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Team:
Silver Lake Investment Professionals

Joerg Adams
Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Joerg Adams joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Director. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., he worked in the Fixed Income Investment Management Division at J.P. Morgan.  Previously he was a director 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.

Todd Arfman
Senior Associate
New York
Partners

Todd Arfman joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Senior Associate.  Previously, he worked in the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Mr. Arfman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Financial Analysis and Managerial Science, and was elected to Eta Kappa Nu.

Jason Babcoke
Principal
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

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

Mark Beith
Principal
London
Partners

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

Mike Bingle
Managing Partner and Managing Director
New York
Partners

Mike Bingle joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mike was a principal at Apollo Management, L.P., then a large-scale, generalist private equity firm. Prior to Apollo, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mike serves on the board of directors of Ancestry.com LLC, Fanatics, Inc., Gartner, Inc., Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi), and SolarWinds, Inc.   He also serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University's School of Engineering, as a trustee of Brunswick School, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Previously, Mike was a director of Ameritrade Holding Corp., Datek Online Holdings, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Inc., Instinet, Inc., Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial, LLC.  Mike received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Ryan Bone
Principal
New York
Partners
Ryan Bone joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco. Mr. Bone graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Economics.
 
John Brennan
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
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.

Mario Campea
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners

Mario Campea joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as a generalist in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Los Angeles. Mr. Campea graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.

Kevin Cheng
Associate
Silicon Valley
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.

Jeffrey Cobourn
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Jeffrey Cobourn joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Senior Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division. Mr. Cobourn graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Thomas Conneely
Vice President of Operations
Silicon Valley
Waterman

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

Brian Crews
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Brian Crews joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing 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. Mr. Crews holds a B.S. from Washington & Lee University.

Jamie Cruickshank
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners

Jamie Cruickshank joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed an internship at Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Cruickshank graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.

Jeremy Dancu
Associate
New York
Partners
Jim Davidson
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Jim Davidson is one of the original founding partners of Silver Lake, which he co-founded in 1999. He is currently a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, and serves as Chairman of the Managing Partners Committee 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 30 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 is an active "angel investor" and advisor to several private companies, primarily through Paxion, a multi-family office he formed with other successful investors and operating executives. Mr. Davidson also serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations including the University of California, Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Mr. Davidson holds a B.S. from the University of Nebraska and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Shensi Ding
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk
Sebastian Duesterhoeft
Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Duesterhoeft joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal 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.

Tristan Dunn
Associate
London
Partners

Tristan Dunn joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst in London. Mr. Dunn graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he received a B.A. in Economics with first-class honors and an MPhil in Economics.

Egon Durban
Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Egon Durban is a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 1999 as a founding principal. 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. He is Chairman of the board of WME | IMG and serves on the executive committee and the board of directors of Dell Technologies. Mr. Durban also serves on the board of directors of Motorola Solutions, Pivotal Software, SecureWorks, UFC, and VMware. Previously, he served on the board of Skype, and was Chairman of its operating committee, served on the supervisory board and operating committee of NXP B.V., and served on the boards of Intelsat and MultiPlan. 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. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance.

Jonathan Durham
Director
New York
Partners

Jonathan Durham joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Director, based in the firm's New York office.  Mr. Durham focuses on large-scale technology and tech-enabled investments in areas encompassing financial technology, transaction processing, information exchange and market making, and energy sector software. Previously he was based in the firm's London office evaluating investment opportunities in Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Durham is currently a director of Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. and previously served on the board of the Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Mr. Durham is a member of the 2015-2016 class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a program designed to enable new generations of private sector leaders to deepen their understanding of the public needs of New York City and to take an active role in shaping its future. Mr. Durham is a graduate of Harvard College where he received an A.B in History, a citation in Spanish language and was a member of the two-time national championship varsity heavyweight crew team.

Stephen Evans
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Stephen Evans joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director based in the Menlo Park office. Previously he worked in the London office. Mr. Evans serves on the board of Ancestry.com, WME | IMG and Zuffa (otherwise known as UFC). He is a member of the audit committee of Zuffa. He also previously served on the board of Serena Software, Inc. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Evans was a Principal at Cognetas, a pan-European private equity firm, where he focused on transactions across business and information services. Previously, Mr. Evans spent five years at Bain & Company, based both in Europe and the U.S., including two years in Bain's private equity group. He is a member of the executive board of the EB Research Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare children's disease. Mr. Evans holds an M.A and an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ioann Fainsilber
Associate
London
Partners

Ioann Fainsilber joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in London. Mr. Fainsilber holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration with First Class Honours from the University of Bath and an M.Sc. in Finance and Private Equity with distinction from the London School of Economics. 

