehanty joined Silver Lake in 2003 and is a Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Delehanty worked in the Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers, where he focused on M&A and financings for technology companies. Mr. Delehanty graduated from Duke University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Delehanty is a director of Interactive Data Corporation.

Sahil W. Desai

Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Sahil W. Desai joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Desai served for 10 years with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, ultimately reaching the position of Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division's Asset Management Unit, which investigates and prosecutes securities law violations involving asset management firms. Earlier in his career, Mr. Desai practiced law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell. Mr. Desai holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Sebastian Duesterhoeft

Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Duesterhoeft joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions team in London as well as in the Technology Banking team in Menlo Park. Mr. Duesterhoeft graduated from University of Mannheim with a diploma in Business Administration.

Egon Durban

Managing Partner and Managing Director
Menlo Park
Partners


Egon Durban is a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined at its founding in 1999. He is based in the firm's Menlo Park office and has previously served in the New York office as well as the London office, which he launched and managed from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Durban serves on the board of directors of Dell, Intelsat Ltd., and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of WME Entertainment.  Previously, he served on the board of Skype, and was the chairman of its operating committee, and served on the supervisory board and operating committee of NXP B.V, and Multiplan Inc.. Mr. Durban currently serves on the board of Tipping Point, a poverty-fighting organization that identifies and funds leading non-profit programs in the Bay Area to assist individuals and families in need.
 
Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Durban worked in Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Durban organized and led a joint initiative between the Corporate Finance Technology Group and the Mergers and Acquisitions Financial Sponsors Group to analyze and present investment opportunities in the technology industry. Previously, Mr. Durban worked in Morgan Stanley's Corporate Finance Technology and Equity Capital Markets groups. Mr. Durban graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance.

Jonathan Durham

Principal
New York
Partners

Jonathan Durham joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Principal. Mr. Durham focuses on large-scale technology and tech-enabled investments, and has completed transactions in areas ranging from financial technology for payments as well as information exchange and market making, to software for energy companies. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Gerson Lehrman Group and Quorum. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Durham attended Harvard College where he received an A.B in History, a citation in Spanish language, and was a two-time national champion on the varsity heavyweight crew.

Stephen Evans

Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Stephen Evans joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Evans was a Principal at Cognetas, a European mid-market private equity firm. At Cognetas, Mr. Evans focused on transactions across a variety of service sectors, including business services, information services, and construction and utility services. Previously, Mr. Evans spent five years at Bain & Company. In his time at Bain & Company, Mr. Evans advised clients in Europe and the US across a variety of industries and also spent two years in Bain's Private Equity group. Mr. Evans holds an M.A and an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Martin Fichtner

Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Martin Fichtner re-joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk.  He serves on the board of directors of Eka Software Solutions and Quorum Business Solutions. Mr. Fichtner has over a decade of private equity experience in technology-related sectors. Previously, Mr. Fichtner was at Elevation Partners and invested in technology-enabled businesses in media, entertainment, and consumer-related industries. Mr. Fichtner began his investing career at Silver Lake focused on investments in information technology. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Fichtner worked as an investment banker in the Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Fichtner holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

John Flynn

Principal
London
Partners

John Flynn joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Evercore Partners. Mr. Flynn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. from The Wharton School and a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Ronak Gandhi

Analyst
Menlo Park
Partners

Ronak Gandhi joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at Guggenheim Partners, Greentech Capital Advisors, and Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Gandhi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with triple concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Management from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in Computer Science from of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He received the Class of 1975 Management Award, Louis Rudolph Accounting Award, Loveman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award, finished in the top 1% of his class, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

Pierre Gatta

Operating Executive
New York
Value Creation

Pierre Gatta joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is an Operating Executive. Mr. Gatta has experience as both an operating executive and a senior consultant. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Gatta was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he was one of the leaders of the European Telecom & Tech Practice, advising CEOs and senior executives of global corporations in the telecom and high-tech industries. Mr. Gatta led, in particular, several large-scale transformations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America around the development of digital content services and enterprise ICT services. Previously, Mr. Gatta worked for the enterprise division of Orange for eight years, as a key account manager first, and then leading Orange’s enterprise operations in Spain. Mr. Gatta is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds an M.S. in Telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.

Mark  Gillett

Managing Director and Head of Value Creation
London
Value Creation

Mark Gillett re-joined Silver Lake in 2013 after previously serving at the firm from 2009-2011. He is a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. Prior to his return to Silver Lake, Mr. Gillett served as Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Skype, the global communications platform, driving acceleration of the company's growth strategy and leading its integration following Microsoft's acquisition of the business in 2011.  Subsequently, as Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, he oversaw the growth of Microsoft's enterprise and consumer communications software and services portfolio, while continuing to lead product innovation and operations for Skype.

Prior to joining Skype, Mr. Gillett led value creation for Silver Lake in Europe. He joined the firm from Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), where he was a Managing Director and Partner leading the High Technology, Telecoms and Private Equity practice in Europe. At A&M, he specialized in restructuring and operational diligence, performance improvement and turnaround management of online, consumer and enterprise software and device businesses.  While at A&M, he served in interim leadership positions and advisory or operating roles including at Lehman Brothers Holdings International, ADT/Tyco (France), Navigon AG, and iSOFT plc. At A&M, he also led engagements with several leading private equity firms.
 
Mr. Gillett served as a non-executive director for European Directories, a local search and advertising group, through a restructuring, digital transition and sale of the business in 2013.
 
