The TPG Growth Team
TPG Growth has a dedicated team of professionals globally with extensive investing and operating experience across a broad variety of industries and geographies. Additionally, TPG Growth is integrated within the broader TPG platform and utilizes the team of operations specialists, capital markets professionals, client service and fund administration teams, senior advisors and the global investment committee, representing over two hundred and fifty professionals worldwide.
Mr. Aikins is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. Mr. Aikins has over 30 years experience in HR and Labor Relations. Experience includes Senior HR roles with Continental Grain Company, ConAgra Foods, U.S. Can and World Kitchen. Also held CHRO roles with TPG Portfolio companies including Altivity Packaging., Graphic Packaging and Decision Insight Information Group.
Mr. Aikins is presently providing a broad range of human capital consulting services to two portfolio companies: Envision Pharmaceuticals and FleetPride Inc. Previous consulting clients include Marietta Corporation and Hearthside Food Solutions.
Mr. Attali is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital in France since 2003. During his career Mr. Attali has served in various public and private positions. He was CEO of Club Med, CEO of Datar (in charge of regional development for France), Chairman of Paris Region development Agency, Chairman of EEC Committees in Brussels, Chairman and CEO of major insurance companies including Groupe des Assurances Nationales), Chairman and CEO of Air France (1988-1993), Chairman of the executive committee of IATA, Chairman of Bankers Trust France, and Vice Chairman for Deutsche Bank Investment banking in Europe. He has also been a member of many French and non French boards boards (SNCF, CIC, BNP, Société Générale, Méridien Hotel, Air Inter, La Poste, Sabena, Baccarat, Eurotunnel ). B. Attali serves on the Boards of Air Canada and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe).
Bernard Attali is Honorary Chairman of Air France Group, Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite and was awarded the Médaille de l’Aéronautique. He is an Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration graduate in France.
Vishal Bail brings to TPG 24 years of experience in building and leading global healthcare delivery organizations, in both developed and developing countries, through organic and M&A driven strategic growth initiatives. Vishal has a unique and diversified business experience of managing a billion dollar integrated healthcare delivery organisation comprising Hospitals, Diagnostics, Primary Care and Daycare Speciality across various countries of Asia Pacific. His exposure to growing different verticals of healthcare delivery in India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, SriLanka and Dubai has given him the exceptional opportunity to transform healthcare businesses in different geographies and take them to profitable growth.
Vishal is currently Asia Head – Healthcare, TPG Growth. Prior to his current assignment he was till recently the Group CEO for Fortis Healthcare Limited which is the leading provider of healthcare services in India with a network of 68 hospitals and had built a formidable presence in Asia Pacific as a leading leading integrated healthcare delivery system with a presence across 12 countries and a human capital base of more than 20000 people. His earlier roles also include CEO for Fortis Healthcare International in Singapore. His past assignment also includes spearheading the growth and transformation of Wockhardt Hospitals from a single hospital to one of the largest pan India speciality hospital chains as its CEO & Managing Director. Vishal has led post merger integration and divestments of multiple healthcare delivery assets in Asia Pacific. His expertise in successfully integrating healthcare strategy, operations and management through Information technology has set industry benchmarks. Vishal completed his Bachelors in Science and Post graduation in Management from Bombay University and completed an advance program in hospital management from Harvard Medical, Boston. He sits on the board of leading healthcare organisations and has been an invited member of the Strategic Initiatives group of Joint Commission International, US and a past member of the Global Agenda Healthcare Council of the World Economic Forum. His keen interest in education and globalisation of healthcare takes him to leading Healthcare Education Institutes and Business Schools globally which include case studies at the Harvard Business School. He is an active member of various Industry bodies and globally recognized industry public speaker.
Mr. Benz is an Industry Advisor to TPG Growth.
Brad Benz has been creating, operating, advising and investing in emerging companies for two decades. In 2008, Brad launched RedShift Group (RSG), an advisory and venture firm focused on helping education and digital media companies scale their businesses. Brad has advised over 17 companies to date, including Pandora Media, Rasmussen College, Sylvan and Answers.com. Prior to founding RSG, Brad was Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Aptimus (NASDAQ: APTM), a lead generation ad network that was acquired by Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APOL) in 2007. Previously Brad was CEO/founder of ZuluSports, a leading online sports publisher. He was also Robertson Stephens/Crosslink Capital's first Associate. At Crosslink, Brad focused on sourcing deals in both education and digital media. Three of his investments achieved successful IPOs, including Saba Software, Eloquent and OnDisplay. In 2012, Brad joined the Advisory Board of Texas Pacific Group. Brad earned his MBA from University of Michigan and an AB degree from Princeton University.
Sir Victor Blank
Sir Victor's career encompasses 12½ years as a Partner of solicitors Clifford-Turner (now Clifford Chance); 17½ years as Managing Director, Chief Executive and Chairman of Charterhouse (including 8 years on the Board of the Royal Bank of Scotland); Chairman of Trinity Mirror which is the UK's largest newspaper quoted publishing group; Chairman of GUS plc which owned Experian, Burberry, Argos, Homebase and Lewis's Stores of South Africa; and Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, which under his chairmanship became the largest U.K. retail banking group. Sir Victor Blank is a Senior Advisor in the U.K. to TPG Capital.
Sir Victor was a member of the Financial Reporting Council, Chairman of the Industrial Development Advisory Board and the first external member of the Council of Oxford University.
Sir Victor was knighted for services to the Financial Industry in the New Year's Honours List in 1999.
Sir Victor was appointed a British Business Ambassador under the present government and the previous one and served for four years.
He is a Trustee of the Oxford University Said Business School, an Advisor to the Environmental Change Institute of Oxford University, Vice President of Oxford Philomusica, an Advisory Board Member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Social Mobility Foundation and he also chairs three charities, Wellbeing of Women, UJS Hillel and Rothschild Foundation Europe.
Ms. Brooks is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital with a long career in the region that spans academia, government and business. She began her career teaching in the university system in Indonesia. She went on to join both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, during which time she was a leading architect of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia, including as Director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff at the White House.
After leaving the White House, Ms. Brooks co-founded Brooks Bower Asia (BBA), an advisory services firm that helped Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds and hedge funds maximize opportunities in Southeast Asia. She is now a Senior Advisor of Northstar Pacific Capital and is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Ms. Brooks holds a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Master’s degree from Cornell University. She speaks Indonesian, Javanese, Mandarin and Thai.
Mr. Conde is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital.
Mr. Chitrabhanu is a Senior Advisor to TPG Growth.
Mr. Chokhani is among India's most respected investors and has been a Senior Advisor to TPG since 2012, based in Mumbai.
Most recently, Mr. Chokhani was the CEO of Axis Capital Limited. Axis Capital is the investment banking arm of Axis Bank, India's third largest private sector bank with over $60 billion in assets. He joined Axis through its acquisition of Enam Securities where Mr. Chokhani served, most recently, as Managing Director and CEO.
Mr. Chokhani joined ENAM in 1990 and was instrumental is building it into India's leading financial services firm. Over the years, he has been a trusted advisor to and has led fund raising for several of India’s blue chip firms including Infosys, Reliance, Vedanta and the Birla Group. He is also the founder of Enam Asset Management Company that manages over $1 billion for some of India’s wealthiest family offices.
Mr. Chokhani continues to serve as an advisor to Axis Bank and also serves on the boards of Enam Holdings, Westlife Development (McDonald’s India franchisee), Shoppers Stop & Laxmi Organic (an IFC investee company). He is an active member of the Mumbai chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Mr. Chokhani is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the London Business School where he has served on the International Alumni Board.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Cortina de Alcocer was Chairman and CEO of Repsol YPF. Prior to the merger of Repsol and YPF, he was chairman and CEO of Repsol, S.A. from 1996 to 1999. From 1984 to 1996, he served as vice chairman, chairman, and then managing director of Portland Valderrivas, S.A., as well as chairman of the firm’s delegate commission. Mr. Cortina has had extensive experience in the banking industry, including executive positions at Banco de Vizcaya Group, Hispano Hipotecario, Sociedad de Crédito Hipotecario, S.A., and Banco Zaragozano. His professional activities have included chairmanship of the Asociación Hipotecaria Española and membership on the executive committee of the European Mortgage Federation. In 1995 he was honored by the Madrid Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry as “Businessman of the Year.”
Mr. Cortina holds degrees in advanced industrial engineering and in economics from ETSII and Madrid University, respectively.
Most recently Mr. Croff served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Rome. He had joined the company in 1989 as General Manager, Finance & International and was promoted to CEO in 1990 – a position he held until 2003. From 1979 to 1989, he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility in treasury and finance at Fiat S.p.A., he last position being the Senior Vice President of Finance. His career began in 1974 when he joined the Research Department of Banca d’Italia.
Mr. Croff’s current affiliations included his role as Chairman of Permasteelisa – Vittorio Veneto, as Chairman of Fondazione Levi – Venezia and as a Senior Advisor to TPG. His board memberships include Snam Rete Gas – Milano, and Venice Newport – Venice. He is also a Member of the Council for The United States and Italy.
Mr. Croff holds a First Class degree from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, was an Assistant Professor at the Istituto di Politica Economica, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua (1971–1972) and completed post graduate work in Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford (1972–1974). He resides in Rome wife his wife and three children. He has been appointed as Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Order of merit of the Republic of Italy.