Martin Fichtner
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

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

Isaac Freedman
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners

Isaac Freedman joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he focused on leveraged finance transactions in the healthcare sector. Mr. Freedman graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, where he received a B.A. in Government.

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 33 years of experience as an investor and operator in a broad array of technology companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Grosser was a General Partner at Foundation Capital where he helped to establish the firms technology investment practice. He has served as a Director of Calix Networks Inc. (CALX) since May 2009, including through its public offering in 2010. He also currently serves on the boards of Friedola Tech and Carbon3D. Mr. Grosser also previously served on the boards of Arroyo (CSCO), EnerNoc (ENOC), Conviva, Control4 (CTRL), GridIron (VMEM), Peribit (JNPR) Sentient Energy, SiBeam (SIMG), Silver Spring Networks (SSNI), Transmedics, and the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He has been a lecturer at the UCLA School of Film and Television, a contributor to National Public Radio's Marketplace, and for the past three years a lecturer at Stanford University. Mr. Grosser holds B.A., M.S., and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Mark Haller
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
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.

Jordan Halpern-Leistner
Principal
New York
Partners

Jordan Halpern-Leistner is a Principal at Silver Lake, which he originally joined in 2010 as an analyst and rejoined in 2016 after graduating from business school. He is based in the firm's New York office and previously worked in the Menlo Park office. Mr. Halpern-Leistner graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Kenneth Hao
Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Ken Hao joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is a Managing Partner and Managing Director. Mr. Hao currently serves as a director on the boards of portfolio companies Broadcom (formerly Avago), SMART Modular, SolarWinds and Symantec. From 2008-2011, he led the establishment of the firm's offices in China and Japan and led Silver Lake's investments in Alibaba Group. Previously, he served as a director of Smart Storage Systems (acquired by SanDisk Corporation), NetScout Systems. (Nasdaq:  NTCT), UGS Corp. (acquired by Siemens AG), Network General Corporation (acquired by NetScout), and Certance Holdings (a division of Seagate acquired by Quantum). Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Hao was with Hambrecht & Quist (now part of JP Morgan) from 1990-1999, where he served as a Managing Director. Outside of Silver Lake, Mr. Hao also serves on the Executive Council for UCSF Health. Mr. Hao graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

Hollie Moore Haynes
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Hollie Moore Haynes is a Managing Director. 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.

Ting Yin Heung
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners
Robbie Horwitz
Senior Associate
New York
Partners

Robbie Horwitz joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Senior Associate. 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.

Katrina Jaber
Associate
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Katrina Jaber joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Waterman. Previously, she worked in Deloitte’s Business Valuations group where she provided financial advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, reporting, and strategic planning to clients in the retail and technology industries. Ms. Jaber graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

Adam Karol
Director
New York
Partners

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

Thomas Kawalar
Associate
London
Partners
Thomas Kawalar joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Group at J.P. Morgan in London after completing internships at Cinven, The Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte. Mr. Kawalar holds a B.Sc. with honors in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and graduated from the University of St. Gallen where he received a M.A. in Banking and Finance and a CEMS Master’s in International Management.
 
Sean Kendra
Associate
Silicon Valley
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.

Ahmed Khairat
Associate
London
Partners
Arian Khansari
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Kunal Kochar
Analyst
New York
Partners

Kunal Kochar joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at Silver Lake, Scopia Capital Management, and Horizon Kinetics. Mr. Kochar 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 Accounting. He received the Robert J. Schweich Prize in Security Analysis and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Arif Lakhani
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Arif Lakhani joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He helps oversee the fund’s investments in Eka, GoEuro, Hyla Mobile, and Quorum. Prior to joining Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Lakhani was with Silver Lake Partners focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. Previously, he worked in the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lakhani graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

Bryce Lee
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Bryce Lee joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, serving as head of the Technology Group for the Americas and as co-head of the Alternative Energy Group. Mr. Lee was instrumental in building a number of Credit Suisse's technology investment banking franchises 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 is currently on the board of directors of Quorum Business Solutions, Eka Software Solutions, GoEuro and PCCW Ltd. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Languages from Stanford University.

Anton Leliukhin
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Anton Leliukhin joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Leliukhin graduated with distinction from Schulich School of Business at York University with an I.B.B.A. in Finance.

Yingqi Li
Director
Hong Kong
Partners

Yingqi Li joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director. 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.

