Partners

  • Kevin Albert
    Kevin Albert
    Partner, New York
  • Robin Bailey
    Robin Bailey
    Partner, London
  • Rob Barr
    Rob Barr
    Partner, London
  • Brian Buenneke
    Brian Buenneke
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Sheldon Chang
    Sheldon Chang
    Partner, New York
  • Evan Corley
    Evan Corley
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Andrea Echberg
    Andrea Echberg
    Partner, London
  • Matt Garfunkle
    Matt Garfunkle
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Jie Gong
    Jie Gong
    Partner, Hong Kong
  • Ralph Guenther*
    Ralph Guenther*
    Partner, London
  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jones
    Partner, London
  • Graeme Keenan
    Graeme Keenan
    Partner, London
  • Daniela Konrath
    Daniela Konrath
    Partner, London
  • Kathryn Leaf Wilmes
    Kathryn Leaf Wilmes
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Andrew Lebus
    Andrew Lebus
    Partner, London
  • Brian Lim
    Brian Lim
    Partner, Hong Kong
  • Elly Livingstone
    Elly Livingstone
    Partner, London
  • Susan Long McAndrews
    Susan Long McAndrews
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Dennis McCrary
    Dennis McCrary
    Partner, San Francisco
  • Chris Meads
    Chris Meads
    Partner, Hong Kong
  • Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller
    Partner, San Francisco
  • John Morgan
    John Morgan
    Partner, London
  • Rudy Scarpa
    Rudy Scarpa
    Partner, New York
  • Alex Scott
    Alex Scott
    Partner, London
  • Helen Steers
    Helen Steers
    Partner, London
  • Rhoddy Swire*
    Rhoddy Swire*
    Senior Partner, London
  • Francesco di Valmarana
    Francesco di Valmarana
    Partner, London
  • Paul Ward
    Paul Ward
    Managing Partner, London
Kevin Albert
Partner, New York

Kevin is a Partner, a member of Pantheon’s Partnership Board and is responsible for global business development and client service. Kevin joined Pantheon from Elevation Partners and prior to that led the Global Private Equity Placement Group at Merrill Lynch. He holds a BA in Economics and a MBA in Finance, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Robin Bailey
Partner, London

Robin is a Partner and Pantheon’s Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Pantheon, Robin worked in the Investment team of Ipex Capital and for the Corporate Finance Advisory practice of Deloitte. Robin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and holds a BSc in Economics from Warwick University.

 

Rob Barr
Partner, London

Rob is a Partner and represents Pantheon’s client relationship management and business development in the UK, the Nordic region and the Middle East and Africa. He is also involved in Pantheon’s Defined Contribution initiative. Before joining Pantheon, Rob spent six years at Deutsche Asset Management as a Director and prior to this, he spent four years working in private equity for Morgan Grenfell Development Capital. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, having previously worked in industry for Johnson Matthey. He received a BSc from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

 

Brian Buenneke
Partner, San Francisco

Brian is a Partner in Pantheon’s U.S. Primary Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Brian worked at HarbourVest Partners, Duke Street Capital and Paul Capital Partners. Brian holds an AB in Government from Dartmouth College and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Sheldon Chang
Partner, New York

Sheldon is a Partner in the Private Wealth Team. Before joining Pantheon, Sheldon worked at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and in investment banking. Sheldon holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS from Cornell University.

 

Evan Corley
Partner, San Francisco

Evan is a Partner and senior investment professional in Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure and Real Assets team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Evan worked at Polaris Venture Partners in Boston and JP Morgan in London. Evan holds a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and economics, from Boston University’s School of Management.

 

Andrea Echberg
Partner, London

Andrea is a Partner in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrea led the infrastructure direct and co-investment teams for Société Générale, Macquarie Capital and ABN AMRO.  She holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

 

Matt Garfunkle
Partner, San Francisco

Matt is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Matt joined Pantheon from Cambridge Associates. Matt holds a BA in History and Economics from Brown University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Jie Gong
Partner, Hong Kong

Jie is a Partner in Pantheon’s Asia Investment Team. Jie joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners’ private equity fund-of-funds group and before that worked at JPMorgan where she was responsible for leverage finance deal origination, structuring and execution in Greater China. Jie holds a BA in Economics and International Trade from Shanghai International Studies University, a MA in Economics from University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Finance from London Business School.

 

Ralph Guenther*
Partner, London

Ralph is a Partner and represents Pantheon’s client relationship management and business development for the DACH countries. Ralph was previously a Managing Director with bmp AG where he worked on private equity fund-of-funds and advisory services for institutional clients. He holds a BSc in Economics from FU Berlin.

 

Matt Jones
Partner, London

Matthew is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Matt joined Pantheon from HM Treasury where he worked as an Assistant Economist within the Finance, Regulation and Industry department. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Leeds University.

 

Graeme Keenan
Partner, London

Graeme is a Partner and Pantheon’s Chief Risk Officer, responsible for risk management. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Risk Officer, Graeme was Pantheon’s Head of Operations. Graeme holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

 

Daniela Konrath
Partner, London

Daniela is a Partner and represents Pantheon’s client relationship management and business development in the Benelux region. Before that, she was a Partner in Pantheon’s European investment team and previously an investment manager for private equity funds at Alpinvest in the Netherlands. Daniela holds a BSc in International Management from the European School of Business, Reutlingen, and a Degree from Ecole Supérieure Européenne de Commerce in Reims.

