Kulkarni to bring decades of product development and strategy expertise to further enhance Permira’s due diligence efforts and support portfolio companies
Menlo Park, 16 November 2023 – Permira, the global private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Amol Kulkarni as a Senior Adviser to its global Technology team.
Amol brings nearly 25 years of experience in product development and software engineering at leading technology companies, including most recently serving as Chief Product and Engineering Officer at CrowdStrike, a global cybersecurity leader with an advanced cloud-native platform. Prior to CrowdStrike, Amol spent over 13 years at Microsoft where he rose to become a Principal Engineering Manager and led teams responsible for developing large-scale, next-generation applications. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dynatrace and JumpCloud.
At Permira, Amol will leverage his industry knowledge, network and decades of product development expertise to support investment origination, due diligence and value creation, with a focus on Generative AI.
Amol Kulkarni said: “Throughout my career, my primary focus and passion has been developing exceptional products that deliver meaningful ROI and a great customer experience to enable long-term growth. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the Permira team over the years, and their commitment to investing in and supporting companies with an innovative agenda is unmatched. I look forward to working alongside management teams who share my passion for creating products that are critical to the future of the technology industry.”
Ryan Lanpher, Partner and Co-Head of Technology at Permira, said: “At Permira, we are product-first investors with a fundamental belief that companies with the best products will be the winners of tomorrow. Amol brings a rare mix of security, data and AI experience with a proven track record of delivering product-led growth at scale. His expertise combined with his strategic vision and leadership experience will be of huge benefit to the team as we partner with companies to drive long-term innovation.”
Permira’s Senior Advisers help drive value by partnering with investment teams and management teams to both identify new opportunities and scale champions globally.