Below are just a few of the leading international speakers confirmed for SuperInvestor U.S. 2015. See the full list of top private equity event speakers.
David Bonderman is a founding partner of Texas Pacific Group (TPG). TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries globally. TPG and its affiliates have approximately $55 billion in assets under management. Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over US$100 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included Continental Airlines, Burger King, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J. Crew, IMS Health and American Tire Distributors.
Jane Rowe heads Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity arm of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. She is also responsible for the organization’s international strategy pertaining to its expanding physical presence and the management of the Long Term Equities group. Ms. Rowe serves on the board of Cadillac Fairview, Teachers’ wholly-owned real estate subsidiary, and she is the chair of the Investments Division Credit and Counterparty Committee. Prior to joining Teachers' in October 2010, she was Executive Vice-President, Special Accounts Management and Retail Credit Risk at Scotiabank.
Andrea is the Head of Global Private Growth Research and a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates. She oversees over 25 professionals worldwide dedicated to researching markets and managers in private equity, venture capital, distressed investments, private credit, secondaries, and funds of funds strategies. She is also Head of the U.S. Private Equity Research. She is also a member of the firm’s Strategy and Policy Board. Andrea was named one of the 100 most influential people in private equity over the past decade by Private Equity International magazine.
Mr. Tunick joined UNC Management Company in 2008 as Vice President of private investments. Prior to joining UNCMC, Mr. Tunick was Manager of private equity at Harvard Management Company in Boston, MA, where he co-managed a $4.1 billion portfolio of alternative investment partnerships. Mr. Tunick was also Chief Investment Analyst of The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City, where he managed a $80 million short-term fixed income portfolio and a $3 million equity portfolio.
Mitch has been based in the New York office since joining Apax in 2006. Mitch has led/participated in a number of deals as Co-Head of our Services Sector, including Trader Canada, Dealer.com, Bankrate, Hub International, Advantage Sales & Marketing and Garda World. Prior to joining Apax, Mitch was the President and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, a subsidiary of Travelport and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of priceline.com. Mitch holds a BA in Political Science from Vassar College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Since 2011 Anders Strömblad has been in charge of, among other things, alternative investments at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund. The asset class also includes investments in real estate, timber and farmland. In alternative investments Anders has designed the investment strategy and business plan and is responsible for implementation thereof. Before he became Head of Alternative Investments in AP2 he held various senior management positions in the manufacturing industry.
Saguna Malhotra is responsible for the global private equity portfolio at Stanford Management Company, the group that manages Stanford University’s $25 billion endowment. Prior to joining Stanford Management Company, Ms. Malhotra was at Ripplewood Holdings, a private equity firm. Prior to that, Ms. Malhotra worked at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking group in financial sponsor coverage. Ms. Malhotra holds a B.Sc. in Economics with a dual concentration in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott Kupor is the COO at Andreessen Horowitz, where he is responsible for all aspects of running the firm. He was previously vice president and general manager of Global Customer Support & Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. Scott joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions. He led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001.
Marina Mavrakis is managing director and head of Private Equity, High Yield & Distressed Investments for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Mavrakis is responsible for overseeing the organizations investments in private equity funds and privately placed below investment grade debt and equity. Most recently, she was head of Private Placement Investments where she was responsible for the acquisition of corporate investment grade debt instruments. Ms. Mavrakis has 25 years of investment experience including a position at JP Morgan.
Mark Anson is the CIO of the Bass Family Office which won the prestigious “Family Office of the Year” award in 2014. Previously, he was the President of Nuveen Investments, an asset management firm with over USD200 billion AUM; the CIO and CEO of the British Telecom Pension Scheme, the largest pension fund in the UK at £45 billion; and as the CIO of CalPERS, the largest pension fund in the United States at $250 billion.
Dipanjan "DJ" Deb is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Francisco Partners. Prior to founding Francisco Partners in 1999, Dipanjan was a Principal with Texas Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Semiconductor Banking at Robertson, Stephens & Company and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. DJ currently serves on the board of Ichor Systems and Plex Software.
