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Henry Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, KKR
Henry Kravis co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the board of First Data Corporation and China International Capital Corporation Limited. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus or trustee of several cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including The Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School, the Council on Foreign Relations, Mount Sinai Hospital, the New York City Investment Fund, Partnership for New York City, Rockefeller University, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in 1969. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.
Timothy C. Draper, Co-Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use "viral marketing" in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hundreds of businesses. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mr. Draper serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Meebo, Prosper, SocialText, and DFJ Plug 'N Play companies. DFJ's previous successes include: Skype (EBAY), Overture.com (YHOO), Baidu (BIDU), Parametric Technology (PMTC), Hotmail (MSFT), PLX Technologies (PLXT), Preview Travel (TVLY), Digidesign (AVID), and others.
Mr. Draper launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. He founded or co-founded DFJ ePlanet (global), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham (NYC), Zone Ventures (LA), Epic Ventures (Salt Lake City), Draper Atlantic (Reston), Draper Triangle (Pittsburg), Timberline Ventures (Portland), Polaris Fund (Anchorage), DFJ Frontier (Sacramento and Santa Barbara), DFJ Vina Capital (Vietnam), and DFJ DragonFund (Shanghai).
As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Mr. Draper is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was #52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and #7 on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker for 2008. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. His blog is featured at www.theriskmaster.com.
Mr. Draper is the course creator and Chairman of BizWorld, a 501c3 organization built around simulated teaching of entrepreneurship and business to children. He also serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors.
Previously, Mr. Draper served on the California State Board of Education. In November of 2000, Mr. Draper launched a statewide cyber-initiative on school choice for the California General Election. He was a member of Singapore's International Economic Council and Ukraine's Orange Circle. He was on the Board of U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bennett J. Goodman, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group, Founder of GSO Capital Partners
Bennett J. Goodman is a Founder of GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”), Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a Member of the Blackstone Group Management Committee.
Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Goodman focuses on the management of GSO which is Blackstone’s credit investment platform with over $47 billion of alternative assets under management (“AUM”) ranging from hedge funds, mezzanine vehicles, distressed funds and other investment strategies. Before founding GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Goodman was Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner of the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse overseeing $33 billion of AUM. Mr. Goodman was a member of the Executive Board and the Management Council of CSFB.
Mr. Goodman joined CSFB in November 2000 when CSFB merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ("DLJ") where he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance. Mr. Goodman joined DLJ in February of 1988 as the founder of the High Yield Capital Markets Group. In 1993, DLJ became the #1 global issuer of high yield bonds and Mr. Goodman's team retained that coveted market position for the next 11 consecutive years. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Goodman worked in the high yield business at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1988.
Mr. Goodman is on the Board of Directors of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Cancer Research Institute and the American Jewish Committee. He also serves on the investment committee of the Lafayette College endowment. Mr. Goodman received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney Magazine for his career achievements in the global capital markets. He graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.
Erik Hirsch, CIO, Hamilton Lane
Erik Hirsch is the Chief Investment Officer of Hamilton Lane, an independent provider of discretionary and non-discretionary private asset management services to institutional investors worldwide. At Hamilton Lane, Mr. Hirsch is responsible for managing all of the firm’s investment and research activities, as well as chairing the firm's Investment Committee.
Mr. Hirsch is a frequently quoted expert on the private equity industry, both in the print and broadcast media. He also serves on the advisory boards of several leading fund managers on behalf of Hamilton Lane and its clients.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Mr. Hirsch was a corporate investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He began his career as a municipal financial consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM). At PFM, Mr. Hirsch specialized in asset securitization, strategic consulting and sport stadium financings.
Mr. Hirsch currently serves on the board of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program.
Jonathan Nelson, CEO, Providence Equity
Jonathan Nelson founded Providence, the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. Providence has over $23 billion of equity capital under management. The firm’s sixth fund, Providence Equity Partners VI, closed on $12 billion in 2007. Mr. Nelson serves on the board of directors of Hulu, Television Broadcasts Limited (“TVB”), Univision Communications and Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. Prior to Providence, he was a Managing Director of Narragansett Capital Inc., where he specialized in private equity investments in the cable television, broadcasting and publishing sectors. Mr. Nelson received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Mr. Nelson is a trustee of Brown University and serves on the board of Newport Festivals Foundation.
Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft, LLC
Alan Patricof, a venture capital pioneer, founded Greycroft, LLC in 2006. Greycroft is a venture capital firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, focused on the digital media sector. The firm has two funds, Greycroft I, with committed capital of $75 million, and Greycroft II, which was initiated in 2010 with committed capital of $130 million. Prior to founding Greycroft, Mr. Patricof was the founder and chairman of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.), the U.S. arm of Apax Partners, Worldwide, LP, now one of the world’s leading private equity firms with $41 billion under management or advice.
During the past 40 years, Mr. Patricof has participated in the financing and development of a large number of public and private companies. Companies that he has been involved with at the initial stages are Apple Computer, America Online, Cadence Systems, Office Depot, FORE Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., IntraLinks, Audible, Inc. and The Huffington Post.
Mr. Patricof is active in the New York and Washington communities as a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, Applied Sciences NYC Advisory Board, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Leadership Council. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the President of the United States; he is currently serving his second term. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission.
Mr. Patricof holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Kelly M. Williams, Global Head, Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse
Kelly is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Customized Fund Investment Group. CFIG manages over $27 billion of client commitments to private equity and venture capital funds, and specializes in designing tailored portfolios for investors. In addition, CFIG provides portfolio management services for over $90 billion of client commitments to private equity, including customized reporting and back office solutions. Ms. Williams was an Executive Director with Prudential's private equity group where she co-founded CFIG in 1999. At Prudential, Ms. Williams was responsible for the management of the fund investment group as well as investing in private equity funds on behalf of Prudential and its clients. Ms. Williams was primarily responsible for product and business development, as well as legal support for the Private Equity Group from 1996 to 1999 during which time she was responsible for the development of eight global private equity funds. Ms. Williams joined Prudential in 1993 as counsel for a Prudential unit that specialized in providing private debt and equity for global infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Williams was an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, where she specialized in global project finance.
Ms. Williams graduated magna cum laude from Union College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mathematics and received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1989. Kelly has served as a mentor to fellows of the Robert Toigo Foundation since 2006; and was elected to the Board of the Toigo Foundation. Kelly was elected to the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders in 2007. She is a member of the Metro Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of Trustees for Union College. She is the founding board chair of the Private Equity Women Investor Network. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Urban Professionals and the advisory board of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers. She is also the chair of the LP Advisory Board to the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. She is a member of the advisory board of EX-IM Bank. Kelly was recognized in 2011 by American Banker magazine as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance.
Mark W. Yusko, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Creek Capital Management
Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. Prior to forming Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was President, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of UNC Management Company, the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from 1998 to 2004. Throughout his tenure, he directly oversaw strategic and tactical asset allocation recommendations to the Investment Fund Board, investment manager selection, manager performance evaluation, spending policy management and performance reporting. Total assets under management were $1.5 billion ($1.2 billion in endowment assets and $300 million in working capital). Until 1998, Mr. Yusko was the Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office where he joined as the Assistant Investment Officer in October of 1993. He worked with the Chief Investment Officer in all aspects of Endowment Management. Mr. Yusko received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is an Advisory Board member of a number of private capital partnerships and alternative investment programs and has served as a consultant on alternative investments to a select group of institutions. Mr. Yusko is currently a Board member of the MCNC Endowment and The Weaver Foundation.
Steven B. Klinsky, Managing Director, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, New Mountain Capital
Steve Klinsky, is the founder and chief executive officer of New Mountain Capital, LLC., a firm formed in January 2000 to achieve long-term capital appreciation through private equity and equity related investments. New Mountain currently manages over $9.0 billion of private equity, public equity and debt fund commitments, with a strategy that emphasizes intensive fundamental research, proactive pursuit of the most attractive “defensive growth” sectors, and a proven ability to add value and build businesses post-investment. New Mountain was voted “North American Midmarket Buyout Firm of the Year” in 2004 and 2007 according to Private Equity International, and one of five finalist for “Buyout Firm of the Year” in 2007, 2008 and 2009 according to Buyouts Magazine.
