Ruulke is Head of Carlyle’s Investment Solutions segment and member of the AlpInvest Board. She is also co-head of AlpInvest Partners’ Primary Fund Investments team and a member of the Investment Committee. Ruulke joined AlpInvest from AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, where she was the Global Head of Real Assets Private Equity and a member of its Management Board. Prior to AXA Investment Managers, Ruulke was Co-CIO Investment Management and CIO Private Markets at PGGM, with direct responsibility for managing investments into infrastructure, hedge funds, structured credit, private equity, insurance linked securities and private real estate. Ruulke previously held several senior roles at ABN AMRO. Ruulke received an MSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA ® Charterholder.
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Rich is a Managing Director and co-head AlpInvest Partners’ Co-Investment team with a focus on transactions in the Americas. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Rich joined AlpInvest in 2004 and has 15 years of related investment experience. Prior to joining AlpInvest, Rich worked in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup Global Markets and he received a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Boston College. He represents AlpInvest Partners on several portfolio company boards as well as fund advisory boards.
Eric is Co-head of AlpInvest’s Primary Fund Investment Team and a member of AlpInvest’s Investment Committee. Eric rejoined AlpInvest Partners in 2015 from Partners Group, where he led its US buyout and distressed primary activities and served on the Investment Committee. Prior to Partners Group, he was at AlpInvest Partners, and prior to that he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he started his career. Eric is a CFA ® Charterholder and received a BA in Finance & Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University, where he graduated as an honors scholar. Eric serves on a number of advisory boards of fund partnerships, including those managed by Hellman & Friedman, Genstar Capital, Nautic Partners, Trivest and Clearview Capital.
Chris is a Managing Director and co-head of AlpInvest Partner’s Secondary Investments team with a focus on the Americas. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Chris joined AlpInvest Partners in 2007 from Paul Capital Investments, where he was a Principal focused on fund investing. Previously, he was a Principal at Invesco Private Capital responsible for evaluating venture and LBO fund investments as well as direct investments. Chris received a BA in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from The Georgia Institute of Technology. Chris represents AlpInvest Partners on the Advisory Boards of Ridgemont Equity Partners, One Equity Partners and Aurora Resurgence.
Peter is a Managing Director responsible for analyzing the economic and financial environment for private equity markets and examining the implications for AlpInvest Partners’ strategic asset allocation. He joined the firm in 2005 from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was Group Chief Economist. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Program. Prior to that, he was head of international economic research at Deutsche Bank and a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund. Peter studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Göttingen where he received his doctorate in Economics. He has been a visiting professor at Leuven Gent Vlerick Management School and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of International Investments in Private Equity (Elsevier, 2011) and a co-author of Mastering Illiquidity (Wiley, 2013).
Michael is a Managing Director in the Secondary Investments team where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in the North American market. He is also Chair of the Investment Committee. Michael joined AlpInvest Partners in 2007 from UBS Investment Bank, where he was an Associate Director in the Private Funds Group responsible for providing secondary markets advisory services. Previously, he was an Associate in the Financial Sponsor Coverage/Leveraged Finance Group of CIBC World Markets. Michael received a BA in History, cum laude, from Williams College and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Garrett is a Managing Director in the Secondary Investment team focusing on US transactions. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2012. Prior to completing his MBA, Garrett worked on the AlpInvest Secondary Investment Team in New York. Garrett received an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction and a B.S.B.A from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Carolina Scholar.
Sid is a Managing Director in the Co-Investment team where he is responsible for transactions in North America. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2012 from Wafra Partners, where he was a Vice President in the private equity group based in New York. Sid received a BS in Finance and Information Services from the Stern School of Business at New York University and an MS in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.
Joseph is a Managing Director in the Primary Fund Investments team focusing on US transactions. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2008 from Cambridge Associates, where he was a Senior Associate in the US private equity research team covering US buyout, distressed and private credit GPs. Joseph received a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a CFA ® Charterholder. He serves on a number of advisory boards of fund partnerships, including those managed by TA Associates, GTCR, Parthenon Capital, Sentinel Capital Partners and Pamlico Capital.
Julian is a Managing Director in the Secondary Investments team focusing on US transactions. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2011 from Warburg Pincus in London, where he focused on mid-market consumer and services growth investments. Prior to completing his MBA, Julian worked in the AlpInvest Secondary Investment Team in Amsterdam. Julian received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School and an MSc in Econometrics from the Free University of Amsterdam.
