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Silver Lake -Team

Team:
Silver Lake Investment Professionals

Jeffrey Cobourn
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Jeffrey Cobourn joined Silver Lake in 2015 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division. Mr. Cobourn graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Sebastian Duesterhoeft
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Duesterhoeft joined Silver Lake in 2013 and is a Senior 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.  He serves on the board of directors of Eka Software Solutions, FATHOM and Quorum Business Solutions. Mr. Fichtner has more than a decade of private equity experience in technology-related sectors. Previously, Mr. Fichtner was at Elevation Partners and invested in technology-enabled businesses in media, entertainment, and consumer-related industries. Mr. Fichtner began his investing career at Silver Lake focused on investments in information technology. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Fichtner worked as an investment banker in the Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. 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 33 years of experience as an investor and operator in a broad array of technology companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Grosser was a General Partner at Foundation Capital where he helped to establish the firms technology investment practice. He has served as a Director of Calix Networks Inc. (CALX) since May 2009, including through its public offering in 2010. He also currently serves on the boards of Friedola Tech and Carbon3D. Mr. Grosser also previously served on the boards of Arroyo (CSCO), EnerNoc (ENOC), Conviva, Control4 (CTRL), GridIron (VMEM), Peribit (JNPR) Sentient Energy, SiBeam (SIMG), Silver Spring Networks (SSNI), Transmedics, and the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He has been a lecturer at the UCLA School of Film and Television, a contributor to National Public Radio's Marketplace, and for the past three years a lecturer at Stanford University. Mr. Grosser holds B.A., M.S., and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Arif Lakhani
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Arif Lakhani joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He helps oversee the fund’s investments in Eka, GoEuro, Hyla Mobile, and Quorum. Prior to joining Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Lakhani was with Silver Lake Partners 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, Quorum Business Solutions and Eka Software Solutions. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Languages from Stanford University.

Anton Leliukhin
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Anton Leliukhin joined Silver Lake in 2016 and is an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Leliukhin graduated with distinction from Schulich School of Business at York University with an I.B.B.A. in Finance.

Sebastian Neelamkavil
Director
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Sebastian Neelamkavil joined Silver Lake in 2009 and is a Director at Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He helps oversee the fund’s investments in FATHOM, Tesla, and TinTri. Prior to the inception of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Neelamkavil was with Silver Lake Partners focusing on private equity investments in the technology and technology-related sectors. He began his career as an investment banker in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Neelamkavil graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, 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
Principal
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Joel Newbert joined Silver Lake Kraftwerk in 2012 and is a Principal.  Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Canada Investment Banking Division. 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.

Victor Shaw
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Victor Shaw joined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Associate. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division in Toronto. Mr. Shaw graduated with distinctions from Western University with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Weiheng Zhang
Associate
Silicon Valley
Kraftwerk

Weiheng Zhang joined Silver Lake Kraftwerk in 2015 as an Associate. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Global Natural Resources Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions in the natural resources industry. Mr. Zhang graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Economics.

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.