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Team:
Silver Lake Investment Professionals

Joerg Adams
Director
Silicon Valley
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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.  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
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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.

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, 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
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Ryan Bone joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Bone graduated from Amherst College, where he received a B.A. in Economics.
 
Mario Campea
Associate
Silicon Valley
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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.

Mary Conrad
Senior Associate, Capital Markets
Silicon Valley
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Mary Conrad joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior Associate. Previously, she worked in the Leveraged Finance and Equity Capital Markets groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco, where she focused on transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors. Mrs. Conrad graduated from Bowdoin College where she received a B.A. with dual concentration in Environmental Studies and Government Studies and a minor in Economics.
 
Jamie Cruickshank
Analyst
Silicon Valley
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Jamie Cruickshank joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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
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Jeremy Dancu joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Mr. Dancu graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where he received a B.B.A. in Finance and Economics.
 
Jim Davidson
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
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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.

Tristan Dunn
Associate
London
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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
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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 serves on the board of directors of Dell Technologies, Endeavor, 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
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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
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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.

Isaac Freedman
Associate
Silicon Valley
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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.

Jordan Halpern-Leistner
Principal
New York
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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.

Alexandre Hamou
Analyst
London
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Alexandre Hamou joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is an Analyst. Previously, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London, with a focus on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space. 
 
Mr. Hamou holds a M.S.c. in Management with highest honors and a CEMS Master’s in International Management from HEC Paris, as well as a B.S.c. in Applied Mathematics from Paris-Sorbonne University.

 
Kenneth Hao
Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
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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.

Teresa Heung
Analyst
Hong Kong
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Teresa Heung joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Analyst. Ms. Heung graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance. She was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.
 
Robbie Horwitz
Senior Associate
New York
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Robbie Horwitz joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Senior Associate. 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.

Adam Karol
Director
New York
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Adam Karol joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Karol serves on the board of A Place for Mom, Inc. 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, and at Perry Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm. 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 former Term Member of The Council on Foreign Relations and was a member of the 2014 class of David Rockefeller Fellows.

Thomas Kawalar
Associate
London
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Thomas Kawalar joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Group at J.P. Morgan in London. 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.
 
Ahmed Khairat
Associate
London
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Ahmed Khairat joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he was an associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in London. Mr. Khairat holds a M.Sc. as the Lord Dahrendorf Scholar in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics from the American University in Cairo.
 
Arian Khansari
Associate
Silicon Valley
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Arian Khansari joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco. Mr. Khansari graduated with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics.
 
Kunal Kochar
Analyst
New York
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Kunal Kochar joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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.

Frank Li
Analyst
Silicon Valley
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Frank Li joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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.

Jamie Li
Associate
Silicon Valley
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Jamie Li joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey, Inc. in Los Angeles. Mr. Li graduated summa cum laude from Pomona College, where he received a B.A. in Molecular Biology and a B.A. in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
 
Yingqi Li
Director
Hong Kong
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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.

Tony Liu
Associate
Hong Kong
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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
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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
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Jiangbo Lyu joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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
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Arun Manikundalam joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he was an investment banker in the Media and Communications Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Mr. Manikundalam graduated magna cum laude from the NYU Stern School of Business where he received a B.S. in Business with concentrations in Finance and Economics.
 
Masato Marumo
Representative
Japan
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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
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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.

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 is a director of A Place for Mom, Inc., 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.

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

Alex Oshinsky
Analyst
New York
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Alex Oshinsky joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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
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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 quantitative hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss is a director of Cast & Crew, Cegid, Cornerstone OnDemand, 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 also has served as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics.

Ulf Pagenkopf
Principal
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
Silicon Valley
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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
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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
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Riley Pelisek joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Analyst. Mr. Pelisek 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 Beta Gamma Sigma. 
 
Sam Powell
Principal
New York
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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
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Kathy Qiu joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Analyst. Ms. Qiu graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Statistics. She is the recipient of the William D. Gordon Award and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key for graduating first in her class. She also received the Louis Rudolph Accounting Award and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

 
Nate Quinn
Associate
Silicon Valley
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Nate Quinn joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Greenhill & Co. in San Francisco, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Quinn graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accounting.
 
Lauriane Requena
Analyst
London
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Lauriane Requena joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Analyst. Ms. Requena graduated with distinction from the London School of Economics, where she received a M.Sc. in Finance and Private Equity. Prior to that, she graduated from the IESEG School of Management, where she was selected for the Dean’s Honors List.
 
John Rudella
Principal
Silicon Valley
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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.  Mr. Rudella currently serves on the boards of the Commit Foundation and Station Foundation.

Chip Schroeder
Principal
New York
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Chip Schroeder joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Principal. He is based in the firm's New York office and previously worked in the Menlo Park office. Prior to joining Silver Lake, 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. He currently serves on the Young Executive Board of Row New York.

Kevin Steiner
Principal
Silicon Valley
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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
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Bianca Stoica joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Associate. Ms. Stoica graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. She received the William D. Gordon Award and Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key for graduating first in her class, as well as the Louis Rudolph Accounting Award and Adam Averell Ross Prize Fund. Ms. Stoica was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

John Suo
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
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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
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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
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Marco Troncone joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. 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. 

Eiji Umeda
Senior Investment Professional
Japan
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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
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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. 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
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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
Principal
Silicon Valley
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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
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Tyler Wingo joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as a generalist in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. in Chicago. Mr. Wingo graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he received a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics.
 
Lee Wittlinger
Director
Silicon Valley
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Lee Wittlinger joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Director. Previously, Mr. Wittlinger worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in the technology industry. He currently serves as a director on the boards of 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
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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
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Zizhao Xue joined Silver Lake in 2017 as an Analyst. Mr. Xue graduated from Peking University, where he received a Master's degree in Finance from the Guanghua School of Management, a B.S. in Microelectronics and a B.A. in Economics.
 
Vincent Yu
Associate
New York
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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
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Zhou Yu joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Analyst. Mr. Yu graduated from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University with a B.A. in Finance.

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

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.