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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.
Previously Peter was a Managing Director and Co-Head of DLJ's Los Angeles Investment Banking Division, which he joined in 1990, and where he worked extensively with LGP, assuming the role of its lead investment banker in 1995. During his time at DLJ, Peter helped to build the Los Angeles investment banking office to the largest regional presence in the nation with over 100 professionals and acted as advisor to entities such as adidas AG, the Government of Mexico, Saatchi & Saatchi PLC, Televisa S.A. and Orion Pictures.
Robert Maynard is Chief Investment Officer for the $13 billion Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, where he is responsible for all investment activities of the organization. He has served in that position since 1992. Previously he served as Deputy Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska.
Erik M. Swan co-founded Splunk and has served as Chief Technology Offi cer since 2003 and a member of the board of directors from 2003 to 2012. Prior to joining Splunk, Mr. Swan served as Chief Technology Offi cer at CommerceFlow, Inc., an information technology and services company, from 2001 to 2003. Previously, Mr. Swan served as Vice President of Engineering at Disney Internet Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company, from 2000 to 2001.
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.]
Mr. Jhawar is a Senior Partner of Apollo Management, L.P., having joined in February 2000 and where he oversees the Firm’s efforts in the Grocery, Specialty Retail, Food & Beverage and Consumer Products sectors. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Jhawar was an investment banker for five years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and, prior to that, Jefferies & Company, where he focused primarily on the structuring, execution and negotiation of high yield debt and equity financing transactions. Mr. Jhawar currently is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sprouts Farmers Markets, a leading high-growth specialty retailer of natural / organic foods, and a member of the Board of Directors at Hostess Brands, LLC, which is the #1 market share fresh baked sweet goods company in the U.S., with iconic brands including Twinkies, Ding Dongs, HoHos and Cup Cakes. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of Smart & Final Inc., a leading operator of value-oriented warehouse food retailing locations, General Nutrition Centers, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of nutritional supplements and Rent-A-Center, Inc., the nation’s largest rent-to-own compan.
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 fi rm, focused on direct private equity investments across various industries and geographies.
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 joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1994. Ms. Mavrakis has 25 years of investment experience including a position at JP Morgan where she was a credit analyst in the Corporate Finance area.
Dennis is a Portfolio Manager with OPTrust Private Markets Group and focuses on the group’s North American and Latin American private equity program, which includes fund investments and principal investments. The Private Markets Group has a global mandate to invest $5.5 billion of OPTrust’s assets in private equity and infrastructure. Prior to joining OPTrust in 2004, Dennis worked for a family office focusing on private investments in the transportation industry.
David Yuan is a TCV general partner focusing on software, Internet, and information services. He serves on the boards of AppNexus, Merkle, and Sitecore; other active investments include Facebook and OSIsoft. Prior board seats include with ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce.com) and SMT (acquired by IHS). Prior investments also include Global360, RenRen, Splunk and Tiny Prints. David has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List and AlwaysOn VC 100. Previously David was an investor with JPMorgan Partners, and consultant at Bain.
Ross DeVol is chief research officer at the Milken Institute. He oversees research on international and sub-national comparative growth performance; technology and its impact on regional and national economies; access to capital and its role in economic growth and job creation; and health-related topics. Recent work involves research on global economic and financial market conditions. DeVol is ranked among the "Super Stars" of Think Tank Scholars by International Economy magazine.
Navin Chaddha is responsible for the overall leadership of Mayfield Fund. He is a proven serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors for several years. Navin invests in the mobile, social, cloud/ SaaS, energytech and big data themes in the United States, India, and China. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Navin was a successful serial entrepreneur who co-founded and led 3 start-ups. He also served as an executive at Microsoft.
Peter Spasov is a Partner and member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee of Marlin Equity Partners, an operations-focused private equity firm with over $2.6 billion of capital under management. Prior to joining Marlin in 2005, Mr. Spasov was at Northrop Grumman Corporation where he helped manage the $35 billion employee benefit plan, primarily focusing on private equity and real estate investments. Mr. Spasov earned a B.A. in Economics-Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and previously served as President of the Southern California Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
Andrea is currently head of the fi rm’s U.S. private equity research practice. Prior to that, she led the fi rm’s Ex-U.S. private equity and venture capital research practice. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2001, Andrea was a Senior Director at Prudential Private Equity. Over the course of her eight years with Prudential, Andrea was investing and managing over $1 billion of capital in U.S. buyouts, venture capital, real estate, and European mezzanine and private equity, as well as in-kind distributions.
Dave McClure is an entrepreneur and prominent angel investor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, who founded and runs the business incubator 500 Startups. He is often described as one of the super angel investors. McClure founded Aslan Computing, a technology consultancy, in 1994, and later sold the company to Servinet/Panurgy in 1998. He subsequently worked as a technology consultant to Microsoft, Intel, and other high-tech companies. He was Director of Marketing at PayPal from 2001 through 2004. He launched and ran marketing for Simply Hired in 2005 and 2006. After leaving PayPal, McClure became a frequent investor in consumer Internet startup companies, investing in and advising more than 15 consumer internet startups, including virtual goods monetization and payments platform Jambool (acquired by Google in 2010) and US online education directory TeachStreet (acquired by Amazon in 2011). During the year 2009, McClure was acting investment director for Facebook fbFund (a joint venture incubator/accelerator with prominent venture capital firms Founders Fund and Accel Partners), which provided early-stage capital to startups developing applications using Facebook Platform & Facebook Connect. McClure gained attention both for his opinionated blog 500 Hats (as of 2011 one of the ten most-read blogs on venture capital finance).
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.
Stephen Evans joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Evans was a Principal at Cognetas, a European mid-market private equity firm. At Cognetas, Mr. Evans focused on transactions across a variety of service sectors, including business services, information services, and construction and utility services. Previously, Mr. Evans spent five years at Bain & Company. In his time at Bain & Company, Mr. Evans advised clients in Europe and the US across a variety of industries and also spent two years in Bain's Private Equity group