Prior to founding New Mountain, Mr. Klinsky was co-founder of Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Leveraged Buyout Group (1981-1984) and he was a partner of Forstmann Little & Co. from 1984 until leaving to found New Mountain in June 1999.
Steve Klinsky was raised in Michigan, and earned his B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan in 1976, his MBA from Harvard Business School (class of 1979) and his J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School (class of 1981). He has served as chairman or director of numerous public and private companies and is active in a range of charitable and educational causes. He is married with four children and lives in New York City.
Greg Mondre, Managing Partner, Silver Lake
Greg Mondre is a Managing Partner of Silver Lake based in New York. Mr. Mondre joined Silver Lake in 1999 and has served as a Managing Director and member of the firm’s Investment Committee since 2005. He serves as a director of Avaya, Inc.; Go Daddy Group, Inc.; IPC Systems, Inc.; Sabre Holdings, Vantage Data Centers, and is on the Operating Committee of SunGard Capital Corp. Previously he was a director of UGS Corporation. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Mondre was a Principal at Texas Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mondre worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Mondre graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.
Rodney Brooks, Professor Emeritus, MIT; Founder, iRobot; Chairman and CTO, Heartland Robotics
Rodney Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) at MIT.
He is a robotics entrepreneur and Founder, Chairman and CTO of Heartland Robotics, Inc. He is also a Founder, former Board Member and former CTO (1991 - 2008) of iRobot Corp (Nasdaq: IRBT). Dr. Brooks is the former Director (1997 - 2007) of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and then the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
In his 27 years on the active faculty at MIT and Stanford he carried out research in robotics, developing the behavior-based approach to robotics, developed the first mobile robots that could interact with people, the first humanoid robots in the United States, and made basic contributions to computer vision and artificial life, and was active in developing technology for planetary rovers.
Dr. Brooks is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Founding Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the other AAAS), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and a Foreign Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). He received his PhD from Stanford in 1981, in Computer Science, and before that bachelors and masters degrees in pure mathematics at the Flinders University of South Australia. Early in his career he held post-doctoral positions at Carnegie Mellon University and at MIT.
Bruce R. Evans, Managing Director, Summit Partners
Bruce R. Evans is a Managing Director with Summit Partners, a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing companies across many industry sectors.
Mr. Evans joined Summit Partners in 1986 and is based in its Boston office. Prior to Summit, he worked in Louisville, Kentucky as a marketing representative for the Data Processing and National Accounts Divisions of IBM Corporation.
During his 25 years with Summit Partners, Mr. Evans has served as a director of 26 companies including 12 public companies. He is currently a director of Casa Systems, FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT), Krishidhan Seeds Limited, and Multifonds (IGEFI Group). His previous directorships include Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT), Hyperion Software (NASDAQ: HYSL, later acquired by Oracle), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), OPNET Technologies (NASDAQ: OPNT), and optionsXpress Holdings (NASDAQ: OXPS, later acquired by Charles Schwab) Pediatrix Medical Group (NYSE: PDX; later renamed MEDNAX, NYSE: MD) and Renal Treatment Centers (NASDAQ: RXTC).
Mr. Evans received a BE in mechanical engineering and economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a current director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Sonny Kalsi, Founder and Partner, GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
Sonny Kalsi is Founder and Partner of GreenOak Real Estate. Sonny was, until early 2009, the Global Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) and President of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF). Prior to that, he was the Global Co-Head of MSREI. At its peak, MSREI had approximately $100Bn of AUM in 33 countries and 25 offices around the world with over 800 full time staff. The largest concentrations of asset holdings were in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China. Prior to managing MSREI globally, Sonny helped to build its Asian business, spending nine years in Hong Kong and Tokyo. During his tenure, the team grew to over 300 professionals, with an operation that included Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia and a number of other countries.
Jay Jordan, Chairman and Managing Principal, The Jordan Company
John W. “Jay” Jordan, II, was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended the University of Notre Dame graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1969. He then attended Columbia’s MBA program and went to Wall Street to work at Carl Marks & Co., Inc. (“CM”) in 1972. In the early 1970's while at Carl Marks, Mr. Jordan became a pioneer in the private equity business. The CM acquisition activities encompassed purchasing companies for the CM partnership account. Over the course of nine years at Carl Marks, the partnership amassed a portfolio of approximately twenty-five companies doing in excess of $2.5 billion in sales volume.