Brian Davis founded TPG Sourcing Advisors, LLC ('TPG Sourcing") in 2012 and serves as President and Managing Director. TPG Sourcing focuses on identifying investment opportunities for TPG Growth, a $2 billion middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco that is an affiliate of TPG Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in the world with over $50 billion of capital under management. Prior to founding TPG Sourcing, Mr. Davis was a Managing Director and Head of Business Development for New York based Sentinel Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. At Sentinel, he was responsible for leading their sourcing and origination of new investments. Prior to Sentinel, Mr. Davis was a Partner and Managing Director at McColl Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank. At McColl, he ran both the Business Development and Financial Sponsors Groups.
Previously, Mr. Davis worked at DeWolff, Boberg Associates, a management consulting firm that provides operational improvement services to private equity and commercial clients globally. As a managing director and member of DeWolff's board of directors, Mr. Davis ran its Business Development and Private Equity Groups. He began his career at Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as a director of its Financial Services Practice.
Mr. Davis received a BA degree from Furman University and has completed executive education programs at Harvard Law School and at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
Mr. DeSouza is a Senior Advisor to TPG Growth.
Mr. Ebeling is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital.
W. James Farrell
Mr. Farrell served as the Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works Inc., from 1995 to August 5, 2005. He served as the President from 1995 to 1996, and as the Executive Vice President from 1983 to 1994. Mr. Farrell served as the Director at Illinois Tool Works Inc. since 1995. He had 41 years of service with the company. Under his leadership, Illinois Tool Works Inc. bought more than 300 firms and paid more than $5.4 billion building the company into a $16 billion concern. Prior to that, Mr. Farrell served in the United States Army from 1965-1967. He has been a Director of 3M since 2006, Abbott Laboratories since January 20, 2006, Merrick Ventures, LLC, Allstate Insurance Company since 1999, and UAL Corporation since 2001. He is a former Director of Sears Roebuck & Co. and Kraft Foods.
Mr. Farrell is a Member of Advisory Board of Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Mr. Farrell also serves as a Member of Executive Advisory Board of The Edgewater Funds. He serves as a Director of the United Way/Crusade of Mercy, the Big Shoulders Fund, and is a former Chairman of the Junior Achievement of Chicago. Mr. Farrell also serves as the Vice Chairman and Director of Economic Club of Chicago. He is a former Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He served as the Chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc., from May 5th 1996 to May 2006. Mr. Farrell serves as the Chairman and a Director on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry of Rush University. He serves as a Trustee of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. Mr. Farrell is the Chairman of the Capital Campaign of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Chicago Club, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Civic Committee and Chairman of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Mr. Farrell is active in numerous businesses, educational, and cultural organizations.
He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit in 1965.
Mr. Felt is an Industry Advisor to TPG Growth.
Bruce has over 25 years of financial operations and management experience that he is applying to all aspects of the businesses he supports.
Bruce is currently the CFO of Domo, a technology leader that provides a single platform for companies to use to run their business. He was previously the CFO of SuccessFactors, guiding the company through a public offering, six acquisitions and its $3.4 billion sale to SAP. Bruce has served as CFO for LANDesk Software, Auction.com as well as Qualix Group, where he led its public offering and merger into Legato Systems, a company that was later acquired by EMC. An entrepreneur in his own right, Bruce founded Renaissance Software, serving as its CFO and head of sales.
Bruce currently sits on the Board of Directors of Yodlee, Answers.com, Alfresco and Hightail.
Bruce has a B.S. from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Foley is a Senior Advisor to TPG Special Situations Partners focused on credit-based investments in the commercial and residential real estate industries. He is an experienced principal investor and business builder, primarily in commercial real estate. Mr. Foley was a co-founder, Chief Financial Officer and later Chief Operating Officer of Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE: GPT), a real estate investment trust with debt and net lease investments throughout the United States. Previously, he was co-director of high yield commercial real estate debt investing for Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s special situations group, and led the domestic commercial real estate capital markets business at Bankers Trust Company (since merged with Deutsche Bank). He began his career with Touche Ross & Co. in its San Francisco office.
Mr. Foley's experience includes: business formation; public and private capital raising; transaction sourcing and execution; distressed debt investing; property analysis and underwriting; loan syndication; securities structuring and sales; portfolio management; debt and equity workouts; human capital recruitment, training and leadership; property operations; credit and interest rate risk management; investor, financial, SEC and tax reporting; corporate acquisitions; and general management.
Mr. Foley is a member of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), and currently serves as its policy chair. He is also a full member of the Urban Land Institute, the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, a member of the Real Estate Lenders Association, and is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Foley earned BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Goldberg is a Senior Advisor to TPG. Dave has been Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey.com, LLC since April 2009. He has been a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology and music industry executive. He has run, and successfully grown, several online consumer businesses.
Mr. Goldberg founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which delivered music and music-related content online, and he led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company's global music operations and built it into the Internet's most popular music destination. During his tenure, traffic increased from two million to twenty five million unique users per month, and four billion music videos were streamed in 2006 alone. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine's top power players in digital music. Recently Dave served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benchmark Capital where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Dave was Director of Marketing Strategy and New Business Development at Capitol Records. Dave also serves on the Board of Directors at Ancestry.com and Dashbox.
He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA degree in History and Government.
Timothy J. Hazlett
Mr. Hazlett is a Senior Advisor to TPG Growth. From 1993 through 2006, Mr. Hazlett served in a number of legal, operational, and executive roles for various subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, plc (BAT). As counsel for BAT, including Corporate General Counsel in the U.S., Mr. Hazlett advised upon and managed corporate finance, treasury, tax, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, trademark licensing, compliance and corporate governance matters, in both U.S. and international settings. Since 2006, Mr. Hazlett has provided independent director and consulting services, and continues to serve on the boards of Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. and British American Tobacco (Brands), Inc., Delaware corporations. Prior to joining BAT, Mr. Hazlett practiced law with Dickinson, Wright in various U.S. offices and with Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Hazlett graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, in General Business Administration from Michigan State University, an M.A. in European Economic Studies from the University of Exeter, England (as a Rotary Foundation Scholar), and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Ito has been a Senior Advisor to TPG since January 2008. Prior to TPG, he worked at GE Japanfor 19 years, most recently as CEO of GE Japan overseeing $8 billion in revenue and 8,000 employees. During his career, Nobuhiko ran GE Japan's medical, insurance and leasing businesses.He is a graduate of University of Tokyo and has an MBA from Cornell.
Mr. Karnstedt is a TPG Senior Advisor since July of 2013. He has been an executive in the digital marketing space for over 20 years, an author in publications such as Forbes and AdAge and also considered a digital media expert frequently featured by mainstream business press. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President of Media and Advertising Solutions at Adobe, Mr. Karnstedt lead the company's global digital marketing efforts across search, display, video and social advertising. Prior to Adobe, Mr. Karnstedt was CEO and President of Efficient Frontier, which was acquired by Adobe in January 2012. Mr. Karnstedt is considered a digital media expert and is frequently featured by mainstream business press as well as an author in publications such as Forbes and AdAge.
Before joining Efficient Frontier in 2009, Mr. Karnstedt served as Executive-in-Residence for Redpoint Ventures, an investor in the company. Prior to Redpoint, he served as Senior Vice President of Yahoo!'s North American Sales with responsibility for more than $3 billion in revenue. Preceding Yahoo!, Mr. Karnstedt was the Senior Vice President of the Direct Business at Overture Services, the company that pioneered the paid search industry and was acquired by Yahoo! in 2003. Prior to that he also served as Vice President and General Manager of Alta Vista. Prior to Alta Vista, Mr. Karnstedt served as Western Advertising Director at Wired Digital where he helped to develop some of the first advertising models on the Web.
Mr. Karnstedt currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jumptap, Quantifind and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization. He holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois.
David Kessler, M.D.
Dr. Kessler is the former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (1990-1997). He was appointed by President G. H. W. Bush and reappointed by President Clinton. He has also served as the Dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kessler has a wide range of experience in research, clinical medicine, education, administration, and the law. Dr. Kessler is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.
He is a 1973 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst and received his JD from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, in 1978, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1979.
He did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1986, he earned an Advanced Professional Certificate from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Kessler's book, A Question of Intent (PublicAffairs, 2001), chronicles his tenure at the FDA and, in particular, the agency’s battle against tobacco. In addition, Dr. Kessler has published numerous articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and other major medical journals. His latest book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Rodale, 2009) was an instant New York Times bestseller. He serves on the board of various organizations including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where he is Chairman of the Board, Amherst College, and the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the recipient of a number of awards and honors, including the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor, the March of Dimes Franklin Delano Roosevelt Leadership Award, and the National Hero Award of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Ko is a Senior Advisor to TPG Growth.
Mr. Kornberg is a Senior Advisor to TPG where he joins the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Kornberg brings thirty-two years of experience in technology and financial services, including fourteen years as a senior level technology executive. He will initially be based in the NY office, spending significant time in San Francisco and Fort Worth.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Kornberg was the CIO of MF Global where he was responsible for all technology assets, projects, and people across the 14 countries where MFG had operations. Under his leadership, the technology group helped enable the firm's expansion and improved the firm's Financial Reporting, Procurement, and HR capabilities. In addition, Mr. Kornberg drove improvement in the firm's technological capacity, availability and resiliency by building state-of-the-art, co-located datacenters in NY and London; developed a cross-enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence platform; and revitalized the IT Security function to ensure compliance with continuously evolving regulatory standards.
Prior to MF Global, Mr. Kornberg was the CIO at Moore Capital, the U.S. CIO for Natexis Banques Populaires (now 'Natexis'), and the CTO at OppenheimerFunds. Prior to that, Mr. Kornberg developed software at Bankers Trust, Goldman Sachs and Citibank.
Mr. Kornberg has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Mr. Kornberg lives in Jericho, New York, with his wife Lisa; they have two sons, Josh and David.
