John Brennan has joined Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle-market investment unit of Silver Lake Partners, as a managing director. He previously was a senior vice president with Adobe Systems, responsible for the company's platform software business.
Brennan, 43, has more than 15 years of technology and investment experience and will be based in
Ajay Shah, the Managing Director who heads Silver Lake Sumeru, said, “We are very pleased to welcome John to Silver Lake Sumeru as a senior member of our team. His significant software and services operating skills, combined with his transaction and investment experience, are a great match for us and will augment and complement the capabilities of our group. We look forward to his many contributions as Silver Lake Sumeru continues to focus on identifying and executing investment opportunities in established middle market technology companies that have the potential for enhanced performance and profitability.“
Brennan said, “
Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, Brennan held several senior leadership positions at Adobe Systems, most recently as the Senior Vice President responsible for Adobe's Platform Software business unit. Previously, Brennan led Adobe's corporate development function as well as the Creative Professional business unit. At Hewlett-Packard Company, he was Senior Vice President of SMB Segment Operations, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of a $20 billion portfolio of products. In addition Brennan, directed the activities of the Procurve Networking business unit and led Hewlett-Packard's corporate development functions. Earlier in his career, Brennan spent 8 years working for Accenture in the firm's Electronics & High-Tech practice, and for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as a portfolio manager.
Brennan holds degrees from