Team: Silver Lake Group

Susannah Carrier

Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Susannah Carrier joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing Director. Ms. Carrier heads fund marketing and investor relations for all the Firm’s strategies. She joined Silver Lake from Quadrangle Group LLC in New York, where she focused on private equity and hedge fund investor relations. Ms. Carrier previously was with Credit Suisse based in London, focused on private equity business development for the financial sponsor group, preceded by time with the technology investment banking group. Before moving to London, she had been with SG Cowen in San Francisco working on numerous public and private equity offerings for technology companies. Before graduate school, Ms. Carrier worked in New York in the international private bank of Citibank as a member of the equity investment strategy team. Previously she had worked at Bankers Trust Company in their investment management division focused on balanced portfolios for international institutional clients and in their global investment banking division focused on the airline, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Carrier received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. with distinction from Wellesley College.

Thomas Conneely

Vice President of Operations - Silver Lake Waterman
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Thomas Conneely joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Vice President of Operations at Silver Lake Waterman. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of fund operations experience. Mr. Conneely is well versed in all operational elements of the private technology debt business. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Conneely spent over 16 years at Lighthouse Capital Partners with responsibility for contract management, process infrastructure, compliance, and risk management for over $1.6 billion in invested capital. Prior to Lighthouse, Mr. Conneely held operational and management roles at GE Capital, Ally Capital, and Unicom Computer. Mr. Conneely received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. 

Sahil W. Desai

Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Sahil W. Desai joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Desai served for 10 years with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, ultimately reaching the position of Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division's Asset Management Unit, which investigates and prosecutes securities law violations involving asset management firms. Earlier in his career, Mr. Desai practiced law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell. Mr. Desai holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Jon Goldberg

Vice President and Controller - Management Entities
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Jon Goldberg joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is Vice President and Controller - Management Entities. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Goldberg was a Vice President at JPMorgan where he served in successive roles as the Controller for the Prime Brokerage and Structured Credit businesses upon completion of the JPMorgan Chase Finance Associate Leadership Program. Mr. Goldberg also worked as a media and telecom investment banker at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Mr. Goldberg graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business, and also received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gordon Goldstein

Managing Director - Head of External Affairs
New York
Silver Lake Group

Gordon M. Goldstein joined Silver Lake in 2010. He is a Managing Director with responsibility for global external affairs, including government relations, public policy, strategic communications, and media relations issues for Silver Lake as well as key public affairs issues for the firm’s portfolio companies. In 2012 Mr. Goldstein  represented Silver Lake as a member of the United States government and industry delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Mr. Goldstein previously served as a Managing Director at Clark & Weinstock, a government relations, corporate communications, and strategy consulting firm.

 

Mr. Goldstein is a former Senior Adviser to the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General and previously served as Co-Director of the Council on Foreign Relations Project on the Information Revolution and as Co-Director of the Brookings Institution Project on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Public Investors. Mr. Goldstein is a former Wayland Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and was a visiting lecturer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. He is the author of Lessons In Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam, a study of national security strategy and White House decision-making which was a Foreign Affairs bestseller published by Times Books. He has appeared on the ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and BBC television networks and his articles and book review essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, and other publications. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Columbia University, where he was an International Fellow and was awarded a B.A. and M.I.A. as well as the M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in political science and international relations.

Dan Hoevel

Associate - Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Dan Hoevel joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he worked in the Equity Capital Markets Group at Lazard, with a focus on fundraising transactions in the Technology sector.  Mr. Hoevel graduated with honors from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Economics and completed the General Course at the London School of Economics.

Nicole Hook

Manager - Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Nicole Hook joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Manager - Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake, she was with The Carlyle Group and the multi-strategy hedge fund, Carlyle-Blue Wave. At Carlyle-Blue Wave, Ms. Hook was the Human Resources Coordinator and was involved with strategic projects and initiatives for the HR function. She was previously with the bio-pharmaceutical firm ImClone Systems Incorporated, where as a Senior Coordinator she was responsible for the management of daily operations in their New York corporate headquarters. Ms. Hook holds a B.A. in Communication from Western Connecticut State University.

