Fred Anderson is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Elevation Partners. Fred has extensive operating and financial experience as a senior executive in the technology industry. From 1996 – 2004, Fred was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple Computer, and made major contributions to Apple’s turnaround and re-emergence as an industry leader. These contributions included resolving a major liquidity crisis, executing a massive restructuring that returned the company to sustainable profitability, and working with the company’s executive team to reenergize Apple’s revenue and profit growth.
As a senior financial executive of several public companies, Fred has been involved in numerous acquisitions and a wide range of other corporate finance transactions, including complex equity and debt financings, and recapitalizations. Fred holds a BA from Whittier College and an MBA from UCLA. Fred previously served on the boards of directors of Apple, Move, Palm, Crystal Decisions, 3COM and Sonos, and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Fred is a Trustee of Whittier College and currently serves on the boards of directors of eBay and Yelp.