This is just a snapshot of the 250+ speakers at SuperReturn International 2013 - see full speaker list here
David co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $150 billion from 36 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).
Lord Davies of Abersoch is a partner and Vice Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments Limited, the Senior Independent Director at Diageo, Chair of the Advisory Board of Moelis & Co., and Non-Executive Chairman of NoteMachine Group Holdings Limited. Lord Davies was Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC from November 2006. He joined the Board of Standard Chartered PLC in December 1997 and was Group Chief Executive from November 2001 until 2006. He was awarded a CBE for his services to the financial sector and the community in Hong Kong in June 2002 where he served as a member of the HK Exchange fund for seven years.
Henry Kravis (New York) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman
and Co-Chief Executive Offi cer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and China International Capital Corporation Limited. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus or trustee of timCouncil, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School, Mount Sinai Hospital, the New York City Investment Fund, Partnership for New York City, Rockefeller University, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience fi nancing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.
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.
Joseph Baratta is also a member of the firm's Management and Executive Committees. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Baratta has been involved in the execution of Blackstone's investments in Universal Orlando, Nycomed Pharmaceuticals, Houghton Mifflin, Spirit Group and is responsible for Blackstone's investments in Seaworld Parks and Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments Group, Center Parcs, Tragus Group and ICS Group. In 2001, Mr. Baratta moved to London to help establish Blackstone's corporate private equity business in Europe. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Baratta was with Tinicum Incorporated, and McCowen De Leeuw & Company. Mr. Baratta also worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions department.
Stéphane Garelli reads today's global economic picture better than anyone else. He has a unique ability to analyse and describe the world economic environment as it evolves, and to draw conclusions about what changes in the world economy actually mean for companies and individuals alike. He is Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), and at the University of Lausanne as well as Director of The World Competitiveness Yearbook. He is globally recognised as an authority on World Competitiveness and his research focuses particularly on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets.
Peter Pereira Gray works with a Team managing the £14 billion multi asset global investment portfolio. Previous roles held were Co Head of the Portfolio Management team and Head of Property Investment. Peter has a wide brief, responsible for the oversight of the Investment Services, Support and Portfolio Management teams. Prior to joining the Trust in January 2001, Peter worked for 12 years at Prudential Property Investment Managers, latterly as a Director of Property Fund Management and Deputy Life Fund Manager.
J. Christopher Flowers is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC. J.C. Flowers & Co., founded in 1998, is an investment firm specialising in financial services. J.C. Flowers & Co. Fund has assets under management of $9 billion. Previously, Mr. Flowers was partner in charge of the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Flowers was at Goldman Sachs from 1979 to 1998. He was among the founders of Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group in 1986, and became a general partner of Goldman in 1988.
William E. Macaulay co-founded First Reserve Corporation in 1983. With over US$23 billion of raised capital since inception, First Reserve is a premier energy and natural resources industry investor. Prior to this, Mr. Macaulay was a co-founder of Meridien Capital Company, a private equity buyout firm. From 1972 to 1982, Mr. Macaulay was with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., where he served as Director of Corporate Finance with responsibility for managing Oppenheimer's buyout business. He also served as a General Partner and member of the Management Committee, as well as President of Oppenheimer Energy Corporation.
Mr. Haubenstricker joined New York Life in 1991 and is currently CEO of NYLCAP, responsible for the day-to-day management of the Firm and its investment activities. In addition, Mr. Haubenstricker continues to manage NYLCAP’s mezzanine business, a role he has held since 2001. Mr. Haubenstricker also co-heads the Private Finance Group and established New York Life's London affi liate in 1994. Previously, Mr. Haubenstricker worked at Prudential Financial where he focused on leveraged fi nancings in their Private Placement Department.
Rob Lucas is responsible for their private equity activities in the UK, the Nordic region and in Central and Eastern Europe. An Engineer by profession, Rob graduated from Imperial College, London and spent nearly a decade with 3i before joining CVC in 1996. He is a member of CVC's European Investment Committee and sits on the board of a number of CVC's portfolio companies.
