Who We Are
Ignacio is a Partner with TPG Growth and TPG Rise in San Francisco. As a member of the Business Building team, he focuses his time on consumer goods, retail, the circular economy and ed-tech. Prior to joining TPG, Ignacio worked in management consulting, finance, startups and the corporate world, including Monitor Company, Goldman Sachs, MercadoLibre, Diageo, SABMiller, and Nike. Ignacio holds Bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mathematics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Katie Givens is a Vice President at TPG Capital based in San Francisco. Katie is a member of the Global Human Capital team and Operations Group, where she focuses on building leadership teams and executive compensation for TPG Capital portfolio companies. Prior to joining TPG, Katie served as a director of corporate development focused on restructuring at Adelphia Communications. Prior to Adelphia, Katie worked in the fixed income group at Bear Stearns. Katie received a BA in public policy and economics from Duke University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Alex Gleser is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of TPG Public Equity Partners, based in San Francisco. Alex rejoined TPG in 2013, having previously been an Associate at TPG Capital. He previously served as a Partner with Conatus Capital and a Principal with Sageview Capital. Alex received his MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Smita Gupta is a Field Operations Specialist at TPG Capital, where she focuses on onboarding and implementation of the TPG Leverage Programs at the portfolio companies. Prior to joining TPG in 2012, Smita served as a Manager in the Procurement & Supply Chain practice at PwC. Smita received a BA from University of Michigan.
Paul Hackwell is a Partner at TPG Capital and is based in San Francisco, where he leads the Consumer group. Paul joined TPG in 2006 and is a Board Director of Anastasia Beverly Hills, Arden Group (Gelson’s), Life Time Fitness, Rodan + Fields, and Viking Cruises. He was also involved in TPG’s investments in Adare Pharmaceuticals, Aptalis Pharma, AV Homes, Norwegian Cruise Line, Playa Hotels & Resorts, and Taylor Morrison. Paul holds an AB Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Keasbey Scholar, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Pamela Hanafi is a Principal on the TPG GP Solutions team based in New York. Prior to joining TPG, Pamela was a Director at Landmark Partners where she worked on private equity secondaries transactions. Prior to Landmark, she worked at Glouston Capital Partners. Pamela earned her B.A. in Applied Psychology from Emory University and M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis International Business School. She is also the co-founder and board member of WINS (Women in Secondaries).
Deirdre Harding is the General Counsel of TPG Capital and has been with TPG since 2021. Deirdre previously served as a Managing Director in the legal division of Goldman Sachs and prior to that was a private equity/M&A attorney at Weil Gotshal & Manges. Deirdre graduated from Wake Forest University and Fordham University School of Law.
Joann Harris is the Chief Compliance Officer at TPG, based in Fort Worth. Prior to joining TPG in 2015, Joann served as an Assistant Regional Director of Enforcement and an Enforcement Attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Joann received a JD from The Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and a BS in accounting from the University of Arkansas.
Jawad Hasan is with TPG Capital based in San Francisco, where he focuses on investments in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining TPG, Jawad held positions at Navab Capital Partners, Apax Partners, and Soros Fund Management. Jawad received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.