Mr. Gillett is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Member of the IT Service Management Forum.

Jon Goldberg

Vice President and Controller - Management Entities
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Jon Goldberg joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is Vice President and Controller - Management Entities. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Goldberg was a Vice President at JPMorgan where he served in successive roles as the Controller for the Prime Brokerage and Structured Credit businesses upon completion of the JPMorgan Chase Finance Associate Leadership Program. Mr. Goldberg also worked as a media and telecom investment banker at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Mr. Goldberg graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business, and also received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gordon Goldstein

Managing Director - Head of External Affairs
New York
Silver Lake Group

Gordon M. Goldstein joined Silver Lake in 2010. He is a Managing Director with responsibility for global external affairs, including government relations, public policy, strategic communications, and media relations issues for Silver Lake as well as key public affairs issues for the firm’s portfolio companies. In 2012 Mr. Goldstein  represented Silver Lake as a member of the United States government and industry delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Mr. Goldstein previously served as a Managing Director at Clark & Weinstock, a government relations, corporate communications, and strategy consulting firm.

 

Mr. Goldstein is a former Senior Adviser to the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General and previously served as Co-Director of the Council on Foreign Relations Project on the Information Revolution and as Co-Director of the Brookings Institution Project on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Public Investors. Mr. Goldstein is a former Wayland Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and was a visiting lecturer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. He is the author of Lessons In Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam, a study of national security strategy and White House decision-making which was a Foreign Affairs bestseller published by Times Books. He has appeared on the ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and BBC television networks and his articles and book review essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, and other publications. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Columbia University, where he was an International Fellow and was awarded a B.A. and M.I.A. as well as the M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in political science and international relations.

Ajei Gopal

Operating Partner
New York
Value Creation

Ajei Gopal joined Silver Lake as an Operating Partner in 2013. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager in the IT Management Business Unit of HP Software, responsible for the product and technology portfolio as well as the overall success of the business. Before joining HP Software in 2011, Mr. Gopal was Executive Vice President of the Technology and Development Group at CA Technologies. Prior to that, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Symantec Corporation. Mr. Gopal also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ReefEdge Networks, a wireless LAN systems company. Prior to that, he spent nine years at IBM in a variety of technology roles, including Chief Technology Officer for its Pervasive Computing Division. Mr. Gopal began his career as a member of the technical staff of Bell Communications Research’s Applied Research Division. Mr. Gopal is currently on the Board of Directors and a member of the audit and strategy committees for ANSYS Inc. He also served as a member of the Cloud Computing Steering Committee at the World Economic Forum between 2009 and 2011. He has been awarded twenty-three U.S. patents over the course of his career and is the author of numerous publications. Mr. Gopal holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and a doctorate degree in computer science from Cornell University.

Adam Grosser

Group Head and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Adam Grosser joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is the Group Head and Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He has 28 years of experience as a successful investor and operator in a broad array of technology companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Grosser was a General Partner at Foundation Capital where, as part of the cleantech team, he helped to establish a widely regarded and differentiated cleantech investment practice. He served as a Director of Calix Networks Inc. (CALX) since May 2009, including through its public offering in 2010. Mr. Grosser also served on the boards of EnerNoc (ENOC) until June 2010 and Conviva, Control4, GridIron, Sentient Energy, SiBEAM, Silver Spring Networks, and Transmedics until January 2011, and since December 2012 he has served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Film and Television and contributes to National Public Radio's Marketplace. Mr. Grosser holds a B.A.S., an M.S., and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Kevin Guan

Associate
Hong Kong
Partners

Kevin Guan joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Guan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.

Mark Haller

Senior Associate
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Mark Haller joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate focused on the firm’s middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Previously, he worked in the Industrials Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.  Mr. Haller graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a Master of Accounting Science, a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Accountancy.

Kenneth Hao

Managing Partner and Managing Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Ken Hao joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director. In 2008, he led the establishment of the firm's offices in China and Japan before returning to Menlo Park in 2011. Mr. Hao currently serves as a director on the boards of Avago Technologies Limited, SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc, and Allyes Online Media Holding.  In addition, Mr. Hao has led Silver Lake's two investments in Alibaba Group in 2011 and 2012. Previously, he served as a director of Smart Storage Systems (acquired by SanDisk Corporation), NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:  NTCT), UGS Corp. (acquired by Siemens AG), Network General Corporation (acquired by NetScout), and Certance Holdings (a division of Seagate acquired by Quantum). Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Hao was a Managing Director at Hambrecht & Quist ("H&Q") where he led a range of investment banking and venture capital activities. Mr. Hao graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

Hollie Moore Haynes

Managing Director
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Hollie Moore Haynes is a Managing Director based in Menlo Park. She joined Silver Lake in 1999 and is focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru, where she has been a member of the Investment Committee since its founding. She serves on the board of directors of BlackLine Systems, Medseek, and Opera Solutions, and is a board observer for Talend. Previously, she served on the board of directors of i2. Prior to Silver Lake, she worked in private equity at Hellman & Friedman and in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. She graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics and received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Dan Hoevel

Associate - Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Dan Hoevel joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Equity Capital Markets Group at Lazard, with a focus on fundraising transactions in the Technology sector.  Mr. Hoevel graduated with honors from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Economics and completed the General Course at the London School of Economics.

