As GCP’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Karin brings over twenty years of private equity experience including four years making venture capital investments in software and Internet companies and sixteen years making LP commitments to buyout, venture capital, growth equity, distressed debt, and secondary funds. Since 2004 she has led the Gates Family's private equity program within Gates Capital Partners. Prior to working in the private equity field, Karin worked as a management consultant with Parthenon Consulting. She serves on the Board and Investment Committee of the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Karin earned a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration where she graduated with Second Year Honors.