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TITLE

LOCATION

STRATEGY

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.

Mark Beith

Principal

London

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hugo Chong

Research Analyst

Hong Kong

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Durham

Principal

New York

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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.

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.

John Flynn

Principal

London

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Georg Knoflach

Senior 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.

Michael Korzinstone

Principal

New York

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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.

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.

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.

Yingqi Li

Principal

Hong Kong

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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

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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.

Christian Lucas

Managing Director

London

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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.

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.

Greg Mondre

Managing Partner and Managing Director

New York

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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.

Karol Niewiadomski

Principal

London

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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.

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.

Geoff Oltmans

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

Ulf Pagenkopf

Senior 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.

Kyle Paster

Principal

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

Sam Powell

Senior Associate

New York

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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.  

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).

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.

John Rudella

Principal

Menlo Park

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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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Yuichiro Takezaki

Senior Associate

Tokyo

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Frank Walters

Principal

Menlo Park

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.




Advisors


NAME

TITLE

LOCATION

STRATEGY

Charles Giancarlo

Senior Advisor

Menlo Park

Partners, Value Creation

Charles Giancarlo joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Senior Advisor. Mr. Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Mr. Giancarlo was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently chairman of the board. Mr. Giancarlo serves on the board of Vantage and previously served on the boards of Skype and Mercury Payment Systems. He also currently serves on the board of Accenture. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco and President of Cisco-Linksys, leading the company’s overall product operating activities. As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco’s employees, and was directly responsible for Cisco’s expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies. His first position at Cisco was Vice President of Business Development, where he developed Cisco’s merger and acquisition strategy and practice. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Giancarlo founded or was an early executive in several successful startups including Kalpana, the inventor of the Ethernet Switch, which was later sold to Cisco. Mr. Giancarlo holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Giancarlo currently serves on the advisory board for the UC Berkeley School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and is a trustee of Brown University.

Alan Austin

Senior Advisor

Menlo Park

Partners, Silver Lake Group

Alan Austin joined Silver Lake in 2003 and is a Senior Advisor. He has extensive experience as an attorney specializing in corporate and securities work and also as a leader of professional service organizations. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Austin was a General Partner at Accel Partners, an early stage venture capital firm. He was previously a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for 13 years and served as the Managing Partner from 1995 until 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Austin was a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he practiced for 12 years and chaired the Corporate Department. In 1974 and 1975, Mr. Austin served as a law clerk to Justice William O. Douglas on the U.S. Supreme Court. He serves on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, including Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) and Peninsula Bridge. He has served on the boards of a number of for-profit companies including Instinet, Inc. and Yodlee, Inc., and he also served on the Private Equity Steering Committee of the UN Compact on Principles of Responsible Investing. Mr. Austin holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.


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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