Karin brings over twenty years of private equity experience including making direct venture capital investments in software and internet companies and LP commitments to buyout, venture capital, growth equity, distressed debt, and secondary funds. In 2004 she launched Gates Capital Partners’ private equity program and continues to manage that portfolio across a range of LP commitments and co-investments. Prior to working in the private equity field, Karin worked as a management consultant with Parthenon Consulting and Spire Group. Karin serves on the Board of Directors for UPWARD, a non-profit that is committed to the advancement of professional women across every industry. Karin earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Stanford University in 1992 and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1997, where she graduated with Second Year Honors.