Newsmakers of the Year

The Newsmakers of the Year (NOTY) program at PartnerConnect 2012 is designed to bring in leaders and newsmakers in the private equity and venture capital community for a fast-paced, news-oriented give-and-take with a panel of Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and editors.

Speakers in the NOTY program are chosen by the Buyouts, peHUB and Venture Capital Journal editorial teams on the following criteria: their high profile in the market place; their proven ability to make news by either the size or the innovation of their transactions; and their speaking prowess.

The Newsmakers of the Year

Steven B. Klinsky, Managing Director, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, New Mountain Capital

Steven B. Klinsky, Managing Director, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established New Mountain Capital and the Fund in January, 2000. Prior to founding New Mountain, Mr. Klinsky was co-founder of Goldman Sachs & Co.'s Leverage Buyout Group (1981-1984) where he helped execute over $3 billion of pioneering transactions for Goldman Sachs and its clients. He then joined Forstmann Little and Co. as an Associate Partner (1984-1986) and a General Partner (1986-1999), helping to oversee seven private equity and debt partnerships totaling over $10 billion in capital. Mr. Klinsky was the most senior partner of Forstmann Little outside of the Forstmann family for a majority of the 1990s, which was a period of great investment success for that firm.

Mr. Klinsky received his B.A. in economics and political philosophy, with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 1976. He received his M.B.A from Harvard Business School (class of 1979) and his J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School (class of 1981). He is or has been chairman or a director of numerous corporations, including Strayer Education, Inc., Surgis, Inc., Overland Solutions, Inc., Apptis, Inc., National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc., MailSouth, Inc., Deltek, Inc., Connextions, Inc., Ikaria Holdings, Inc., Inmar, Inc., Oakleaf Global Holdings, Inc., RedPrairie Holding, Inc., Avantor Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., General Instrument Corporation, The Thompson Minwax Co. and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.

Greg Mondre, Managing Partner, Silver Lake

Greg Mondre is a Managing Partner and Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Mondre joined Silver Lake in 1999. He has significant experience in private equity investing and expertise in sectors of the technology and technology-enabled industries. 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 currently serves as a director of Avaya, 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 and Network General Corporation. Mr. Mondre graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics