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

Dominic Maier Associate

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

Location: London
Email: dmaier@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +44 20 7659 7734
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Ernst & Young

Academic:
Lancaster University Management School, BSc
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, CA

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

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Eric Mansell Partner

Eric is responsible for assisting with the coordination, review and documentation of general corporate matters, including corporate structure, investments, pooled investment funds and client contracts. Eric is also responsible for coordination and documentation of matters relating to primary and secondary partnership investments and direct investments made by Adams Street Partners, LLC. In addition, he assists in the management of the daily operations of client portfolios and responds to client requests.

Location: Chicago
Email: emansell@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7880
Year Joined: 2006

Previous Experience:
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP
Risk Management Foundation / Sigma Chi Corporation

Academic:
University of Washington, BA, with distinction
Loyola University, JD

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

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Kelly Meldrum, CFA Partner & Head of Primary Investments

Kelly is a Partner and Head of Primary Investments.  She is focused on the Global primary portfolio.  In this role Kelly is also the Chairperson of the Adams Street Partners Primary Investment Committee, of which she has been a member since 2008. Kelly opened our Menlo Park office in 2006.

Kelly is currently responsible for many of Adams Street's General Partners, including Accel, August, Benchmark, Berkshire and TA Associates.

Location: Menlo Park
Email: kmeldrum@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (650) 331-4862
Year Joined: 2005

Previous Experience:
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Hewlett-Packard Corporation
Morgan Stanley & Company

Academic:
Bentley College, BS

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

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Sunil Mishra Partner

Sunil is a Partner who primarily specializes in the sourcing and execution of Asian investments specifically in India, Australia, Vietnam and Southeast Asia. He actively participates in all fund investment decisions at Adams Street.

Location: Singapore
Email: smishra@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +65 6303 8737
Year Joined: 2007

Previous Experience:
Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
Tata Group (Tacogroup) India

Academic:
National University of Singapore, MBA
University of Pune (COEP), BE

Executive Assistant:
Yvonne Yeo
yyeo@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +65 6303 8737

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Jana Monier, CFA Partner

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

Location: Chicago
Email: jmonier@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8496
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Standard & Poor's

Academic:
University of Illinois, BS,
Bronze Tablet University Honors

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

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Ross MorrisonPrincipal

Ross is a Principal primarily focused on the European Private Equity and Venture Capital portfolio including UK, the Nordic Region and Israel. Ross is also involved in Emerging Europe and Russia and is responsible for the coverage of Africa. Prior to joining Adams Street Partners, Ross was an Investment Associate with Horsley Bridge where he focused on making buyout and venture investments in Europe, the US and emerging markets. Prior to joining Horsley Bridge, Ross was on the Commercial Due Diligence team within the Private Equity group at Ernst & Young.

Ross sits on advisory boards for three private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio.

Ross is Chartered a Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Location: London
Email: rmorrison@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +44 20 7659 7734
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
Horsley Bridge
Ernst & Young

Academic:
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Honors, BSc
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, CA

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

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Robin Murray Partner

Robin is a Partner, and invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space.

Robin’s investments include Couchbase, Criteo (CRTO), Donuts, HighTail, Integral Technologies, RadiumOne, Rimini Street, RetailMeNot (SALE), TeleSign and Zynga (ZNGA). Robin’s past investments include Ancestry.com (ACOM), Appshop (acquired by ATT), Bitfone (acquired by HPQ), Demand Media (DMD), Fotolog (acquired by HIM.Pa), Merchant eSolutions (acquired by Cielo S.A.), Mobile365 (acquired by SY now SAP), Omniture (OMTR), Placeware (acquired by MFST) and Vonage (VG).

Location: Menlo Park
Email: kleonard@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (650) 331-4864
Year Joined: 2008

Previous Experience:
3i Ventures
iPIN Corporation
McKinsey
Ernst and Young

Academic:
Bristol University, BS
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, ACA
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA

Executive Assistant:
Kerry Leonard
kleonard@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: +1 (650) 331-4864


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Joan Newman, CCP Partner & Head of Human Resources

As Head of Human Resources, Joan is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of employee programs designed to attract, motivate and retain high performing employees. She also chairs the Firm's community outreach committee.

