Mr. Hammarskjold is the Chief Executive Officer of Hellman & Friedman. He serves as Chairman of the Firm's Investment and Compensation Committees, as well as overseeing the Firm's day-to-day activities. He is a Director of Catalina Marketing Corporation. He was formerly a Director of numerous portfolio companies, including AlixPartners LLP, Digitas, Inc., DoubleClick Inc., Emdeon Inc, GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings, Ltd., Goodman Global, Inc., Texas Genco LLC and Young & Rubicam Inc. Prior to joining the Firm in 1992, Mr. Hammarskjold was employed by the Corporate Advisory Department of Dominguez Barry Samuel Montagu in Sydney, Australia and by the Merchant Banking Department of Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York.
Robert M. Maynard is currently Chief Investment Officer for the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho. Previously he served as Deputy Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alaska. In addition to his duties for the Idaho Retirement System, Maynard serves on the Board of Directors for a number of investment-related organizations, including the College of Western Idaho Foundation and the Boise State University Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Mr. Ward joined the Virginia Tech Foundation in April 2008 where he serves as its Investments Manager. He leads all aspects of managing the Foundation’s portfolio including manager selection and setting asset allocation policy. The Foundation currently oversees approximately $1Billion in operating funds and long-term endowment funds which support Virginia Tech University. Prior to joining Virginia Tech he was the director of research for Integritas Advisors, a family office, from July 2004 – April 2008.
Saguna Malhotra manages the global private equity portfolio of Stanford University's $20 billion endowment. The Stanford private equity portfolio is a global one, with exposure across venture capital, growth and buyout managers. Prior to joining Stanford, Ms. Malhotra worked at Ripplewood Holdings for six years, a US private equity firm, focused on direct private equity investments across various industries and geographies.
Mark Mushkat’s responsibilities at GenSpring Family Offices include Western Region client service and development as well as leadership nationally on issues pertaining the firm’s investment platform. He began his career with EF Hutton & Co. in 1982 and is a summa cum laude graduate of University of Cincinnati receiving a B.A. degree; he also completed graduate work in clinical psychology at George Peabody College as well as an Executive Program at The Wharton School.
Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP. KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity limited partnerships with over $2.7 billion of assets under management. KPS seeks to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse range of manufacturing industries experiencing a period of transition or challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change. KPS acquires noncore and underperforming businesses from global Fortune 500 companies and creates vibrant and successful enterprises out of assets or companies that were close to shutdown or liquidation, suffering from a history of operating losses, operating in bankruptcy, or in default of obligations to creditors.
Ed serves as the President and Chief Investment Officer of The Dietrich Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was formed following the passing of William S. Dietrich II in October 2011. The Dietrich Foundation’s $525 million asset base was principally funded by The Dietrich Charitable Trusts (DCT), which were formed in 1996 by Bill Dietrich primarily to support higher education institutions in Western Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the DCT, Ed served as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and was responsible for managing a $1billion endowment and a $400 million tax-exempt debt program. Prior to CMU, he co-founded Commonwealth Capital Group, L.P., a small-cap private equity fund, following seven years in investment banking and law.
Brad Thawley has spent the past seven years in private equity investing both in Limited Partner and co- investment positions. Brad joined Teacher Retirement System of Texas in 2005 and focuses on all strategies and geographies of their $20 billion private equity portfolio. As an Investment Manager, he manages tops-down portfolio construction to adjust allocations and maximize risk adjusted returns while maintaining primary responsibilities for General Partner relationships, investment due diligence, fund construction, and reporting. Prior to joining TRS, Brad was a Senior RSA at Standard & Poor’s focusing on corporate credit ratings. He also previously worked with Jupiter Media Metrix, an internet advisory company.
As Senior Vice-President of Teachers' Private Capital, Jane Rowe is responsible for strategic portfolio growth and deal stewardship, including global fund and private equity investments. Teachers’ Private Capital is the private equity department of the C$107-billion Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Jane’s 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 senior roles at Scotia Merchant Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc, Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation.
Ms. Forsingdal is a partner and member of the investment committee of ATP PEP. Based in New York, Susanne serves on the advisory boards of a number of European and US buyout and venture capital funds. Prior to joining ATP PEP in 2003, Ms. Forsingdal had 10 years of experience in equity research and from heading the Strategy and Investor Relations Department of Danske Bank. With €7 bn under management, ATP PEP is one of Europe’s largest investors in private equity funds.
David York is responsible for the day-to-day management of Top Tier Capital Partners, and the development and growth of its funds of funds. Prior to the formation of Top Tier, Mr. York was a Managing Director with Paul Capital, overseeing the firm’s funds of funds business. He has extensive operational experience, having founded and managed four different trading desks while on Wall Street.
Sandra is a Managing Director with OPTrust Private Markets Group and is responsible for the group’s North American private equity program, which includes fund investments and principal investments. The Private Markets Group has a global mandate to invest approximately $5.5 billion of the OPSEU Pension Trust’s assets in the private equity and infrastructure asset classes. Prior to joining OPTrust, Sandra spent almost thirteen years with EdgeStone Capital Partners, a Canadian middle market private equity fund.
Susan is a member of Pantheon’s Executive Committee and also leads Pantheon’s North American primary fund investment activity. Susan is a member of the International Investment Committee, the US Regional Investment Committee and the Global Infrastructure Committee. Prior to joining Pantheon, she was a principal at Capital Z Partners in Asia, where she was responsible for executing investments in private equity funds and in fund management companies. In addition, Susan was a director at Russell Investments from 1995 to 1998 in their private equity group.
Eric is responsible for MetLife’s private equity fund commitments in venture capital, growth equity, power and energy, and infrastructure. Eric has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been involved in the private equity investment community for the last eleven years. Over the course of his private equity career, Eric has sourced, closed and managed over $1 billion in fund investment opportunities. He joined MetLife from Thomas Weisel Partners in 2008, where he was a partner responsible for their private equity fund of funds program. The program focused exclusively on venture capital and growth equity fund opportunities.
Gordon joined Guardian’s investment team in 2010 to continue the execution of their private equity investment initiative responsible for fund investing, co-investing and secondaries. He has over 20 years experience in private equity investing and 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 billion in a variety of buyout, venture capital, mezzanine and special situation partnerships, hedge funds and private placements. He has served on 23 company boards of directors and fund advisory boards. Previously, Maurice spent over six years as a senior manager of a successful co-investment fund located in Chicago.