Gary Kusin is the former president and chief executive officer of FedEx Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office. Mr. Kusin was responsible for the strategic growth and transformation of Kinko’s and oversaw the ultimate sale to FedEx. Mr. Kusin then assisted FedEx in the transition of Kinko’s into FedEx Kinko’s. During that 2 year transition Gary served on the 9 person Strategic Management Committee for FedEx Corporation worldwide, reporting to Fred Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corporation.
Prior to joining Kinko’s in 2001, Mr. Kusin was chief executive officer of HQ Global Workplaces, the world leader in serviced offices, now a part of Regus. In 1995, Mr. Kusin co-founded Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a makeup line now sold through leading specialty and department stores worldwide, which he sold to Neiman-Marcus in 1998. Prior to co-founding Laura Mercier Cosmetics, since 1983 Mr. Kusin was president and co-founder of Babbage’s Inc., the leading consumer software specialty store chain in the US, which now operates under the name GameStop (NYSE: GME). Earlier in his career, he was vice president and general merchandise manager for the Sanger-Harris division of Federated Department Stores, today operating as Macy’s.
An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of Year” award winner, Mr. Kusin serves on the board of directors of Petco, Sabre Holdings, American Tire Distributors and Republic- a UK based men’s and women’s fashion apparel retailer.
Gary has been very involved in community activities throughout his career. A representative sample of positions held across time includes the St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees, Dallas Young Presidents’ Organization Chairman, Dallas Citizen’s Council board of directors, the Southwestern Medical School Foundation and as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business.
He earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from the Harvard Business School and lives in Dallas with his wife Karleen.
Ms. Lowery is a Senior Advisor for TPG Capital. Formerly with LRN / GreenOrder, a leading sustainability / environmental consulting firm, Ms. Lowery was a Senior Knowledge Leader, Environmental Responsibility / Principal. In this role, she developed sustainability education offerings and worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop sustainability strategies and initiatives.
Prior to LRN, Ms. Lowery spent 20 years with General Motors Company where she was a member of GM’s Senior Leadership Group as Corporate Vice President of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, and Secretary to the Public Policy Committee of the GM Board of Directors. In these roles, she worked on broad policy issues as well as detailed implementation initiatives across GM’s operations on energy and cost reduction, transportation fuel economy standards, CO2 regulations and programs, and other sustainability / environmental issues. As a result, she worked with a wide range of individual stakeholders including GM division heads, plant managers, Board of Directors external industry groups and NGOs. Additionally, Ms. Lowery led groundbreaking design, discussions and negotiations of a national environmental compliance framework which succeeded in gaining wide acceptance across the automotive industry and with Federal and State regulators. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lowery was a Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn where she specialized in environmental law, and a law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice G. Mennen Williams.
She received a JD from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a BA from Eastern Michigan University. She also participated in GM's Senior Executive Program in partnership with Harvard Business School.
Sharad Mansukani, MD
Dr. Mansukani, a leading healthcare business and reimbursement strategist, is an authority on the health insurance, hospital, PBM and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to Medicaid and Medicare. Previously, Dr. Mansukani served as senior advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he advised on design and implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Medicare Part B reform, and Medicare Advantage policy. As a member of the Bush Administration’s Medicare Reform Executive Committee, he also assisted with drafting of the Medicare Modernization Act and the series of complex regulations and guidelines governing Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage, electronic prescribing, and disease management. Dr. Mansukani’s influential work at CMS also included improving collaboration between Medicare, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Prior to CMS, Dr. Mansukani was senior vice president and chief medical officer at Health Partners, a 150,000 member Medicaid and Medicare health plan owned by the Philadelphia-area medical schools. Dr. Mansukani is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Schools of Medicine, and frequently lectures at the Wharton School of Business. A popular speaker at healthcare conferences, Dr. Mansukani serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality, Managed Care, and Biotechnology Healthcare. He completed a residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a fellowship in quality management and managed care at the Wharton School of Business. A graduate of the managed care executive program at the Kellogg School of Business, Dr. Mansukani is board certified in medical management by the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. McAdam is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He graduated from Manchester University with a first class honours degree in chemical physics and, after completing his doctorate, was awarded a research fellowship.
In 1974 he joined Unilever as a management trainee and held a variety of managerial positions within Birds Eye Foods before joining the Board of Unilever’s flavours and fragrance business, PPF International, as Technical Director. In 1987, he joined the Board of Quest International as Senior Vice President in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement before returning to Birds Eye Walls, where he assumed Board responsibility for Manufacturing, Research and Development. In 1993 he was appointed Chairman of Unichema International and, following ICI’s acquisition of the Unilever Specialty Chemical businesses in 1997, became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quest and a member of the ICI Executive Management Team. In January 1998 he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of ICI Paints and the following year he was elected to the Board of ICI with additional responsibility for Research, Development and Technology and ICI’s activities in Asia. He was appointed Chief Executive of ICI plc in 2003. In 2008, he retired as Chief Executive of ICI following its sale to Akzo Nobel and was appointed Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc and Chairman of United Utilities plc. John McAdam is also a senior independent Non-Executive Director of J Sainsbury plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Rolls Royce plc and Sara Lee Inc.
Eng Aik Meng
Mr. Meng is currently a senior advisor to TPG. Mr. Meng is a non executive director with Healthscope Limited, one of the largest hospital and pathology groups in Australia. He is also a member of the Board of Commisioners of PT BUMA – a leading mining contractor in Indonesia. Mr. Meng was COO of Fortis Healthcare and responsible for all its international businesses ranging from dental clinics in Australia to primary care network in Hong Kong to hospitals in Singapore and Vietnam. He led business transformation and post-merger activities across the international business as part of Fortis's growth strategy as well.
Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Mr. Meng spent 15 years in the maritime sector. His last position in that industry was as President of APL. APL is a leading container shipping and maritime terminal operator with global revenues of US$8 billion. At APL, Mr. Meng led the company through the most turbulent down cycle of the industry in 2008–2009. He also spearheaded the growth of APL in the Asian and Middle East markets.
Mr. Meng graduated from Harvard University with an MBA and lives in Singapore with his family.
Mr. Mohebbi was president and chief operating officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., a Fortune 100 company with revenues in excess of $19B and 25 million customers worldwide. He had operational responsibilities for core wireline, international, and yellow pages businesses of the company. He joined Qwest in 1999 and was co-chairman of the company's merger integration with Regional Bell Operating Company USWEST.
Previously, He was president and managing director of United Kingdom Markets for British Telecom and a member of the company's management board. Earlier, Mohebbi was president and managing director of BT's Business Division, with responsibility for BT's business customers in addition to its yellow pages (Yell), managed outsourcing services (Synchordia), and its Internet subsidiaries. He joined BT in 1997. Mohebbi began his career in 1983 with Pacific Bell Telephone Company in California, where he held a number of assignments in engineering, operations, sales, and marketing. His last position with Pacific Bell was vice president-business markets. In 1997, he accepted the position of vice president-marketing for SBC Communications following its acquisition of Pacific Bell. He was selected by World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland as one of Global Leaders of Tomorrow in year 2000. Past board of director memberships include Hanaro Telecom, Bearingpoint Inc, where he was chairman of the compensation committee, Qwest Cyber.Solutions LLP, and Cellnet.
Mr. Mohebbi holds an MBA from University of California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California Irvine.
Vincenzo Morelli is Partner Emeritus and Senior Advisor at TPG Capital. While associated with TPG, as an Operating Partner from 2005 to 2012, he has served as Chairman of Mey Icki and of Bally International SA, as well as Director of TIM Hellas SARL and is currently Vice Chairman of Télédiffusion de France SA (TDF). He is also Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and was Chairman of the European Private Equity Roundtable (EPER) for three years, since its formation in 2009.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Morelli was a partner at Alvarez and Marsal, a Senior Advisor with Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, CEO of Kontron Instruments NV (a company owned by BC Partners), Executive Vice President of Fiat Group - in charge of New Holland, and President of GE Medical Systems-Europe and Compagnie Générale de Radiologie (CGR). He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Morelli holds an MBA from Standford University, where he was a Miller Scholar, and an MA with Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, of which he is a Foundation Fellow. Mr. Morelli is also a non-executive Board member of Oxfam's Enterprise Development Programme.
Mr. Shigeru "Sam" Nakane worked at IBM, from 1971 through 1992, in Japan, Asia Pacific HQ, Poughkeepsie, Whiteplains, and Armonk. He initially started as an operating system engineer and then served various executive management positions in Marketing, Sales, Services, and Business Plan.
Moving to SAP in 1993, he launched SAP business in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China as regional CEO for SAP North East Asia. Admitted as a managing partner at PwC in 2000, he lead eBusiness line with incubation center for Japan and B2E initiative for Asia Pacific.
In 2001, he moved to i2 Technologies as CEO for Japan and in 2002, he was promoted to COO, President of Global Operation, i2 Technologies Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He lived in Irving Texas from 2002 to early 2004 to execute his COO mission to turnaround i2 Technologies Inc. Returning to Japan in 2004, he was named turnaround CEO for a telco owned by TEPCO and 9 other power utility companies and top 3 trading companies of Japan. Having made record success in PoweredCom turnaround, in 2006, he started his own firm, UWiN Corporation, as Founder & CEO, specialized turnaround, restructuring, and M&A advisory.
He now also serves as CEO for a SHARP company, iDeep Solutions, founded September, 2010 and TUS board of directors as an external director. He is a member of "Keizai Doyukai" (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), IMA, International Management Association, He lectures at JMA, Japan Management Association, annually on Strategic Management for newly appointed board of directors in Japan.
He is a graduate of Tokyo University of Science (TUS), holds BA EE. He enjoys driving high performance cars, trap shooting, and golfing.
