Tracy Hogan CFO / Investor Relations
Tracy Hogan is the Chief Financial Officer of Elevation Partners. Tracy has over fifteen years of experience in the private equity finance, administration and operations areas. Prior to joining Elevation, Tracy was the Vice-President of Finance at Fox Paine & Company, a private equity firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before that, Tracy was the Vice President of Finance at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, Tracy spent four years with Ernst & Young's Audit Practice in Chicago and Boston. Tracy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A. degree from Saint Mary's College where she graduated magna cum laude.
Bob Linzy Virtual CIO
Bob Linzy is the Chief Information Officer for Elevation Partners. As an early member of Elevation's team, Bob lead the design, engineering and deployment of Elevation's technology infrastructure including leading edge integration of network, server, IP Phone & audio/video technologies. Bob leverages 25 years of service-focused technology knowledge and experience to deliver his vision of high caliber design, engineering and hands-on support to Elevation Partners and its members. Prior to Elevation, Bob was Program Manager for worldwide security and disaster recovery at Electronic Arts. Previously, Bob managed IT and online operations for several Silicon Valley companies supporting e-commerce and hosted security applications. Prior to this, Bob held many key IT positions at Hewlett Packard, Wang Laboratories and the US Air Force.
Sonia Shulman Staff Accountant
Sonia Shulman joined Elevation Partners with over sixteen years of accounting and finance experience in the investment and venture capital industry. Prior to joining Elevation, Sonia worked for R. Eliot King and Associates, an investment management office. Before that, Sonia spent fourteen years at McCown De Leeuw & Co., a private equity investment firm. Sonia was raised in Switzerland and is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. Sonia holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University where she graduated magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Kathy Cabral Assistant to Bret Pearlman
Kathy Cabral joined Elevation Partners from Lehman Brothers where she was assistant to various Managing Directors of Fixed Income/Energy trading. Prior to Lehman, Kathy worked in the Los Angeles area with a restructuring bankruptcy firm within their accounting department. In the past Kathy has also worked in High Yield Research as a desk top publisher. Kathy began her administrative career as an executive secretary for Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets. Kathy is a native New Yorker who lived in Puerto Rico for a few years as a child and is fluent in Spanish.
Maia Cybelle Carpenter Assistant to Avie Tevanian
Maia Carpenter joined Elevation in April 2010 from Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where she was the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. She has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also an accomplished artist, her films have screened worldwide in museums, film festivals and art galleries. She is the President of the Board of Canyon Cinema, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Lunafest, ClifBar & Co. She is a native of New York and France and speaks French fluently.
Fran Mottie Assistant to Fred Anderson and Roger McNamee
Fran Mottie joined Elevation Partners from Apple Computer where she was the assistant to Fred Anderson, EVP & CFO. Prior to joining Apple, Fran was the office manager at the Bank of British Columbia in San Francisco. Fran was born, raised and educated in North Vancouver, British Columbia.