Nicole Hook

Manager - Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Nicole Hook joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Manager - Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake, she was with The Carlyle Group and the multi-strategy hedge fund, Carlyle-Blue Wave. At Carlyle-Blue Wave, Ms. Hook was the Human Resources Coordinator and was involved with strategic projects and initiatives for the HR function. She was previously with the bio-pharmaceutical firm ImClone Systems Incorporated, where as a Senior Coordinator she was responsible for the management of daily operations in their New York corporate headquarters. Ms. Hook holds a B.A. in Communication from Western Connecticut State University.

Robbie Horwitz

Analyst
New York
Partners

Robbie Horwitz joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at Silver Lake, the Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey, and the Systems and Technology Group at IBM. Mr. Horwitz graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, and was elected to The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. He also received a minor in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Glenn Hutchins

Co-Founder
New York
Partners

Glenn Hutchins is a co-founder of Silver Lake. He is chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. as well as a director of both AT&T and NASDAQ OMX.  He is a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice chairman of The Brookings Institution. Mr. Hutchins is a director of the Harvard Management Company, which is responsible for the Harvard University endowment, and co-chairman of the University’s capital campaign. He is an owner and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics basketball team. He is also a board member of the Center for American Progress, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Economics Club of New York as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Previously, Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

 

Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, has supported the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, which is chaired by Mr. Hutchins; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducts basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Angela Jiang

Senior Vice President - Finance
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Angela Jiang joined Silver Lake in April 2004 and is Senior Vice President -Finance. Ms. Jiang has over eight years of experience in the financial aspects of the high-tech and venture capital industries. Prior to Silver Lake, Ms. Jiang was a financial consultant for companies in the software industry. Ms. Jiang began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she progressed to Audit Manager and managed many public and private software clients as well as venture capital clients. Ms. Jiang holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Fudan University, China and received an M.P.A. from West Virginia University Graduate School of Business. Ms. Jiang is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Eric Johnson

Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Eric Johnson joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Director. He focuses on tech-related opportunities in the Energy sector for Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Johnson was a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the High Yield Credit Group and served as its Senior High Yield and Distressed Energy analyst. Previously, he was a Principal at Barclay's Global Investors Capital, where he was responsible for Energy, Utility and Chemical credit selections in the Alpha Credit High Yield fund. Mr. Johnson earned an M.B.A. from USC's Marshall Graduate School of Business with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting and a B.A. in economics from Denison University.

Caimin Jones

Operating Executive
London
Value Creation

Caimin Jones joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is an Operating Executive. He has over 16 years of experience in both operational and advisory roles, with extensive cross-European experience in the automotive, energy, financial services, biotechnology, and technology sectors. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Jones was a Director in Alvarez & Marsal's Private Equity Performance Improvement Group in Europe, where he worked with a range of private equity sponsored businesses, typically related to operational turnarounds and carve outs, and managed the transitional services for Lehman Brothers Holdings in Europe. Prior to his service at Lehman, Mr. Jones worked for Marakon Associates, a boutique strategy consulting firm, where he worked on a number of large scale, growth oriented, turnaround projects in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Jones started his career as a software engineer in Ireland developing short messaging systems for mobile networks in Europe, United States, and Japan, and subsequently managed large-scale energy infrastructure projects at Siemens AG. Mr. Jones holds a B.E. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an M.B.A from IMD Business School in Switzerland and an L.L.B from the Open University in the UK.

Yolande Jun

Director- Finance
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Yolande Jun joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is the Director- Finance. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms Jun was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she directed the finance function for the San Jose practice. At PwC, Ms. Jun also had many years of accounting experience in the assurance practice, as well as consulting experience in the business advisory services group. Ms. Jun holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University, South Africa and a post graduate Higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  Ms. Jun is a Chartered Accountant.

Juhana Kaikkonen

Analyst
London
Partners

Juhana Kaikkonen joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs and at Man Group. Mr. Kaikkonen graduated with First Class Honours from Merton College, University of Oxford with a B.A. in Economics and Management.

Adam Karol

Director
New York
Partners

Adam Karol joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Karol worked at Silver Point Capital, L.P., where his investment focus included private equity, distressed debt financings, and direct lending. Previously, Mr. Karol worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., where he was involved with large-scale private equity investments across a wide range of industries. Prior to that, Mr. Karol worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on the technology industry. Mr. Karol received a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management of Boston College, where he graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Karol also received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Karol is a Term Member of The Council on Foreign Relations.

Sean Kendra

Associate
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Sean Kendra joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Previously, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group at Greenhill & Co. in New York, primarily covering the healthcare and financial institutions sectors. Mr. Kendra graduated with highest distinction and honors in business from Indiana University with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting.

Chris Kennelly

Principal
Menlo Park
Waterman

Chris Kennelly joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Principal at Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Kennelly has significant experience structuring and underwriting technology debt investments. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Kennelly was an Associate at Lighthouse Capital Partners, joining the firm in 2005. Mr. Kennelly holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.Sc. from Oxford University.

Rex Khan

Senior Counsel
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Rex Khan joined Silver Lake in 2004. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Khan practiced as an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in its Palo Alto office, where he specialized in capital markets transactions. While at Simpson Thacher, Mr. Khan also advised various companies on corporate governance and SEC reporting matters. Mr. Khan holds a bachelor degree in Economics and a master degree in International Relations from the University of California at San Diego and a law degree from Cornell Law School.

