Paul Mercadante is a Managing Director focused on the firm’s hardware and software investments and sits on the investment committee. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners he co-founded and was a Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund to Sumeru Equity Partners. Paul has extensive operating and investing experience in the technology sector.
Prior to co-founding Silver Lake Sumeru, Paul was a Partner at Shah Capital Partners. In addition to his private equity background, he has significant operational experience in managing, growing, and leading technology companies. Prior to joining Shah Capital Partners, Paul was President of Force Computers, a leading provider of embedded computing systems and a wholly owned subsidiary of Solectron, Inc. that was subsequently sold to Motorola, Inc. in 2004. Prior to Force, Paul was the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Solectron’s $2 billion Technology Solutions Business Unit. He also has previous experiences with SMART Modular Technologies, Apex Data, Rose Communications, and Activision.