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Pete Stavros

Pete Stavros

Partner & Co-Head of Americas Private Equity
New York

Pete Stavros (New York) joined KKR in 2005 and is Co-Head of the Americas Private Equity platform, which covers investment strategies across traditional large and mid-cap private equity, core private equity and growth equity. He is a member of several investment and management committees at KKR and has also served as Co-Chair of the firm’s global Inclusion and Diversity Council. As an investor, he has helped lead a number of successful investments across sectors and sizes, including HCA Healthcare, Nielsen, Gardner Denver / Ingersoll Rand, Capsugel, Capital Safety, Hyperion, Flow Control Group, Charter Next Generation, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Geostabilization International, Crosby Group and CHI Overhead Doors. Prior to becoming Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, Mr. Stavros led the Industrials industry team, where he pioneered an innovative employee engagement and ownership model. This approach has been successfully implemented at a number of companies and has positively impacted tens of thousands of employees. Mr. Stavros is actively involved in helping to form and launch Ownership Works, a non-profit focused on broadening corporate ownership and enhancing the financial resiliency of the workforce. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Stavros was an investor with GTCR Golder Rauner, where he was involved in the execution of numerous investments in the health care sector. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an M.B.A. with high distinction, Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School.