Jo Taylor joined Teachers’ in 2012 as head of TPC’s London offi ce, and is Teachers’ senior representative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He leads the team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and executing investments in these regions. Jo has extensive experience in the investment industry, including more than 20 years with 3i Group Plc, an international private equity and infrastructure investor, where he was the Head of Venture, Member of Group Management and Investment Committees, and CEO of US Investment Subsidiaries. He is also a non-executive Director at Kainos Software Limited.
Baring Vostok Capital Partners is the largest private equity fi rm focused on Russia and the CIS. Baring Vostok's funds currently own 20 businesses with combined turnover of approximately $1.3 billion and operations primarily in the media, banking, and oil & gas industries. The fi rm is presently investing its fourth fund with total capital of $1.5 billion. Mr Calvey is the Chairman of the Investment Committee for all of Baring Vostok's funds and is also a member of the Investment Committees of affi liated Baring funds in China and India.
Mario sits on Hamilton Lane’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for the fi rm’s strategic direction and oversees the development of the fi rm’s management structure and process. Mario also plays a signifi cant role in providing client services to the fi rm’s numerous clients and in marketing the fi rm’s products and services.
Hanneke is responsible for formulating global investment strategy. She is also responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street’s managers. She chairs the Primary and Secondary Investment Committees. She joined the Firm in 1997 to expand its presence outside the United States. Prior to this, Hanneke was an investment manager for fi ve years with Pantheon Ventures Limited. Hanneke is Chairperson of the Adams Street Partners Portfolio Construction and a member of the Executive & Investment Committees. Hanneke is past Chair of the EVCA Investor Relations Committee, a past member of the EVCA Executive Committee and BVCA Investor Relations Committee.
Kurt became Co-Managing Partner of Permira in 2008. He serves on the Board and is a member of the Investment Committee. Kurt joined Permira’s London office in 1996 and became a Partner in 2001. Between 2003 and 2008 he was responsible for Permira’s Nordic office. Prior to joining Permira, Kurt worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm
Martin Halusa was elected Chief Executive Officer of Apax Partners in October 2003. In 1990, he co-founded Apax Partners in Germany as Managing Director. His investment experience has been primarily in telecommunications and service industries. He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group ('BCG') in Germany and left as a Partner and Vice President of BCG worldwide in 1986. He joined Daniel Swarovski Corporation, Austria's largest private industrial company, first as President of Swarovski Inc (US) and later as the Director of International Holding in Zurich.
Peter is responsible for analyzing the economic and financial environment for private equity markets and examining the implications for AlpInvest Partners’ strategic asset allocation. Bringing over 20 years of experience, he joined the firm in 2005 from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was Group Chief Economist. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Program. Prior to that, he was head of international economic research at Deutsche Bank and a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Searing joined DCM in 2002 as a Performance Analyst and is now a member of the investment team responsible for partnership selection and portfolio management. Prior to joining DCM, Mr. Searing worked as a Performance Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Advisors where he was responsible for monitoring and reporting on performance for retail and institutional clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Advisors, Mr. Searing worked at Garban Securities, Inc. in the Mortgage Backed and Asset-Backed trading area.
Professor Oliver Gottschalg serves as HEC’s Academic Director for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program. His research focuses on the strategic logic and performance determinants of private equity investments and he serves as an advisor to leading industry investors. He is Head of Research at Peracs, a firm providing advanced private equity fund due diligence and benchmarking services. He recently served as an advisor to the European Parliament regarding regulation of the Private Equity industry.
Pam leads the largest division of the firm, which includes Organizational Development & Technology, Portfolio Analysis & Strategic Sourcing, Finance and Fund Accounting, Origination, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications and Administration/Graphics. In addition, Pam serves on the Global Board of Directors for The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle market growth. Pam was also named the recipient of the 2012 Private Equity Manager Leadership Award by Private Equity International, thanks in large part to her years of service in the private equity industry and her innovative leadership with Riverside. She has spent considerable time promoting the benefits of private equity, including testifying before the U.S. Congress on behalf of the industry, and active participation with advocacy organizations. Prior to joining Riverside, she spent 22 years at JP Morgan Chase.
