George Kadifa is a managing director of Sumeru Equity Partners. Kadifa has three decades of operating experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining Sumeru Equity Partners, Kadifa was most recently executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, HP. Reporting to the HP CEO and member of Executive Committee, Kadifa was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and the largest customers. Kadifa previously served as executive vice president of HP Software. He led HP’s $4-billion software business that includes IT/Cloud Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security and HP Big Data. Kadifa previously served as operating partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with over $26 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox. Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago.