Private Equity Dinner
Marc Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, insurance and real estate.
Marc currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., and Athora Holding Ltd. He has previously served on the boards of directors of numerous other entities, including Apollo portfolio companies, other entities affiliated with Apollo, and other entities. Marc is a founding member and Chairman of Youth Renewal Fund, the Chairman of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School, and a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees. He serves on the board of directors of Jerusalem U and several technology-oriented venture companies.
Marc graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance.
Mr. Sperling is Co-President and Co-Chairman of the Management Committee of Thomas H. Lee Partners.
Mr. Sperling's current and prior directorships include Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp., the Madison Square Garden Company, Experian, Warner Music Group, Houghton Mifflin Co., Fisher Scientific, Univision Communications, Inc., iHeartMedia, Inc., Front Line Management Companies., The Learning Company, PriCellular Corp., ProcureNet, ProSiebenSat.1, Wyndham Hotels, Federal Street Acquisition Corp., and several other private companies.
Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Sperling was, for more than a decade, managing partner of the affiliate of Harvard Management Company that managed all alternative asset classes for Harvard University’s endowment fund. Before that he was a Senior Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Sperling is involved with a number of charitable and non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of Partners Healthcare, the Parent of Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham Health (the Harvard affiliated Academic medical centers) and a number of leading specialty and community hospitals and physicians practice groups of Brigham Health, The Parent of the Brigham & Women's and Brigham & Women’s/Faulkner Hospital He is Chairman Emeritus and of the CitiCenter for Performing Arts and Wang Theater. He is also a member of each of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Harvard University Committee on University Resources and the Harvard Business School's Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.
He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Purdue University. He is married with four children.
Stewart A. Kohl is Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm founded to invest in premier companies at the smaller end of the middle market. Since 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 600 companies in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm’s investors include leading pension funds, endowments, funds-of-funds, insurance companies and banks.
Mr. Kohl joined Riverside in 1993. Prior to that, he was a vice president of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd., the private equity arm of Citibank. Under the guidance of Mr. Kohl and Co-CEO Béla Szigethy, Riverside has grown to manage more than $8 billion in assets. The firm employs more than 200 people in offices across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
In addition to his work with Riverside, Stewart serves as an Honorary Trustee of Oberlin College and Co-Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and Co-Chairs its $2 billion Power of Every One Capital Centennial Campaign. He was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Building for Hope Capital Campaign of the Center for Families and Children.
Mr. Kohl earned the George S. Dively Entrepreneurship Award in 2018. He was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. After spending 16 years as a “Heavy Hitter” participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge bicycle fundraiser, Stewart became founder of VeloSano, which is a charity bike event dedicated to eradicating cancer by supporting research at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Kohl holds a BA from Oberlin College.
Mr. Keck leads StepStone’s global research activities and the development of SPI. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and risk management initiatives.
Prior to co-founding StepStone, Mr. Keck was a managing director at Pacific Corporate Group, a private equity investment firm that oversaw over US$15 billion of private equity commitments for institutional investors. Before that he was a principal with Blue Capital, a middle market buyout firm, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Keck graduated cum laude with a BA from the George Washington University and received his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served in the US Navy as a Naval Flight Officer, receiving numerous decorations flying EA-6Bs off the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
Mr. Landa is a partner in Davis Polk’s Investment Management/Private Funds Group. He advises a wide range of clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds, secondary funds, real estate funds, funds of funds and advisory platforms. He also regularly provides regulatory and compliance advice to his private fund clients.
He advises clients on secondary, private equity and public market transactions as well as acquisitions, dispositions, seeds and spinouts of investment advisers.
Mr. Landa also represents several large institutional investors that invest in private funds.
