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NAME

TITLE

LOCATION

STRATEGY

Raj Atluru

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Raj Atluru joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He has been investing in the energy and resource sectors since 1996, both domestically and in emerging markets. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Atluru was a Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 11 years where he spearheaded DFJ's cleantech investment practice since 2001 and its India investment operations since 2005, leading DFJ's partnership with Element Partners in 2005 to co-found one of the largest dedicated cleantech funds. Mr. Atluru has led numerous investments in companies specializing in renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency applications, wireless technologies, and business software and services. On behalf of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, he previously served on the board of directors of SolarCity (SCTY). In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the Cleantech Investors Forum and co-founded The Spotlight Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding start-up educational entrepreneurs. Mr. Atluru holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Sebastian Duesterhoeft

Associate

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Sebastian Duesterhoeft joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions team in London as well as in the Technology Banking team in Menlo Park. Mr. Duesterhoeft graduated from University of Mannheim with a diploma in Business Administration.

Martin Fichtner

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Martin Fichtner re-joined Silver Lake in 2010 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk focusing on technology investments in energy and resource sectors.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Eka Software Solutions.  Mr. Fichtner has over a decade of private equity investment experience in technology-related sectors. Before re-joining Silver Lake, Mr. Fichtner was at Elevation Partners and invested in technology-enabled businesses in media, entertainment, and consumer-related sectors. Mr. Fichtner began his investing career at Silver Lake Partners focused on investments in core IT sectors.  Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Fichtner worked as an investment banker in the Technology Group at Goldman Sachs.  Mr. Fichtner holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

Adam Grosser

Group Head and Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Adam Grosser joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is the Group Head and Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He has 28 years of experience as a successful investor and operator in a broad array of technology companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Grosser was a General Partner at Foundation Capital where, as part of the cleantech team, he helped to establish a widely regarded and differentiated cleantech investment practice. He served as a Director of Calix Networks Inc. (CALX) since May 2009, including through its public offering in 2010. Mr. Grosser also served on the boards of EnerNoc (ENOC) until June 2010 and Conviva, Control4, GridIron, Sentient Energy, SiBEAM, Silver Spring Networks, and Transmedics until January 2011, and since December 2012 he has served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Film and Television and contributes to National Public Radio's Marketplace. Mr. Grosser holds a B.A.S., an M.S., and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Arif Lakhani

Principal

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Arif Lakhani joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He was an associate at Silver Lake Partners for two years focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. Previously, he worked in the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lakhani graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.

Bryce Lee

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Bryce Lee joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, serving as head of the Technology Group for the Americas and as co-head of the Alternative Energy Group. Mr. Lee was instrumental in building Credit Suisse's investment banking franchises in Asia and in cleantech, and was named to Forbes magazine's "Midas List" of the top 100 technology dealmakers in the world. He was a member of Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Committee and served on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee. Mr. Lee has led numerous transactions for industry leaders in the cleantech sector in the U.S. and in Asia and raised over $6.7 billion in 22 public and private financings for cleantech companies from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Lee has also executed financings for nearly a dozen leading technology businesses in Asia. Mr. Lee is currently on the board of directors of PCCW Ltd and Eka Software Solutions. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Languages from Stanford University.

Catherine Lee

Associate

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Catherine Lee joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, she worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, with a focus on growth strategy. Ms. Lee graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce. 

Sebastian Neelamkavil

Principal

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Sebastian Neelamkavil joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Principal of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He was an associate at Silver Lake Partners for two years focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Neelamkavil graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario's combined degree program in Engineering and Business, where he holds a B.ESc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and a B.A. in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Joel Newbert

Associate

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Joel Newbert joined Silver Lake in 2012 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division, with a focus on natural resources. Mr. Newbert graduated as an Ivey Scholar from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Josh Raffaelli

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Josh Raffaelli joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he was a Principal at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where he assisted in the founding and growth of the fund's energy investment practice. Prior to DFJ, Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management in London where he focused on merger arbitrage and emerging market investments in the logistics and oil and gas markets. Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at JPMorgan's Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco. Mr. Raffaelli is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Government, and has an MBA from Stanford Business School. Mr. Raffaelli is also a Kauffman Fellow.

Pranav Verma

Associate

Silicon Valley

Kraftwerk

Pranav Verma joined Silver Lake in 2013 as an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank in the Natural Resources Group, with a focus on metals and mining. Mr. Verma graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College of Columbia University with a B.A. in Mathematics.

Taylor Patton

Associate

San Mateo

Kraftwerk

Taylor Patton joined Silver Lake in 2014 and is an associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Global Industrials Group. Mr. Patton graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Illinois.



At A Glance

Silver Lake has a team of approximately 110 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, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo and manages investments throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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