Malcolm Goepfert joined the Irvine Foundation in 2009 as a Director of Investments. He is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, recommendation and monitoring of the Foundation’s investment managers, investment opportunities and portfolio. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a Director of Investments with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Previously, Malcolm served as the Senior Investment Officer for private equity and real estate with the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio and as a Real Estate Investment Officer for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Gregory A. Beard is the Global Head of Natural Resources and a Senior Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC. He joined Apollo’s New York office in June 2010. Previously, he was at Riverstone Holdings, an energy focused private equity firm, as a founding member, Managing Director and lead deal partner in many investments in the upstream oil and gas and services sector. While at Riverstone, he was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, monitoring and exiting transactions
Ms. Belytschko leads C.M. Capital’s investment activities in venture capital and leverage buyout funds. Prior to joining C.M. Capital, she was an investment manager with Comprehensive Financial Management, a large West Coast multi-family office. Previously, Ms. Belytschko worked with Scient in developing the firm’s corporate venture arm and leading direct investments in technology companies and was a member of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Private Fund Group, where she marketed and distributed alternative investment products.
Stephen joined QIC in 2008. Stephen has 17 years of experience in global private equity fund investing. Stephen leads GPE’s US office located in San Francisco and is responsible for the coverage of the US buyout market. Stephen also acts as CIO of GPE and co-ordinates the internal investment processes of the business. From 1999 to 2006, Stephen helped build and manage a AUD1.5 billion global private equity program for MLC Limited, which was the first of its kind in Australia.
Wil is the President and CEO of Quantum Energy Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. Quantum manages a family of energy-focused private equity funds, with more than $7 billion of capital under management. Wil serves as Chairman of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees, where he leads the firm’s investment strategy and capital allocation process. Prior to Quantum, Wil co-founded Windrock Capital, a boutique energy investment banking firm, and prior to that he worked in the energy investment banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and NationsBank.
Sandra Bosela is Co-Group Head, Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity at OPTrust Private Markets Group where she is responsible for managing the Private Markets Group and OPSEU Pension Trust’s (OPTrust) global private equity program. OPTrust has assets of $16 billion and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with more than 84,000 members and retirees. OPTrust Private Market Group’s private equity program includes funds commitments, co-investments and direct investments into companies around the world.
Steve Moseley manages private equity fund investments and co-investments for the $50 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. He came to the APFC from Rockland Management, a family investment office he founded and, prior to that, was president of StepStone Group, a global private markets investment firm. Earlier in his career, Moseley served as principal in CS First Boston’s private equity group, Windward Capital Partners. He received his MBA from Yale University and his BA from Wesleyan University.
Brett Rochkind leads General Atlantic's Palo Alto office and is co-head of the firm's global Internet & Technology sector. Brett recently returned from GA's HK office, where he focused on opportunities in China and the Asia-Pacific region including investments in Alibaba, Lenovo, Renren and Soufun. Brett has worked closely with many of GA's portfolio companies in the software, information, services and Internet sectors. Prior to joining GA in 2002, Brett was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York, Menlo Park and Tel Aviv.
Julia Winterson joined the Regents of the University of California in 2008. In addition to managing a portfolio of primary fund relationships, she developed and leads the co-investment program and is actively involved in secondary sales and purchases. Prior to joining the UC, Julia worked at Sun Microsystems, Thoma Bravo, and Battery Ventures. She earned an MBA with distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an AB cum laude from Harvard College.
Maurice Gordon is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Equity for the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. He joined Guardian’s investment team in 2010 and is responsible for setting long-term investment strategy and actively managing private equity portfolios, including co-investments and secondary investments. He has over 24 years’ experience in private equity investing and institutional portfolio management. Maurice has successfully originated and lead 27 direct and co-investment transactions and has managed institutional private equity portfolios totaling over $4.5.
Joerg Adams joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Director. Previously, he worked in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., he worked in the Fixed Income Investment Management Division at J.P. Morgan. He currently serves on the board of IPC Systems, Inc. Mr. Adams graduated from Indiana University with a B.Sc. in Finance and holds a degree in Business Administration from the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany.
Ms. Forsingdal is a partner of ATP PEP and responsible for overseeing small and large buyout and venture funds in the US market, as well as funds based in LATAM. Prior to joining ATP PEP in 2003, Ms. Forsingdal headed the Strategy and Investor Relations department of Danske Bank. Ms. Forsingdal started her carrier in Equity Research at Nordea, Codan Bank and Danske Bank after finishing her M.Sc. in Economics, Finance & Accounting from Copenhagen Business School.