Growth in Apollo’s total assets under management (AUM) over the past 10 years has been driven largely by yield-oriented permanent capital vehicles, and by Apollo’s continued success in opportunistic investing.In 27 years, the Apollo team has grown to nearly 1,100 employees, including more than 380 investment professionals, working from 15 global offices as of December 31, 2017.He graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma, from the University of North Carolina and received his MBA from Northwestern University. Parr received the Outstanding Alumni Award at the University of North Carolina in 2013. Bernstein joined Apollo in 2008 as the Global Head of Human Capital where she has built and developed a best in class Human Capital Management function for the firm. Bernstein leads the development and execution of the global human capital strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, compensation and analytics, human capital and organizational planning, diversity and inclusion initiatives, employee engagement, training and development, and benefits.She has positioned the Human Capital team as true integrated partners to Apollo’s investment professionals and embedded its expertise throughout the firm’s expanding list of portfolio companies. Bernstein is a member of Apollo’s Management Committee which is responsible for management and decision making for the firm. Bernstein took over global responsibility for facilities, corporate services, administration and real estate management for the firm.
He is a member of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets and the Council on Foreign Relations.He previously served on the board of directors of Berry Plastics Group, a leading plastic packaging company; Goodman Global, Inc., the second largest air conditioning manufacturer in the US; Harrah’s Entertainment, the largest gaming company in the world; HFA Holdings Limited, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund of funds operator; and Prestige Cruises, an upscale cruise line operating the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas brands. Civale is also involved in charitable endeavors including his earlier service on the board of trustees of Middlebury College, the National Advisory Board of Youth, I. C., and the board of directors of Focus For a Future. Civale was employed by Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Kelly received a degree in commerce, majoring in finance and accounting, from the University of New South Wales in 1989. Lohr joined Apollo in 2007 after having been a Founding Partner at Infinity Point LLC, Apollo’s joint venture partner for the financial services industry since 2005. Lohr spent eight years in financial services investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co in New York. He joined the firm in 2010 and is a member of the Management Committee and Senior Management Committee. Patel was previously a Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co.and Bankers Trust Company in the Financial Sponsors Group within the Corporate Finance division, responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing financing and merger and acquisition advice for the firm’s private equity clients. Civale graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in political science. Drescher is a Senior Partner at Apollo, having joined the firm in 2004, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Drescher was employed by JP Morgan for ten years, primarily in its Alternative Investment group. Drescher is currently on the board of directors of ADT Security Services (NYSE: ADT), The Young Woman’s Leadership Network, and The Allen Stevenson School. Kelly was with Barclays and Lehman Brothers in leadership roles that included overseeing finance and controls of the equities, investment banking and fixed income businesses. Kelly served as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer of the Americas, and Global Head of Financial Control for the Corporate and Investment Bank. Kelly also spent seven years, from 2000 to 2007, providing accounting and regulatory advice to support the development and distribution of investment and financing products to corporate and institutional clients. Kelly spent 13 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, including serving in the Financial Services Group in New York from 1994 to 2000. and was Co-Head of European and Indian Private Equity for the Principal Investment Area. in 1983 and spent 17 years in PIA in New York and London.From the firm’s beginning, Apollo has established a record of success in private equity and other forms of alternative investment.Investors commit .7 billion for Apollo Investment Fund IX, the largest dedicated private equity fund raised to date—we believe a vote of confidence earned by Apollo for its investment performance, disciplined and value-oriented investment approach, and ongoing commitment to investors.