Frank Li
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners

Frank Li joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at P. Schoenfeld Asset Management and Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Li graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with triple concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received the Wixon Accounting Award and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Jieming Li
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Tony Liu
Associate
Hong Kong
Partners

Tony Liu joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the China Investment Banking Group at Citigroup in Hong Kong. Mr. Liu graduated summa cum laude from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

Christian Lucas
Managing Director
London
Partners

Christian Lucas is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2010 to oversee the firm's activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Lucas began his career in strategic consulting at McKinsey & Company and 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 Managing Director and Head of the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley. He is currently a board member of Cegid and is also Chairman of the board at Global Blue, having previously served as a board member of Soitec. He has been a French Foreign Trade Advisor in the U.K since 2012. Mr. Lucas earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and also graduated from ESSEC Graduate School of Management and from the Paris International Law School at the University Panthéon-Assas, both in France.

Jiangbo Lyu
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners

Jiangbo Lyu joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at CDH Investments and the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Lyu graduated from Tsinghua University, where he earned a Master's degree in Finance and a B.A. in Business Administration.

Arun Manikundalam
Associate
New York
Partners
Masato Marumo
Representative
Japan
Partners

Masato Marumo has been Silver Lake’s Representative to Japan since 2013. Previously, Mr. Marumo was a Managing Director at Lazard, where he focused on cross-border transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors as well as the Power and Energy sectors.

Prior to Lazard, Mr. Marumo was a global partner at The Carlyle Group, where he was responsible for deal sourcing and value creation for companies in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. During his 10 years at Carlyle, Mr. Marumo helped the firm build its presence in Japan, raise two buyout funds and consummate a range of investments and acquisitions, in addition to serving on the boards of Willcom and Covalent Materials and as an observer on the board of eAccess.

Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Marumo held various advisory roles for large Japanese conglomerates in the Structured Finance group and Credit Risk Management group at the Industrial Bank of Japan, now Mizuho Bank, and was the founding member of the Private Equity department at the bank.

Mr. Marumo holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Law from Keio University.

Mike Matuozzi
Associate
New York
Partners

Mike Matuozzi joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in New York. Mr. Matuozzi graduated summa cum laude from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Operations & Information Management, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Paul Mercadante
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
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.

Brian Mitchell
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Brian Mitchell joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Analyst at Silver Lake Waterman. Previously, he worked in Deloitte's Financial Advisory Services group where he provided consulting and valuation services for clients in the technology and telecommunication industries. Mr. Mitchell graduated with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics.

Sanjeet Mitra
Principal
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

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

Greg Mondre
Managing Partner and Managing Director
New York
Partners

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

Sebastian Neelamkavil
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Neelamkavil joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He helps oversee the fund’s investments in FATHOM, Tesla, and TinTri. Prior to the inception of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Neelamkavil was with Silver Lake Partners focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. He began his career as an investment banker in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Neelamkavil graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, where he holds a B.ESc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and a B.A. in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Joel Newbert
Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Joel Newbert joined Silver Lake Kraftwerk in 2012 and is a Principal.  Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division. 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.

Michael Noryko
Principal
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Mike Noryko joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Principal at Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Noryko has more than a decade of experience working with technology companies. Previously, he was an investment analyst at Citadel Global Equities and Andor Capital Management and began his career as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens. Mr. Noryko graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Geoff Oltmans
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets
Silicon Valley
Partners

Geoff Oltmans joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets. Prior to this role, Mr. Oltmans was the co-portfolio manager of the Silver Lake Credit Fund, the firm's former credit opportunities hedge fund. His previous experience includes co-managing a distressed debt portfolio for UBS O'Connor and investing proprietary capital for Lehman Brothers. He started his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he worked in the firm's Restructuring Group. Mr. Oltmans holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where he majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics.

Shawn O'Neill
Managing Director and Group Head of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Shawn O’Neill joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director and 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. 

Alex Oshinsky
Analyst
New York
Partners

Alex Oshinsky joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships at Silver Lake, Stoic Holdings, and Maxim Group. Mr. Oshinsky graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and received a B.S. in Economics with triple concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Operations & Information Management.

Joe Osnoss
Managing Director
New York
Partners

Joe Osnoss joined Silver Lake in 2002 and is a Managing Director. From 2010 to 2014, he was based in London, where he helped oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, 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. He is a director of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, Cegid, Global Blue, and Sabre Corporation. He previously served on the boards of Instinet Incorporated, Interactive Data Corporation, Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial. Mr. Osnoss graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics and a citation in French Language. He currently is a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics.

Ulf Pagenkopf
Principal
London
Partners

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

Kyle Paster
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

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

Simon Patterson
Managing Director
London
Partners

Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Managing Director. He is currently a board member of Dell Technologies and FlixBus, and previously served on the boards of Cegid, Intelsat, Skype, MultiPlan, and Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a member of the founding management team of the logistics software company GF-X (acquired by Descartes) and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times. He is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum in London, a Trustee of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and a Non-Executive Director of Tesco 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 received the Alexander Robichek Award for Finance.

