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NAME

TITLE

LOCATION

STRATEGY

Linda Zhu

Analyst

Hong Kong

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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.

Peter Cui

Analyst

Shanghai

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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.

Ronak Gandhi

Analyst

Menlo Park

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Ronak Gandhi joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at Guggenheim Partners LLC, Greentech Capital Advisors LLC, 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.

Sören Haefcke

Analyst

London

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Sören Haefcke joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs, at Waterland Private Equity, and at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Haefcke graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with an M.Sc. in Finance and from Münster University with a B.Sc. in Business Administration.

Robbie Horwitz

Analyst

New York

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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.

Juhana Kaikkonen

Analyst

London

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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.

Joon Kim

Analyst

Menlo Park

Waterman

Joon Kim joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Analyst at Silver Lake Waterman. Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance Group at UBS. Mr. Kim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Engineering from the School of Engineering.

Shaun Mehra

Analyst

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

Jason Schneider

Analyst

New York

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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.

Bohumil Vosalik

Analyst

London

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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.

David Zhang

Analyst

Menlo Park

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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

Ryan Bone

Associate

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

Kenny Cui

Associate

Menlo Park

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Kenny Cui joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles. Mr. Cui graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.

Matt Dabaco

Associate

New York

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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.

Jorge José de Mello

Associate

London

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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.

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.

Kevin Guan

Associate

Hong Kong

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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

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.

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.

Georg Knoflach

Associate

London

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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.

Eve Lee

Associate

Hong Kong

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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

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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.

Alexandre Lim

Associate

London

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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.

Sean Liu

Associate

Hong Kong

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Sean Liu joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in New York. Mr. Liu graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in International Economics and a Certificate in International Business Diplomacy.

Joel Newbert

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.

Chukwuma Okpalugo

Associate

London

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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.

Ulf Pagenkopf

Associate

London

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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.

Taylor Patton

Associate

San Mateo

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.

Ramzi Rafih

Associate

London

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Ramzi Rafih joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Financial Institutions Group as well as the Mergers & Acquisitions team at J.P. Morgan in London. Ramzi graduated from HEC Paris with a Masters in Management (Grande Ecole) as well as from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

Chip Schroeder

Associate

Menlo Park

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Chip Schroeder joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Greenhill & Co., Inc. 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

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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.

Simon Shen

Associate

Menlo Park

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Simon Shen joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as a Generalist at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, where he focused on the Healthcare space. Mr. Shen graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Economics. 

Kevin Steiner

Associate

Menlo Park

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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.

Tom Vacek

Associate

New York

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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

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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.

Taylor Watt

Associate

New York

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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.

Shinian Ye

Associate

Hong Kong

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Shinian Ye joined Silver Lake in 2012 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Mr. Ye graduated with honors from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in Economics and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, where he was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar.

Yuchen Zhang

Associate

Shanghai

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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.

Mark Zhu

Associate

Menlo Park

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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.

Glenn Hutchins

Co-Founder

New York

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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.

David Roux

Co-Founder and Senior Director

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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.

Jim Davidson

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Joerg Adams

Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Jimmy Chang

Director

Hong Kong

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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.

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.

Sean Delehanty

Director

New York

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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.

Stephen Evans

Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Eric Johnson

Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Adam Karol

Director

New York

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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.

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.

Jason White

Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Lee Wittlinger

Director

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Eric Chen

Managing Director

Hong Kong, Shanghai

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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.

Martin Fichtner

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Osnoss

Managing Director

London

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Joe Osnoss joined Silver Lake in 2002 and is a Managing Director. After eight years with Silver Lake in the U.S., Mr. Osnoss moved to London in 2010 to help 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.

Simon Patterson

Managing Director

London

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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.

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.

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.

Zheng Wang

Managing Director

Hong Kong

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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Mike Bingle

Managing Partner and Managing Director

New York

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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.

Egon Durban

Managing Partner and Managing Director

Menlo Park

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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.

Kenneth Hao

Managing Partner and Managing Director

Menlo Park and Hong Kong

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Ken Hao joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director. In 2007 and 2008, he led the establishment of the firm’s offices in China and Japan. 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 currently serves as a director on the boards of Allyes Online Media Holding, Avago Technologies Limited, and SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. Previously, he was a director of NetScout Systems, Inc., UGS Corp., Network General Corporation, and Certance Holdings (acquired by Quantum, and formerly a division of Seagate Technology). Mr. Hao graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

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.

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.

Jonathan Durham

Principal

New York

Partners

Jonathan Durham joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Principal. Mr. Durham joined Silver Lake as a Research Analyst in the Firm’s New York office. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Durham graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in History.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Raymond Wu

Principal

Menlo Park

Sumeru

Raymond Wu joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal focused on the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he worked at McKinsey & Company, having served clients in technology, private equity, and financial institutions. Mr. Wu graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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.

Kyle Paster

Senior Associate

Menlo Park

Partners

Kyle Paster joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Senior Associate. 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.

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 LLC, where he focused on private equity investments in the financial technology sector. Prior to that, 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.  

Yuichiro Takezaki

Senior Associate

Tokyo

Partners

Yuichiro Takezaki joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is an Associate in Japan. Previously, Mr. Takezaki worked for Perry Capital in Hong Kong where he was responsible for private equity, mezzanine, and distressed deals in Japan. Prior to joining Perry Capital, he worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley in Japan where he focused on the Technology and Communication sectors. Mr. Takezaki graduated from Tokyo University with a B.A. in Law.

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.

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.



At A Glance

Silver Lake has a team of approximately 110 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Focused both on developed economies and emerging markets, Silver Lake's investment and value creation team operates in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo and manages investments throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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