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Team:
Silver Lake Investment and Operating Professionals

Joerg Adams
Joerg Adams
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Joerg Adams joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing Director. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and the Fixed Income Investment Management Division at J.P. Morgan. Joerg currently serves on the board of directors of ServiceMax and previously was a director of IPC Systems, Inc. Mr. Adams graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University with a B.Sc. in Finance and also holds a degree in Business Administration from the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany.

Christoph Anthony
Christoph Anthony
Senior Associate
London
Partners
Christoph Anthony joined Silver Lake in 2018 and is a Senior Associate. Previously, he worked at HPS Investment Partners in London, focusing on private credit and equity investments. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker in the Industrials Group at Credit Suisse in London. Mr. Anthony graduated with a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim in Germany and is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.
 
Nelson Arnous
Nelson Arnous
Operating Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Nelson Arnous joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Operating Associate. Prior to Silver Lake, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group where he served clients across the retail, financial services, information services and private equity industries. Mr. Arnous graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where he received a B.A. in Social Studies.
 
Christian Avolio
Christian Avolio
Associate
New York
Partners
Christian Avolio joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group at Evercore in New York, where he focused on the media sector. Mr. Avolio graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration and a B.S. in Medical Sciences.
 
Jason Babcoke
Jason Babcoke
Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Jason Babcoke is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. He has significant experience in technology-focused investing and operations. Previously, 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 currently serves on the board of directors of Blackline. 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.

Brandon Barton
Brandon Barton
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Brandon Barton joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Barton graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University, where he received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Finance.
 
Adarsh Battu
Adarsh Battu
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners
Adarsh Battu joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Analyst. Mr. Battu graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with a quadruple concentration in Finance, Strategic Management, Marketing & Operations Management and Real Estate. He is a President’s Innovation Prize winner, Snider Seed Award recipient and Dr. William Zucker Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow.
 
Adam Beasley
Adam Beasley
Operating Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Adam Beasley joined Silver Lake in 2019 and is an Operating Associate. Previously he worked at Bain & Company in Dallas, where he served clients in both the private equity and industrial manufacturing industries. Mr. Beasley graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University, where he received a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management. 
 
Anas Biad
Anas Biad
Associate
London
Partners
Anas Biad joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at Bain & Company, where he focused on strategy, post-merger integration and private equity projects. Anas is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique. He received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics, along with a Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance, from HEC and a Master’s degree (Diplôme Grande Ecole) in Corporate Finance from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. 
Mike Bingle
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, Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., Credit Karma, Inc., Fanatics, 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., Gartner, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Inc., Instinet, Inc., Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial, Inc.  Mike received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Ryan Bone
Ryan Bone
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners
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.
 
John Brennan
John Brennan
Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

John Brennan is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. He has significant experience as a senior executive in technology companies and in strategy consulting. Previously, 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 Blackline and Healthgrades.  Previously, he served on the board of directors of AVI-SPL, ForeFlight, Opera Solutions and Talend. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Sam Carlson
Sam Carlson
Operating Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Sam Carlson joined Silver Lake in 2019 and is an Operating Associate. Prior to Silver Lake, he worked at Bain & Company where he served clients across the technology, financial services, and private equity industries. Mr. Carlson graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics.
 
Caesar Chang
Caesar Chang
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners
Caesar Chang joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Chang graduated from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, where he received a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
 
Kevin Cheng
Kevin Cheng
Vice President of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Kevin Cheng is a Vice President of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. 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.

Jordan Clements
Jordan Clements
Associate
New York
Partners
Jordan Clements joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Barclays in Los Angeles. Mr. Clements graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.
 
Thomas Conneely
Thomas Conneely
Vice President of Operations of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman
Thomas Conneely joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is the 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.
Mary Conrad
Mary Conrad
Principal, Capital Markets
Silicon Valley
Partners
Mary Conrad joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Principal, Capital Markets. 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.
 
Brian Crews
Brian Crews
Managing Director of Waterman
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.

Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson
Co-Founder 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 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.
Jonathan Dorf
Jonathan Dorf
Analyst
New York
Partners
Jonathan Dorf joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Dorf graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate, along with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Jonathan was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and was awarded the William Zucker Award from the Zell & Lurie Real Estate Center. 
 