Mr. Neland has over 30 years experience in the computer industry. He has served in a variety of functions including supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and product development for products such as laser printers, notebook computers, minicomputers, servers and storage systems.
He served for almost 20 years with Texas Instruments where he eventually served as the Vice President and General Manager for both the TI Printers Business as well as the TI Notebook Business. In 1997 Glenn joined Dell and soon took on the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. Reporting to the CEO Glenn also lead Dell’s Customer Experience Efforts as well as the Operations Council which was chartered to identify and implement key cost reduction initiative across product development, the supply chain, manufacturing facilities and logistics operations.
He retired from Dell in March 2007. He now serves as an advisor to the Texas Pacific Group and provides input and guidance to a number of their portfolio companies. Glenn is also a member of the Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago and Lifeworks which is a non-profit organization that provides services to homeless teenagers in Central Texas.
Mr. Norton served as The Nature Conservancy’s Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Region. Based in Bali, he worked on marine and terrestrial biodiversity conservation projects across the region. He also served as Senior Advisor to the USAID Orangutan Conservation Services Project in Indonesia. In 2005, he was the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Ecology, Graduate School of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Previously, he was the Senior Advisor to The Nature Conservancy’s China Program. In that role, he helped to create The Conservancy’s Yunnan Great Rivers Project. Over the course of his career he also served as Vice President for Law and Public Policy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was the founding President of the Grand Canyon Trust, the founding Chairman of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy and one of the founders and leaders of the Vietnam Veterans Reconciliation Project. Additionally, he was special counsel, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Membership and Development for The Wilderness Society. In his early career, he was a federal prosecutor with the US Attorney in Maryland, Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, and a law clerk to Judge Frank A. Kaufman of the United States District Court for Maryland.
He graduated with a BA in European History from Washington & Lee University and attended Columbia University’s Russian Institute as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. He served in the US Marine Corps and was discharged with the rank of captain. Following his military service, he received his JD from Harvard Law School. Currently he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Canyon Trust, The Wyss Foundation, and is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Conservation Lands Foundation.
Mr. O’Hanlon is a Senior Advisor to TPG focusing on TOP’s asset purchases and TPG Capital’s financial institution investments. He currently is on the board of Roosevelt Management Corporation, LLC, a TPG portfolio company investing in residential mortgage loans. He has served on the boards of other TPG portfolio companies including Shenzhen Development Bank, Korea First Bank and BankThai.
Until December 2005, Mr. O’Hanlon was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers where he worked for over 25 years. Mr. O’Hanlon led the firm’s commercial and residential mortgage finance efforts during the late 1980s through 1995, and in 1996, he became the head of the Financial Institutions Group. In mid-1999, he moved to Japan to head the Japanese Investment Banking and the Asian Financial Institutions Groups, among other roles. Some key projects in Asia included leading the teams for TPG’s investment in Korea First Bank and Lehman Brother’s investment in Aozora Bank.
Mr. O’Hanlon holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and a BS in Business Administration from The College of St. Rose.
Carl F. Pascarella
Mr. Pascarella recently retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Visa U.S.A. Inc., after twelve years of service. Before assuming that position, he was President & CEO of Visa Asia Pacific Limited Region and Director of the Asia Pacific Regional Board.
Before joining Visa, Mr. Pascarella was Vice President, International Division at Crocker National Bank and Vice President, Metropolitan Banking at Bankers Trust Company. His experience also included commercial banking, corporate banking, credit review and policy, and DeNovo banking. Mr. Pascarella was also head of the California International Banking and Trade Finance organization for Crocker National Bank.
Carl Pascarella received a Master of Science in Management from Stanford Sloan Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo.
Ms. Petersik was in the investment banking industry in Asia from 1985 to 2006, working with clients in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan. Watanan started out her career at Bankers Trust/TISCO inThailand, before moving on to run research and broking operations for Jardine Fleming Thanakom and S.G. Warburg. She moved to Hong Kong to set up Warburg's Asian equity capital markets desk in 1994, and moved to Goldman Sachs in 1996 in investment banking. She retired in 2006 as Chief of Staff for Goldman Sachs Asia ex-Japan.
Watanan studied at Bryn Mawr College. She currently sits on the boards of CIMBThai Bank in Thailand, CIMB Group in Malaysia, and the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University. She is a Senior Moderator for the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.
Kien Duc Trung Pham
Mr. Pham is a is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He is the President of the Vietnam Foundation, a U.S. non-profit organization established to support educational improvement in the country. In addition, he serves as Board member and advisor to his portfolio companies in media, mobile technology, online education and real estate.
Mr. Pham has broad experiences in the business, government and non-profit sectors. In business, he was an executive in Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneur owner in technology and consulting firms. In government, he served in the executive branch under President Reagan, President George H. Bush, and President George W. Bush, as well as in the U.S. Senate. He has established non-profit foundations to assist college students, orphans and the handicapped in Vietnam. Mr. Pham is publicly recognized for his leadership and management abilities.
At VMG Media (previously known as the VietNamNet Media Group), Mr. Pham served as its founding Chief Executive Officer and led the company through a major restructure to realign business units and readied the company for significant expansion. VMG Media is the leading mobile media, entertainment and internet company in Vietnam. Its main business lines include entertainment web portal, mobile valueadded services, brand marketing and media management. Mr. Pham currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the company.
Prior to VMG Media, Mr. Pham was the founding Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), an independent U.S. agency created to bring Vietnam and the United States closer through educational exchanges. Mr. Pham launched the agency and within 3 years built it into an internationally renowned success, with hundreds of top Vietnamese scholars at leading U.S. graduate schools. The U.S. Government has replicated VEF’s operating model to expand its Fulbright program into the fields of science and technology. In 2006, Mr. Pham received the “Torch of Tomorrow" award for his accomplishments at VEF.
He received a BS in Marketing and International Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and won a scholarship to study in England. His graduate degrees, earned concurrently at Stanford University, include an MBA in International and Organizational Management, an MA in International Economics and a special diploma in Public Policy Management. In 1990, Stanford University recognized Mr. Pham among of its “Most Outstanding Alumni" in the school’s 100 years history. Mr. Pham is a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Pfeiffer University.
Mr. Price is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He joined July 2011 and is based out of Singapore. Most recently Mr. Price was the Managing Director of The Body Shop Asia Pacific region for 5 years, covering 16 countries and was also on the companies’ group executive committee.
Prior to this Mr. Price has worked in the retail and consumer industry for over 23 years. He started his career working for the British retailer Marks and Spencer PLC and during his 15 year tenure with this company he held a variety of key positions with his final appointment into the International Franchise Group based out of Hong Kong. Following this in 1999 he became the Vice President of Consumer Asia Pacific for Gateway Computers Ltd. In 2002 he joined the Targus Group International as President Asia Pacific and then in 2005 became the Global COO. Currently Mr. Price serves as a non-executive director and consultant to the Indian Vishal Retail Group.
William K. Reilly
Mr. Reilly served as the first Payne Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1993-1994), Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989-1993), president of the World Wildlife Fund (1985-1989), president of The Conservation Foundation (1973-1989), and director of the Rockefeller Task Force on Land Use and Urban Growth from (1972-1973). He was head of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Earth Summit at Rio in 1992. In May 2010, Reilly was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
Mr. Reilly is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund, Chairman of the Board of the ClimateWorks Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, and Chairman of the Board of the Global Water Challenge. He is a Director of the Packard Foundation and the National Geographic Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of DuPont, ConocoPhillips, Royal Caribbean International and Energy Future Holdings, for which he serves as Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board. In 2007 Mr. Reilly was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale, J.D. from Harvard and M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
Mr. Rosensweig is a Senior Advisor to TPG. Mr. Rosensweig serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg, where he oversees the overall business operations and executive management. Dan brings successful, high-growth consumer business experience to Chegg having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero and Chief Operating Officer at Yahoo!. At Yahoo!, Dan was responsible for product development, marketing, international operations and North American operations. Prior to Yahoo!, Dan also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ZDNet where he managed the successful merger with CNET.
When Mr. Rosenweig isn't enjoying quality time with his wife and two daughters, he participates on the Advisory Board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org and contributes as member of the Executives in Residence program at Columbia University. He also resides on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems, Inc., and Katalyst Media as well as the Board of Trustees for the James Beard Foundation and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, his alma mater.
Mr. Rosenweig received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hobart College in Geneva, New York.
Mr. Rubel is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He brings his strategic leadership skills and extensive brand, marketing, merchandising and business knowledge to Payless ShoeSource in June, 2005. As Chief Executive Officer and President, Matt leveraged the diverse talents of the Payless team to create an inspiring, customer-centric organization with a new position as a specialty retailer dedicated to democratizing fashion in footwear and accessories.
Matt’s extensive merchandising and retailing background also includes serving as Executive Vice President, J. Crew Group and CEO of Popular Club Plan from 1994 to 1999. In November 1998, he led the sale of Popular from J. Crew to Fingerhut, the largest independent direct marketer in the United States. While at J. Crew, Rubel handled all licensing and international, as well as brand marketing. He also served on the Group Executive Committee.
Matt has led a number of other top brands. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepe Jeans, USA and managed Revlon Inc.’s prestige cosmetic brands as President of the Specialty Store Division. Prior to Revlon, Matt was Executive Vice President of Murjani International Ltd., where he was in charge of all Tommy Hilfiger businesses. Matt started his career at Bonwit Teller in New York after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in 1979.
Mr. Rubel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and an MBA from University of Miami in 1980.
