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Jeffrey Akers Partner

Jeff is a Partner who primarily specializes in the sourcing and execution of secondary investments. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street.

Location: Chicago
Email: jakers@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7871
Year Joined: 2006

Previous Experience:
L.E.K. Consulting
William Blair & Company

Academic:
Indiana University, BS
Northwestern University, with distinction, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Marcia Gomez
mgomez@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-7871

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Stephen BaranowskiFinance Director

Steve oversees all accounting, reporting and administration associated with Adams Street Partners and the Adams Street funds.

Location: Chicago
Email: sbaranowski@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4475
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
KPMG

Academic:
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA
University of Notre Dame, BBA


Executive Assistant:
Naz Busch
nbusch@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-4476

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Troy Barnett, CFA Partner

Troy is a Partner within our Secondary team and joined the firm in 2004. He is involved in all aspects of the Adams Street secondary business, including strategic direction, sourcing, fundraising, investment decision-making and portfolio construction.

Location: Chicago
Email: tbarnett@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8477
Year Joined: 2004

Previous Experience:
NIMCO
William Blair & Company

Academic:
University of Wisconsin, BS
University of Chicago, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Kristen Klamert
kklamert@AdamsStreetPartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8477

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Sarah BassPartner

Sarah is responsible for financial/accounting support for a subset of Adams Street Partners' multiple commingled funds. Her activities include financial statement preparation, cash management, partnership investment valuation, portfolio analysis and special projects.

Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant.

Location: Chicago
Email: sbass@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7898
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Kraft Foods
Arthur Anderson

Academic:
Northern Illinois University, BS, with University Honors

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Sejal BellPrincipal

Sejal provides support for separate account and commingled fund transactions, assists in cash and asset reconciliation activities and manages a range of requirements related to financial statement and tax-related information.

Location: Chicago
Email: sbell@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7885
Year Joined: 2005

Previous Experience:
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Indymac Bank

Academic:
University of Michigan, BA

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Juan Beltran Accounting Administrator

Juan is responsible for supporting the activities of the Investment Accounting Team. His activities include updating and maintaining the quarterly database of 500+ partnership financial statements, handling cash reconciliations, payables and audit confirmations.

Location: Chicago
Email: jbeltran@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7899
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
FBOP Corporation

Academic:
Dominican University, BS

Ben Benedict Administrator

Ben is responsible for supporting the activities of the Legal Team. His activities include projects associated with document management, correspondence and information management.

Location: Chicago
Email: bbenedict@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-1562
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Cushman Wakefield
Y-Me Organization
Store-Level Service Group

Academic:
Culver-Stockton College, BA

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Philipp Bohren Partner

As Director of Information Technology within the Management Services Team, Philipp is responsible for the overall strategic goals, policies and procedures for Adams Street Partners' information technology needs.

Philipp is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a Polycom Certified Video Engineer (CVE), holds an ITIL Foundation certification and is Six Sigma trained.

Location: Chicago
Email: pbohren@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4465
Year Joined: 2009

Previous Experience:
UBS Global Asset Management
SBC Asset Management
Brinson Partners

Academic:
Federal Diploma for Commercial Employees, Switzerland

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Lauren Bozzelli Partner

Lauren is a Partner and member of the Client Service team. She works closely with clients in the management of their portfolios, including providing assistance in the development and monitoring of their private equity programs. Lauren is also involved in the tracking and analysis of portfolio performance measurement and the development of consultant relationships.

Location: Chicago
Email: lbozzelli@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7875
Year Joined: 2007

Previous Experience:
KPMG

Academic:
Miami University, BS, cum laude

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Thomas Bremner, CFA Principal

Tom is a Principal, and invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the healthcare space.

Tom is a Board Observer at CareCloud and is actively involved with Adams Street’s investment in ProNAi Therapuetics. His past investments include Solutionreach and PeopleAdmin.

Location: Chicago
Email: tbremner@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7865
Year Joined: 2013

Previous Experience:
Summit Partners
JP Morgan Chase
Lazard Private Equity

Academic:
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA, with High Honors
University of Dayton, BS

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David BrettPartner & Head of Co-Investments

Dave is a Partner, a member of the Direct Investment Team and Head of Co-Investments. In this role he is involved with and oversees the sourcing, screening, execution, monitoring and exiting of leveraged buyout co-investments.

Location: Chicago
Email: vlong@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7861
Year Joined: 2005

Previous Experience:
PPM America Capital Partners
Heller Financial

Academic:
University of Illinois, BS
University of Chicago, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Vicki Long
vlong@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-7861

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Timothy Bryant Partner & General Counsel

Tim is the General Counsel of Adams Street Partners. Tim leads the Firm's legal group and is responsible for all legal aspects of the Firm's operations. As the Firm's Chief Compliance Officer, Tim is responsible for the Firm's global regulatory compliance program. Tim also coordinates all transactional aspects of the Firm's fundraising activities and the Firm's primary, secondary and direct investments.

Location: Chicago
Email: tbryant@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8488
Year Joined: 2009

Previous Experience:
McDermott Will & Emery

Academic:
Northwestern University, BA, JD

Executive Assistant:
Megan Ronnei
mronnei@adamsstreetpartners.com
Legal Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8490

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Jeffrey BurgisPartner

Jeff is a Partner primarily specializing in leveraged buyouts & growth capital, mezzanine and distressed debt fund investments. He is responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street’s managers including ABRY Partners, Bain Capital, Industrial Opportunity Partners, Trivest and Leonard Green & Partners. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street.

Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant.

Location: Chicago
Email: jburgis@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7871
Year Joined: 2002

Previous Experience:
Goldman, Sachs & Company
A.T. Kearney
IPC Group
Arthur Andersen

Academic:
University of Notre Dame, BA
University of Chicago, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Marcia Gomez
mgomez@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-7871

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Nazret Busch Accounting and Operations Assistant

Naz is responsible for supporting the activities of the Finance Team. Her activities include providing administrative support to the members of the Investment Accounting and Investment Operations areas.

Location: Chicago
Email: nbusch@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7873
Year Joined: 2013

Previous Experience:
Metropolitan Club (Club Corp)

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Kevin Callahan, CFA Chief Operating Officer & Head of Client Service

As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin is Chairman of the Firm's Operating Committee which oversees issues related to client service, finance, human resources, legal and information technology. In addition as Head of the Client Service team, Kevin oversees all aspects of the Firm's client servicing functions including the portfolio management of the fund of funds programs and separate account portfolios. He works closely with clients in the management of their portfolios, including the development and monitoring of their private equity programs. Kevin actively participates in all aspects of the Firm's investment process.

Location: Chicago
Email: kcallahan@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4473
Year Joined: 1994

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Arthur Andersen

Academic:
Ohio State University, BS
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Kris Toma
ktoma@AdamsStreetPartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8481

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Gail Carey Principal

As Adams Street Partners' Paralegal, Gail is responsible for coordinating the closings of direct investments as well as providing general support to the Legal Team in a variety of investing and fundraising activities.

Location: Chicago
Email: gcarey@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4284
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
CNA Surety Corporation
Heitman Capital Management LLC
Mayer, Brown & Platt

Academic:
Roosevelt University, Paralegal Certificate
Western Illinois University, BA

Executive Assistant:
Megan Ronnei
mronnei@adamsstreetpartners.com
Legal Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8490

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Ellen CastilliniAccountant

Ellen is an Accountant in Adams Street Partner's Investment Accounting group, responsible for providing financial and accounting support for the firm's multiple funds.

