Meet Our Team
The team at Sumeru Equity Partners includes senior operating executives and experienced technology investors with complementary skill sets across software, technology enabled services, and hardware.
Collectively, our team has 75 years of experience in founding, operating, and investing in growth-oriented technology companies. Prior to creating SEP, our team members worked together managing Silver Lake Sumeru, a $1.1 billion mid-market technology private equity fund started in 2007 by Silver Lake.
SEP also has a network of highly experienced advisors who are founders, CEOs, CFOs, and CTOs of software and hardware companies. These advisors can provide insight into market trends, assist on M&A diligence and occasionally take board seats with our portfolio companies.
* Sumeru Equity Partners is not affiliated with Silver Lake. The investment team spinning out of Silver Lake to form Sumeru Equity Partners includes three of the five Managing Directors that managed Silver Lake Sumeru and SEPs’ investment committee includes members who were not on the Silver Lake Sumeru investment committee. In addition, Ajay Shah, Founding Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru, will serve as a Senior Operating Partner to SEP and will initially serve on SEP’s investment committee. The fifth Managing Director previously responsible for the SLS portfolio will not be involved with Sumeru Equity Partners. As a result of the spin-out, the two co-founders of Silver Lake who serve on the SLS investment committee will not serve on the SEP investment committee.