Mr. Schappert is an Advisor to TPG. Mr. Schappert’s career spans over twenty years in the video game industry – as a developer and operating executive. Most recently, he was COO of Zynga, overseeing product development and the daily operations of the company. Prior to that, he was COO of Electronic Arts where was responsible for the operating plan, global distribution and retail marketing, global technology and digital distribution platform, and EA Interactive (EA’s mobile, social, and casual division). He was Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (Xbox and Windows gaming) where he oversaw Microsoft Game Studios (Halo, Gears of War) and Xbox LIVE. Mr. Schappert started his career as a programmer on such hits as John Madden Football and founded Tiburon Entertainment (now a division of Electronic Arts), the development studio responsible for the Madden NFL, NCAA Football, and Tiger Woods Golf series of games.
Ms. Schneider is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. Prior to this role, Schneider was Executive Vice President Yahoo!, Americas, where she was responsible for Yahoo!'s North, Central and South American business including advertising sales, partnerships and programming. Schneider reports directly to Yahoo!'s CEO Carol Bartz. Schneider, who joined Yahoo in 2006, previously led the company's U.S. region, Global Partner Solutions and Local Markets and Commerce divisions. Prior to Yahoo!, Schneider held senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder, Inc. where she was CEO of Knight Ridder Digital before moving to co-manage the company's overall newspaper and online business. Before joining Knight Ridder, Schneider served as president and CEO of Red Herring Communications, overseeing Red Herring Magazine, RedHerring.com and Red Herring's events unit. She also held a number of roles at Times Mirror including president and CEO of Times Mirror Interactive and General Manager of the Baltimore Sun. Prior to her role at Times Mirror, Schneider was vice president of Corporate Finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) and is a member of the Unilever Global Marketing Advisory Board. Schneider holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Schwarzwaelder served an illustrious 27 year career at McKinsey & Company. Steve retired from McKinsey in 2007 as Director, an elected member of McKinsey's Shareholders Council (2000-2006), and as an appointed member of the Managing Director's 5-person Advisory Committee, the Director Review Committee, the Chair of the External Candidate Election Committee, and a member of the Firm's 8-person Knowledge Committee. During his last 5 years with McKinsey, Steve had oversight responsibility for McKinsey's global functional practices (Strategy, Operations, Corporate Finance, Marketing & Sales, Organization, and Business Technology), Knowledge Operations, and Research & Information Services.
Before joining McKinsey, Steve received a liberal arts degree with a major in Economics from Denison University, where he graduated with Highest Distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation in 1977, he moved to Chicago to work for Inland Steel in both the sales and finance areas. While working, Steve completed his M.B.A. program at the University of Chicago and graduated with honors in 1980.
Mr. Seow is the former Chairman of Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) listed Parkway Holdings Limited (“Parkway”), a leader in private Asian healthcare services. He partnered with TPG to invest in Parkway in 2005 and stepped down from the Board with TPG’s exit from the investment in 2010.
At the inception of the Parkway investment the company had a market capitalization of S$ 1.2 billion with a heavy concentration of revenue and assets in Singapore. Over the course of the following 5 years, Parkway expanded its presence in Asia to include operations and developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India, China & the UAE. It also formed and listed the region’s leading healthcare REIT (PLife REIT). New clinical programs in Oncology and Liver Transplantation were established and have become the benchmark programs in Asian private healthcare. At the time of his departure from the Company, the market capitalization of Parkway’s listed companies stood at S$ 5.3 billion
Prior to his involvement with Parkway in 2005, Richard worked in Investment Banking for 16 years. He headed up the South East Asian Investment Banking franchise for Citigroup based in Singapore where he also established the firm’s Asian Technology Investment Banking Group.
Before joining Citigroup, from 1994 to 1999, Richard was with Goldman Sachs where he was Chief Operating Officer for Asian Investment Banking and Head of Investment Banking Services for Singapore and Malaysia. From 1992 to 1994, he was based in Hong Kong working in J.P. Morgan’s Financial Advisory Mergers & Acquisitions Group. During the period 1988 to 1992 Richard was with Security Pacific Bank with postings in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
His directorships and appointments past and present have included: Anglo Chinese School Board of Governors, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Sports Council, Singapore’s Fathers Action Network, Hup Soon Global, Lee Hing Devleopment, Yuchai International, SEMAC Corporation, Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade & Industry, and Singapore Boys’ Home.
Richard received his commission from the Singapore Armed Forces in 1984, where he was a Sword of Honour winner. He completed his undergraduate education with a BS Economics from the University of Oregon and received his MBA from the University of Southern California.
Dan F. Smith
Mr. Smith was named Director and Chairman of Valerus when TPG acquired it in Dec of 2009. He was also served as the director and Chairman of the Kraton board of directors on February 4, 2008. He began his career with ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) in 1968 as an engineer. He was elected President of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994, Chief Executive Officer in December 1996 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Smith retired in December 2007 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lyondell Chemical Company following the acquisition of Lyondell by Basell. Mr. Smith also served as Chief Executive Officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP from December 1997 through December 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Chemicals Inc. from November 2004 until December 2007. Equistar and Millennium are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Lyondell.
Mr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cooper Industries, Inc. He also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lamar University Foundation. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Stewart is an Industry Advisor to TPG Growth. He joined XOJET as a senior advisor in 2010 and subsequently assumed the office of President in 2011. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. In this role, Mr. Stewart is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of XOJET, including the company's overall revenue plan, commercial operations and business development initiatives as well as strategies for expanding XOJET's business and markets.
Mr. Stewart is an accomplished executive who joined XOJET after more than 15 years in general management, consulting and private equity. Prior to XOJET, he was an investing professional at Parthenon Capital Partners, a leading mid-market private equity firm with approximately $2 billion of capital under management. At Parthenon, Mr. Stewart was responsible for both investing activities and portfolio improvement initiatives. He held senior executive positions and board of director seats at several Parthenon Capital portfolio companies, including the role of President at Westcliff Medical Laboratories, where he led a successful corporate turnaround.
Prior to Parthenon Capital, Mr. Stewart was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. At McKinsey, he was a leader in the firm's Travel, Transport, and Logistics practice, serving a variety of clients in the airline, railroad and hotel industries, among others. Previously, Mr. Stewart was employed by Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he was a strategy and operations consultant to several leading industrial, media and financial services companies.
Mr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree, with an emphasis in corporate finance, from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Columbia Business School. Mr. Stewart holds a private pilot's license and is a member of the ARG/US advisory board.
Michael R. Stone
Mr. Stone is a Senior Advisor to TPG. He is the Founder and Managing Member of Freestyle Capital, a diversified investment firm. He is Founder and retired Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, a hedge fund business, and is retired Senior Partner and past President of J.H. Whitney & Co., a diversified manager of private equity, alternative investment assets, and the country’s first venture capital firm. Mr. Stone founded all of Whitney’s hedge fund activities. He joined J.H. Whitney & Co. in 1989 and retired in 2009. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company.
Mike is a member of the San Diego Chapter of WPO and is on the Boards of The Rady School of Business at UCSD, PowerPlan Inc., STX Filmworks, and The Michael and Karen Stone Family Foundation, Inc. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, and a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County President’s Circle. The Michael and Karen Stone Family Foundation is active in poverty related children’s causes, principally in Africa and South America.
He attended Duke University and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Vinciquerra is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Networks Group (an operating unit of News Corporation NASDAQ:NWS) where he supervised all aspects of the top-rated Fox Broadcasting Company, including program development, marketing, finance, advertising sales, affiliate relations, administration, and human resources. He also managed FOX Sports Media Group, Fox Networks Engineering & Operations and he oversaw Fox Cable Networks’ expanding portfolio of national and regional programming services, the growing Fox International Channels, and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages Fox’s interests in professional sports franchises, venues and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.
Mr. Vinciquerra joined Fox in December 2001. Prior to joining Fox, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hearst-Argyle Television, a position he had held since 1999. Previously, Mr. Vinciquerra was Executive Vice President of CBS’s television station group. Mr. Vinciquerra is Lead Director for Motorola Mobility and a Trustee for the Paley Center for Media. He was inducted into the prestigious Broadcasting and Cable Hall Of Fame in October 2009. He serves as a Director (and former Chairman) of the Entertainment Industries Council and is also a Director of the Boston-based Genesis Fund.
Mr. Vinciquerra graduated from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mr. Zapsu worked in family-owned Azizler Holding’s various companies as GM, CEO, Board Member and Chairman 1976 – 2003. Being co-founder of the Justice and Development Party, he also served as the Party’s Board Member and as the Information Coordinator to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan between 2001 – 2008.
Back to business after his resignation from AK Party duties in 2008 with his Cuneyd Zapsu Consultancy INC. through which he serves various companies including TPG along with his hazelnut processing company-Balsu A.S- which he founded in 1979. Besides his membership to the World Economic Forum (WEF) since 1994, he is also a Board Member of the Turkish American Business Council (TAIK) since 1994. Memberships like All Food Importers Association (TUGIDER), Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO), Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD), German-Turkish Chamber of Industry and Trade (AHK) and International Investors Association(YASED)… Since 2000, he is High Advisory Board Member of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and Founder and Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Young Lives Foundation (GHV) since 2008. President of the Istanbul Exporters Association 1987 – 2001, Member of the Executive Committee of INC, Reus, Spain 1996 – until now (President between 2002 – 2007). Among the awards Zapsu has received are The Federal Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007 for his services in the development of the relations between Turkey and Germany, Best Exporters of Turkey annual Gold Medals rewards from the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Istanbul Chamber of Industry and Ministry of Foreign Trade between the years 1986 – 1997. Cuneyd Zapsu is married and has three daughters.
His primary education in Munich, German High School (Istanbul), Istanbul University and Ludwig Maximillian University Munich (B.A in Business Administration).