Egon Durban
Egon Durban
Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Mr. Durban joined Silver Lake in 1999 as a founding principal and is based in the firm’s Menlo Park office. He serves on the board of directors of Dell Technologies, Learfield IMG College, Motorola Solutions, Pivotal Software, SecureWorks, UFC, Unity, VMware, and Verily. 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, and served on the boards of Intelsat and MultiPlan. Mr. Durban currently serves on the Business Council and Business Roundtable as well as 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, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. Mr. Durban graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. in Finance.

Jonathan Durham
Jonathan Durham
Director
New York
Partners

Jonathan Durham is a Director in the New York office of Silver Lake.  He joined the firm in 2005 as an Analyst. He currently serves as a director on the boards of EverCommerce and Weld North Education.  He previously served on the boards of Gerson Lehrman Group and Quorum Software. Outside of Silver Lake, Mr. Durham serves on the board of Gemini Trust Company, a digital asset exchange, and Row New York, a non-profit that pairs competitive rowing and rigorous academic support to help New York City teenagers find success. Mr. Durham graduated from Harvard with an A.B in History.

Stephen Evans
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.

Gabriela Fajnzylber
Gabriela Fajnzylber
Associate
New York
Partners
Gabriela Fajnzylber joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, she worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Ms. Fajnzylber graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
Jan Friedemann
Jan Friedemann
Analyst
London
Partners
Jan Friedemann joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Analyst. Mr. Friedemann graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he received an M.Sc. in Financial Economics. Prior to that, he graduated with first class honors from the London School of Economics, where he received a B.Sc. in Economics.
Jonathan Galore
Jonathan Galore
Operating Partner
London
Partners

Jonathan Galore joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Operating Partner. Prior to Silver Lake, he held a number of senior executive roles, most recently as Chief Technology Officer at Wonga Group, a digital finance company where he reorganized the technology division, developing its capabilities to support a portfolio of products and global markets and provide service to millions of consumers worldwide. Prior to this role, Mr. Galore was Vice President of International Operations at Wonga Group where he developed and implemented the company’s global expansion plans, including launching its businesses in South Africa, Canada, Poland and Spain.
 
Mr. Galore was previously a co-founder and served as Vice President of Product for Wealthfront.com, an automated investment service based in Palo Alto, California. As a member of the company’s founding team, he helped lead the development of its early products and worked on a number of growth initiatives. Before Wealthfront, Mr. Galore was a Strategy Consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he worked on client engagements in the Technology, Media & Telecom, and Private Equity Groups. Mr. Galore began his career at Comverse, Inc. where he held several software engineering roles. Mr. Galore has also held advisory and board roles with a number of early stage financial technology sector businesses. He holds a B.A. in computer science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Mark Gillett
Mark Gillett
Managing Director and Head of Value Creation
Silicon Valley
Partners

Mark Gillett is a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. He originally joined Silver Lake in 2009 to lead the value creation efforts of Silver Lake in Europe. He rejoined the firm in his current role in 2013 following  a period serving as Chief Development and Chief Operating Officer of Skype Global S.à.r.l, a former portfolio company, and as a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft. At Skype and then at Microsoft, Gillett drove acceleration of Skype's growth strategy and led its integration following Microsoft's acquisition of the business. Mr Gillett also oversaw the broader growth of Microsoft's enterprise and consumer communications, cloud, software and services portfolio.
 
Mr. Gillett is based in Menlo Park, and previously worked in the firm's London office. He works closely with CEOs and their teams across the Silver Lake portfolio, serves on the board of directors for WP Engine and has previously served on the board of directors for Quorum Software and European Directories (the holding company for DTG, Fonecta and Herold).
 
Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Gillett was a Managing Director and Partner leading the High Technology, Telecoms and Private Equity practice at Alvarez & Marsal ("A&M"). At A&M, he specialized in restructuring and operational diligence, performance improvement and turnaround management of online, consumer and enterprise software and device businesses. While at A&M, he served in interim leadership positions and advisory or operating roles including at Lehman Brothers Holdings International, ADT/Tyco (France), Navigon AG, and iSOFT plc. He also led engagements with several leading private equity firms.
 