 

Kathryn Leaf Wilmes
Partner, San Francisco

Kathryn is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure & Real Assets team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Kathryn worked at GIC Special Investments. Before that, Kathryn was responsible for direct investments at Centre Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. She holds a BA and MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University.

 

Andrew Lebus
Partner, London

Andrew is a Partner in Pantheon’s Asian and Secondaries investment teams. He is additionally responsible for co-ordinating the activities of Pantheon International Plc. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrew worked in corporate finance with special emphasis on the private equity market, at Credit Lyonnais Securities, and prior to that at its affiliate, Castleforth.

 

Brian Lim
Partner, Hong Kong

Brian is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams. Prior to joining Pantheon, Brian worked as a Portfolio Director at CDC Group and before that worked at Watson Wyatt advising institutional investors on private equity and investment strategy. Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from City, University of London, and a MBA from the London Business School.

Elly Livingstone
Partner, London

Elly is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Elly was an investment manager at Actis Capital, an emerging markets private equity fund manager, having worked previously for Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers on a wide range of international consulting and corporate finance advisory assignments. Elly holds a BSc from the University of Birmingham and a MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

 

Susan Long McAndrews
Partner, San Francisco

Susan is a Partner, a member of Pantheon’s Partnership Board and Head of the U.S. Primary Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Susan was a principal at Capital Z Partners in Asia, and a director within Russell Investments’ private equity group. Susan holds a BA in International Studies and Economics from the University of North Carolina and a Masters from Stanford University in International Policy Studies.

 

Dennis McCrary
Partner, San Francisco

Dennis is a Partner, a member of Pantheon’s Partnership Board, Chair of the Co-Investment Committee and the Global Secondary Investment Committee and is a member of the U.S. Regional Investment Committee and the International Investment Committee. Prior to joining Pantheon, Dennis was head of the U.S. Partnership Team at Adams Street Partners, and previous to that worked at Bank of America and Continental Bank. Dennis holds a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.

 

Chris Meads
Partner, Hong Kong

Chris is a Partner, a member of Pantheon’s Partnership Board and Pantheon’s Head of Investment. Chris joined Pantheon from HSBC Hong Kong where he was involved both in strategic acquisitions and the design and implementation of internal operating procedures. Previous to that, Chris worked for Brierley Investments in both Hong Kong and New Zealand. Chris holds a BCom in Economics from Auckland University, New Zealand, and a BCA in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Jeff Miller
Partner, San Francisco

Jeff is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Co-Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Jeff was a principal at Allied Capital and previous to that worked in Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division. Jeff holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College and a MBA from Northwestern University. Jeff is a CFA Charterholder.

 

John Morgan
Partner, London

John is a Partner and has overall responsibility for Pantheon’s global legal & compliance affairs. Prior to joining Pantheon, John worked within the Corporate Department team of Debevoise & Plimpton, having previously trained at Linklaters. John holds a LLB in Law with French from Birmingham University.

 

Rudy Scarpa
Partner, New York

Rudy is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Rudy was a partner at Coller Capital and previous to that worked at Thomas H. Lee Putnam Ventures, Merrill Lynch and Skadden Arps. Rudy holds a BS in Finance at Indiana University and a JD from the New York University School of Law.

 

Alex Scott
Partner, London

Alex is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Alex was an investment manager for the West Midlands Pension Fund’s private equity portfolio. Before this, he was a portfolio manager at Gartmore Investment Management. Alex holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton.

 

Helen Steers
Partner, London

Helen is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Helen joined Pantheon from Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Helen spent five years as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Helen received a BA and a MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Helen is a member of the Board of Directors of Invest Europe, and sits on its LP Platform Council.  Helen is also a co-founder of Level 20, a non-profit making organisation that has been set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry. Helen is bilingual in English and French.

 

Rhoddy Swire*
Senior Partner, London

Rhoddy is Pantheon’s founder and is a director of Pantheon International Plc. In 1981 Rhoddy joined GT Management to oversee and manage unquoted investments and subsequently led the buyout from GT Management Ltd to form Pantheon.  Previously, he was an executive of John Swire & Sons Limited, working in Hong Kong, Sydney and London. He holds a BSc in Engineering and Economics from Birmingham University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

Francesco di Valmarana
Partner, London

Francesco is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Francesco was previously with Unigestion, where he managed the firm’s global secondaries program. Prior to Unigestion he was a partner and co-founder of the European venture capital firm DN Capital, joining from the European investment team at Advent International. He has a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton University, and holds a MBA from Insead.

 

Paul Ward
Managing Partner, London

Paul is Pantheon’s Managing Partner and is a member of the Partnership Board. Paul joined Pantheon from Lehman Brothers Private Equity Group, where he was Investment Director. Prior to that, he worked for Lehman Brothers Investment Bank in both New York and London on M&A and corporate finance advisory services having previously been a management consultant with PA Consulting. Paul holds a BSc from the University of Leeds and a MBA from London Business School.

 

Any reference to the title of “Partner” shall, except as otherwise indicated, refer to such person’s capacity as a partner of Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP. In addition, any reference to the title of “Partner” for persons located in the United States refers to such person’s capacity as a limited partner of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP.

* Such person holds the grade of “Partner” but remains an employee of Pantheon and is neither a member of nor partner of Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP.