Teamwork, Experience & Synergy

Over the past decade, Adams Street Partners has grown to over 100 employees with offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park and Singapore. Our dedication to bring unsurpassed expertise, knowledge and insight to the private equity arena is reflected in the quality of the team we have assembled around the world.

Global Directory

Arnaud de Cremiers Partner

Arnaud is a Partner primarily specializing in leveraged buyouts and growth capital fund investments and focuses on small and mid-market buyout funds in the UK, Benelux, France and Spain. He is involved in European venture capital investments and also covers the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street and is responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street's managers including Astorg Partners, Hitecvision, Piper, L Capital, Phoenix Equity Partners, Ethos and Waterland.

Location: London
Email: adecremiers@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +44 20 7659 7734
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Access Capital Partners
SG Cowen
Société Générale

Academic:
Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Reims, MA
University of Paris X Nanterre, MS

Executive Assistant:
Georgia Elwell
Email:gelwell@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +44 20 7659 7734

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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 DenisonSenior 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) 553-8476
Year Joined: 2009

Previous Experience:
Merrill Lynch & Co.

Academic:
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

Jeff is a Partner, and invests in 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 cbanc Network, Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY), Peerless Network, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), SnagAJob, Sympoz and T3Media. He is a Board Observer at CareCloud, Dolex, Spiceworks, and MagicJack (NASDAQ: CALL). He is a former Board Member at MxLogic (bought by McAfee), and Stratavia (bought by Hewlett-Packard). He has also been involved with Adams Street's investments in Adams Harris (bought by Accretive), AMWINS (bought by New Mountain), Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), BirdsEye, CBeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR), Gevity HR (NASDAQ: GVHR), Kappa Smurfit (LSE: SKG.L), KPG Ventures, Setanta, Scientific Protein Labs and TicketsNow (bought by Ticketmaster).

Jeff is a member of the Adams Street Partners Executive Committee. He has served on Adams Street’s Strategic Advisory Committee for the last six years, and has also served on numerous task forces and internal committees, including the Portfolio Construction Committee.

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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Brian Dudley Associate

Brian is an Associate responsible for supporting the Direct Investment Team in all aspects of the investment decision-making process.

Location: Menlo Park
Email: bdudley@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (650) 331-4867
Year Joined: 2013

Previous Experience:
GCA Savvian

Academic:
University of California, Berkeley, BS

Executive Assistant:
Kirsten Strain
kstrain@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (650) 331-4862

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Gary FencikPartner & Head of Business Development

As Head of Business Development, Gary's responsibilities focus on the development of institutional client and consultant relationships and working with other members of the client service team to serve the needs of Adams Street Partners' clients. He is also involved in prioritizing the strategic initiatives of the firm.

Location: Chicago
Email: gfencik@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8484
Year Joined: 1995

Previous Experience:
UBS O'Connor
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Wells Fargo
Chicago Bears

Academic:
Yale University, BA
Northwestern University, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Angela Harris
aharris@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8483

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Sarah E. FinneranAssociate

Sarah is an Associate responsible for supporting the Secondary Investment Team in all aspects of the investment decision-making process.

Location: Chicago
Email: sfinneran@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8477
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Academic:
Marquette University, BS

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

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Scott FisherPrincipal

Scott is responsible for a wide range of operational functions within the Investment Operations Team. He assists in the high-volume of daily operational activity for client and commingled fund portfolios.

Location: Chicago
Email: sfisher@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4285
Year Joined: 2007

Previous Experience:
Bag Tags, Inc.
Kirkland and Ellis LLP

Academic:
Johns Hopkins University, BA
University of Chicago, MBA

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Carolyn Flanagan Partner

As the Human Resources Generalist, Carolyn is involved in recruiting, staff development and employee relations in addition to supporting our broader human resource activities.

Location: Chicago
Email: cflanagan@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4492
Year Joined: 2006

Previous Experience:
Smart Resources, Inc.

Academic:
Bates College, BA

Executive Assistant:
Maureen Valencia
mvalencia@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-4491

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T. Bondurant French, CFAChief Executive Officer

Bon is responsible for the management of Adams Street Partners. He actively participates as an investment professional and is responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street's managers including Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Madison Dearborn Partners and New Enterprise Associates. He is sought out by private equity firms, consultants and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics. Bon has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980 and has been instrumental in the development of its private equity investment strategies, fund management and client service.

Bon has been a guest lecturer to business schools, Wall Street firms, private equity conferences and industry trade associations about various investment topics and strategies. He was a member of the CFA Institute Committee (formerly AIMR – the Association for Investment Management and Research), which made recommendations concerning standards for reporting performance in private equity. Bon was also a contributor to the ICFA's first book on the subject of private market investments, Investing in Venture Capital (1988).

Location: Chicago
Email: bfrench@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8481
Year Joined: 1980

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Connecticut General Insurance Company

Professional Affiliation:
Chairman of the Adams Street Partners Board of Directors, Investment Committee, Executive Committee, and is a member of the Adams Street Partners Operating Committee

Member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Investment Committee at Northwestern University

Member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council

Chairman of the Board of the Chicago History Museum

Member of the CFA Institute

Member of the CFA Society of Chicago Leadership Council

Member of the Economic Club of Chicago

Chairman of the Board of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art

Former Director of the National Venture Capital Association


Academic:
Northwestern University, BA, MBA

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

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Martin Gawne Partner

As Manager of Communications, Martin is responsible for guiding the strategy and leading the execution of global communication initiatives and activities.

Prior to Adams Street Partners, Martin was Director of Marketing and Communications at Aviva Investors Americas LLC (AIA), the regional affiliate of Aviva Investors' global institutional asset management organization. Before AIA, Martin was Marketing Director for the William Blair Funds.

Martin's previous experience includes roles with a number of other asset management firms, such as Harris Trust, Banc One Investment Advisors, Stein Roe & Farnham and Kemper Financial Services.

Location: Chicago
Email: mgawne@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7868
Year Joined: 2013

Academic:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS

Executive Assistant:
Angela Harris
aharris@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (312) 553-8483

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Michael GiannangeloPrincipal

As a member of the Management Services team, serving as Support Analyst, Mike is responsible for the implementation of software tools, assisting in the documentation of business applications and providing direct assistance to the Adams Street Partners staff. Mike is also the primary contact for program administration, utilization and data change management for CRM.

Mike is a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Location: Chicago
Email: mgiannangelo@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4495
Year Joined: 2005

Previous Experience:
Securities America

Academic:
Iowa State University, BS

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Molly GilchristPerformance Reporting Coordinator

Molly is responsible for assisting in the production of quarterly client reports. She also coordinates the posting of all documents to the client password-protected website, as well as general maintenance to the site.

Location: Chicago
Email: mgilchrist@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8583
Year Joined: 2008

Previous Experience:
University of New Mexico – Communication Network Services

Academic:
University of New Mexico, BA

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Thomas GladdenPartner

Tom is a Partner primarily specializing in venture and growth capital fund investments. He is responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street's managers including Alta Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Split Rock Partners and Summit Partners. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street.

Location: Chicago
Email: tgladden@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8477
Year Joined: 2002

Previous Experience:
Duke Management Company
Youth and Family Resource Center
APM Incorporated

Academic:
Dartmouth College, BA, magna cum laude
University of Chicago, MS

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

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Joseph GoldrickPrincipal

Joe is a Principal who is responsible for sourcing and executing secondary transactions.

Location: Chicago
Email: jgoldrick@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8476
Year Joined: 2006

Previous Experience:
Robert W. Baird & Company

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

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

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Miguel Gonzalo, CFAPartner

As Investment Strategist, Miguel collaborates with investors to formulate strategies that leverage Adams Street Partners’ global capabilities. He has worked closely with investors in the management of their portfolios, including the development and ongoing monitoring of their private equity programs since 2000. He is actively involved in the portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring of the various fund of funds programs and separate accounts. In addition, he maintains relationships with investment consultants to ensure continuity with client objectives.

Location: Chicago
Email: mgonzalo@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8485
Year Joined: 1995

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management

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

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

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Terry GouldPartner & Head of Direct Investments

As Head of Direct Investments, Terry invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the medical device and biopharma sectors.

Terry sits on the Boards of Directors of Incline Therapeutics, Neuraltus, Proteus Digital Health and OncoMed. He is responsible for several other successful investments: CombiChem, Heartport (bought by Johnson and Johnson), INC Research, Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ), NxStage Medical, Revivant (bought by Zoll), Spinal Dynamics (bought by Medtronic) and Vivant Medical (bought by Tyco International Ltd.).

Location: Chicago
Email: vlong@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7861
Year Joined: 1994

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Trinity Ventures
Boston Consulting Group

Academic:
Dartmouth College, BA
Stanford University, MBA

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

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Marsha Gramata Accounting Administrator

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

Location: Chicago
Email: mgramata@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7878
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Code Hennessy & Simmons, LLC
Panasonic Corporation

Academic:
Elmhurst College, BBA

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John Gray, CFA Partner

John works closely with clients in the management of their portfolios, including providing assistance in the development and monitoring of their private equity programs. Additionally, he is actively involved in the portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring of the various fund of funds programs and separate accounts. John is also involved in the development of consultant relationships.

Location: Chicago
Email: jgray@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8482
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Discount Corporation of New York Futures
Northrop

Academic:
DePaul University, BS, MBA

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

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Jason Gull, CFA Partner & Global Head of Secondary Investments

As Global Head of Secondary Investments, Jason is responsible for Adams Street Partners' global secondary investment strategy. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street.

Location: Chicago
Email: jgull@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8476
Year Joined: 2004

Previous Experience:
Landmark Partners
Salt Lake Olympic Committee

Academic:
Brigham Young University, BA, magna cum laude
Yale University, MBA

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

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Doris (Yiyang) Guo Principal

Doris is a Principal primarily responsible for supporting the Primary Investment Team activities, with a focus on the Greater China region.

Location: Beijing
Email: dguo@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +8610 8587 2312
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Adveq Investment Management Co. Ltd.
C.V. Starr Investment Advisory Asia Ltd.

Academic:
University of Shanghai for Science and
Technology, BE

Executive Assistant:
Irene Chua
ichua@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +65 6303 8736

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Emilia Gura Principal

Emilia is responsible for a wide range of operational functions within the Investment Operations Team. She assists in the high-volume of daily operational activity for client and commingled fund portfolios.

Location: Chicago
Email: egura@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7874
Year Joined: 2006

Previous Experience:
Advanced Equities
Citadel

Academic:
University of Illinois, BA,
High Honors and Dean's List
Kellogg School of Management,
Northwestern University

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