Jeff Kimbell

Operating Executive
Menlo Park
Value Creation

Jeff Kimbell joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is an Operating Executive.  Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Kimbell worked at Cerberus Capital where he led performance improvement and restructuring projects at several portfolio companies.  He has led organizational restructuring of sales and marketing teams, sales productivity improvement projects, developed revenue growth plans and initiatives, and created annual operating plans.  Mr. Kimbell has also supported numerous due diligence efforts over the past five years.  In addition, Jeff served as the interim Senior Vice President of Sales Operations for a Europe-based point-of-sale software company and the Senior Vice President of Sales Transformation for a U.S. based digital local advertising firm. 
 
Prior to Cerberus, Mr. Kimbell held executive positions at EMC and Dell.  At EMC, he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy, responsible for integrating growth plans across business units. While at Dell, Mr. Kimbell served as the VP of EMEA Marketing and was on the European Management Team.  In this role, he was responsible for leading all marketing functions as well as the product teams for the EMEA commercial (B2B) business.   Previously, Mr. Kimbell was Director of Business Development for Transamerica, a strategy consultant for Bain & Company, and he started his career at Procter & Gamble.
 
Mr. Kimbell received a B.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University, and an M.B.A from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Karen King

Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Karen King joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Managing Director. As the Chief Legal Officer, she oversees a team of lawyers in Menlo Park, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Ms. King and her team are involved in all aspects of the Firm's business from fundraising to deal execution to portfolio management and liquidity, as well as risk management. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. King worked for a number of years at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in its Palo Alto, New York, and London offices. During her time there she worked on capital markets transactions, such as initial public offerings and high yield debt financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, including representing several private equity firms. Ms. King holds an A.B. from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School and serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions.

Georg Knoflach

Senior Associate
London
Partners

Georg Knoflach joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the German investment banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Knoflach graduated from Bocconi University with a B.Sc. in International Economics and Management and from HEC Paris with a M.Sc. in International Business.

Michael Korzinstone

Principal
New York
Partners

Michael Korzinstone joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Principal. Mr. Korzinstone graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting. At Wharton, Mr. Korzinstone was a Joseph Wharton Scholar, was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and finished in the top 1% of his class. Mr. Korzinstone completed past internships at Lazard Frères, Merrill Lynch, and RBC Capital Markets.

Arif Lakhani

Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Arif Lakhani joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He was an associate at Silver Lake Partners for two years focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. Previously, he worked in the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lakhani graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

Bryce Lee

Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Bryce Lee joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, serving as head of the Technology Group for the Americas and as co-head of the Alternative Energy Group. Mr. Lee was instrumental in building Credit Suisse's investment banking franchises in Asia and in cleantech, and was named to Forbes magazine's "Midas List" of the top 100 technology dealmakers in the world. He was a member of Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Committee and served on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee. Mr. Lee has led numerous transactions for industry leaders in the cleantech sector in the U.S. and in Asia and raised over $6.7 billion in 22 public and private financings for cleantech companies from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Lee has also executed financings for nearly a dozen leading technology businesses in Asia. Mr. Lee is currently on the board of directors of PCCW Ltd and Eka Software Solutions. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Languages from Stanford University.

Eve Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Partners

Eve Lee joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate with Silver Lake Partners. Previously, she worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Financial Institutions Group in Hong Kong. Ms. Lee graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Catherine Lee

Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Catherine Lee joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, she worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, with a focus on growth strategy. Ms. Lee graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce. 

Scott Lefever

Associate
New York
Partners

Scott Lefever joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is an Associate. Previously, he completed an internship at Barclays Capital in the Power & Utilities Investment Banking Group. Mr. Lefever graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.A. in Economics from the College of Arts and Sciences, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Yingqi Li

Principal
Hong Kong
Partners

Yingqi Li joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal. Previously, she worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in Beijing and Hong Kong. Ms. Li graduated with Honors from Fudan University with a B.A. in Marketing.

Alexandre Lim

Associate
London
Partners

Alexandre Lim joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Power, Utilities and Renewables Investment Banking team at Citigroup in London. Mr. Lim graduated from ESSEC Business School with a M.Sc. in Management.

Christian Lucas

Managing Director
London
Partners

Christian Lucas is a Managing Director of Silver Lake which he joined in 2010 to help oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Lucas worked for approximately 16 years as an investment banker focusing on the technology, digital media, and telecommunications industries in Europe. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Lucas was a Managing Director and Head of the Technology group at Morgan Stanley’s investment bank. Mr. Lucas is currently a board member of Global Blue and Soitec and has been appointed as a French Foreign Trade Advisor in the UK. Mr. Lucas earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and also has degrees from ESSEC Graduate School of Management and from ASSAS Law School, both in France.

Paola Maleh

Head of EMEA Marketing and Investor Relations
London
Silver Lake Group

Paola Maleh joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is responsible for marketing and investor relations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  She joined Silver Lake from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) where she focused on private equity fund investments and co-investments as well as on developing the Private Equity department’s strategy. Paola previously was with McKinsey & Company based in the New York and London offices, where she focused primarily on serving financial institutions in the US and Europe. Before graduate school, Paola worked in Boston for EMC as a software engineer. Paola received an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a B.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University, and holds the CFA designation.

Shaun Mehra

Analyst
Menlo Park
Partners

Shaun Mehra joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco and at the biotechnology firm Amgen. Mr. Mehra graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Bioengineering with minors in biophysics and mathematics from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He received the Loveman Award in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and was elected to the honor societies Beta Gamma Sigma and Tau Beta Pi.