Todd is a Managing Director in the Co-Investment team focusing on US transactions. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2008 from Alta Communications, where he was an Associate working on private equity transactions in the media and communications sector. Previously he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Chase. Todd received a BS in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Omar is a Principal in the Co-Investment team where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in North America. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2018 from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he was a Senior Investment Manager in the Private Equity Department. Omar received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Eric is a Principal in the Secondary Investment team where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in North America. He joined AlpInvest in 2011 from Jefferies, where he was an Investment Banking Analyst. Prior to Jefferies, Eric was with B.C. Ziegler and Company where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. Eric received a B.A. from Colgate University.
Reston is a Principal in the Investor Relations team, where she is responsible for developing new clients and investor relations in North America. She joined AlpInvest Partners in 2015 from Apollo Global Management, where she was a member of the Relationship Management and Business Development Team from 2007 till 2014. She is a CFA ® Charterholder. Reston currently holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. Reston received a B.A. in Economics and English Language & Literature from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.
John is a Principal in the Investor Relations team responsible for managing and developing investor relationships in the Americas. Prior to joining the Investor Relations team, John worked as an investment professional on AlpInvest’s Co-Investment team focused on both private equity and mezzanine transactions globally. John joined AlpInvest in 2011 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked in the Investment Banking Division focused on M&A and capital raising activities for companies in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors. John received a BSc in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, and currently holds Series 63 and 82 licenses.
BSc in Business Management, Babson College, U.S.A.
Previous Experience :
Wells Fargo Securities (Consumer & Retail Group)
Joe is a Principal in the Investor Relations team responsible for managing and developing investor relationships in the Private Wealth channel. Prior to joining AlpInvest in 2020, Joe led private wealth development for HarbourVest Partners. In addition, he led private wealth initiatives for Partners Group and worked in the Goldman Sachs Asset Management division. Joe received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. He currently holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Jeffrey is a Principal in the Primary Fund Investments team focusing on U.S. transactions. Prior to joining AlpInvest Partners, Jeff was an Investment Vice President with Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for sourcing and leading new fund commitments and direct co-investments on behalf of the insurance company in both the U.S. and Europe, and was a member of the Alternative Assets Group Investment Committee. Previously, he was with Portfolio Advisors, LLC, a private equity advisor and fund-of-funds manager, and held roles in the U.S. and Europe. Jeff received a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. He serves on a number of advisory boards of fund partnerships, including those managed by Thompson Street Capital Partners, Charlesbank Capital Partners, Advent International and Quad-C.
Matt is a Principal in the Secondary Investment team where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in North America. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2011 from Peter J. Solomon Company, where he was an Investment Banking Analyst. Matt received an A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.
Michael is a Senior Legal Counsel based in the New York office and responsible for advising the firm’s deal teams on legal documentation and related issues. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2014 from Morgan Lewis, where he was a lawyer in the private investment funds practice, advising private equity and hedge fund clients. Michael received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Msc in Econometrics, University of Amsterdam
Msc in Economics, University of Amsterdam
BA in International Relations, Economics, and East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Previous Experience :
Avista Capital Partners
Taishan Capital Corporation
Stella is a Vice President in the Investor Relations team within AlpInvest, focusing on clients and prospects in the Americas. She is based in New York and joined AlpInvest in 2015. Prior to AlpInvest, Stella worked at Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners, where she was supporting investor relations and fundraising activities. Prior to GSO, Stella worked at Brevan Howard, a macro hedge fund. Stella received her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology from George Washington University.
Kevin heads AlpInvest’s Operational Due Diligence team. He joined AlpInvest in 2019 from Cliffwater where he was a Director on the operational Due Diligence team reviewing private equity, hedge fund, real estate, real asset and liquid alternative investments. Prior to that, Kevin worked in different financial companies including Merrill Lynch, Citi and Goldman Sachs. Kevin received a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Delaware and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Liz is a Compliance Officer based in the New York office. She joined AlpInvest in 2014 from Mason Capital Management, an event-driven hedge fund. Liz received a BA in Political Science from the George Washington University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.
MSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
MSc in Economics, Tilburg University
the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Finance and Economics
SixPoint Partners, Citi
MSc in Finance and Investments, Rotterdam School of Management
B.S. from Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
Previous Experience :
William Blair (Leveraged Finance)
B.B.A from the Ross School of Business and B.S. in Financial Mathematics, University of Michigan
Previous Experience :
JP Morgan Leveraged Finance group. CFA ® Charterholder
B.A. Economics and East Asian Studies, Harvard University
Previous Experience :
Wells Fargo Securities
The University of Texas at Austin, Finance major with a minor in Accounting
Previous Experience :
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Wells Fargo
MSc Quantitative Finance, University of Amsterdam
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research, Maastricht University
ING, NN Investment Partners