Mr. Zhang is Senior Advisor to TPG Capital LLP in China since 2009. Mr. Zhang joined Newbridge Capital at its inception in 1994 and has been the Chief Representative of Newbridge Capital in Shanghai office for the past 18 years.
Prior to 1994, Mr. Zhang was Senior Vise President of Shanghai International Trust and Investment Corporation (SITCO). He served as Chief Representative of SITCO’s San Francisco Office for 6 years. He was responsible for raising capital for investment in Shanghai. While overseeing sister city relationship between Shanghai and San Francisco, he coordinated the Mayors of Shanghai during their visits to San Francisco. They include President Jiang Zhemin and Premier Zhu Rongji. He served as Executive Vice President of Shanghai Pacific Partners in San Francisco and concluded successfully one of the earliest and largest Joint Ventures between Shanghai and San Francisco.
Mr. Zhang was born in Shanghai and earned a B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
William E. McGlashan, Jr.
Mr. McGlashan is the founder and Managing Partner of TPG Growth, and a member of TPG's leadership committees. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. McGlashan served as chairman and CEO of Critical Path, Inc., where he oversaw a major financial and operational restructuring of the company beginning in 2001. Mr. McGlashan previously co-founded and served as CEO of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies in emerging markets in partnership with leading U.S. technology businesses. Mr. McGlashan was a co-founder and president of Pharmanex, Inc., a leading phyto-pharmaceutical and dietary supplement company with annual global sales of approximately $1 billion. Prior to that, Mr. McGlashan was a senior associate with Bain Capital, LLC and Information Partners.
Mr. McGlashan currently serves as co-chairman of the board of Fender Musical Instruments, board director of Red Book Connect, chairman of the board of XOJET, and is a member of the boards of Elevance Renewable Sciences, Evolution Media, Gavin de Becker & Associates, Ride, STX Filmworks and SurveyMonkey. Mr. McGlashan's current non-profit activities include board roles at Endeavor Global, Common Sense Media and Yale School of Management. Mr. McGlashan is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization and the World Economic Forum.
Mr. McGlashan's past board service includes e.lf. Cosmetics, Vincraft, Schiff Nutrition International, SuccessFactors, AgraQuest, David's Bridal, WIL Research Laboratories and 3 Day Blinds.
- B.A., Yale University with Honors
- M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Mr. Gilbertson is a Partner based in San Francisco. He leads the Operating group at TPG Growth. The group is responsible for driving shareholder value creation by contributing to the investment process and by actively engaging with portfolio companies to drive revenue growth, operational effectiveness, and profit enhancement.
Mr. Gilbertson is currently on the boards of Fender Musical Instruments, The Vincraft Group, MarketTools and 3 Day Blinds. He is an observer to the boards of Adknowledge, Become, Inc. and Mammoth/Petbarn. Prior board service of note includes David's Bridal, Hilex Poly and Rotoplas. Mr. Gilbertson is also actively involved with the non-profit organizations KIPP Bay Area Schools and The First Tee of San Francisco.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2007, Mr. Gilbertson was Senior Vice President of Merchandising (Chief Merchant) at Under Armour Performance Apparel and CEO of Ludi Labs, Inc. Formerly, he was a member of the TPG Ops group from 1998 to 2003, during which, he held a number of operating positions within the TPG portfolio including interim COO of Bally International and the three distinct positions of President eCommerce, interim CEO and ultimately COO of J.Crew Group. From 1991 to 1998, Scott was at The Boston Consulting Group where he led case work in the automotive, wine and spirits, financial services and apparel industries.
- B.A., Claremont McKenna College
- M.B.A., J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Mr. Hobart is a Partner based in San Francisco. He leads the Healthcare and Financial Services sectors for TPG Growth. Matt is currently a board member of Petbarn and iMDsoft. Previous board service includes The Vincraft Group, Schiff Nutrition International, Wil Research and Agraquest.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2004, Mr. Hobart was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Critical Path, where he was part of a turnaround team that led Critical Path through a major financial and operational restructuring. Previously, Matt co-founded and served as a Managing Director of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies globally, in partnership with leading U.S. technology businesses. Prior to Vectis Group, Mr. Hobart made private equity investments in the US and Europe for the $2.2 billion Morgan Stanley Capital Partners III L.P. and helped raise and invest the $350 million Morgan Stanley Global Emerging Markets Fund.
- B.A., Miami University with Honors
- M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Ransom A. Langford
Mr. Langford is a Partner based in New York. He leads the Industrials and Business Services sectors for TPG Growth. Ransom is currently on the boards of Apollo Towers, Artel, Gavin de Becker & Associates, Microgame, Redbook Connect and Ride. Previous board service includes Hilex Poly.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2009, Ransom was a Managing Director at J.H. Whitney & Co. from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Langford served on numerous boards of directors of Whitney portfolio companies and was a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to Whitney, Mr. Langford was a member of the investment team at Los Angeles-based Brentwood Associates. Prior to Brentwood Associates, Mr. Langford was an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at New York-based investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
- B.A. with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduated Cum Laude and a Morehead Scholar
- M.B.A. with Honors from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Wang is a Partner based in Beijing. He is currently on the boards of MI Energy, China Renewable Energy and China Vogue.
Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Mr. Wang was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of TOM Group Limited. Previously, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs in both New York and Hong Kong in various positions including Executive Director / Head of China High Technology in Hong Kong. Before Goldman Sachs, he was a Manager at HSBC Private Equity in Hong Kong and a Strategic Consultant with McKinsey & Co., in Chicago, U.S.A.
- B.S., Yunnan University
- B.A., M.A., and M.S., Oxford University
Mr. Chen is a Partner based in Beijing.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Chen was a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Principal Finance, focusing on private equity and growth capital investments. Previously, Mr. Chen was a Principal and spent six years at SAIF Partners and Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Chen’s past board service and investments include Digital China (861.HK), China Cinda Asset Management (1359.HK), China Unionpay Merchant Services, Sunfonda Group (1771.HK), Net263 (002467.SZ) and Chongqing Chuanyi Automation (603100.SH).
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.B.A., Columbia Business School
Mr. Fu is a Partner based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining TPG in 2013, Mr. Fu was a Director at FountainVest Partners, a private equity fund managing USD2.3bn dedicated to China, where he spent five years as the head of healthcare investment. Previously, he was Deputy General Manager of Business Development of CITIC Pacific. Mr. Fu started his careeer with SanJiu Pharmaceutical.
- BA, East China Normal University
- MBA, University of British Columbia
Mr. Paulenich is a Human Capital Partner based in San Francisco.
He is responsible for actively leading a highly collaborative process with the investment and operating professionals and the portfolio companies to help evaluate, build and improve the key human capital elements required for profitable growth.
Prior to TPG, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Walmart’s high growth, $10B global eCommerce business. He was one of the original and key leaders involved in architecting this business unit which develops strategies, platforms and applications that combine the latest in online innovation with physical stores to create a unique, seamless shopping experience for customers.
He also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Levi Strauss & Co., a leading global apparel company with over $4B in sales in more than 110 countries. He was an integral part of the leadership team credited with restoring the company’s financial strength, restructuring its competitiveness across all business dimensions and revitalizing the brand around the world.
He began his career at PepsiCo where he held a series of increasingly senior human resources positions over 15 years, culminating in his assignment as Vice President, Human Resources for Pepsi-Cola North America. In that role, he led a complete redefinition and integration of the go-to-market process and organizational structure post the spin off and IPO of the company-owned bottling operations.
- He graduated summa cum laude from Hiram College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Huang is an Ops Partner based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining TPG, Brian was President, Greater China for Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems. In 2005, he was hired as CEO to revitalize and restructure Juneyao Group, one of the major private-owned firms in China. Prior to that he took charge of KPMG Consulting's Greater China business as Senior Vice President and CEO Greater China, and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2004 (KPMG Consulting was renamed BearingPoint in 2003). Previously Bryan worked at KPMG Consulting in Japan.
- B.S. Computer Science, Xiamen University
- Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany
Mr. Schwartz is an Operating Partner based in New York.
Bill leads the operational effectiveness practice within the Growth Platform and works with portfolio companies on growth initiatives, sales force effectiveness, process improvement, supply chain management, asset utilization, and human capital productivity. He works primarily in the consumer products, retail, healthcare, industrial and business services sectors.
Prior to joining TPG in 2011, Mr. Schwartz was EVP, TBM Consulting Group from 1991 to 2011. Bill was trained in LeanSigma Manufacturing, Six Sigma and continuous improvement principles, and worked closely with the former Toyota Production System pioneers from Shingijutsu, Ltd. Bill led the business development effort for TBM as the company grew at 30% CAGR for over 15 years. During his tenure with TBM, Bill also founded and was President of TBM Holdings, sponsoring the acquisition of three companies in the material handling industry.
Formerly, Bill was with Howell Management Company and was Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Medallic Art Company. He started his career as a Marketing Representative for IBM Corporation.
- B.A., Mathematics, Colgate University
- M.B.A., Stern School of Business, New York University
Mr. Coleman is the General Counsel of TPG Growth. From 2005 until he joined TPG in 2012, Mr. Coleman was the general counsel of the real estate private equity group at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. in New York City. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Coleman was an associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he practiced in the areas of leveraged transactions, securities, and mergers & acquisitions. Currently he serves on the board of Microgame. His previous board services includes Dorado Beach Ventures, Westland Holdings and Argent Management.
