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SuperReturn International 2014 Flashback

This is just a snapshot of the 250 speakers at SuperReturn International 2014 - view list of speakers confirmed to date here

Some Of The 250+ Speakers From The 2014 Event Include:

Some Of The 250+ Speakers From The 2014 Event Include:

David Rubenstein Founder & Managing Director THE CARLYLE GROUP

David co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $156 billion from 32 offices around the world. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, David was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, he practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman).


Charles R. Chip Kaye Co-President WARBURG PINCUS

Ralph Huep Managing Partner ADVENT INTERNATIONAL

Henry Kravis Founding Partner KKR

Henry Kravis co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.


Wesley Gipson Director Of Private Equity EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS

Mr. Gipson is the head of Private Equity at Employees Retirement System of Texas where he has worked since 2009.  Prior to joining ERS, he had been at The Aurora Group since 2005, where he led principal investing.  While at Aurora, a Miami based family office, he led transactions across the private equity spectrum on an opportunistic basis.  This included investments in renewable energy, consumer credit, biotechnology, IT, retail, and media, and partnered with the group in a series of real estate transactions in Austin, TX.  Prior to Aurora he worked in corporate finance for Procter & Gamble, including three years in P&G’s Chilean subsidiary. 


David Bonderman Founding Partner TPG CAPITAL

David Bonderman is a founding partner of Texas Pacific Group (TPG). TPG and its affiliates have approximately $55 billion in assets under management. Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over US$100 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included Continental Airlines, Burger King, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J. Crew, IMS Health and American Tire Distributors.


Leon Black Founding Partner APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

Mr. Black is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC and a Managing Partner of Apollo Management, L.P. which he founded in 1990 to manage investment capital on behalf of a group of institutional investors, focusing on corporate restructuring, leveraged buyouts, and taking minority positions in growth-oriented companies. From 1977 to 1990, Mr. Black worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, where he served as Managing Director, head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and co-head of the Corporate Finance Department.


Steve Koltes Co-Chairman CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS

Steve Koltes is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of CVC Capital Partners. From 1980 to 1988 he worked in Citicorp’s corporate and investment banks in New York, Zurich and London. In 1988 he joined Citicorp Venture Capital Europe in London, later spun out of Citicorp to become CVC Capital Partners.


Mark H. Rachesky M.D. President MHR FUND MANAGEMENT

Dr. Rachesky is the President of MHR Fund Management LLC, an investment firm he founded in 1996 that manages over $6 billion in assets. Dr. Rachesky has been a hands-on investor in distressed companies for over 20 years, with a focus on creating long-term value, often through his participation on Boards of Directors and Creditors’ Committees. Prior to founding MHR, Dr. Rachesky was the sole Managing Director of Icahn Holdings and, in that capacity, acted as Carl Icahn’s chief investment advisor. 


Mike Powell Head of Private Markets Group USS

USS is the principal pension fund for the UK university sector and has approximately £34 billion in assets as of March 2012. USS currently has approximately £6.5 billion invested across alternative assets. Mike has overall responsibility for the Alternatives programme and is Chairman of the Alternatives Investment Committee. He is also a member of the USSIM Executive Committee and Investment Policy Committee.   Prior to joining USS, Mike spent the majority of his career at Shell Pensions Management Services Limited in a variety of investment roles, latterly as the Head of Strategy.


Doug Kimmelman Senior Partner ENERGY CAPITAL PARTNERS

Energy Capital Partners is a private equity firm formed in 2005 to focus on infrastructure investments in North American power generation, midstream oil and gas, electric transmission assets and related businesses, with over $8.0 billion of capital commitments across two private equity vehicles and one mezzanine debt fund.  Prior to this,  Mr. Kimmelman was a Partner of Goldman Sachs, having spent 22 years with the firm exclusively focused on electric and gas utility matters.  Mr. Kimmelman was instrumental in the formation of Goldman Sachs’ principal investing activities in the power sector, helping to found Orion Power as well as helping to lead Goldman’s investment program to add power assets at the corporate level.


