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Thomas Conneely

Vice President of Operations - Silver Lake Waterman

Silicon Valley


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. 

Brian Crews

Managing Director

Silicon Valley


Brian Crews joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing 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. Mr. Crews holds a B.S. from Washington & Lee University.

Katrina Jaber


Silicon Valley


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.

Michael Noryko


Silicon Valley


Mike Noryko joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is a Principal at Silver Lake Waterman. Mr. Noryko has more than a decade of experience working with technology companies. Previously, he was an investment analyst at Citadel Global Equities and Andor Capital Management and began his career as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens. Mr. Noryko graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Shawn O'Neill

Managing Director and Group Head of Waterman

Silicon Valley


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. 

Rick Stubblefield

Managing Director of Waterman

Silicon Valley


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. 

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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