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.
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.
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.
Tim Recker is the Managing Director, Private Equity and Real Assets. He is responsible for the University of California Regents $8.5 billion Private Equity and Real Assets programs. Mr. Recker joined the Regent’s in April 2007. Previously, Mr. Recker was Director of Alternative Investments for the Michigan Retirement System where he oversaw a $13 billion portfolio of alternatives and joined in February 2003. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager for GE Asset Management running a $5.5 billion multi asset portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam T. Wise is a Managing Director on the Oil and Gas team at John Hancock. Mr. Wise, who joined John Hancock in 2000, helps oversee a $6 billion portfolio of public and private bonds and private equity investments, and has acted as lead investor and arranger in various major and niche oil and gas transactions during his tenure. Mr. Wise graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Finance and received his M.B.A. from Boston College in 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.