This is just a snapshot of the 250 speakers at SuperReturn International 2014 - view list of speakers confirmed to date here
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).
James (“Jim”) Coulter is the CEO and a Founding Partner of TPG. The firm was founded in 1992. TPG is a leading private investment firm managing in excess of $55 billion in assets in more than 130 countries. TPG is based in San Francisco and Fort Worth and has 17 offices in 11 countries around the world. TPG has been a lead equity investor in more than 150 companies.
Kathleen Bacon is a managing director who concentrates on managing European and emerging markets primary partnership investments. She has also been involved with direct and secondary partnership investments. Kathleen joined the Firm’s London subsidiary in 1994 and serves on the advisory boards of a number of private equity partnerships. Kathleen’s prior experience includes a position with the First National Bank of Boston, where she was responsible for lending to U.S. subsidiaries of U.K.-owned companies.
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 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.
Joseph Baratta is Global Head of Private Equity and a member of the firm's Management and Executive Committees. He joined Blackstone in 1998, and 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 McCown De Leeuw & Company. Mr. Baratta also worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions department.
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.
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.
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.
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.