Ajay Shah, of Los Altos Hills, California, joined the Silver Lake team in 2007 and is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the firm’s middle market fund, Silver Lake Sumeru. Previously, he founded Shah Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm. Mr. Shah founded and managed the Technology Solutions Business of Solectron, a $2 billion business. Mr. Shah was the CEO of Smart Modular Technologies, a company that he co-founded in 1989 and led through its public offering in 1995. He managed its growth to over $1 billion in revenues and directed its acquisition by Solectron Corp. in 1999 for over $2 billion. Mr. Shah serves on the Board of Directors of Mobile Messenger, Velocity, Locaweb, and is Chairman of the board of SMART Modular. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, serves on the board of The Indian School of Business, India and is a Trustee of the American India Foundation. He has a B.S. in Engineering from University of Baroda and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

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