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Laura Anderson
Laura Anderson
Managing Director and Head of Communications
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group
Laura Anderson joined Silver Lake in 2019 and is a Managing Director in the Menlo Park office. She leads the firm’s communications function and has 20 years of strategic communications experience in the technology industry. Prior to Silver Lake, Ms. Anderson spent most of her career at Intel Corporation where she contributed to many aspects of the company's business transformation and worldwide profile -- ranging from CEO communications and reputation campaigns to crisis management and corporate positioning, as well as financial communications related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and earnings. Most recently, she was Intel’s Head of Global Communications, leading a team of internal and external communications, analyst relations and event marketing professionals based in 20 countries. Before assuming Intel’s most senior communications role, Ms. Anderson held a variety of corporate, technology, executive and regional communications roles, including assignments in the Asia Pacific region. Early in her career she worked at Ketchum, a leading global public relations agency, in its corporate practice in Chicago. She earned a master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and bachelor's degree in Journalism from Arizona State University.
 
Sharon Binger
Sharon Binger
Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Litigation
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group
Sharon Binger joined Silver Lake in Menlo Park in 2017 as the Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Litigation and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, she oversees a team of compliance professionals and is responsible for administering the firm's compliance program worldwide and for providing legal counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Binger spent more than eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently, she served as the regional director of the Philadelphia Regional Office where she administered the Commission's Enforcement and Regulatory programs for the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to becoming regional director, Ms. Binger served as an assistant regional director in enforcement in the SEC's New York office, and originally began at the SEC as a staff attorney in enforcement in New York. Before joining the SEC, Ms. Binger was a senior litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. Ms. Binger received her B.A. from Northwestern University in 1998 and her J.D. from Duke University, with honors, in 2001.
 
Katie Boolukos
Katie Boolukos
Senior Counsel
New York
Silver Lake Group

Katie Boolukos joined Silver Lake in 2016 as Senior Counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Boolukos was a Corporate Associate for several years at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP in its Menlo Park office, where she focused on private and public company representation. Ms. Boolukos holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Katherine Brody
Katherine Brody
Director, Legal EMEA
London
Silver Lake Group

Katherine Brody joined Silver Lake in 2014 as Senior Counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Brody was a corporate associate for six years at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its London office, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Brody holds a B.S. from Tulane University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Kristen Buppert
Kristen Buppert
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group
Kristen Buppert joined Silver Lake in 2016 and currently serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Buppert served on the legal and compliance teams for two private equity registered investment adviser firms. She previously was a Senior Associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she represented private equity fund sponsors and investors. Ms. Buppert received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
 
Susannah Carrier
Susannah Carrier
Managing Director and Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group
Susannah Carrier joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing Director. She leads the firm’s fundraising and investor relationship management functions.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Carrier was with the hedge fund and private equity investor relations team at Quadrangle Group in New York. She previously worked at Credit Suisse in London with the financial sponsors and technology investment banking groups. Prior to that, she was with SG Cowen in San Francisco focused on public and private equity offerings for technology companies. Before graduate school, Ms. Carrier worked in New York with the international private bank of Citibank and with the investment management and investment banking divisions of Bankers Trust Company. Ms. Carrier serves on the boards of Hope Enterprise Corporation and Episcopal Charities and is a Trustee of Union Chapel. Ms. Carrier has published writings on best practices in fundraising and investor relations in Private Equity International and has lectured at New York University’s Stern School of Business on topics in private equity. She received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. with distinction from Wellesley College.
Michelle Cheng
Michelle Cheng
Analyst, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group
Michelle Cheng joined Silver Lake in 2019 as a Fundraising and Investor Relations Analyst. Previously, she worked in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Macquarie Capital. Ms. Cheng graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.B.A. in Finance. 
 