Paul Mercadante

Managing Director
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Paul Mercadante joined Silver Lake in 2007 from Shah Capital Partners (SCP) and is a Managing Director focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has significant experience as a senior management executive. Prior to joining SCP, Mr. Mercadante was President of Force Computers ("Force"), a leading provider of embedded computing systems and a wholly owned subsidiary of Solectron, Inc. that was subsequently sold to Motorola, Inc. in 2004. Prior to Force, Mr. Mercadante was the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Solectron's $2 billion Technology Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Mercadante also has previous experiences with SMART Modular Technologies, Rose Communications, Activision, and Apex Data. He serves on the Board of Directors of PrimeSense, Spansion, SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc., and Mobile Messenger. He has a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York.

Sanjeet Mitra

Principal
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Sanjeet Mitra joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Principal focused on the firm’s middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He currently serves on the board of directors of Velocity Technology Solutions. Previously, he worked in the Industrials Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco. Mr. Mitra graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Greg Mondre

Managing Partner and Managing Director
New York
Partners

Greg Mondre joined Silver Lake in 1999 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director based in New York. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Mondre was a principal at Texas Pacific Group, where he focused on private equity investments across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mondre worked as an investment banker in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He currently serves as a director of Avaya, Inc., Go Daddy, Inc., IPC Systems, Inc., Sabre Holdings, Vantage Data Centers, and is on the Operating Committee of SunGard Capital Corp. Previously he was a director of UGS Corporation and Network General Corporation. Mr. Mondre graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

Katie Morin

Manager - Human Resources
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Katie Morin joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Manager - Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake, she was the Assistant Director, Human Resources at the Council on Foreign Relations where she was responsible for the benefit and compensation programs for the organization. Prior to the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Morin was at New England Baptist Hospital as a Human Resources Generalist and focused mainly on recruitment. Ms. Morin holds a B.A. in International Business from Loyola College in Maryland.

Tezira Nabongo

Vice President - Talent Management
Menlo Park
Value Creation

Tezira Nabongo joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Vice President - Talent Management. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Nabongo was the Director of Global Senior Talent Acquisition at Cisco Systems where she led global VP to C-Suite level external hiring, internal mobility, and strategic sourcing. Prior to Cisco Systems, she was an executive search consultant in the Software and Technology Practices of Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Nabongo holds an A.B. in Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and J.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Southern California.

Serene Nah

Senior Operating Executive
Hong Kong
Value Creation

Serene Nah joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Senior Operating Executive. Previously, Ms. Nah was CFO of GE Capital Greater China, where she was the key executive in charge of finance, treasury, and tax operations. She also worked with the management team to revamp strategy and worked on forging joint ventures and business development opportunities with large state-owned enterprises. Ms. Nah worked for GE in various business units for 10 years on a management fast track, in which, she spent 4 years on the Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), covering financial, process, compliance audits, and M&A work in Europe, the US, and Asia. Ms. Nah has a strong background in internal audit, financial reporting, FP&A, financial systems, and financial strategy and has spent the last 4 years focusing on operations in China and the rest of Asia. Ms. Nah holds an Executive M.B.A from Kellogg- HKUST and a B.S. degree from Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Sebastian Neelamkavil

Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Neelamkavil joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He was an associate at Silver Lake Partners for two years focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Neelamkavil graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario's combined degree program in Engineering and Business, where he holds a B.ESc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and a B.A. in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Joel Newbert

Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Joel Newbert joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division, with a focus on natural resources. Mr. Newbert graduated as an Ivey Scholar from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Karol Niewiadomski

Principal
London
Partners

Karol Niewiadomski joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Principal. Before joining Silver Lake, he worked in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in London. Mr. Niewiadomski graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with M.Sc. in Finance and holds a M.Sc. in International Management from Community of European Management Schools obtained at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Janice Oh

Associate, Finance & Investor Administration
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Janice Oh joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is an Associate, Finance & Investor Administration. Before joining Silver Lake, Ms. Oh worked as a Research Attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court. She previously worked in legal support at global law firms Ropes & Gray LLP and Alston & Bird LLP. Ms. Oh holds a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University.

Chukwuma Okpalugo

Associate
London
Partners

Chukwuma Okpalugo joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the U.K. Investment Banking team at Morgan Stanley & Co. in London, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and initial public offerings in the U.K. Mr. Okpalugo graduated from Oxford University with a B.A. in Medical Sciences.

Geoff Oltmans

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets
Menlo Park
Partners

Geoff Oltmans joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets. His responsibilities include the firm’s credit market activities. His previous experience includes co-managing a distressed debt portfolio for UBS O'Connor and investing proprietary capital for Lehman Brothers. He started his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he worked in the firm's Restructuring Group. Mr. Oltmans holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where he majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics.

Shawn O'Neill

Managing Director and Co-Group Head of Waterman
Menlo Park
Waterman

Shawn O’Neill joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director and Co-Group Head of Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. O’Neill has been a strategic advisor to leading technology companies and has extensive technology merger, acquisition, and financing experience from 15 years in the industry as a technology investment banker and operating executive. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. O’Neill founded Bandon Partners, a boutique investment bank and was the CFO of two venture-backed companies. Mr. O’Neill was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors. 