Mr. Gillett holds nine US and international patents in the fields of networking, communications and security and is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Member of the IT Service Management Forum.

Mark Haller
Mark Haller
Principal of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Mark Haller is a Principal of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. 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
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.

Alexandre Hamou
Alexandre Hamou
Associate
London
Partners
Alexandre Hamou joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is an Associate. 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
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 ServiceMax, SMART Global Holdings, 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 Broadcom (formerly Avago), 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.

Michael Hlavac
Michael Hlavac
Associate
London
Partners
Michael Hlavac joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at J.P. Morgan in London. Mr. Hlavac holds a M.Sc. in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Economics in Prague.
 
Mia Hoover
Mia Hoover
Talent Analyst
New York
Partners
Mia Hoover joined Silver Lake in 2019 as a Talent Analyst. Prior to Silver Lake, she worked at Raines International Inc., a retained executive search firm, where she served clients across the retail, consumer goods and private equity industries. Ms. Hoover graduated with honors from Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in English with a double minor in International Relations and Spanish.
 
Katrina Jaber
Katrina Jaber
Associate of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Katrina Jaber joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Waterman. Previously, she worked in the Financial Advisory group at Deloitte, where she provided consulting and valuation services related to mergers and acquisitions, reporting, and strategic planning. Ms. Jaber graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Caimin Jones
Caimin Jones
Operating Executive
London
Partners

Caimin Jones joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is an Operating Executive. He recently served as interim chief technology officer for Global Blue. He has over 18 years of experience in both operational and advisory roles, with extensive cross-European experience in multiple sectors.

Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Jones was a Director in Alvarez & Marsal's Private Equity Performance Improvement Group in Europe, where he worked with a range of private equity sponsored businesses, typically related to operational turnarounds and carve outs, and managed the transitional services for Lehman Brothers Holdings in Europe. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Jones worked for Marakon Associates, a boutique strategy consulting firm, where he worked on large scale, growth oriented projects in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

Mr. Jones started his career as a software engineer developing short messaging systems for mobile networks and subsequently managed large-scale energy infrastructure projects at Siemens AG. Mr. Jones holds a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an M.B.A from IMD Business School in Switzerland and an L.L.B from the Open University in the U.K.

Adam Karol
Adam Karol
Managing Director
New York
Partners

Adam Karol joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Managing Director based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Karol serves on the board of directors of A Place for Mom, Inc. and GoodRx. 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.

Rahul Kaul
Rahul Kaul
Associate
New York
Partners
Rahul Kaul joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously he worked in the Global Industrials Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in New York. Mr. Kaul graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a B.S.F.S. in International Economics, where he received the Dean's Medal for graduating first in his class.
 
Thomas Kawalar
Thomas Kawalar
Senior Associate
London
Partners
Thomas Kawalar joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior 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.
 
Sean Kendra
Sean Kendra
Vice President of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Sean Kendra is a Vice President of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. 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
Ahmed Khairat
Senior Associate
London
Partners
Ahmed Khairat joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior 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
Arian Khansari
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Arian Khansari joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior 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.
 
Kam Khorasani
Kam Khorasani
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Kam Khorasani joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles. Mr. Khorasani graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.
 
Thibaut Laberty
Thibaut Laberty
Analyst
London
Partners
Thibaut Laberty joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Laberty received an M.Sc. in Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance with distinction and a B.B.A. from ESSEC Business School.
 
Bryce Lee
Bryce Lee
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk, Partners

Bryce Lee joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, with responsibilities for both the Kraftwerk and Partners strategies (principally dedicated to the Asia region for SLP). 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 franchises including its Asian technology  investment banking business 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 a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Mr. Lee is currently on the board of directors of Eka Software Solutions, Peloton Computer Enterprises, and PCCW Ltd., in addition to being responsible for Silver Lake Kraftwerk's investment in Didi Chuxing and GoEuro.  Previously, he served on the board of Quorum Business Solutions. Mr. Lee graduated from Stanford University.

