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Paul Hudson

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Paul Hudson is the founding partner of Glade Brook Capital Partners, serves as its Chief Investment Officer, and has led all investment efforts since inception. Prior to founding Glade Brook, Mr. Hudson was a Managing Director and Head of the Communications, Media & Entertainment group at Shumway Capital Partners where he also helped launch the firm’s private investing effort. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hudson was an Analyst at Rhombus Capital Management, an Associate at Alterity Partners, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Hudson earned an A.B. with honors from Georgetown University.

Kyle Daniel

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Daniel serves as Glade Brook’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Daniel is responsible for helping lead the Firm’s overall strategy and operations, including operational work flow for the majority of the Firm’s private growth equity investments to date. Mr. Daniel joined Glade Brook pre-launch in 2011, and previously held operations roles at Shumway Capital Partners, Moore Capital Management, and Citigroup. Mr. Daniel is a graduate of Otterbein University.

Julie Trent

Head of Business Development and Investor Relations

Ms. Trent joined Glade Brook in 2018 as Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Ms. Trent was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Conatus Capital Management where she managed business development, investor relations, and all non-investment related aspects of the firm. Prior to Conatus Capital Management, Ms. Trent was Head of Business Development at Tiger Management Advisors and Shumway Capital Partners. Ms. Trent earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Nick Rossi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rossi joined Glade Brook in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and leads the Firm’s finance efforts. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Rossi served as the VP of Finance for Thrive Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm where he oversaw all financial operations. Prior to Thrive Capital, Mr. Rossi was Controller of the private equity business at New Mountain Capital and an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Rossi holds a B.S. and Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University.

Fred Purse

Chief Compliance Officer; Vice President, Accounting

Mr. Purse serves as Glade Brook’s Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Accounting, focusing on compliance, accounting and operations. Mr. Purse joined Glade Brook in 2015 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Purse was at Ernst & Young LLP where he served as an Audit Manager in the Financial Services Office. Mr. Purse earned a B.S. in accounting and finance and a M.S. in accounting from Syracuse University and is a licensed CPA in Connecticut.

Hallie Ross

Vice President, Investor Relations

Ms. Ross is Vice President of Investor Relations and manages Glade Brook’s client service efforts while working closely with the broader business team. Ms. Ross joined Glade Brook pre-launch in 2011 as a Research Associate. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Ms. Ross was at Shumway Capital Partners where she served as a Research Assistant. Previously she worked at ICR as an Investor Relations Associate and earned a B.S. from Fairfield University.

Cassandra Moore

Administrative Associate

Ms. Moore is an Administrative Associate and in addition to offering support to the entire Glade Brook team, helps manage the Firm’s digital presence. Ms. Moore joined Glade Brook in 2015. Prior to joining the team, Ms. Moore was a licensed Real Estate Agent Associate and a member of the Board of Realtors in the state of Utah representing The Brownstone Partners. Ms. Moore earned her B.S. with honors from the University of Utah.

JP Van Arsdale

Partner

Mr. Van Arsdale joined Glade Brook in 2014 and has helped source, diligence, structure and spearhead Glade Brook’s value-add process for the majority of the Firm’s private investments. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Van Arsdale was a senior member of Barclays’ investment banking team in New York and London, focusing primarily on TMT M&A, and corporate finance. Mr. Van Arsdale began his career at Morgan Stanley after earning a B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Linda Guo

Partner

Ms. Guo joined Glade Brook in 2016 and focuses on investment research, due diligence and portfolio company value-add. Prior to Glade Brook, Ms. Guo worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, where she focused on equity capital markets transactions in the technology sector. Ms. Guo earned a MBA from Stanford University and is a graduate of New York University.

Chun Hei Wong

Principal

Mr. Wong joined Glade Brook in July 2017 as Associate.  At Glade Brook, he focuses on investment research, due diligence and portfolio company value-add.  Previously he was a member of Credit Suisse’s investment banking team in Hong Kong, New York and Singapore, focusing primarily on TMT.  Mr. Wong earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Swarthmore College.

Luke Hardin

Research Assistant

Mr. Hardin joined Glade Brook in July 2019 and helps support the Firm’s research and due diligence efforts. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Hardin worked with Canaan Valley Capital conducting research and due diligence on tech companies throughout SEA, APAC, and EMEA. Mr. Hardin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Fairfield University.

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