Jim Davidson is one of the original founding partners of Silver Lake, which he co-founded in 1999. He is currently a Managing Director of Silver Lake. 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 experienced investors and operating executives. Mr. Davidson also serves on the board of 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.