Kevin Albert has been a Senior Partner of Pantheon and a member of Partnership Board from 2010 until his retirement in 2019. At Pantheon he was the Global Head of Business Development, responsible for all of the firm’s capital raising, product development and evaluation of acquisition activities. Before joining Pantheon from 2005 to 2010 he was a Managing Director and co-founder of Elevation Partners, a private equity firm that made large scale investments in consumer-technology businesses such as Facebook and Yelp.
Prior to Elevation, Kevin worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & CO. for 24 years where, for most of this period, he served as a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Private Placement Group where he managed a market-leading private equity fund placement business as well as a group that raised private equity for emerging growth companies.
In addition, Kevin currently serves on the boards of two private equity backed companies, NorCal Cannabis Company and Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, as well as the board of a private real estate manager, Neighborhood Holdings, Inc. that sponsors a series of hyper-local REITS designed to allow renters to accumulate equity in their neighborhoods thru small incremental investments. In addition, from 2006 until 2017 he served as an independent director on the board of Merrill Lynch Ventures, LLC, a series of private equity partnerships offered to Merrill Lynch employees aggregating over $1.8 billion of committed capital and from 2010 until 2015 as an independent director of Dover Saddlery, Inc. Finally, from 2016 until his retirement from Pantheon, he served as a director of the American Investment Council, the private equity industry’s trade and lobbying association.
Kevin has a BA and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles where he continues to be involved as the Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Economics Department. He resides in Malden Bridge, NY with his wife Mary. The have two children, Sarah and Lucy, and three grandchildren.