Who We Are
Dan Allen is a Field Operations Advisor at TPG Capital, where he focuses on adding value to portfolio companies through sourcing and supply chain activities. Prior to joining TPG in 2019, he served as the CPO at Itron, and previously as CPO at Avaya. Dan has a BBA in finance from Iowa State University and an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas.
Matt Allessio leads operations for the Growth and Rise funds and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Matt worked in consulting with A.T. Kearney. Matt holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Stanford University.
Jeff Arvin is a Field Operations Advisor at TPG Capital, where he focuses on revenue and margin optimization initiatives at TPG’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, he held operational leadership positions with YP Holdings and LexisNexis. Earlier in his career, Jeff was a consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley Office and held various sales & marketing roles with Thomson Reuters, Fisher Scientific and NCR Corporation. He received an MBA from Emory University and a BA from DePauw University.
Mayank Bajpai is a Managing Director for TPG Growth and The Rise Fund, based in Mumbai, where he leads business building efforts for Growth and Rise portfolio companies in India. Prior to joining TPG, Mayank worked for Flipkart Internet as a Senior Director, leading marketplace seller and ecosystems strategy, and before that was a Principal at Booz & Company. Mayank earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
Karthik Balu is a Technology and Product Advisor at TPG Capital. As a part of the Field Operations Group, he focuses across the portfolio, enabling technology and delivery transformation in partnership with CTOs, CIOs, and CPOs. Prior to joining TPG in 2019, he held leadership positions with VCG (a part of Vista Equity Partners) and Farmers Insurance. Prior to that, Karthik headed Cognizant’s resiliency practice for the West Coast division. He received his degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Government College of Technology, India.
Stephen Bamford is a Partner in TPG’s Client and Capital Formation group, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG in Hong Kong in 2010, Stephen spent his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and Hong Kong. Stephen received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from London Business School.
Luke Barrett is a Managing Director in the New York office and leads TPG’s global external communications, branding, and marketing function. Before joining TPG in 2015, Luke served as a Senior Vice President at Abernathy MacGregor, a financial communications consultancy in New York. He provided transactional, financial, and corporate communications counsel to clients across a broad range of industries. Luke graduated with honors from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Chris Basham is with TPG Capital and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG in 2019, Chris was with AEA Investors in New York, where he focused on investments in consumer products and services. Prior to joining AEA in 2009, he worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., in its investment banking division. Chris received a BA from Williams College.