Darien Lee
Darien Lee
Operating Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Darien Lee joined Silver Lake in 2018 and is an Operating Associate. Previously he worked at McKinsey & Company primarily focused on the healthcare industry.  Mr. Lee graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where he received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Economics.
Frank Li
Frank Li
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners

Frank Li joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Senior Associate. Mr. Li graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Statistics. He received the Wixon Accounting Award and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

Jamie Li
Jamie Li
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Jamie Li joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior 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
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.

Tony Liu
Tony Liu
Principal
Hong Kong
Partners

Tony Liu joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Principal. 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
Christian Lucas
Managing Director
London
Partners

Christian Lucas is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2010 as a co-head of 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 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Blue, Vice Chairman of the Board at Cegid, and a member of the Board at ZPG, 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.

Arun Manikundalam
Arun Manikundalam
Senior Associate
New York
Partners
Arun Manikundalam joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Senior 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.
 
Paul Mercadante
Paul Mercadante
Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Paul Mercadante is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. He has significant experience as a senior management executive. Previously, Mr. Mercadante was with Shah Capital Partners and 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 SMART Global Holdings, Inc.. Previously, he served on the board of directors of ForeFlight, PrimeSense, AVI-SPL, Outspoken and Spansion, He has a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York.

Brian Mitchell
Brian Mitchell
Associate of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Brian Mitchell joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Associate 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
Sanjeet Mitra
Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Sanjeet Mitra is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. 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
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 A Place for Mom, Inc., Fanatics, Inc., GoDaddy, Inc., GoodRx, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures, Weld North Education and WP Engine. He has also previously served as a director of Vantage Data Centers, LLC, IPC Systems, Inc., UGS Corporation, Avaya, Network General Corporation and Sabre Corporation.
 
Mr. Mondre graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

A.J. Murphy
A.J. Murphy
Managing Director
New York
Partners
A.J. Murphy joined Silver Lake in 2018 and is a Managing Director based in the New York office. Ms. Murphy began her career in leveraged finance at Bankers Trust Company. She worked in leveraged finance capital markets at Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan, focusing on Media and Technology as well as financial sponsors, and was head of Global Leveraged Finance at both Bank of America and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Murphy was Global Head of Capital Markets across debt and equity underwriting at Bank of America. She currently serves on the board of directors of LightBox. She also serves on the board of trustees of Middlebury College and on the national board of the Posse Foundation. Ms. Murphy holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she was a joint major in Political Science and English.
 
Tezira Nabongo
Tezira Nabongo
Senior Vice President, Talent Management
Silicon Valley
Partners

Tezira Nabongo joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Senior Vice President - Talent Management. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Nabongo was the Director of Global Senior Talent Acquisition at Cisco Systems where she led global VP to C-Suite level external hiring, internal mobility, and strategic sourcing. Prior to Cisco Systems, she was an executive search consultant in the Software and Technology Practices of Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Nabongo holds an A.B. in Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and J.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Southern California.

Harsh Naik
Harsh Naik
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners
Harsh Naik joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Analyst. Previously he completed internships at Silver Lake and Teachers' Private Capital. Mr. Naik graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.
Sebastian Neelamkavil
Sebastian Neelamkavil
Director of Kraftwerk
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Neelamkavil joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He serves on the board of Con-Pearl, Eka and FATHOM.  Prior to the inception of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Neelamkavil was with Silver Lake Partners. 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.

Michael Noryko
Michael Noryko
Principal of Waterman
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
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
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
Alex Oshinsky
Senior Associate
New York
Partners

Alex Oshinsky joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Senior Associate. 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
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 EMEA. 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 Cegid, Cornerstone OnDemand, EverCommerce, Global Blue, LightBox, and Sabre. He previously served on the boards of Cast & Crew (as Chairman), Instinet, Interactive Data, 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 has remained involved in academics, including as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; a participant in The Polsky Center Private Equity Council at the University of Chicago; and a Trustee of Greenwich Academy.

Ulf Pagenkopf
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. He is currently a board member of Global Blue. Mr. Pagenkopf graduated from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) with a B.Sc. in General Management.

David Pang
David Pang
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners
David Pang joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Pang graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Pang was a Joseph Wharton Scholar, received the Robert J. Schweich prize in Security Analysis and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.
 