Location: Chicago
Email: ecastillini@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7887
Year Joined: 2014

Previous Experience:
Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Academic:
University of Notre Dame, BBA, Accounting

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Raymond Chan, CFA, FRM Partner & Head of Risk Management / Advanced Analytics

As a Partner and Head of Risk Management and Advanced Analytics, Ray is responsible for developing the advanced analytics and risk management framework and methodology utilized in Adams Street's portfolio construction process to achieve successful risk/return outcomes for our clients. In this capacity, Ray also oversees the Firm's Performance Reporting function.

Instrumental in the development of an advanced analytics capability that is unparalleled in the private equity industry, Ray is a member of the GIPS Private Equity Working Group of the CFA Institute, which reviews and makes recommendations concerning standards for reporting performance in the private equity asset class.

Location: Chicago
Email: rchan@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8495
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Unoven
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Academic:
University of Louisiana, BS, magna cum laude
University of North Texas, MS
Global Association of Risk Professionals, FRM

Executive Assistant:
Kris Toma
ktoma@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8481

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Adam Chenoweth, CFA Senior Associate

Adam is an Senior Associate responsible for supporting the Primary Investment Team in all aspects of the investment decision-making process.

Location: Chicago
Email: achenoweth@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4359
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
Merrill Lynch

Academic:
Northwestern University, BS

Executive Assistant:
Marcia Gomez
mgomez@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-7871

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Mike Chia Marketing and Account Management Specialist

Michael is a Marketing and Account Management Specialist responsible for supporting Adams Street Partners’ new business development activities, including market and prospect research, and global client relationship management.

Location: Chicago
Email: mchia@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8487
Year Joined: 2014

Previous Experience:
Casey, Quirk & Associates, LLC

Academic:
University of Michigan, BA

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Sara Cushing Partner

Sara is responsible for financial/accounting functions for a subset of Adams Street Partners' multiple commingled funds. These functions include the review of financial reports, cash management, partnership investment valuations, portfolio analysis and special projects. In addition, she serves as point-person for client inquiries and requests, and oversees correspondence related to client investment transactions. Sara is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the direct investment portfolio.

Sara is a Certified Public Accountant.

Location: Chicago
Email: scushing@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7879
Year Joined: 1998

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Northern Trust Company
City Colleges of Chicago

Academic:
Roosevelt University, BS
DePaul University, MBA

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Curt De WittPrincipal

As a member of the Management Services team, serving as Technology Specialist, Curt is responsible for the operations, management and implementation of Adams Street Partners information technology needs.

Curt is a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Location: Chicago
Email: cdewitt@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4493
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Partners In Technology
Revell-Monogram
Clean Air Engineering

Academic:
Central Michigan University, BSBA

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Charlie Denison Senior Associate

Charlie is a Senior Associate responsible for supporting the Secondary Investment Team in all aspects of the investment decision-making process.

Location: Chicago
Email: cdenison@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4349
Year Joined: 2009

Previous Experience:
Merrill Lynch & Co.

Academic:
Northwestern University, MBA
University of Colorado at Boulder, BS

Executive Assistant:
Debra Porter
dporter@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8476

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Jeffrey Diehl Partner & Head of Investments

Jeff is a Partner and Head of Investments, responsible for each of Adams Street’s investment teams, including their processes and strategies. As a member of our Direct Venture Capital/Growth Equity Team, Jeff investments in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled business services and consumer internet/media sectors.

Jeff serves on the Boards of Directors of BoomTown, cbanc Network, Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY), Peerless Network, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), SnagAJob, Sympoz and T3Media. He is a Board Observer at Dolex and Spiceworks. His past investment include AMWINS (bought by New Mountain), Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), CBeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR), Gevity HR (bought by TriNet), MagicJack (NASDAQ: ACOM), MxLogic (bought by McAfee), Stratavia (bought by Hewlett-Packard) and TicketsNow (bought by Ticketmaster).

Location: Chicago
Email: vlong@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7861
Year Joined: 2000

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
The Parthenon Group

Academic:
Cornell University, BS, with distinction
Harvard University, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Vicki Long
vlong@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-7861

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