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Richard H. Waryn, MPP - Sr. Partner

Mr. Waryn is a veteran private equity professional with more than 23 years experience buying, growing and exiting from a wide variety of early to mid-stage growth companies. He has participated in raising more than US$3 billion across six funds, covering Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the CIS Region.

Mr. Waryn previously served as a Managing Director of Dubai Capital Group’s private equity activities in the CIS Region where he helped set up and run a private equity fund group affiliated with Dubai’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. He was also the co-founder of several successful emerging market funds including Troika Capital Partners’ $300 million (Moscow) Russia New Horizon Fund, targeting private equity investments in Russia, and the €150 million European New Horizon Fund (London) targeting private equity investments in Central Europe and Russia.

Previously, Mr. Waryn was one of the founding members of Emerging Markets Partnership (EMP) in Washington DC, where he helped launch the $1.1 billion AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund in 1994; the world’s largest emerging market private equity fund at the time. At EMP, he also worked on the $1.8 billion AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund II and the €550 million Emerging Europe Fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waryn was an Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector part of the World Bank Group. He has also served as Senior International Finance Director at Martin Marietta Corporation, and he was a senior management consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

Mr. Waryn was the Chairman of the Uplift Equity Investment Committee where he assisted in sourcing, managing, and funding socially responsible investment opportunities. Mr. Waryn founded Centurion Capital (London, 2003) - a mid-market buyout firm targeting deals in a variety of sectors including retail, financial services, distribution and real estate. He also served as a Member of the Supervisory Board at ESCADA AG and headed ESCADA’s audit committee. Mr. Waryn held operating level positions at a variety of large and small cap companies, including positions as finance director (Martin Marietta) and CEO (YTR Group, a financial services company).

Mr. Waryn was also an adjunct professor of International Finance at Johns Hopkins University and at the Georgetown University School of Management, both in Washington D.C.

Mr. Waryn holds a Masters degree in Applied Finance and Economics from Harvard University and a BS with honors from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Waryn is delegated by the firm to serve as a member of the Supervisory Board of Angie Communications International BV.