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Silver Lake -Team

Team:
Silver Lake Investment Professionals

Martin Fichtner
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

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

Adam Grosser
Group Head and Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Adam Grosser joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is the Group Head and Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He currently serves on the boards of Blue Danube Systems, Carbon, Friedola Tech, HYLA Mobile and Tintri. Mr. Grosser also previously served on the boards of Arroyo, EnerNoc, Conviva, Control4, GridIron  Peribit, Sentient Energy, SiBeam, Silver Spring Networks, Transmedics, and the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investor and operator in a broad array of technology companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Grosser was a General Partner at Foundation Capital where he helped to establish the firm’s technology investment practice. He has served as a Director of Calix Networks Inc. since May 2009, including through its public offering in 2010.  He has been a lecturer at the UCLA School of Film and Television, a contributor to National Public Radio's Marketplace, and for the past three years a lecturer at Stanford University. Mr. Grosser holds B.A., M.S., and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Arif Lakhani
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

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

Bryce Lee
Managing Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Bryce Lee joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, serving as head of the Technology Group for the Americas and as co-head of the Alternative Energy Group. Mr. Lee was instrumental in building a number of Credit Suisse's technology investment banking franchises and was named to Forbes magazine's "Midas List" of the top 100 technology dealmakers in the world. He was a member of Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Committee and served on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee.
 
Mr. Lee is currently on the board of directors of Eka Software Solutions, GoEuro, Peloton Computer Enterprises, and PCCW Ltd., in addition to being responsible for Silver Lake Kraftwerk's investment in Didi Chuxing. Previously, he served on the board of Quorum Business Solutions. Mr. Lee graduated from Stanford University.

Sebastian Neelamkavil
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

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

Joel Newbert
Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Joel Newbert joined Silver Lake Kraftwerk in 2012 and is a Principal.  Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division. Mr. Newbert graduated as an Ivey Scholar from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Kevin Shah
Associate
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.
 
Billy Stetson
Associate
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.
 
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 and Hong Kong and manages investments throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.