Riley Pelisek
Analyst
New York
Partners
Sam Powell
Principal
New York
Partners

Sam Powell joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Principal. 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. 

Katherine Qiu
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners
Nate Quinn
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Randy Randleman
Director
Silicon Valley
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.

Lauriane Requena
Analyst
London
Partners
John Rudella
Principal
Silicon Valley
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.  Mr. Rudella currently serves on the boards of the Commit Foundation and Station Foundation.

Kyle Ryland
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
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.

Chip Schroeder
Principal
New York
Partners

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

Ajay Shah
Founding Managing Partner
Silicon Valley
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.

Victor Shaw
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Victor Shaw joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division in Toronto. Mr. Shaw graduated with distinctions from Western University with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Kevin Steiner
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

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

Bianca Stoica
Associate
New York
Partners

Bianca Stoica joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Associate. Previously, she completed internships at Goldman, Sachs & Co. within its multi-disciplinary hedge fund Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Ms. Stoica graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting. She received the William D. Gordon Award and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key for graduating first in her class, Louis Rudolph Accounting Award, Adam Averell Ross Prize Fund, was a Joseph Wharton Scholar, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Rick Stubblefield
Managing Director of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Rick Stubblefield joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director 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. 

John Suo
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners

John Suo joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Senior Associate. Previously he worked as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group at Evercore in New York, where he focused on transactions in the Media sector. Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Suo worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom group at UBS in New York. Mr. Suo graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. In Finance.

Emily Tian
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners

Emily Tian joined Silver Lake as an Associate in 2016. Previously, she worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Menlo Park. Ms. Tian graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Marco Troncone
Analyst
London
Partners

Marco Troncone joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co in London and in the M&A Team at Barclays Investment Bank. In addition, he interned on the French Private Equity team at Advent International. Marco graduated cum laude in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and he received a M.S.c. in Management with distinction (Diplôme Grande Ecole) from ESCP Europe Paris, with a major in Finance. Marco is fluent in French, English and Italian.

Eiji Umeda
Senior Investment Professional
Japan
Partners

Eiji Umeda has been a Senior Investment Professional at Silver Lake since 2014. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Umeda worked at Innovation Network Corporation of Japan on cross-border investments in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Previously, Mr. Umeda was with Unison Capital where he focused on mid-cap leveraged buyouts across industries ranging from consumer and retail to technology. Prior to Unison Capital, Mr. Umeda served as an official in the Ministry of Finance for the Japanese Government. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an LL.B in Law from the University of Tokyo.

Frank Walters
Principal, Capital Markets
Silicon Valley
Partners

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

Zheng Wang
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Partners

Zheng Wang joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director. He currently serves on the board of Global Blue SA. Previously, he served on the boards of Allyes Online Media Holding Ltd. and Hillstone Networks, Inc., and was an observer on the boards of Nobao Renewable Energy Holdings Limited and Qunar Cayman Islands Limited. 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 worked at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Mr. Wang served on the board of directors of Oak Pacific Interactive and was an observer of the board of directors of Wuxi PharmaTech. Mr. Wang graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with majors in Computer Science and Economics.

Jason White
Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

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

Mike Widmann
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

Mike Widmann joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Widmann graduated with honors from Claremont McKenna College where he received a B.A. in Economics and was a Robert Day Scholar.

Tyler Wingo
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Lee Wittlinger
Director
Silicon Valley
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 Cast & Crew Entertainment Services and GoDaddy. He also served as a director of 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
Director
New York
Partners

Phillip Wood-Smith Joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Director. Mr. Wood-Smith focuses on large scale technology investing and has completed transactions across a range of areas including industrial, automotive, financial technology and vertical software. 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.

Zizhao Xue
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners
Ray Yang
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk
Vincent Yu
Associate
New York
Partners

Vincent Yu joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse in New York. Mr. Yu graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics.

Zhou Yu
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners

Zhou Yu joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed an internship at Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Yu graduated from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University with a B.A. in Finance.

Alberto Zenga
Senior Associate
London
Partners

Alberto Zenga joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Senior Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. in London, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and initial public offerings in the Media & Telecommunications industries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Zenga holds a B.Sc. cum laude in International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University and a M.Sc. in Finance and Private Equity with distinction from the London School of Economics.

David Zhang
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

David Zhang joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. 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
Principal
Silicon Valley
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.

At A Glance

Silver Lake has a team of approximately 100 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, Hong Kong, and Tokyo and manages investments throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.