Joe Osnoss

Managing Director
New York
Partners

Joe Osnoss joined Silver Lake in 2002 and is a Managing Director. From 2010 to 2014, before returning to the U.S., he was based in the firm’s London office, where he helped oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a director of Global Blue, Interactive Data Corporation, Sabre Corporation, and Virtu Financial, and previously served on the boards of Instinet Incorporated and Mercury Payment Systems. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously held positions at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in France and at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics-Economics and a citation in French language. He currently is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, where he participates in teaching and research activities within the Department of Finance.

Ulf Pagenkopf

Senior Associate
London
Partners

Ulf Pagenkopf joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate. Previously, he was at Deutsche Bank in the Frankfurt and London offices working in the M&A and Leveraged Debt Capital Markets groups where he was involved in a variety of LBO, high yield, and M&A transactions. Mr. Pagenkopf graduated from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) with a B.Sc. in General Management.

Jason Paige

Vice President and Director of Information Technology
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Jason Paige joined Silver Lake in 2010  and is Vice President and Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Paige was the Manager of Information Technology for Integral Capital Partners, LLP, a technology focused investment fund. During his seven years at ICP he managed the administrative, logistical, and operational duties for the organization related to information technology.

Kyle Paster

Principal
Menlo Park
Partners

Kyle Paster joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Paster graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Legal Studies and History.

Audra Paterna

Director - Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Audra Paterna joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake Ms. Paterna was the Director of Human Resources at Carlyle-Blue Wave (a joint venture with The Carlyle Group) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of all Human Resource related strategies and initiatives. Prior to Carlyle-Blue Wave, she was with The Carlyle Group and was responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource related programs and initiatives for the New York office. Ms. Paterna holds a B.A. in English from Simmons College.

Simon Patterson

Managing Director
London
Partners

Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a member of the founding management team of the internet-based logistics company GF-X (acquired by Descartes), and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times. He serves on the boards of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Intelsat Ltd., and MultiPlan, Inc., and the Advisory Board of the Prince’s Trust. He is also a Non Executive Director of N Brown Group plc. Mr. Patterson holds an M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and was presented with the Alexander Robichek Award for Achievement in Finance.

Taylor Patton

Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Taylor Patton joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is an associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Global Industrials Group. Mr. Patton graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Illinois.

Jacqueline Petts

Head of Legal - Asia
Hong Kong
Silver Lake Group

Jacqueline Petts is the Head of Legal - Asia and is located in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2007, Ms. Petts practiced as an associate for a number of years at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in London. While at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts advised on a broad range of corporate and finance matters and was seconded to the corporate transactions team at Barclays Bank PLC. Prior to working at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of Simmons & Simmons during which time she was also seconded to UBS. Ms. Petts holds a B.A. and M.A. in jurisprudence from Magdalen College, Oxford and is qualified to practice law in England and Wales and New York.

Sam Powell

Senior Associate
New York
Partners

Sam Powell joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Senior Associate. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Powell worked at Lightyear Capital, where he focused on private equity investments in the financial technology sector. Prior to Lightyear, he worked as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. Powell graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering.  

Lindsey Press

Vice President - Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Lindsey Press joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is a Vice President. Ms. Press assists with the fund marketing efforts and investor relations for all the Firm’s strategies. Ms. Press joined Silver Lake from UBS Investment Bank, where she advised private equity firms on fundraising mandates. Prior to UBS, Ms. Press was with American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on mezzanine and private equity investments in the middle market. Ms. Press was formerly an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse, where she worked on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the Global Industrials and Services Group. Ms. Press graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Art History and a citation in French language and was a John Harvard Scholar.

Ishan Puri

Analyst
Menlo Park
Waterman

Ishan Puri joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., at Silver Lake Waterman, and at Highland Capital Partners. Mr. Puri received a B.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Education Technology and a minor in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

Josh Raffaelli

Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Josh Raffaelli joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Principal at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where he assisted in the founding and growth of the fund's energy investment practice. Prior to DFJ, Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management in London where he focused on merger arbitrage and emerging market investments in the logistics and oil and gas markets. Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at JPMorgan's Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco. Mr. Raffaelli is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Government, and has an MBA from Stanford Business School. Mr. Raffaelli is also a Kauffman Fellow.

Randy Randleman

Director
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Randy Randleman joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Director focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has spent his career in finance and operating roles in technology companies. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Randleman was a finance executive at Qualcomm, where he had responsibility for consolidated financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions and strategic planning for multiple business units. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Randleman worked at Sprint Communications where he led finance organizations responsible for pricing and cash disbursements. Mr. Randleman began his career with U.S. Filter Corporation's European operations, where he managed the integration of international acquisitions. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Michael Riedlinger

Vice President, Compliance
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Michael Riedlinger joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is Vice President of Compliance . Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Riedlinger served the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for seven years, where he was a Senior Counsel in both the Miami Regional Office and Washington D.C. office. Mr. Riedlinger ultimately joined the S.E.C. Division of Enforcement's Asset Management Unit which investigates and prosecutes securities law violations involving asset management firms. Prior to joining the S.E.C., Mr. Riedlinger worked in private practice at Gilbride, Heller and Brown, P.A, specializing in securities litigation and auditor liability defense. Mr. Riedlinger holds a B.A. from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and a J.D. from American University where he was a member of the American University Law Review.