Angela Jiang

Senior Vice President - Finance
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Angela Jiang joined Silver Lake in April 2004 and is Senior Vice President -Finance. Ms. Jiang has over eight years of experience in the financial aspects of the high-tech and venture capital industries. Prior to Silver Lake, Ms. Jiang was a financial consultant for companies in the software industry. Ms. Jiang began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she progressed to Audit Manager and managed many public and private software clients as well as venture capital clients. Ms. Jiang holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Fudan University, China and received an M.P.A. from West Virginia University Graduate School of Business. Ms. Jiang is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Yolande Jun

Director- Finance
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Yolande Jun joined Silver Lake in 2000 and is the Director- Finance. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms Jun was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she directed the finance function for the San Jose practice. At PwC, Ms. Jun also had many years of accounting experience in the assurance practice, as well as consulting experience in the business advisory services group. Ms. Jun holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University, South Africa and a post graduate Higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  Ms. Jun is a Chartered Accountant.

Rex Khan

Senior Counsel
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Rex Khan joined Silver Lake in 2004. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Khan practiced as an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in its Palo Alto office, where he specialized in capital markets transactions. While at Simpson Thacher, Mr. Khan also advised various companies on corporate governance and SEC reporting matters. Mr. Khan holds a bachelor degree in Economics and a master degree in International Relations from the University of California at San Diego and a law degree from Cornell Law School.

Karen King

Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Karen King joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Managing Director. As the Chief Legal Officer, she oversees a team of lawyers in Menlo Park, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Ms. King and her team are involved in all aspects of the Firm's business from fundraising to deal execution to portfolio management and liquidity, as well as risk management. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. King worked for a number of years at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in its Palo Alto, New York, and London offices. During her time there she worked on capital markets transactions, such as initial public offerings and high yield debt financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, including representing several private equity firms. Ms. King holds an A.B. from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School and serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions.

Paola Maleh

Head of EMEA Marketing and Investor Relations
London
Silver Lake Group

Paola Maleh joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is responsible for marketing and investor relations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  She joined Silver Lake from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) where she focused on private equity fund investments and co-investments as well as on developing the Private Equity department’s strategy. Paola previously was with McKinsey & Company based in the New York and London offices, where she focused primarily on serving financial institutions in the US and Europe. Before graduate school, Paola worked in Boston for EMC as a software engineer. Paola received an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a B.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University, and holds the CFA designation.

Katie Morin

Manager - Human Resources
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Katie Morin joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Manager - Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake, she was the Assistant Director, Human Resources at the Council on Foreign Relations where she was responsible for the benefit and compensation programs for the organization. Prior to the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Morin was at New England Baptist Hospital as a Human Resources Generalist and focused mainly on recruitment. Ms. Morin holds a B.A. in International Business from Loyola College in Maryland.

Janice Oh

Associate, Finance & Investor Administration
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Janice Oh joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is an Associate, Finance & Investor Administration. Before joining Silver Lake, Ms. Oh worked as a Research Attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court. She previously worked in legal support at global law firms Ropes & Gray LLP and Alston & Bird LLP. Ms. Oh holds a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University.

Jason Paige

Vice President and Director of Information Technology
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Jason Paige joined Silver Lake in 2010  and is Vice President and Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Paige was the Manager of Information Technology for Integral Capital Partners, LLP, a technology focused investment fund. During his seven years at ICP he managed the administrative, logistical, and operational duties for the organization related to information technology.

Audra Paterna

Director - Human Resources
New York
Silver Lake Group

Audra Paterna joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining Silver Lake Ms. Paterna was the Director of Human Resources at Carlyle-Blue Wave (a joint venture with The Carlyle Group) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of all Human Resource related strategies and initiatives. Prior to Carlyle-Blue Wave, she was with The Carlyle Group and was responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource related programs and initiatives for the New York office. Ms. Paterna holds a B.A. in English from Simmons College.