Anais Fritz
Anais Fritz
Senior Counsel, EMEA
London
Silver Lake Group
Anais Fritz joined Silver Lake in 2019 as Senior Counsel, EMEA. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Fritz was the general counsel and chief operating officer of 8c Capital LLP, and prior to that, spent six years as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Before Simpson Thacher, Ms. Fritz worked in the London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam offices of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Ms. Fritz has an M.A. from Cambridge University.
Jon Goldberg
Jon Goldberg
Senior Vice President and Controller
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Jon Goldberg joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Goldberg was a Vice President at JPMorgan where he served in successive roles as the Controller for the Prime Brokerage and Structured Credit businesses upon completion of the JPMorgan Chase Finance Associate Leadership Program. Mr. Goldberg also worked as a media and telecom investment banker at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Mr. Goldberg graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business, and also received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dan Hoevel
Dan Hoevel
Vice President - Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Dan Hoevel joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Vice President of Fundraising and Investor Relations. Previously, he worked in the Equity Capital Markets Group at Lazard, with a focus on fundraising transactions in the Technology sector. Mr. Hoevel graduated with honors from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Economics and completed the General Course at the London School of Economics.

Angela Jiang
Angela Jiang
Senior Vice President, Finance
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Angela Jiang joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Senior Vice President of Finance. Ms. Jiang has over 15 years of experience in the financial aspects of the high-tech and venture capital industries. Prior to Silver Lake, Ms. Jiang was a financial consultant for companies in the software industry. Ms. Jiang began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she progressed to Audit Manager and managed many public and private software clients as well as venture capital clients. Ms. Jiang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fudan University, China and received an M.P.A. from West Virginia University Graduate School of Business. Ms. Jiang is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Yolande Jun
Yolande Jun
Director, Finance
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Yolande Jun joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is the Director- Finance. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms Jun was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she directed the finance function for the San Jose practice. At PwC, Ms. Jun also had many years of accounting experience in the assurance practice, as well as consulting experience in the business advisory services group. Ms. Jun holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University, South Africa and a post graduate Higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  Ms. Jun is a Chartered Accountant.

Barrett Karr
Barrett Karr
Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Silver Lake Group
Barrett Karr joined Silver Lake in 2019 as a Managing Director based in Washington, DC.  She leads government affairs for the firm and brings over 20 years of experience in the highest levels of government, from Congress to the White House. Ms. Karr also worked at The Carlyle Group from 2013 to 2015.  She received a B.A. from Texas Christian University and an M.A. from George Washington University.
 
Karen King
Karen King
Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Karen King joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer. Based in Menlo Park, she oversees a global team, involved in all aspects of the Firm's business, from fundraising and deal execution to portfolio management and liquidity. She currently serves on the board of directors of Aras and previously was a director of Serena Software. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. King worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in its Palo Alto, New York, and London offices. She holds an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Ms. King serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the American Leadership Forum, the Duke University Trinity Board of Visitors, Menlo School and the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. She is also an Advisor to the Shatter Fund.

McCreagh Lackman
McCreagh Lackman
Analyst, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group
McCreagh Lackman joined Silver Lake in 2018 as a Fundraising and Investor Relations Analyst. Previously she worked at Rothschild Inc. in the Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group based in New York City. McCreagh graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a B.S in Commerce and dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
 
Katie Leinbach
Katie Leinbach
Analyst, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group
Katie Leinbach joined Silver Lake in 2019 as a Fundraising and Investor Relations Analyst. Previously, she worked at J.P. Morgan in the Leveraged Finance group in New York. Ms. Leinbach graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics.
 
Courtney McLaughlin
Courtney McLaughlin
Associate, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Courtney McLaughlin joined Silver Lake in 2016 as a Fundraising and Investor Relations Associate. Previously, she worked in middle market private equity at Audax Group in Boston. Ms. McLaughlin graduated from Williams College, where she received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics.

Katie Morin
Katie Morin
Vice President, Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Katie Morin joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake, she was the Assistant Director, Human Resources at the Council on Foreign Relations where she was responsible for the benefit and compensation programs for the organization. Prior to the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Morin was at New England Baptist Hospital as a Human Resources Generalist and focused mainly on recruitment. Ms. Morin holds a B.A. in International Business from Loyola College in Maryland.

Jason Paige
Jason Paige
Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Jason Paige joined Silver Lake in 2010  and is Senior Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Paige was the Manager of Information Technology for Integral Capital Partners, LLP, a technology focused investment fund. During his seven years at ICP he managed the administrative, logistical, and operational duties for the organization related to information technology.