Abhinav Parakh
Abhinav Parakh
Associate
New York
Partners
Abhinav Parakh joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group at Evercore in New York, where he focused on the telecommunications sector. Mr. Parakh graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University’s College of Business, where he received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management and was selected to be a Merrill scholar.
 
Kyle Paster
Kyle Paster
Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Kyle Paster joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Director. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Kyle currently serves on the board of directors of ServiceMax. Mr. Paster graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Simon Patterson
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, FlixBus & ZPG, 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 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
Riley Pelisek
Associate
New York
Partners
Riley Pelisek joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is an Associate. 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. 
 
Colin Pinto
Colin Pinto
Analyst
New York
Partners
Colin Pinto joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Analyst. Mr. Pinto 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.  Mr. Pinto was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and awarded the Robert J. Schweich prize in Security Analysis.
 
Daniel Poulos
Daniel Poulos
Associate
New York
Partners
Daniel Poulos joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group at Citigroup in New York. Mr. Poulos graduated magna cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
 
Braeden Price
Braeden Price
Analyst
Silicon Valley
Partners
Braeden Price joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Price graduated with distinction and Dean’s Honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.
Katherine Qiu
Katherine Qiu
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Kathy Qiu joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is an Associate. 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.

 
Randy Randleman
Randy Randleman
COO & Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Randy Randleman is the COO and a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. 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.

Bethany Riedy
Bethany Riedy
Talent Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Bethany Riedy joined Silver Lake in 2017 and is a Talent Associate. Ms. Riedy graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where she received a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. 

 
Jim Rossman
Jim Rossman
Operating Partner
New York
Partners
Jim Rossman joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Operating Partner. Previously, Mr. Rossman was a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, where he aided diligence, investment decisioning, and portfolio value creation. Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Mr. Rossman served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AKQA where he was responsible for managing the firm's global client relationships, overseeing service delivery, new business development, and firmwide resource management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rossman was Chief Operating Officer of Digitas, with responsibility for the firm's strategic investment planning, resourcing, and operating activities. Prior to Digitas, Mr. Rossman held various senior management roles at Young & Rubicam and its global digital agency, Wunderman. Mr. Rossman earned a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he concentrated in Marketing and Strategy. He also sits on the board of public software company Telaria.
 
John Rudella
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 board of the Station Foundation.

Kyle Ryland
Kyle Ryland
Managing Director of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Kyle Ryland is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru and Sumeru Equity Partners. He has in-depth experience with investments, financings, mergers, and acquisitions in the technology sector. Previously, Mr. Ryland was with 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 Locaweb, and Velocity. Previously, he served on the board of directors of AVI-SPL, Inc., ForeFlight 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
Chip Schroeder
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

Chip Schroeder joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is a Principal.  He is based in the Menlo Park office and previously worked in the New York office. He currently serves on the board of directors of Blackhawk Network. He previously served on the board of Cast & Crew. 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. 

James Serena
James Serena
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
James Serena joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco. Mr. Serena graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.
Ajay Shah
Ajay Shah
Founding Managing Partner of Sumeru
Silicon Valley
Sumeru

Ajay Shah joined Silver Lake in 2007 as the co-founder and Managing Partner of the firm’s middle market private equity fund, Silver Lake Sumeru. He is also the Chairman and CEO of SMART Global Holdings (SGH), a publicly held portfolio company and Senior Operating Partner of Sumeru Equity Partners.  Previously, he founded Shah Capital Partners and is a Principal of that firm. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Shah was the co-founder/ CEO of Smart Modular Technologies, which he led through its public offering. Prior to that he was in senior roles for Advanced Micro Devices and Samsung Semiconductor.
Currently, Mr. Shah also serves on the Board of Directors of Velocity Technology, Locaweb, Telesoft Partners, and Alpha Petroleum. Outside of his investment activities, he is also on the boards of The National Audubon Society, a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, serves on the board of The Indian School of Business and is a Trustee of the American India Foundation.

Previously Mr. Shah has served on many public, private and non-profit boards such as Flextronics, Inc., Power One, Stanford School of Engineering and KQED Public Television.