David Roux

Co-Founder and Senior Director

Partners

Dave Roux is a co-founder and Senior Director of Silver Lake, where he previously served as co-CEO.  He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation, and Senior Vice President at Lotus Development. Mr. Roux began his technology career as co-founder and CEO of Datext.  Previously, Mr. Roux was a board member of Avaya Inc., Business Objects S.A., Gartner, Inc., Intelsat S.A., Symantec, Thomson, UGS Corp., and was the Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology and Serena Software. David serves on the boards of Boston Scientific, Bristol Seafoods, The National Audubon Society, Jackson Laboratory, Bowdoin College, and The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.  Mr. Roux holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M. Phil. from King’s College, Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Harvard College.

John Rudella

Principal
Menlo Park
Partners

John Rudella joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Principal.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Rudella served as a U.S. Navy SEAL where he held a variety of leadership positions, worked in technology development, and made multiple deployments to Africa and the Middle East.  Mr. Rudella holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a M.S. from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Kyle Ryland

Managing Director
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Kyle Ryland is a Managing Director focused on the firm’s middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has in-depth experience with investments, financings, mergers, and acquisitions in the technology sector. Mr. Ryland joined Silver Lake in 2007 from Shah Capital Partners where he served as a Senior Partner. Before joining Shah Capital, he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and head of Global Technology Investment Banking. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was an investment banker at Robertson Stephens covering the technology sector and also worked in the firm’s Venture Capital funds where he analyzed and executed venture capital investments. Mr. Ryland is a director on the boards of AVI-SPL, Inc., Locaweb, and Power-One, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy Studies from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

Andy Schader

Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners
New York
Silver Lake Group

Andy Schader joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Schader worked for seven years at Ropes & Gray LLP in its Boston office, where he specialized in leveraged buyouts and other private equity investments. While at Ropes & Gray, he also advised private equity sponsors in their fundraising activities and investment managers in various structured finance transactions. Mr. Schader holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Jeff Schneble

Associate
Menlo Park
Value Creation

Jeff Schneble joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is an Associate. Dr. Schneble has over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship and technology development. Dr. Schneble was a founding member of the semiconductor consulting practice at Keystone Strategy, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies in the United States and opened the firm's office in the Middle East. Dr. Schneble has also founded three start-up companies, starting his first company while a senior in high school. More recently, Dr. Schneble has founded and raised seed funding for two high-tech start-ups, one focused on bioinformatics and one focused on applying machine learning to content filtering on the internet. As a technologist, Dr. Schneble has performed Ph.D. research on new forms of computing using advanced semiconductor devices. Dr. Schneble has published numerous articles on semiconductors and technology in peer-reviewed journals, and has also contributed to books on management, finance, and energy. Dr. Schneble holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Washington, a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Jason Schneider

Analyst
New York
Partners

Jason Schneider joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in private equity with The Carlyle Group’s Global Infrastructure Buyout Fund and Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Schneider graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Healthcare Management, and was elected to The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.  He received the William D. Gordon Award and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key for graduating first in his class.

Chip Schroeder

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Chip Schroeder joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Greenhill & Co. in San Francisco, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Schroeder graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in History.

Gautam Shah

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Gautam Shah joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Restructuring Group at Evercore Partners in New York. Mr. Shah graduated from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A in Business Honors and Finance.

Ajay Shah

Sumeru Founding Managing Partner
Menlo Park
Sumeru

Ajay Shah founded Shah Capital Partners in 2004 and joined the Silver Lake team in 2007 as the Managing Partner to found and develop the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Prior to founding Shah Capital, Mr. Shah founded and managed the Technology Solutions Business of Solectron, a $2 billion business. Mr. Shah was the CEO of Smart Modular Technologies, a company that he co-founded in 1989 and led through its public offering in 1995. He managed its growth to over $1 billion in revenues and directed its acquisition by Solectron Corp. in 1999 for over $2 billion. Mr. Shah serves on the board of directors of Flextronics, TES, CMAC, Ingenient, Magellan, Mobile Messenger, AVI-SPL, Inc., Power-One, Inc., and is chairman of the board of SMART Modular. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and also serves on the boards of Northern California Public Broadcasting and The Indian School of Business, India and is a Trustee of the American India Foundation. He has a B.S. in Engineering from University of Baroda and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Kevin Steiner

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Kevin Steiner joined Silver Lake as an Associate in 2014. Previously, he worked as a generalist in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. in Chicago. Kevin graduated summa cum laude from The University of Southern California, with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Rick Stubblefield

Managing Director and Co-Group Head of Waterman
Menlo Park
Waterman

Rick Stubblefield joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director and Co-Group Head of Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Stubblefield has been at the forefront of technology debt solutions for the private technology and venture capital community for over 25 years, helping to pioneer both venture leasing and venture debt in the marketplace. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Stubblefield co-founded Lighthouse Capital Partners, which under his leadership, grew into a leading debt provider to venture backed companies overseeing more than $1.6 billion in debt and equity investments across five funds. Prior to forming Lighthouse, Mr. Stubblefield served as Co-Head of West Coast Investment at Comdisco Ventures. Mr. Stubblefield holds a B.A. from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. 