Representative private fund clients have included Avenue Capital, Mudrick Capital, Enfoca, Graticule Asset Management Asia, RoundTable Healthcare Partners, Hitchwood Capital, Perella Weinberg Partners, Reverence Capital, Czech Asset Management, Citadel, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Colwell is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at LCN. Prior to co-founding LCN, from 2004 to 2010, he was a private investor. During this time, in 2008, Mr. Colwell co-founded Strategy RE, a commercial real estate institutional information services company. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Managing Director and Head of Global Power and Utilities at ABN AMRO. In this role, he was responsible for all corporate finance activities in the sector worldwide and was a member of the bank’s commitments committee among other senior management responsibilities. From 1985 to 2001, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Colwell was a senior investment banker in the Energy and Power Group and had responsibilities for cross-border M&A in power and utilities. In addition to extensive work in the U.S., European and Asian markets, he led Goldman Sachs’ Latin America power sector initiatives, establishing the firm as one of the leading M&A and privatization advisors in the region. Mr. Colwell had a variety of additional responsibilities from leading associate recruitment and management programs to directing the firm’s first global infrastructure investment banking initiatives.
Mr. Colwell graduated with a B.A. with honors in History and Science from Harvard College and graduated with an M.B.A. (with distinction in Finance) from Columbia Business School.
Chair of the firm’s emerging business and technology practice, Steven M. Cohen represents entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and venture capital funds. He advises clients in such industries as technology, life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, digital health, and fintech. Steve counsels mid-Atlantic region investors and emerging growth companies in a variety of business transaction including equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures, and international strategic partnerships. With a knack for creating connections between investors and entrepreneurs, Steve helps develop and implement growth strategies, working with companies throughout their entire lifecycle. Steve is also author of the recently published book: Leading From Within: A Guide To Maximizing Your Effectiveness Through Meditation.
Bryan Kaufman is Head of Data Science at HumanCo, a mission-driven holding company incubating and investing in private companies within the health and wellness space. Prior to joining HumanCo, Bryan helped build and run the consumer sector's quantamental research function at Point72 Asset Management. He was previously a Senior Data Scientist within Booz Allen Hamilton’s commercial practice.
Mr. Kaufman holds a BS in Finance and Economics from NYU Stern School of Business and a Masters in Analytics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ilana Foni is an Associate in Equity Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan.covering Technology, Media and Communications. Ilana has worked on many high profile Tech IPOs globally during her 6 years at the firm. Ilana graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Brown University. .
Itay has worked on many enterprise software and other tech transactions during his time at BHI, from direct relationships to syndicated deals. Prior to BHI, Itay was a Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley and a Relationship Manager at Bank Leumi USA.
Itay is a native of Israel and a veteran of a field intelligence and reconnaissance unit in the IDF.
He holds a Cum Laude B.A degree from Manhattanville College and an MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.
Jared Bernheim is a Vice President with Carlyle Strategic Partners, focusing on distressed and special situations investment opportunities. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Bernheim was an Associate at Pegasus Capital Advisors in New York, focusing on middle market private equity investments.
Mr. Bernheim currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sterling LLC and previously served on the Board of Directors of Permian Holdings Inc.
Mr. Bernheim graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics from The Wharton School, as well as a BS in engineering and a master’s degree of biotechnology from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Rochelle Kracoff is the Compliance Manager of Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE: SAR) a publicly traded business development company (BDC) that provides customized financing solutions for middle market companies located in the United States. Saratoga offers a broad range of financing solutions, including subordinated debt, first and second lien loans, one-stop and unitranche structures and equity co-investments. Ms. Kracoff graduated Magna cum laude with a BS in Business Management and Finance and minor in Business Law from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Mr. Kracoff also holds a Certificate in advance religious studies from Ohel Chana, Melbourne Australia.
This event starts on Tuesday December 3rd at 6:30 PM.
Join YJP for an inspirational evening with:
Tom Keck (StepStone Group)
Mark Rowan (Apollo Global Management)
Scott Sperling (Thomas H. Lee Partners)
Attendees will dine, learn and mingle with three prominent financial figures, and other rising stars in the industry.
Doors open at 6:30PM and the panel will commence at 7:15 PM.
This event is complimentary for:
Professional level members in the finance division.
Young Leadership members and above levels.
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