Jacqueline Petts

Head of Legal - Asia
Hong Kong
Silver Lake Group

Jacqueline Petts is the Head of Legal - Asia and is located in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2007, Ms. Petts practiced as an associate for a number of years at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in London. While at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts advised on a broad range of corporate and finance matters and was seconded to the corporate transactions team at Barclays Bank PLC. Prior to working at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Petts worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of Simmons & Simmons during which time she was also seconded to UBS. Ms. Petts holds a B.A. and M.A. in jurisprudence from Magdalen College, Oxford and is qualified to practice law in England and Wales and New York.

Lindsey Press

Vice President - Marketing and Investor Relations
New York
Silver Lake Group

Lindsey Press joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is a Vice President. Ms. Press assists with the fund marketing efforts and investor relations for all the Firm’s strategies. Ms. Press joined Silver Lake from UBS Investment Bank, where she advised private equity firms on fundraising mandates. Prior to UBS, Ms. Press was with American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on mezzanine and private equity investments in the middle market. Ms. Press was formerly an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse, where she worked on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the Global Industrials and Services Group. Ms. Press graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Art History and a citation in French language and was a John Harvard Scholar.

Michael Riedlinger

VP, Compliance
Menlo Park
Silver Lake Group

Michael Riedlinger joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is Vice President of Compliance . Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Riedlinger served the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for seven years, where he was a Senior Counsel in both the Miami Regional Office and Washington D.C. office. Mr. Riedlinger ultimately joined the S.E.C. Division of Enforcement's Asset Management Unit which investigates and prosecutes securities law violations involving asset management firms. Prior to joining the S.E.C., Mr. Riedlinger worked in private practice at Gilbride, Heller and Brown, P.A, specializing in securities litigation and auditor liability defense. Mr. Riedlinger holds a B.A. from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and a J.D. from American University where he was a member of the American University Law Review.

Andy Schader

Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners
New York
Silver Lake Group

Andy Schader joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Schader worked for seven years at Ropes & Gray LLP in its Boston office, where he specialized in leveraged buyouts and other private equity investments. While at Ropes & Gray, he also advised private equity sponsors in their fundraising activities and investment managers in various structured finance transactions. Mr. Schader holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Germaine Sze

Head of Asia-Pacific Marketing and Investor Relations
Hong Kong
Silver Lake Group

Germaine Sze joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is responsible for marketing and investor relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Ms. Sze was a Client Director and the Head of the Institutional-Asia Pacific group at GAM for eight years. Prior to joining GAM, Germaine worked with HSBC Asset Management, focused on institutional business development preceded by time in quantitative research. Ms. Sze graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with a B.A. in Economics and holds the CFA designation. Germaine speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Andy Wagner

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Cupertino
Silver Lake Group

Andy Wagner joined Silver Lake in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Wagner was Senior Managing Director of Finance and Administration at GSC Group, a diversified asset manager focused on credit-based alternative investment strategies. Previously, Mr. Wagner was General Partner and CFO of the private equity firm RFE Investment Partners. Prior to RFE Investment Partners, Mr. Wagner was with Arthur Andersen & Co. for 17 years, where he was Partner in Charge of the Stamford, Connecticut Tax Practice. Mr. Wagner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut.

Seda Yalçinkaya

Director and General Counsel of EMEA
London
Silver Lake Group

Seda Yalçinkaya is the Director and General Counsel of EMEA and is located in London. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2011, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a Director and Deputy General Counsel at Citi Capital Advisors, where she acted as general counsel to Citi Venture Capital International, the emerging markets private equity business of Citi, and prior to that, the Deputy Head of M&A Legal for Citigroup, in which role she advised senior management on proprietary M&A transactions. Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a corporate associate at the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, focusing on M&A, private equity, and leveraged finance transactions. Ms. Yalçınkaya holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and is qualified to practice law in New York and in England and Wales.

Silver Lake’s Senior Advisors and Special Advisors, while not employees, members, personnel, or affiliates of Silver Lake, are independent leading professionals who have a strategic relationship with Silver Lake and provide valuable advice and services to Silver Lake and its portfolio companies. The insights and benefits provided to portfolio companies by Silver Lake’s Senior Advisors and Special Advisors complement the efforts of Silver Lake’s Value Creation Team.


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