Germaine Sze

Head of Asia-Pacific Marketing and Investor Relations
Hong Kong
Silver Lake Group

Germaine Sze joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is responsible for marketing and investor relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Ms. Sze was a Client Director and the Head of the Institutional-Asia Pacific group at GAM for eight years. Prior to joining GAM, Germaine worked with HSBC Asset Management, focused on institutional business development preceded by time in quantitative research. Ms. Sze graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with a B.A. in Economics and holds the CFA designation. Germaine speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

George Tee

Operating Executive
Hong Kong
Value Creation

George Tee joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is an Operating Executive. Mr. Tee has over 17 years of experience in information technology, operations and process management. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Tee was the VP of Management Systems and Business Process at Allyes Holding, a leading digital marketing service and technology provider in China, where he was responsible for enhancing its management process and platform. Before Allyes, Mr. Tee worked for GE in various locations for 14 years and held several key leadership positions, including CIO of GE Corporate Asia, where he led a team to service the GE units in the region, and COO of GE Capital Greater China, where he ran a major retail card operation and system for a national bank partner in China and steered the information technology and operation strategy for a joint venture with a state-owned enterprise. Mr. Tee has also worked for McKinsey & Company in Singapore. Mr. Tee graduated with honors from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Engineering. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Tom Vacek

Associate
New York
Partners

Tom Vacek joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs for three years as an analyst in Healthcare Investment Banking and as a trader in equity derivatives. Mr. Vacek graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics.

Pranav Verma

Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Pranav Verma joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank in the Natural Resources Group, with a focus on metals and mining. Mr. Verma graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College of Columbia University with a B.A. in Mathematics.

Taarini Vohra

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Taarini Vohra joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, she worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Ms. Vohra graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Economics.

Bohumil Vosalik

Analyst
London
Partners

Bohumil Vosalik joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed an internship with the Five Arrows Principal Investments private equity team at Rothschild. Mr. Vosalik graduated from HEC Paris with a MSc in Management (Grande Ecole) majoring in Finance and from Rotterdam School of Management with a BSc in International Business Administration.

Andy Wagner

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Andy Wagner joined Silver Lake in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Wagner was Senior Managing Director of Finance and Administration at GSC Group, a diversified asset manager focused on credit-based alternative investment strategies. Previously, Mr. Wagner was General Partner and CFO of the private equity firm RFE Investment Partners. Prior to RFE Investment Partners, Mr. Wagner was with Arthur Andersen & Co. for 17 years, where he was Partner in Charge of the Stamford, Connecticut Tax Practice. Mr. Wagner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut.

Frank Walters

Principal
Menlo Park
Partners

Frank Walters joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Walters was a Senior Operations Analyst at Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications, where he was responsible for sales strategy and marketing operations. He previously was an Associate at Kelso & Company, where he focused on private equity investments across the natural resources, media, consumer and health care sectors. Prior to Kelso, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers in their Financial Sponsors group. Mr. Walters holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Princeton University.

Zheng Wang

Managing Director
Hong Kong
Partners

Zheng Wang joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Wang worked at General Atlantic where he focused on technology and healthcare related investments in Greater China. Previously, Mr. Wang was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Corporate Finance Practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wang also worked for Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse in Silicon Valley. Mr. Wang served on the board of directors of Oak Pacific Interactive and was an observer of the board of directors of Wuxi PharmaTech. He currently serves on the board of Global Blue, Allyes Online Media Holding and iResearch Consulting Group. Mr. Wang graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with majors in Computer Science and Economics.

Taylor Watt

Associate
New York
Partners

Taylor Watt joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Mr. Watt graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Jason White

Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Jason White joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Director. Previously, he worked in the Media & Communications Investment Banking Group and the Convertible Products Group at Morgan Stanley. He currently serves as a director on the board of SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. Mr. White graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.S.E in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.

Mike Widmann

Senior Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Mike Widmann joined Silver Lake in 2011 as an Senior Associate focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Widmann graduated with honors from Claremont McKenna College where he received a B.A. in Economics and was a Robert Day Scholar.

Lee Wittlinger

Director
Menlo Park
Partners

Lee Wittlinger joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Director. Previously, Mr. Wittlinger worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in the technology industry. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Go Daddy and Vantage Data Centers. Mr. Wittlinger graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

Phillip Wood-Smith

Principal
New York
Partners

Phillip Wood-Smith Joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Principal. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Wood-Smith worked at Bain Capital where he focused on large-scale leveraged buyouts across industries ranging from manufacturing to technology. Previously, Mr. Wood-Smith was a management consultant with Bain & Company in New York and San Francisco focused on strategic due diligence for private equity clients as well as operational and strategic consulting for corporate clients. He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with Highest Honors in political science.

Seda Yalçinkaya

Director and General Counsel of EMEA
London
Silver Lake Group

Seda Yalçinkaya is the Director and General Counsel of EMEA and is located in London. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2011, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a Director and Deputy General Counsel at Citi Capital Advisors, where she acted as general counsel to Citi Venture Capital International, the emerging markets private equity business of Citi, and prior to that, the Deputy Head of M&A Legal for Citigroup, in which role she advised senior management on proprietary M&A transactions. Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a corporate associate at the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, focusing on M&A, private equity, and leveraged finance transactions. Ms. Yalçınkaya holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and is qualified to practice law in New York and in England and Wales.

Yuchen Zhang

Associate
Shanghai
Partners

Yuchen Zhang joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in New York and also at Sageview Capital. Mr. Zhang graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics.

David Zhang

Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

David Zhang joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Analyst. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Zhang graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business

Mark Zhu

Senior Associate
Menlo Park
Partners

Mark Zhu joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles. Mr. Zhu graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Statistics.

Linda Zhu

Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners

Linda Zhu joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is an Analyst. Previously, Ms. Zhu worked at McKinsey where she focused on renewable energy and climate change related research in China. Ms. Zhu graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a B.A. in Economics.


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