Pantheon Announces Senior Strategic Appointments
• Chief Technology Officer at Partner level
• Global Head of Recruitment
LONDON, October 8, 2019-- In recognition of the accelerating complexity of operating a robust global private markets firm, Pantheon announces two significant and senior appointments. John Eggleston joins as Partner and Chief Technology Officer, while Richard Berke joins as Global Head of Recruitment, a new position. Both bring outstanding credentials and track records in their specialist fields.
The appointments demonstrate the priority and vigilance that Pantheon places on attracting strong talent to lead and innovate important functions. Pantheon has recruited over 125 new permanent professionals across its global teams through 2018 and 2019 to date, evidence of the need for a seasoned recruitment specialist to oversee and implement a best-in-class resourcing infrastructure.
John Eggleston, whose impressive technology career stretches back to 1996, joins from BGF plc, a £2.5 billion investment company where he was a member of the Executive & Investment Committees. John led the TMT investment group as well as being a non-exec Director on several Boards and providing strategic CTO support to many companies in the portfolio. Prior to BGF, John was co-founding Chief Information Officer at Callcredit, which grew from initial concept to acquisition by TransUnion for over $1bn. At Pantheon, John has oversight responsibility for core technology infrastructure, information security and systems development.
Richard Berke brings nearly two decades of financial services recruitment experience with him, most recently from Insight Investment where Richard was Head of Resourcing. Earlier this year, Pantheon appointed Charlotte Tallon as Head of HR for the Americas. Charlotte joined from Barclays where she was HR Business Partner, and she is based in Pantheon’s New York office.
“We are delighted to have such highly talented professionals join us in strategically important positions,” said Paul Ward, Managing Partner. “Our operating model continues to experience fast change - we carry a responsibility to be both alert and responsive to that challenge. Technology and people are two vital elements on which the security and success of the whole firm depends. Accordingly, Pantheon’s Board prioritizes and invests in ensuring Pantheon is resourced appropriately in terms of seniority, skill and experience.”
John Eggleston reports to Robin Bailey, Chief Operating Officer. Richard Berke reports to Dianne Remanous, Global Head of HR. Both are based in Pantheon’s London office. Photographs and interviews are available on request.
Pantheon Group* (“Pantheon”) is a leading global private equity, infrastructure, real assets and debt fund investor that invests on behalf of over 585 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded in 1982, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary, co-investment and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment, infrastructure and real assets programs. Pantheon has four decades’ experience of investing in private markets.
As at March 31st, 2019 Pantheon had $46.3 billion assets under management** and we currently have around 310 employees located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul***, Bogotá***, Tokyo and Dublin. Our employees include 94 investment professionals.
Pantheon is majority-owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is a NYSE-listed global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.
* Pantheon Group refers to the subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings of Pantheon Ventures Inc. and AMG Plymouth UK Holdings Limited and includes operating entities principally based in the US (San Francisco and New York), UK (London), Hong Kong, Guernsey and Dublin. Pantheon Ventures Inc. and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP are registered as investment advisors with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); Pantheon Securities, LLC. is a broker dealer registered with the SEC and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom. Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Pantheon Ventures (Guernsey) Ltd and a number of other Pantheon entities incorporated in Guernsey are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Pantheon Ventures (Asia) Limited is registered as a Type II Financial Instruments Business and Investment Advisory and Agency Business Operator with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau in Japan (KLFB).
** This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function. Data is unaudited.
*** Please note that the Bogotá office is a representative office of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (“PV US”), and that a Korean subsidiary of PV US has opened the office in Seoul.
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