Aaron Sobel

Principal at Apollo Global Management LLC

Aaron Sobel

Aaron Sobel

Principal at Apollo Global Management LLC

Biography

Aaron Sobel is on the board of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. and Inception Topco, Inc. and Principal at Apollo Global Management LLC. He received an undergraduate degree from Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

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Senior Partner, Private Equity at Apollo Global Management LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at SMS Assist LLC

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Consultant at Apollo Global Management LLC

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Searchlight Capital Partners LLC

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Partner at Certares LP

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Former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Scaleworks, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Global Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Chief Executive Officer at Cherwell Software LLC

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Aaron Sobel
Principal at Apollo Global Management LLC
Education

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. At the Ross School of Business, our mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

Career History
Principal
2011 - Current

Since its founding in 1990, Apollo has grown to become one of the world's largest alternative investment managers. As of June 30, 2012, we had total assets under management of $105 billion, with a team of 616 employees located in ten offices around the world. We attribute our success to our key competitive strengths: our investment process and approach to investing, which incorporates our flexibility to invest throughout market cycles and across the capital structure, our deep industry expertise and focus on complex transactions, our investment edge which creates proprietary investment opportunities, and our collaboration with portfolio company management teams; our integrated business model which combines the strength of our private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, and real estate platforms, and also includes a dedicated Natural Resources Fund; our long-standing investor relationships which include many of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds, financial institutions and individuals; our long-term capital base; our strong management team and reputation; and our alignment of interests with investors in our funds and shareholders. We operate our businesses in an integrated manner, which we believe distinguishes us from other alternative investment managers. Our investment professionals frequently collaborate and share information across disciplines including market insight, management, banking and consultant contacts as well as potential investment opportunities, which contributes to our library of industry knowledge and enables us to invest successfully across a company’s capital structure. The integrated Apollo platform and the experience of our investment team have enabled us to deliver strong long-term investment performance in our funds throughout a range of economic cycles. Our investment approach is value-oriented, focusing on industries in which we have considerable knowledge, and emphasizing downside protection and the preservation of capital. We are frequently contrarian in our investment approach, which is reflected in a number of ways, including: our willingness to invest in industries that our competitors typically avoid; the often complex structures we employ in some of our investments, including our willingness to pursue difficult corporate carve-out transactions; our experience investing during periods of uncertainty or distress in the economy or financial markets; our orientation towards sole-sponsored transactions; and our willingness to undertake transactions that have substantial business, regulatory or legal complexity. We have successfully applied this investment philosophy since Apollo's founding, allowing us to identify what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities, deploy capital across the balance sheet of industry leading businesses, and create value for our investors throughout economic cycles.

Partner, Revolution Growth
Prior

Revolution LLC provides investment services. The firm operates through the following segments: Revolution Places, Revolution Living, Revolution Health, and Revolution Ventures. Revolution Places partners with companies in the resort, real estate, and travel industries; Revolution Living focuses time and investments; Revolution Health, and Revolution Ventures focuses on investments in earlier-stage companies. The company was founded by Steve M. Case, Donn M. Davis, William E. Tige Jr., and Teodore J. Leonsis in 2005 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Partner
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
2016 - Current

Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the service leader in cloud computing. We deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We got started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 205,000 customers. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support. Our core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Email & Apps. There are currently over 4,800 Rackers around the world serving our customers

Director
Current

Rackspace Technology, Inc. engages in the provision of end-to-end multi-cloud technology services. The firm designs, builds and operates its customers’ cloud environments across technology platforms. It operates through the following segments: Multicloud Services, Apps and Cross Platform, and OpenStack Public Cloud. The company was founded on July 21, 2016 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

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