He has a B.S. in Engineering from University of Baroda and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Kevin Shah
Kevin Shah
Associate of Kraftwerk
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk
Kevin Shah joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Global Industrials Investment Banking Group at Citi in Chicago. Mr. Shah graduated with highest honors from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Finance.
 
Timo Steidle
Timo Steidle
Principal
London
Partners
Timo Steidle joined Silver Lake in 2018 and is a Principal. Previously, he worked at BC Partners, where he focused on private equity investments in Europe. Prior to BC Partners, he was a member of the Investment Banking team at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Steidle graduated from the University of Mannheim with a M.Sc. in Business Administration.

 
Billy Stetson
Billy Stetson
Associate of Kraftwerk
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk
Billy Stetson joined Silver Lake Kraftwerk in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Rothschild. Mr. Stetson graduated magna cum laude from Babson College where he received a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance.
 
Bianca Stoica
Bianca Stoica
Principal
New York
Partners

Bianca Stoica joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Principal. 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.

Rick Stubblefield
Rick Stubblefield
Managing Director of Waterman
Silicon Valley
Waterman

Rick Stubblefield joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director focused on activities of Silver Lake Waterman I and II. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Stubblefield co-founded Lighthouse Capital Partners and 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
John Suo
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

John Suo joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Principal. 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
Emily Tian
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

Emily Tian joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Principal. Previously, she worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group of Morgan Stanley & Co. in Silicon Valley. 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.

Amanda Torie
Amanda Torie
Operating Vice President
New York
Partners

Amanda Torie joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Operating Vice President. Previously she worked at Bain & Company serving consumer goods, industrials and private equity clients. Ms. Torie graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech, where she received a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Finance.

Marco Troncone
Marco Troncone
Senior Associate
London
Partners

Marco Troncone joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Senior Associate. 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. 

Anders Vinther-Antonsen
Anders Vinther-Antonsen
Associate
London
Partners

Anders Vinther-Antonsen joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Media and Communications Group at Morgan Stanley in London. Mr. Vinther-Antonsen graduated from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics and an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting.

Frank Walters
Frank Walters
Director, Capital Markets
Silicon Valley
Partners

Frank Walters joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Director. 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.

Marshall Watkins
Marshall Watkins
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Marshall Watkins joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Evercore in Silicon Valley. Mr. Watkins graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics.
 
Jason White
Jason White
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Jason White joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing 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.

Nicholas Whitton
Nicholas Whitton
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Nicholas Whitton joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse in Los Angeles. Mr. Whitton graduated magna 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 Data Analytics. 
 
Mike Widmann
Mike Widmann
Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

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

Lee Wittlinger
Lee Wittlinger
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Partners

Lee Wittlinger is a Managing Director in the Menlo Park office of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2007. He currently serves as a director on the boards of AMC Entertainment, GoDaddy, Oak View Group and WP Engine. Mr. Wittlinger is a member of AMC Entertainment’s audit, compensation and nominating committees. He previously served as a director of Cast & Crew and Vantage Data Centers, and as a member of Cast & Crew’s and GoDaddy’s audit committees. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Wittlinger worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in the technology industry. Mr. Wittlinger 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.

Edwin Wu
Edwin Wu
Associate
Silicon Valley
Partners
Edwin Wu joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Greenhill & Co. in Chicago, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Wu graduated with interdisciplinary honors from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
 
Tony Xiao
Tony Xiao
Analyst
Hong Kong
Partners
Tony Xiao joined Silver Lake in 2019 as an Analyst. Mr. Xiao graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance and a B.A.S. in Computer Science. He was elected to Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. 
 
Victoria Xiao
Victoria Xiao
Associate
Hong Kong
Partners
Victoria Xiao joined Silver Lake in 2018 as an Associate. Previously she worked at TPG Capital in Beijing. Ms. Xiao graduated from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management with a B.A. in Economics.
Vincent Yu
Vincent Yu
Principal
New York
Partners

Vincent Yu joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Principal. 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.

Alberto Zenga
Alberto Zenga
Principal
London
Partners

Alberto Zenga joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is a Principal. 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
David Zhang
Principal
Silicon Valley
Partners

David Zhang joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Principal. He is currently an observer on the board of AMC Entertainment. 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.

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.