Mr. Coleman graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Mr. Hunsinger is an Operating Director based in San Francisco. He is currently on the boards of Adknowledge, Become, Inc. and SportStream. Previous board service includes Evri and AdEze.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Hunsinger was CEO and Co-Founder of SportStream, a developer of social sports applications for the second screen and CEO of Evri, the first global topic-based mobile news reader. Prior to Evri, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Maveron LLC, where he evaluated investment opportunities and provided operational support to their portfolio companies. Will is also the former CEO of AdEze, the online rich media advertising platform. He has held several senior executive positions at global retailer Gap Inc., including GM of Gap.com and VP of Business Development. Prior to Gap, Mr. Hunsinger was the Senior Director of Strategy & New Business Development at Overture as well as Vice President of Business Development & Product Management at Business.com. Mr. Hunsinger began his career at Accenture, Ltd.
- B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.
Mr. Bailey is a Principal based in San Francisco. He leads the Consumer sector for TPG Growth. He is currently a board member or board observer at elf Cosmetics, Angie's, Fender, and Schiff Nutrition.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2010, Mr. Bailey was with Greenwich, CT-based North Castle Partners, where he worked from 2005 to 2010, focusing on Consumer and Retail investments in the personal care, nutrition, fitness, outdoor recreation, Vitamin Minerals, and Supplements (VMS) and Over the Counter Health (OTC) sectors. During that time, he sat on the Boards of Cascade Sports, Octane Fitness and Red Door Spas, and worked closely with a number of other portfolio companies. Prior to North Castle, John was in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City.
- BBA with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan Business School
Mr. Banker is a Principal based in San Francisco. He leads the Retail-Restaurant and Media-Communications sectors for TPG Growth. Sanjay is currently a board member or board observer at PJ United, Apollo Towers, One Sky, XO Jet, and Elevance Renewable Sciences.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2013, Mr. Banker was a Senior Principal at Bain Capital in Boston, where he worked from 2004 to 2013. While there, he led several major transactions and focused on the Retail, Media, and Technology sectors. Previously, Sanjay was an Engagement Manager in the TMT group at McKinsey & Company and spent six years in the Chicago, Washington, and San Francisco offices.
- B.S., summa cum laude, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
- M.B.A., Baker Scholar, Harvard Business School
Mr. Hiatt is a Principal based in Hong Kong. He leads the Internet and New Media sectors for TPG Growth in Asia.
Prior to joining TPG in 2014, Mr. Hiatt was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he spent over nine years in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Most recently, he served as the Head of Asia Technology, Media and Telecom in Equity Capital Markets and was responsible for IPOs and capital raisings for many of the world's leading internet companies. Previously, Mr. Hiatt was an Associate at J.P. Morgan in High Yield and Leveraged Finance.
- B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
- M.B.A., Columbia Business School
Mr. Hung is a Principal based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2006, Leung Hung was Deputy General Manager of Business Development & Executive Assistant to the CEO of TOM Group, a Chinese language media conglomerate listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Hung started his career in investment banking with Barclays Capital.
- B.S., University of Southern California, magna cum laude
Mr. Narain is a Principal based in Mumbai. He is currently on the board of AGS.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2007, Mr. Narain was an investor with Bessemer Venture Partners in New York. Previous to that, Mr. Narain was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey's Private Equity Practice in Palo Alto and London. Mr. Narain joined McKinsey from Deloitte Consulting, where he was a Senior Consultant.
- Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology
- M.B.A., Stanford University School of Business
Mr. Tandon is a Principal based in Mumbai. He currently serves on the boards of AGS, Flexituff and Sutures.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2010, Mr. Tandon was a Vice President at Matrix Partners India where he led growth deals in Financial Services, Internet and Mobile.
Previously he was based in Boston and was part of the founding team of three technology start-ups – Camiant (acquired by Tekelec), Narad Networks (now part of Ciena) and MaxComm Technologies (acquired by Cisco Systems).
- B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology
- M.B.A. with Honors & Palmer Scholar, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Ferguson is a Vice President based in San Francisco.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2013 he was a Vice President at Technology Crossover Ventures where he focused on technology and service companies in healthcare and business services. Prior to Technology Crossover Ventures, Zach worked at Chicago-based Beecken Petty O’Keefe and focused exclusively
on healthcare investments.
- B.S., The University of Arizona, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
- M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Mr. Gowdey is a Vice President based in Singapore. He focuses on investments in the Internet sector.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2012, David Gowdey spent 12 years at Yahoo! where he was the Head of International M&A on the Corporate Development team. David represented Yahoo! as a non-executive director on the board of seven companies. In 2011, David was also the Managing Partner at Xplorer Capital, a growth equity investment firm focused on internet and digital media opportunities in the emerging markets. Prior to Yahoo! and Xplorer, he was a National Marketing Manager with Minolta Australia.
- B.A., Radford University
- M.B.A., Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Mr. Pandey is a Vice President for Portfolio Operations (finance) in the Mumbai office and joined TPG Growth in October 2013
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2013, he was an Associate Director with KPMG India’s Transaction Services team, where he assisted on approximately 70 financial due diligence engagements, in a stint spanning 8 years.
- Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) - Shri Ram College of Commerce - Delhi University
- Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Mr. Patel is a Vice President based in San Francisco. He is currently a board member or board observer of Angie's Artisan Treats, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Gavin de Becker & Associates, NorthStar Anesthesia, and Red Book Connect.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2012, Mr. Patel was at Veritas Capital in New York. At Veritas, he was a board observer of CRGT and McNeil Technologies. Previously, Mr. Patel worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Credit Suisse Securities.
- B.B.A., Highest Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
- M.B.A., Palmer Scholar, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Tanna is a Vice President based in Mumbai.
Mr. Tanna joined TPG Growth in 2011. Previously, he worked for Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.
- B.S., University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with Honors
Mr. Wong is a Vice President based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Wong joined TPG in 2010. Previously he was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey's Corporate Finance practice from 2006-2010. Prior to that, he was an Associate at Thomson Reuters.
- B.S. Northwestern University
- M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management
Mr. Ajayi is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Ajayi joined TPG Growth in 2014. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group.
- B.S., University of Virginia
Mr. Arias is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Arias joined TPG Growth in 2013. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group.
- BBA, summa cum laude, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Baruch College.
Mr. Esclusa is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Esclusa joined TPG Growth in 2014. Previously, he worked at Barclays as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Power & Utilities Group.
- B.S., cum laude, Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University
Mr. Gunderson is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Gunderson joined TPG Growth in 2012. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group.
- B.S., Georgetown University with Honors
Mr. Hudelson is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Hudelson joined TPG Growth in 2013. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources Group.
- BS, cum laude, Villanova University
Mr. Leung is an Associate based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Leung joined TPG Growth in 2006. Previously, Mr. Leung was an analyst at the Cathay Capital Group in Hong Kong. Adrian also held a variety of business development and strategy formulating roles with Cathay Capitol Group's portfolio companies.
- B.B.A., City University, Hong Kong
Mr. Liu is an Associate based in Beijing.
Mr. Liu joined TPG Growth in 2014. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse as an Investment Banking Associate focusing on China's Technology, Media and Telecom sector.
- MSc, London Business School
Mr. Mancini is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Mancini joined TPG Growth in 2014. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Technology Group.
- B.S., summa cum laude, Boston College
Ms. Mann is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Ms. Mann joined TPG in 2013. Previously, she worked at Deutsche Bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the Global Media and Telecommunications Group.
- BS, Indiana University
Mr. Palmatary is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Palmatary joined TPG Growth in 2014. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank as an Investment Banking analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group.
- BS, Duke University
Mr. Somberg is an Associate based in San Francisco.
Mr. Somberg joined TPG Growth in 2013. Previously, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Consumer and Retail Group.
- BA, cum laude, Middlebury College
Mr. Thadani is an Associate based in Mumbai.
Mr. Thadani joined TPG Growth in 2013. Previously, he worked at India Equity Partners (IEP) as an Associate. At IEP, Mr. Thadani was looking at investments in consumer and financial services sectors.
- MBA, Gold Medal, IIFT
Mr. Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG and Newbridge Capital. Prior to forming TPG in 1993, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone, Inc.) in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969 he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Mr. Bonderman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. Mr. Bonderman currently serves on the boards of directors of Burger King Corporation, CoStar Group, Inc., Gemalto N.V., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Energy Future Holdings Corp. (formerly TXU Corp.), Univision Communications Inc., and Ryanair Holdings plc, of which he is Chairman. He also serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, The Grand Canyon Trust, Inc., the World Wildlife Fund Inc., the University of Washington Foundation and the American Himalayan Foundation.
Mr. Coulter is a founding partner of TPG. Prior to forming TPG, Mr. Coulter was Vice President of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone, Inc.) in Fort Worth, Texas from 1986 to 1992. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Coulter was also associated with SPO Partners & Co., an investment firm that focused on public market and private minority investments. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Coulter was a financial analyst for Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc. Mr. Coulter received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. Mr. Coulter serves or has served on the boards of directors of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Lenovo Group Limited, The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., Alltel Corporation, Seagate Technology, GlobespanVirata, Inc., J. Crew Group, Inc., Continental Airlines, Inc., Beringer Wine Estates Holdings, Inc., Northwest Airlines, Inc., Oxford Health Plans, Inc., Allied Waste Industries, Inc., and American Savings Bank. He also serves or has served on the boards of the San Francisco Zoological Society, Common Sense Media Inc., the Bay Area Discovery Museum, San Francisco University High School, and The San Francisco Day School. He is a former member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, a current co-chair of the school's Development Steering Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.
