Pantheon adds secondaries heads to international investment committee

Matt Jones and Rudy Scarpa are two of four promotions to the committee, which also counts secondaries professionals Elly Livingstone and Dennis McCrary as members.

Pantheon Ventures has made four appointments to its international investment committee, including its co-heads of private equity secondaries.

London-based secondaries co-head Matt Jones and his New York-based counterpart Rudy Scarpa are joined by global head of infrastructure and real assets Kathryn Leaf Wilmes and global co-investment partner Jeff Miller, both San Francisco-based, according to a statement from the firm.

They will join head of investment, Hong Kong, Chris Meads; global private equity secondaries partner Elly Livingstone; US investments partner Susan Long McAndrews; global co-investment and secondaries partner Dennis McCrary and European investments partner Helen Steers.

No one will be stepping down from the committee, the statement noted.

“Our business has evolved, and since its membership was last reviewed in 2010 we have added and grown a number of important new strategies, including dedicated infrastructure, real assets and co-investments, as well as new channels including private wealth and defined contribution,” said Chris Meads.

Matt Jones and Rudy Scarpa became co-heads of secondaries in August. They took over from Elly Livingstone, who had been global head for 13 year. Livingstone had shifted his focus to fundraising and investments, Secondaries Investor reported at the time.

Jones has been with Pantheon since 2001 and became one of its youngest partners at the age of 35. He moved to the US in 2007 to help build the New York office before returning to London late last year.

Scarpa joined Pantheon in 2007 and has been involved in originating, structuring and transacting secondaries deals, and spearheading the development of the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner with Coller Capital in its New York office.