Pantheon Promotes Brian Buenneke To Partner

Pantheon Ventures has promoted Brian Buenneke from principal to partner. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office, and focuses on primary fund investments. Before joining Pantheon in 2004, Buenneke worked at HarbourVest Partners, Duke Street Capital and Paul Capital Partners.



Pantheon, a leading global private equity funds-of-funds investor, has announced the promotion of Brian J. Buenneke from Principal to Partner. Brian, who is based in the firm’s San Francisco office, is a member of Pantheon’s US primary investment team, evaluating and monitoring investment opportunities in North America. Brian is also a member of Pantheon’s US Regional Investment Committee.


Brian joined Pantheon in 2004, having already had seven years’ experience in private equity with HarbourVest Partners, Duke Street Capital and Paul Capital Partners.


“Over the past five years, Brian has made a valuable contribution to the US primary investment team and to the firm as a whole. We are excited about his continuing to build a broad and significant role in the firm,” said Susan Long McAndrews, head of the North American primary investment team.


Pantheon Ventures Ltd.

Pantheon has been active in private equity since 1982 and is one of the world’s leading private equity fund-of-funds and secondaries managers, with $23.0 billion under management (as of 30 September 2008), a global team of 149 including 68 investment professionals, and offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong. It develops and implements private equity investment strategies for over 300 global institutional investors; it manages regional funds-of-funds in the US, Europe and Asia, customised separate account programmes and global secondary funds. Pantheon also acts as manager to Pantheon International Participations PLC (“PIP”), the world’s first quoted private equity fund-of-funds, launched in 1987 and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Pantheon is part of Russell Investments. For more information, go to



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