Location: Chicago
Email: jnewman@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4474
Year Joined: 2000

Previous Experience:
Bank of America
Department of Treasury

Academic:
University of California Berkeley, BS

Executive Assistant:
Maureen Valencia
mvalencia@adamsstreetpartners.com
Assistant Phone: 312.553.4491

Receptionist:
Sheri Faulkner
sfaulkner@adamsstreetpartners.com
Receptionist Phone: +1 (312) 553-7890

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Pinal Nicum Partner

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

Location: London
Email: pnicum@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +44 20 7659 7735
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
Coller Capital
Rank Group Plc
Coopers & Lybrand

Academic:
London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc (Econ.)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, ACA

Executive Assistant:
Sarah Worboyes
Assistant Phone: +44 20 7659 7735

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Joel Niekamp Senior Associate

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

Location: Chicago
Email: jniekamp@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4289
Year Joined: 2011

Previous Experience:
Western Reserve Partners LLC

Academic:
Miami University, cum laude, BS

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

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Greta Nolan Investment Communications Specialist

Greta is an Investment Communications Specialist in Adams Street Partner's Communications group, responsible for supporting our communication initiatives, including those related to Requests for Proposal responses, RFI's and due diligence questionnaires, along with creating written content that articulates Adams Street Partners' capabilities, processes and thought leadership in private equity investment management.

Location: Chicago
Email: gnolan@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8498
Year Joined: 2014

Previous Experience:
Australia & New Zealand Bank

Academic:
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Communications

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Stephanie Paine Partner

Stephanie is responsible for financial/accounting functions for a subset of Adams Street Partners' multiple 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.

Location: Chicago
Email: spaine@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7886
Year Joined: 2013

Previous Experience:
Conversus Asset Management, LLC
Maverick Capital

Academic:
The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, BS
The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, MA Accountancy

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Joe PeckAccountant

Joe provides accounting and tax support for the firm's investment activities.

Location: Chicago
Email: jpeck@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7876
Year Joined: 2014

Previous Experience:
Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd.

Academic:
Northern Illinois University, MA
Northern Illinois University, BA

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Erin Perry Human Resources Generalist

As a Human Resources Generalist, Erin is involved in managing payroll, benefits, compensation and supporting the talent planning and HRIS needs of Adams Street Partners.

Location: Chicago
Email: eperry@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4428
Year Joined: 2014

Previous Experience:
US Foods
The Advisory Board Company
M&T Bank

Academic:
Cornell University, BS

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Derek Piunti Principal

As a member of the Management Services team, serving as Support Analyst, Derek is responsible for providing direct assistance to the Adams Street Partners staff, communicating business technology enhancements to the firm, implementing software tools, assisting in the documentation of business applications and providing training for new technologies.

Location: Chicago
Email: dpiunti@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4467
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
AmericanEagle.com
American Roller Company

Academic:
Carthage College, BA

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Lena Pugh Accounting Administrator

Lena is responsible for the corporate accounting functions including cash reconciliations, receivable and payable preparations, expenses and duties associated with employee investment funds.

Location: Chicago
Email: lpugh@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4498
Year Joined: 2012

Previous Experience:
Classified Ventures
The Northern Trust Bank

Academic:
University of Illinois at Chicago, BSc

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Jamie RaibleyPrincipal

Jamie 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: jraibley@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-4286
Year Joined: 2007

Previous Experience:
Financial Strategy Network, LLC

Academic:
Purdue University, BS

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Valencia Redding Partner

Valencia is primarily responsible for the coordination and documentation of matters relating to the closing of primary, secondary and direct investments made by Adams Street Partners' clients. She is also responsible for the maintenance of the Adams Street Trust, a registered investment company, and the formation of its series and facilitating the review and execution of partnership amendments as well as other miscellaneous responsibilities.

Location: Chicago
Email: vredding@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8489
Year Joined: 1990

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Container Corporation of America

Academic:
Indiana University, BS
Roosevelt University, Paralegal Certification

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

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Earl Richardson, CFA Partner

Earl is responsible for the design and development of advanced analytical models and tools used to support activities related to portfolio and risk management, client services and investment decision processes.

Location: Chicago
Email: erichardson@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8586
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
NationsBanc Montgomery Securities

Academic:
The University of Texas at Austin, BBA,
with high honors
DePaul University, MS

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Sara Robinson Partner

Sara is the Senior Compliance Officer of Adams Street Partners and is responsible for the Firm's global regulatory compliance program.

Location: Chicago
Email: srobinson@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8486
Year Joined: 2010

Previous Experience:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Academic:
University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, BA
University of Chicago Law School, JD

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

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Michael Rosa Partner

Mike assists in managing Adams Street Partners' proprietary database used for client reporting and performance calculation. He also provides support in developing, enhancing and maintaining the database, and reporting for both external clients and internal management and various other special projects.

Location: Chicago
Email: mrosa@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-8582
Year Joined: 1998

Previous Experience:
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
Northern Trust Company
Mesirow Financial Corporation

Academic:
Loyola University of Chicago, BA
DePaul University, MS

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Scott RybakPartner

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

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant.

Location: Chicago
Email: srybak@adamsstreetpartners.com
Phone: +1 (312) 553-7895
Year Joined: 2003

Previous Experience:
KPMG

Academic:
University of Illinois, BS

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