Mr. George Kadifa is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Sumeru Equity Partners. He is an Advisor of StrongBlock. He is focused on the firm's software investments and is a member of the Investment Committee. He has three decades of operating experience in the technology sector. Prior to Co-Founding Sumeru Equity Partners, he was Executive Vice President at HP, reporting to the CEO and member of Executive Committee. He was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and the largest customers. Mr. Kadifa previously served as Executive Vice President of HP Software. He led HP's $4-billion software business that includes IT/Cloud Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security, and HP Big Data. He previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with over $26 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the company portfolio of the firm's large-cap investment fund. He has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen and Hamilton and Xerox. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.