Silver Lake has hired Harel Kodesh as an operating partner based in the Menlo Park, California office. Previously, he was chief technology officer at GE Digital and vice president of Predix.
MENLO PARK, Calif. and NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced today that Harel Kodesh has joined the firm as an Operating Partner based in Menlo Park. Mr. Kodesh will work with Silver Lake’s diverse scope of portfolio companies to drive operational improvement. Most recently, he was chief technology officer at GE Digital and vice president of Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet.
“Harel is a proven leader with decades of experience and a proven track record unlocking value through technology innovation,” said Mark Gillett, Managing Director and Head of Value Creation at Silver Lake. “His unique experience spanning core technology and technology-enabled businesses, from the mobile device to the cloud, will be a key asset to our firm and our portfolio.”
Before joining GE in 2014, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he was executive vice president for cloud business systems and CEO of Mozy, EMC’s wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as chief product officer at Amdocs. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company-Qualcomm joint venture. Mr. Kodesh is the 2017 recipient of the University of California’s Viterbi School of Engineering’s Daniel Epstein Engineering Management Award.
Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including vice president of the information appliances division, where he led development of the Microsoft Windows CE operating system. He also managed Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding team. He joined Microsoft from Motorola where he led a team responsible for its early wireless data efforts.
“I am excited to join Silver Lake’s talented team of investment and value creation professionals,” said Mr. Kodesh. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to identify and drive growth across the firm’s diverse portfolio of technology and technology-enabled companies.”
Mr. Kodesh joins Silver Lake’s global team of operating professionals alongside other recent additions, including John Berkley, who previously led product, technology and operations at Mercury Payment Systems (now Vantiv) and Rajiv Taori who joined the firm from Citrix Systems where he was VP and General Manager for the XenMobile family of products.
About Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $140 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 300,000 people globally. The firm’s current portfolio includes leading technology and technology-enabled businesses such as Alibaba Group, Ancestry, Broadcom Limited, Cast & Crew, Ctrip, Dell Technologies, Fanatics, Global Blue, GoDaddy, Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures, Sabre, SoFi, SolarWinds, Symantec, and WME│IMG. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.