Gregor Böhm Managing Director THE CARLYLE GROUP

Gregor P. Böhm is a Managing Director and Co-head of the Europe Buyout advisory group. He is based in London.Prior to joining Carlyle , Mr. Böhm was a Manager at I.M.M., one of Germany's leading buyout groups. Prior to that he was an Analyst with Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions department in London.


Alastair Campbell Communications Strategist & Chief Spokesman UK Labour Government Under Prime Minister Tony Blair

For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's right hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. He remains a key figure on the political stage, with considerable connections on both sides of the Atlantic. As the most influential Government advisor Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and occasionally making them. He is one of four credited with creating New Labour, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation. He was reviled by parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and work rate. Since resigning Alastair has published three volumes of his diaries as well as two novels, written features on sport and politics, advised several bodies and stepped up his fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Research (Alastair is chairman of fundraising for the charity). He also accompanied the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, without much success. Alastair's speeches mix experience and wit. He offers a sharply observed insight into what makes strong leaders and throws light on the relationship between government, and the press - including his treatment of the media. On a lighter note, he might also reveal how a stranger behaved towards him, on Hampstead Heath.
 


Kevin Albert Global Head of Business Development PANTHEON

Kevin has 30 years of private equity experience and is a member of Pantheon’s Executive Committee and is responsible for business development and client service activities globally at Pantheon. Kevin previously worked at Elevation Partners where he was in charge of fundraising and investor relations. For the 24 years prior to joining Elevation, Kevin ran the Global Private Equity Placement Group at Merrill Lynch.


Peter Wilson Managing Director HARBOURVEST PARTNERS

Peter Wilson leads HarbourVest’s secondary investment activity in Europe.  Prior to joining the Firm, he spent three years working for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he originated and managed two regional venture capital funds in Russia and worked on several other debt and equity transactions in the former Soviet Union.  Peter also spent two years at The Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 


Gideon Rachman Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator FINANCIAL TIMES

Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok.  He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation.


Michael Lindauer Global Co-Head, Fund Investments ALLIANZ CAPITAL PARTNERS

Michael is co-heading ACP’s global private equity fund investment team (comprising primary, co-investment and secondary activities with total AuM of EUR 6bn and 17 professionals in New York, Munich and Singapore) and has a focus on investments in Europe and North America. Prior to joining ACP in 2003, he was employed as a senior M&A consultant for venture capital and buyout transactions in the corporate finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.


 


Roy Kuo Team Head, Alternative Strategies CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND

Roy is the Team Head of Alternative Strategies at the Church Commissioners, which manages the Church of England’s endowment.  He is responsible for managing and growing the endowment’s allocations in the hedge fund and credit sectors.  Roy was previously the Head of Research at Dexion Capital, where he was responsible for the firm’s fund of funds mandates and for establishing investment partnerships with major investment managers in the credit, hedge fund, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Prior to this, he was the Alternatives Fund Manager at boutique fund of funds company Bramdean Asset Management.


Eric Maddox US Military Veteran, Consultant & Author MISSION BLACKLIST

Eric B. Maddox is the author of MISSION BLACKLIST #1: CAPTURING SADDAM.  In 2003, while assigned to a special operations task force in Iraq, Maddox conducted over 300 interrogations and collected the intelligence which directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. He is the recipient of the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Defence Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star. Currently, Eric B. Maddox continues to serve in government civil service with the Department of Defence. Additionally, Maddox shares his experience, expertise and skills in interrogations and questioning techniques.


Jonas Nyquist Head of Buyouts SKANDIA LIFE

Skandia Life has one the largest private equity programs in the Nordic countries and Jonas is responsible for investments in buyout funds and co-investments in Europe and North America. Prior to his current role, Jonas was a Management Consultant with Arthur D. Little where he focused on private equity, strategy development and due diligence, primarily in the Nordic region.