Mr. Coslet is a senior partner of TPG and a member of the firm's leadership committees. Prior to joining TPG in 1993, Mr. Coslet worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1991 to 1993, specializing in leveraged acquisitions. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Coslet worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Mr. Coslet received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Fellow. Mr. Coslet received his B.S.E. in Economics (Finance) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Valedictorian, summa cum laude, a Gordon Fellow and a Steur Fellow. Mr. Coslet has served on the boards of directors of Burger King Corporation, The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., J. Crew Group, Inc., Biomet, Inc., Quintiles Transnational Corporation, IASIS Healthcare Corporation, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., Oxford Health Plans, Inc., PPOM, L.P. (now part of Cofinity, an Aetna Company), Vivra Incorporated, and several others. Mr. Coslet also serves on the Harvard Business School Advisory Board for the West Coast and the Finance Committee of the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Mr. Cami is a partner and General Counsel of TPG. From 2000 until he joined TPG in 2010, Mr. Cami was partner at the law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, where his practice was focused on mergers & acquisitions, leveraged transactions and general corporate and board advice. From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Cami was an associate in the New York and London offices of Cravath. Prior to that, Mr. Cami served as law clerk to the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the Southern District of New York, during which time Judge Duffy presided over the first World Trade Center bombing criminal case. Mr. Cami graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned his J.D., summa cum laude with order of the coif distinction, from Rutgers Law School.
Mr. Dattels serves as the Managing Partner for TPG Asia based in Hong Kong and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Dattels served as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he advised several of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs and governments as head of Investment Banking for all Asian countries outside of Japan from 1996 to 2000. In addition, he served on the firm’s Management Committee in Asia. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Dattels serves or has served on the Boards of Directors of Parkway Holdings, Shangri- La Asia Ltd., Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd., Primedia, Inc., and BlackBerry, and is a member of Northstar Equity Partners’ investment committee. He is also a trustee of the San Francisco Ballet.
Mr. Gates is a partner of TPG and a member of the firm's leadership committees. Prior to joining TPG in 1995, Mr. Gates was Executive Vice President of Starwood Capital Group, L.P., a real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. In this capacity, Mr. Gates was responsible for all capital funding activities at Starwood Capital Group, L.P. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Gates worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and served as Executive Director in its London office beginning in 1987. Prior to 1984, Mr. Gates was associated with the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago, specializing in corporate and partnership taxation. Mr. Gates was admitted to the state bars of Illinois and Indiana after graduating with honors from Indiana University School of Law. He received a B.S., with distinction, from DePauw University. Mr. Gates serves on the boards of the SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Foundation and the San Francisco Zoological Society.
Mr. Vascellaro is a partner of TPG, the firm's Chief Operating Officer and a member of the firm's leadership committees. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Mr. Vascellaro was a senior Director at McKinsey & Company. During his 28 years at McKinsey & Company, he served clients in a range of industries in the United States and Europe to improve the effectiveness of their organizations, develop strategies for entering new businesses and markets, and turn around troubled businesses. In addition, Mr. Vascellaro held several leadership and management positions at McKinsey & Company where he was responsible for worldwide activities, including oversight of critical personnel activities and the partner personnel processes. Before business school, Mr. Vascellaro worked for General Electric Company in manufacturing positions across the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in engineering and economics from Brown University, where he graduated with highest honors, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mr. Vascellaro is Vice Chancellor of the Board of Trustees and Fellows of Brown University and co-chairs Brown's Comprehensive Campaign. He is also a board member of the Echoing Green Foundation that supports exceptional leaders and the organizations that are solving deep-rooted social problems and a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences.
Mr. Viola is a partner of TPG, the firm's Chief Financial Officer and a member of the firm's leadership committees. Prior to joining TPG in 2001, Mr. Viola was Vice President of Colony Capital, LLC, responsible for the general management of Colony Capital, LLC's operations and for certain financial matters, including investor reporting and deal structuring. Prior to joining Colony Capital, LLC in 1993, Mr. Viola was controller for the California Community Reinvestment Corporation ("CCRC"). Before joining CCRC, Mr. Viola spent five years in the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young, where he worked with a number of public and private entrepreneurial clients. Mr. Viola currently serves on the board of the Fort Worth Zoological Association and the Board of Trustees of Trinity Valley School. Mr. Viola received a B.S. from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Viola is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Weingart is a Partner of TPG, and co-head of the Funding Group, which comprises the firm's fundraising and capital markets activities. Mr. Weingart joined TPG in 2006 to establish and lead the firm's capital markets group, which structures and executes all debt and equity financing across the TPG portfolio; works with portfolio companies to design and implement interest rate and currency hedging programs; and manages the firm’s commercial and investment banking relationships. Mr. Weingart is also a member of the firm's management committee, valuation committee, and portfolio review committee. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Weingart was a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., responsible for managing the firm's west coast leveraged finance and financial sponsor businesses. Before Goldman Sachs, he was a Managing Director with Banc of America Securities LLC, leading the firm's west coast financial sponsor business. From 1988 to 2003, Mr. Weingart worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. in a variety of leadership positions within investment banking and debt capital markets. Mr. Weingart earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Williams is a partner of TPG and a member of the firm's Operating Group. He provides global leadership for the firm's efforts to engage and align with its management teams and for overseeing the firm's human capital initiatives (people, pay, performance) across the portfolio. Prior to joining TPG in 1999, he served as President of Kaiser/Group Health, a $3 billion integrated healthcare company. He also served as the national Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development for Kaiser Permanente, a $20 billion healthcare delivery and financing organization. Before joining Kaiser in 1994, Mr. Williams was Managing Partner of the Hay Group, a large management consulting firm. During his 14 years at the Hay Group, Mr. Williams served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including member of the firm's Worldwide Management Committee and Board, Chairman of the Global Partnership Committee, Managing Director of Hay US and Director of Strategic Management Services. Before joining the Hay Group, Mr. Williams was a turnaround consultant for small and medium sized businesses. He earned a B.S., with distinction, and M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Southern California, where he was named the University's Outstanding Scholar-Athlete. Mr. Williams serves or has served on the boards of directors of several TPG companies in a fiduciary or formal advisory capacity, including MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Altivity Packaging, LLC, Fenwal Inc., Aleris International, Inc., Kraton Polymers LLC, J. Crew Group, Inc., Seagate Technology, Burger King Corporation, and others. He formerly served on other fiduciary or advisory boards including Compaq Computer Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard Company), Catholic Healthcare West, American Brass and Iron and others.
Brian joined TPG in 2014 as a Director in Fund Accounting. He focuses on overseeing finance, accounting and reporting for TPG Growth.
Prior to his role with TPG, Mr. Barrett was an Executive Director of Executive Compensation at Morgan Stanley in New York. His responsibilities included reviewing carried interest terms for 35 GP programs, including waterfall calculations and payment authorizations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Barrett was a Director of Global Private Equity at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he served as the CFO of the Merrill Lynch employee/general partner funds, providing accounting and operational leadership for investment, legal, tax and marketing teams to finalize private placement memorandums and fund structures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barrett worked for Citigroup Alternative Investments and The Blackstone Group, L.P.
Mr. Barrett earned his Bachelor of Science from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and earned his MBA from New York University and is a CPA.
Mr. Hendrix is an Accounting Manager on the Fund Accounting Team. Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2013 he was a member of the TPG Luxembourg accounting team specializing in investment holding vehicles in international jurisdictions. Prior to his assignment to TPG Luxembourg he was a member of TPG’s FPA group. Ashley has been a member of the TPG family since 2007. Prior to joining TPG Capital he worked at Alcon Laboratories - a wholly owned subsidiary of Novartis today and the world’s largest pharmaceutical company specializing in eye care. Ashley held roles at Alcon ranging such as Industrial Chemist, QA Analyst, Particulate Analyst and Cost Analyst. Ashley served in the US Army Reserve as a helicopter hydraulic repair Sergeant with a deployment to Iraq in 2004.
- BS, East Texas Baptist University, Chemistry & Mathematics
- MPA, University of Teas at Arlington
- CPA, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Mr. Hodo is a Sr. Fund Accountant based in Fort Worth. Prior to joining TPG Growth in January 2014 he was a member of TPG Biotech where he focused on fund accounting across the Biotech and ART platforms. Chad began his career with TPG in June 2006 with a primary focus on accounting for the TPG Growth and TPG Biotech upper-tier entities. Prior to joining TPG he work at Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP in Fort Worth as an Audit Associate. Chad obtained an MS in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a licensed CPA from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
Mr. Lalani is a Senior Associate based in Fort Worth.
Prior to joining TPG in 2014, Zain was a Fund Accounting Supervisor at SS&C where he specialized in hedge funds.
BBA in Accounting, Baylor University
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Mr. van Esch is a Portfolio Management & Valuations Analyst and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked at Ernst & Young as an Analyst in the Valuation and Business Modeling group. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Monitoring Intern at TPG Capital.
Ivor holds a BBA in Finance, Accounting & Economics from TCU.
Ms. Reynolds joined TPG in 2010 from the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Product Management for the AIMS businesses globally. She also served as the senior product manager for the Goldman Sachs Vintage Funds, the firm's dedicated secondary private equity fund program. Prior to rejoining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Meghan was a Senior Investment Analyst with Athena Capital Advisors, a multi-family office based in Boston, and an Associate with Nantucket Partners. Meghan originally joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an Analyst in the Investment Management Division. Meghan received a BBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. She is a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Bushby is a Vice President in the Funding team where he is responsible for the TPG Growth, Biotech and ART funds. Prior to joining TPG in January 2014, he was an Investment Manager with AlpInvest Partners in New York and Amsterdam where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing primary investments in North America, Latin America and Europe. He also had responsible for primary fundraising and evaluating stapled secondary transactions. Previously he was a New York based Analyst with EuroConsult Capital and Citigroup, where he was focused on international mergers & acquisitions and structured finance, respectively. Alastair received his BSc in International Management and German, with honors, from the University of Bath, UK.