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Erik Brooks

Co-CEO

Erik has spent his entire career in the investment industry and prior to founding Ethos was a Managing Partner leading ABRY Partners. During his 20-year tenure at ABRY he originated, supervised, and sold companies in information services, digital infrastructure, enterprise systems, healthcare IT, financial services and media, representing an aggregate enterprise value of approximately $11 billion. Additionally, as a Managing Partner at ABRY Partners, he served on investment committees, and oversaw recruiting of all investment professionals, research, and information technology. He also managed relationships with limited partners, headed its Heritage Fund and was a key partner in raising $17 billion across 15 funds. Prior to joining ABRY Partners, Erik was an investment professional at New Century Holdings, the Baupost Group, and Apax Partners.

In addition to Erik’s professional activities he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Advisory Board of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an active alumni advisor for Harvard Business School and Brown University, he spends time with students helping them think about life after academia and how their contributions can make a difference in the world. Previously he served on the boards of the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston and the President’s Advisory Council on Internships at Brown University.

INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE

  • ABRY Partners
  • NewCentury Holdings
  • Baupost Group
  • Apax Partners
  • Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Board Member, Belfer Center International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Board Member, Shorenstein Center for Media, Harvard University
  • Board Member, Think Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Business School,
    M.B.A.
  • Brown University,
    B.A.

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