Johannes Huth Member KKR

Johannes joined KKR in 1999 and is responsible for KKR’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining KKR, Mr Huth was a member of Investcorp’s Management Committee and was also responsible for the fi rm’s operations in Europe. Previously, he was with Salomon Brothers, where he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions departments in London and New York.


Torben Vangstrup Managing Partner ATP-PEP

Torben is Managing Partner of ATP PEP. He has over a decade of experience in equity research, and has been involved in numerous corporate finance transactions. Torben serves on the advisory boards of the following funds: Graphite Capital VI, Housatonic IV & V, Isis V, Lindsay Goldberg I, II & III, Nordic Capital V, VI & VII, Onset Venture Partners V & VI, Polaris II & III, Silver Lake II & III, Spray Venture Partners II, and Waterland II, III, IV & V.


Per Strömberg Centennial Professor of Finance & Private Equity STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Per Strömberg is also the Director of the Swedish House of Finance (SHoF), a national center for finance research in Stockholm. He is also Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Dr Strömberg's research has primarily focused on the two areas of bankruptcy and private equity finance. Between 2008 and 2011, he was the director of the Swedish Institute for Financial Research (SIFR).  At the Stockholm School of Economics he teaches courses in Private Equity and Corporate Finance at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, where he was named “Teacher of the year” in 2013. Dr Strömberg a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) and the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He is also a member of the prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.


Anders Strömblad Head of Alternative Investments AP2

Since 2011 Anders Strömblad has been in charge of, among other things, alternative investments at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund. The asset class also includes investments in real estate, timber and farmland. In alternative investments Anders has designed the investment strategy and business plan and is responsible for implementation thereof. Before he became Head of Alternative Investments in AP2 he held various senior management positions in the manufacturing industry.


 


Miriam Schmitter Managing Director CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Miriam heads the ex-U.S. private equity and venture capital research team and is responsible for performing due diligence on opportunities in these asset classes and assessing the relative attractiveness of the underlying markets. Miriam and her team also advise the fi rm’s investment consultants and their clients on new and existing fi rms raising and managing funds and general market trends. Before Miriam joined Cambridge Associates in 2005, she was an investment manager of private equity fund investments at Allianz Private Equity Partners, and before that that, she was an investment professional at DB Capital Partners/DB Investor, the direct private equity investment division of Deutsche Bank.


Alastair Campbell Communications Strategist & Chief Spokesman UK Labour Govt Under PM Tony Blair

For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's right hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. He remains a key figure on the political stage, with considerable connections on both sides of the Atlantic. As the most influential Government advisor Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and occasionally making them. He is one of four credited with creating New Labour, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation. He was reviled by parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and work rate. Since resigning Alastair has published three volumes of his diaries as well as two novels, written features on sport and politics, advised several bodies and stepped up his fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Research (Alastair is chairman of fundraising for the charity). He also accompanied the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, without much success. Alastair's speeches mix experience and wit. He offers a sharply observed insight into what makes strong leaders and throws light on the relationship between government, and the press - including his treatment of the media. On a lighter note, he might also reveal how a stranger behaved towards him, on Hampstead Heath.
 


Professor Josh Lerner Jacob H. Schiff Prof of Investment Banking HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Rich Hall Head of Private Equity TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS

Richard Hall has primary responsibility for TRS’ $11 billion portfolio of Private Equity fund investments and is also responsible for TRS’ Principal Investments group which makes direct investments into private equity and real estate opportunities alongside TRS’ managers. Prior to joining TRS in 2008, Richard focused on M&A as a member of the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities, was a Director of Corporate Development for Tomkins plc and was a member of the M&A group at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown.


David Turner MD, Head of Private Equity THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

Jane Rowe Senior Vice President TEACHERS' PRIVATE CAPITAL

Robert Coke Head, Absolute Return & Buyouts WELLCOME TRUST

Britt Harris Chief Investment Officer TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS

Hanneke Smits Partner, CIO ADAMS STREET PARTNERS



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