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Rick Stubblefield

Managing Director of Waterman

Menlo Park


Rick Stubblefield joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Stubblefield has been at the forefront of technology debt solutions for the private technology and venture capital community for over 25 years, helping to pioneer both venture leasing and venture debt in the marketplace. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Stubblefield co-founded Lighthouse Capital Partners, which under his leadership, grew into a leading debt provider to venture backed companies overseeing more than $1.6 billion in debt and equity investments across five funds. Prior to forming Lighthouse, Mr. Stubblefield served as Co-Head of West Coast Investment at Comdisco Ventures. Mr. Stubblefield holds a B.A. from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. 

Shawn O'Neill

Managing Director and Group Head of Waterman

Menlo Park


Shawn O’Neill joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director and Group Head of Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. O’Neill has been a strategic advisor to leading technology companies and has extensive technology merger, acquisition, and financing experience from 15 years in the industry as a technology investment banker and operating executive. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. O’Neill founded Bandon Partners, a boutique investment bank and was the CFO of two venture-backed companies. Mr. O’Neill was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors. 

Brian Crews


Menlo Park


Brian Crews joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Director at Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Crews has substantial experience structuring and underwriting technology debt investments. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Crews was a Principal at Lighthouse Capital Partners, where he worked directly on more than $300 million of new investments across 62 companies. Mr. Crews holds a B.S. from Washington & Lee University.

Katrina Jaber


Menlo Park


Katrina Jaber joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Analyst at Silver Lake Waterman. Previously, she worked in Deloitte’s Business Valuations group where she provided financial advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, reporting, and strategic planning to clients in the retail and technology industries. Ms. Jaber graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

Ishan Puri


Menlo Park


Ishan Puri joined Silver Lake in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he completed internships in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., at Silver Lake Waterman, and at Highland Capital Partners. Mr. Puri received a B.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Education Technology and a minor in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

At A Glance

Silver Lake has a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Focused both on developed economies and emerging markets, Silver Lake's investment and value creation team operates in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo and manages investments throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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