Silver Lake Appoints Ex-GE Digital CTO Kodesh As Operating Partner

May 24 2017 | 10:09pm ET

Technology sector specialist Silver Lake Partners has named former General Electric executive Harel Kodesh as an operating partner.

Kodesh will be based out of the company’s Menlo Park, CA offices and will work with Silver Lake’s portfolio companies to drive operational improvements, Silver Lake said in a statement. 

Kodesh was most recently CTO at GE Digital and vice president of Predix, GE’s operating system for the industrial internet. Before joining GE in 2014, he co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp., where he was executive vice president for cloud business systems and CEO of EMC subsidiary Mozy. From 2003 to 2008, he was chief product officer at Amdocs.

Until 2000, Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including vice president of the information appliances division, and led development of the Microsoft Windows CE operating system. 

“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, in the statement. “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.”

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Silver Lake is a global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The company’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $140 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 300,000 people globally. 

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