In 1982, Mr. Jordan left Carl Marks to form The Jordan Company (“TJC”), a private investment firm whose principal activity is acquiring companies for the partnership account. Since its formation, TJC has acquired approximately 100 platform companies and an additional 400 add on acquisitions with aggregate sales volume in excess of $10 billion. Today, the TJC portfolio numbers over twenty companies with approximately $4.5 billion in aggregate sales. Mr. Jordan currently serves as Managing Partner of The Jordan Company.
In 1988, TJC expanded its activities to include money management through its affiliate, the Mountbatten Management Corporation (“MMC”). MMC owned and managed the William Penn family of mutual funds until sold to Federated Insurance in 1995. Additionally, TJC owns and manages a British-based closed-end institutional mezzanine fund with assets of approximately $600 million through its affiliate JZ Advisers, Inc.
In 2002, TJC initiated and closed The Resolute Fund, which is a $1.5 billion private equity fund, focused on acquiring U.S. domestic companies in the middle market. In December 2007 TJC closed Resolute II with $3.6 billion of capital focused as well on middle market buyouts. TJC has approximately $6.00 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Jordan is active in a number of community/philanthropic activities. He has been a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame since February 1993, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Board which oversees the $6.0 billion endowment. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and on the Board of Trustees of The Art Institute of Chicago and sits on the Executive Committee. Mr. Jordan sits on over 40 public, private and philanthropic boards.
Peter Fenton, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners.
Current Investments: DotCloud, EngineYard, Hortonworks, Lithium, New Relic, Pentaho, Polyvore, Terracotta, Twitter, Yelp, Zendesk and Zuora.
Previous Investments: Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), FriendFeed (acquired by Facebook), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco), SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), Wily Technology (acquired by CA), Xensource (acquired by Citrix), and Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!).
Education: MBA from Stanford Business School; BA from Stanford University.
Richard F. Lawson, Jr., Co-Founder & Managing Director, Huntsman Gay Global Capital
Richard F. Lawson, Jr. is a Managing Director and Co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital. He is also a member of Huntsman Gay's Policy and Investment Committee.
Prior to the inception of Huntsman Gay, Mr. Lawson was a co-founder, Managing Director and member of the original four-person board of directors of the general partner of Sorenson Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity fund which focused on middle market leveraged buyouts in the Western United States. While at Sorenson Capital, Mr. Lawson was involved in all phases of the firm's development since its founding and had responsibility for originating, structuring and managing investments across a number of industries in middle market companies.
Mr. Lawson completed his remaining Sorenson Capital board obligations in 2010 as a result of the sale of Provo Craft to the private equity arm of Bank of America Corporation (BAML Capital Partners) and the previous sale of both Vitron Manufacturing and Atlas Aerospace to Graham Partners as well as Amp Resources' cross-border sale to Italy's largest power company Enel SpA.
Mr. Lawson also serves as a director on the boards of Wasatch Adaptive Sports as well as the Forever Young Foundation, an organization that is a primary benefactor of a portion of Huntsman Gay's carried interest proceeds used to support extensive philanthropic work in children's causes around the world. Prior to co-founding Sorenson Capital, Mr. Lawson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Found, Inc., a Bain Capital portfolio company that provided inventory management solutions to major retailers and manufacturers. Mr. Lawson began his investment career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley and worked in the New York and Tokyo, Japan offices as a member of the Corporate Finance and Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring Departments. Mr. Lawson received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Amherst College.
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Areas. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with the history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy, at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. He then earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department.
Much of his research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital and private equity organizations. (This research is collected in three books, The Venture Capital Cycle, The Money of Invention, and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.) He also examines policies towards intellectual property protection, and how they impact firm strategies in high-technology industries. (The research is discussed in the books Innovation and Its Discontents, The Comingled Code, and the forthcoming Architecture of Innovation.) He co-directs the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Research, and Innovation Program and serves as co-editor of their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a non-profit devoted to encouraging data access to and research about venture capital and private equity.