Audra Paterna
Audra Paterna
Director and Head of Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Audra Paterna joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake Ms. Paterna was the Director of Human Resources at Carlyle-Blue Wave (a joint venture with The Carlyle Group) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of all Human Resource related strategies and initiatives. Prior to Carlyle-Blue Wave, she was with The Carlyle Group and was responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource related programs and initiatives for the New York office. Ms. Paterna holds a B.A. in English from Simmons College.

Jacqueline Petts
Jacqueline Petts
Director, Legal
New York
Silver Lake Group
Jacqueline Petts is Director, Legal and is located in New York. Ms. Petts initially joined Silver Lake in 2007 and rejoined in 2016.  She has worked in Silver Lake’s London, Hong Kong, New York and Menlo offices, including prior roles as Head of Legal, Asia based in Hong Kong and Head of Legal, Europe based in London. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Petts practiced as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP. While at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts advised on a broad range of corporate and finance matters. Prior to Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of Simmons & Simmons. Ms. Petts holds a B.A. and M.A. in Jurisprudence from Magdalen College Oxford and is qualified to practice law in England & Wales and New York.

 
Lindsey Press
Lindsey Press
Senior Vice President, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Lindsey Press joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is a Senior Vice President, Fundraising & Investor Relations. Ms. Press assists with fundraising, marketing, and investor coverage efforts for all the Firm's strategies. Ms. Press joined Silver Lake from UBS Investment Bank, where she advised private equity firms on fundraising mandates. Prior to UBS, Ms. Press was with American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on mezzanine and private equity investments in the middle market. Ms. Press was formerly an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse, where she worked on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the Global Industrials and Services Group. Ms. Press graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Art History and a citation in French language and was a John Harvard Scholar.

Meredith Pressfield
Meredith Pressfield
Senior Counsel
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group
Meredith Pressfield joined Silver Lake in 2018 as Senior Counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Pressfield was an Associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a Managing Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. In those roles she focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Ms. Pressfield holds a B.A. from Pomona College, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
 
Andy Schader
Andy Schader
Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners
New York
Silver Lake Group

Andy Schader joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Schader worked for seven years at Ropes & Gray LLP in its Boston office, where he specialized in leveraged buyouts and other private equity investments. While at Ropes & Gray, he also advised private equity sponsors in their fundraising activities and investment managers in various structured finance transactions. Mr. Schader holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Germaine Sze
Germaine Sze
Head of Asia-Pacific, Fundraising and Investor Relations
Hong Kong
Silver Lake Group

Germaine Sze joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is Head of Asia-Pacific Fundraising and Investor Relations. Ms. Sze assists with fundraising, marketing and investor coverage efforts for all the firm's strategies. Previously, Ms. Sze was a Client Director and the Head of the Institutional-Asia Pacific group at GAM for eight years. Prior to joining GAM, Germaine worked with HSBC Asset Management, focused on institutional business development preceded by time in quantitative research. Ms. Sze graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with a B.A. in Economics and holds the CFA designation. 

Carissa Trast
Carissa Trast
Manager, Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group
Carissa Trast joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Manager – Human Resources.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Trast was an associate attorney at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where she focused on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.  Ms. Trast holds a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a J.D. from Hofstra University, School of Law.
 
John Tubesing
John Tubesing
Associate, Fundraising and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

John Tubesing joined Silver Lake in 2016 as a Fundraising and Investor Relations Associate. Previously, he worked in the Industrials Investment Banking Group at Rothschild Inc. in New York. Mr. Tubesing graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Information Technology.

Andy Wagner
Andy Wagner
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Silicon Valley
Silver Lake Group

Andy Wagner joined Silver Lake in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director. He oversees the firm’s accounting and finance, human resources, and information technology departments. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Wagner was Senior Managing Director of Finance and Administration at GSC Group, a diversified asset manager focused on credit-based alternative investment strategies. Previously, Mr. Wagner was General Partner and CFO of the private equity firm RFE Investment Partners. Prior to RFE Investment Partners, Mr. Wagner was with Arthur Andersen & Co. for 17 years, where he was Partner in Charge of the Stamford, Connecticut Tax Practice. Mr. Wagner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut.

At A Glance

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