TPG hired Joseph Konzelmann as a partner and head of fundraising for the eastern U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Konzelmann worked at Goldman Sachs for 13 years, where he most recently worked as a managing director and senior sovereigns strategist. Prior to Goldman, Konzelmann worked in the U.S. government on the Joint Iraq Economic Task Force and on General David Petraeus’s Joint Strategic Assessment Team for US Central Command.
TPG, a global alternative asset firm, announced today that Joseph Konzelmann has joined the firm as a Partner and Head of Fundraising for the Eastern U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Konzelmann will lead TPG’s fundraising activities in these regions, working closely with the firm’s local coverage teams to expand and deepen its limited partner relationships. He will also help drive strategic client dialogue and solutions across TPG’s platforms. Konzelmann is based in New York.
“Over the years, TPG has developed a diversified platform that delivers innovative investment solutions to many of the world’s largest and most important institutions,” said Konzelmann. “The firm has established a robust mandate for growth with its entrepreneurial culture, global reach, strong commitment to client service, and early leadership in critical areas such as ESG and impact investing. I am thrilled to join such a talented team and look forward to helping expand the firm’s partnerships with investors across the globe.”
Konzelmann joins TPG after 13 years at Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as Managing Director and Senior Sovereigns Strategist. He brings experience working with clients globally on capital raising, investment solutions, and geopolitical advisory. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Konzelmann served in the U.S. Government on the Joint Iraq Economic Task Force and on General David Petraeus’ Joint Strategic Assessment Team for US Central Command. He was also a senior advisor to Afghanistan’s former Minister of Finance and current President Ashraf Ghani. Konzelmann began his career in the Middle East Division of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“Joseph’s leadership in the geopolitical arena, international policy expertise, and understanding of the alternatives landscape will be incredibly valuable to our platform, particularly as we work to navigate today’s unprecedented and evolving global environment,” said Jon Winkelried, Co-CEO of TPG. “We look forward to leveraging his skillset as we continue to deploy capital, serve our clients, and support and grow a globally engaged organization.”
“Joseph’s strategic mindset and strong connectivity to the global investor community make him a great addition to the firm,” said Stephen Bamford, Global Head of Fundraising at TPG. “His deep knowledge of the capital raising process will be instrumental as we continue to grow our platform and build on our mission to deliver differentiated value to our investors and their beneficiaries.”
Konzelmann earned an M.A. with honors from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and an A.B. with honors from Harvard College. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.
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