In the 1993-94 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs on private equity finance. In recent years, “Venture Capital and Private Equity” has consistently been one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. (The course materials are collected in Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, now in its fourth edition, and the forthcoming textbook Private Equity, Venture Capital, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship.) He also teaches a doctoral course on entrepreneurship and in the Owners-Presidents-Managers Program, and organizes an annual executive course on private equity in Boston and Beijing. He has led an international team of scholars in a multi-year study of the economic impact of private equity for the World Economic Forum. He is the winner of the Swedish government’s 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award.
Marc Leder, Co-CEO, Sun Capital Partners
Marc J. Leder is the Co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, a leading global private investment firm he co-founded in 1995 with his partner Rodger Krouse. Sun Capital focuses on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt and other investments and targets underperforming companies, turnarounds and special situations, primarily involving small to mid-sized companies across a variety of industries. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 285 companies worldwide since the firm’s inception, with combined sales in excess of $45 billion and more than 200,000 employees. Sun Capital supports its portfolio companies through an operations-intensive, hands-on approach which is backed by an exceptionally high ratio of in-house operating professionals to portfolio companies. The firm has approximately $8 billion of equity capital under management.
Mr. Leder has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in leveraged buyouts, investment banking, and business operations. Working from Sun Capital‘s Boca Raton headquarters, Mr. Leder co-directs all of the firm’s global investment activities, approves all capital commitments, and oversees the firm’s operations jointly with Rodger Krouse.
Prior to co-founding Sun Capital Partners, Mr. Leder was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in New York. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Huntsman Program Advisory Board. Mr. Leder is also a co-owner and serves on the Board of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, and on the Board of the Museum Berggruen in Berlin.
Marc Lipschultz, Global Head of Energy and Infrastructure, KKR
Marc Lipschultz joined KKR in 1995 and is the Global Head of KKR's Energy and Infrastructure business. Mr. Lipschultz currently serves as a member of KKR's Infrastructure Investment Committee and the Oil & Gas Investment Committee. He has played a leading role in many investments including DPL, International Transmission Company, Texas Genco, Energy Future Holdings, East Resources, Hilcorp Resources, El Paso Midstream and Colonial Pipeline. Mr. Lipschultz is on the board of directors of Energy Future Holdings. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Lipschultz was with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was involved in a broad array of mergers and acquisitions as well as the firm's principal investment activities. He received an A.B. with honors and distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University and an M.B.A. with high distinction, Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School. Mr. Lipschultz is actively involved in a variety of non-profit organizations, serving as a trustee or board member of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the 92nd Street Y.
Stephen Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, CCMP Capital
Stephen Murray is President and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital and a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Mr. Murray focuses on investments in consumer, retail and services and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining CCMP in 1989, Mr. Murray was a Vice President with the Middle-Market Lending Division of Manufacturers Hanover. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of AMC Entertainment, ARAMARK Corporation, Crestcom, Generac Power Systems, Hanley Wood, Infogroup, Jetro Holdings, LHP Hospital Group, Medpace, Noble Environmental Power, Octagon Credit Investors, Square Trade, Inc., Strongwood Insurance and Warner Chilcott. Mr. Murray holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Jane Rowe, Senior Vice President, Teachers' Private Capital
Teachers' Private Capital (TPC) is the private investment department of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension plan with $107.5 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2010. Since being created in 1991, TPC has developed an innovative investment program, a successful track record of investment performance and a diversified, world-class private equity portfolio valued at $12.0 billion. In addition to direct equity investments in private companies, TPC invests in leading private equity funds and co-invests with selected partners.
As Senior Vice-President of Teachers' Private Capital, Jane Rowe is responsible for strategic portfolio growth and deal stewardship. Her strong background in credit and equity investing was developed during a more than 20-year career at the Scotiabank Group of companies where she held a number of senior roles. Ms. Rowe received an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, a B.Comm (Hons) from Memorial University, and also has ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sierra Wireless Corporation, an Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, and an International Advisory Board Member of York University's Schulich School of Business, as well as a member of the board of the YWCA of Toronto.