CHICAGO, IL – January 18, 2022 – Adams Street Partners, LLC, a private markets investment firm with more than $49 billion under management, today announced the promotions of seven professionals to Partner and nine professionals to Principal, effective January 1, 2022. The promotions follow a year in which Adams Street was again recognized as a “Best Place to Work,” opened a new office in Austin, Texas, and saw significant growth in the number of clients across North America, Europe, and Asia.
“Adams Street is proud to recognize these exemplary members of our team,” said Jeffrey Diehl, Managing Partner and Head of Investments of Adams Street. “The promotions today reflect their significant contributions to the firm’s success, and we thank them for their hard work and commitment. We look forward to their continued leadership and growth in the coming years.”
Matt Autrey specializes in leveraged buyouts and growth capital investments, mainly in the small to mid-market. He has also served on Limited Partner Advisory Boards of several private equity firms within Adams Street’s portfolio. Matt also serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
Chris Cho focuses on the development and maintenance of institutional client and consultant relationships in South Korea. He also works closely with clients in the management of their portfolios and aids in the development and monitoring of their private equity programs.
Brian Dudley focuses primarily on growth investments in Enterprise Software, Fintech, Cloud Infrastructure, and Consumer companies. Since joining Adams Street, he has been involved in +20 investments and numerous boards. He led Adams Street’s investments in ClassDojo, Remote, and Robinhood, and worked on the firm’s investments in Aircall, Alation, Fivetran, GoCardless, Hopin, Homeward, Orca Security, Sorare, Snyk, amongst others.
Alex Kessel is a member of the Co-Investments Team with a specific focus on leveraged buyout and growth equity co-investments. He joined the Co-Investments Team in 2017 after close to a decade of private equity experience, with a particular focus in healthcare PE. Alex is a member of the Co-Investments Investment Committee.
Michael Taylor is a member of the Co-Investment Team. He joined the Adams Street Co-Investment Team in 2020 after spending eight years as a member of the Adams Street Primary Investment Team.
Benjamin Wallwork is a member of the Co-Investment Team with a specific focus on leveraged buyout and growth equity co-investments. He is a member of Adams Street’s Co-Investment Committee, Portfolio Construction Committee, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee.
Scott White focuses on the development and enhancement of institutional client and consultant relationships in the United States and Canada. He works closely with many Adams Street Partners’ clients including multi‐employer Taft‐Hartley Plans, Public/Corporate pensions, foundations, endowments, and family offices.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than 30 countries across five continents. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has more than $49 billion in assets under management. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. Adams Street has offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. Visit www.adamsstreetpartners.com