Dr. Karen Stephenson, hailed in Business 2.0 as “The Organization Woman”, is a corporate anthropologist and lauded as a pioneer and "leader in the growing field of social-network business consultants." In 2007, she was awarded the Star Award by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for her contributions to the workplace. She was also one of only four females recognised from a distinguished short list of 55 in Random House’s 2007 Guide to the Management Gurus. In 2006, she was awarded the first Houghton Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College for her groundbreaking contributions to civic engagement. In 2001, her consulting firm Netform was recognised as one of the top 100 leading innovation companies by CIO. Her prominence catapulted in 2000 when she was featured in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, regarding the social dynamics of office spaces.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown has responsibility for all aspects of the firm’s business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also serves as chairman of the firm’s Global Affairs practice, a speciality team that draws on a wide range of skills at FTI Consulting to help clients face challenging international issues as they pursue growth in new markets. Mark Malloch-Brown served as a Minister in Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s cabinet, where he had particular responsibility for strengthening relationships with Africa and Asia and the international system. The Prime Minster appointed him as his envoy for preparation of the London G-20 Summit. In addition, Lord Malloch-Brown has served as Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff of the United Nations under Kofi Annan and, for six years prior, as Administrator of the UN Development Programme, where he led UN development efforts around the world. Before that he was a Vice-President at the World Bank. He is a member of the House of Lords and was knighted in 2007.
With more than 20 years experience in executing investment transactions, André is responsible for leading private equity investments in the CPP portfolio. Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board, André managed a private equity portfolio in financial services, telecommunications, media, and entertainment sectors for another Canadian pension plan manager. Before entering the private equity space, André spent several years with a leading telecommunications company mostly as a senior officer responsible for corporate development and legal affairs. André started his career as a corporate lawyer with a major Canadian law firm and then a consultant for a European merger & acquisition consulting boutique.
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.
Prior to founding the business in 1990, Jeremy spent five years at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Investment Management, where he pioneered the acquisition of private equity secondaries. He began his career as a public equities investment analyst at Fidelity International Investment Management in London. In 2012, Jeremy was recognised as one of the 20 most influential people in private equity over the last decade by Private Equity International (PEI), and by Real Deals magazines. He was also voted one of the most influential people in European financial markets and private equity by Financial News magazine. In 2009, Jeremy won PEI’s ‘Private Equity Leader’ award. In 2011, Jeremy was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London Business School.
Michael Sotirhos is a Senior Managing Director in the Investor Relations & Business Development Group, based in New York. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Sotirhos was a Partner at Atlantic Pacifi c Capital, Inc., a placement fi rm focused on raising Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Fund capital from institutional investors worldwide. Prior to joining Atlantic Pacifi c, Mr. Sotirhos was in the Private Equity Placement Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. based in London where he raised capital from investors across Europe and the Middle East.
Scott Sperling is Co-President of one of the United States leading buyout funds with over $22 billion under management. Mr. Sperling’s current and prior directorships include Clear Channel Communications, Thermo Fisher Corp., Warner Music Group, Fisher Scientific, Experian, PriCelluar, Houghton Mifflin, The Learning Company ProSiebenSat.1 and several private companies
Prior to Oaktree, Howard was with the TCW Group where from 1985 – 1995 he led the groups responsible for investments in distressed debt, high yield bonds and convertible securities. He was also Chief Investment Officer for Domestic Fixed Income at TCW. Previously, Howard was with Citicorp Investment Management, where he was Vice President and senior portfolio manager for convertible and high yield securities.
Guy is Terra Firma’s Founder, and sits on the General Partners’ boards. He started his career with Goldman Sachs International where he went on to become Head of Eurobond Trading and then Head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Structuring Group. Guy left Goldman’s in 1994 to establish the Principal Finance Group (PFG) at Nomura International plc which acquired 15 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value of €20 billion. Guy led the spin out of PFG to form Terra Firma in 2002.