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Meet the Investors & Board.

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a private investment firm with a sector-focused approach. The firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational and strategic expertise. The firm’s core target sectors include technology, communications and business services; industrials, energy and power; and consumer products and services. Clearlake currently has over $3.2 billion of assets under management.

Behdad Eghbali

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Mr. Eghbali co-founded Clearlake in 2006. Prior to co-founding Clearlake, Mr. Eghbali was a private equity investor at TPG where he focused on buyouts, turnarounds and other transformational investments in the business services, communications/media and technology sectors.  Before joining TPG, Mr. Eghbali was a Partner at Venus Capital Management, Inc. and affiliates, a multistrategy hybrid fund, where he focused on special situations private investments.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Business Development at Turbolinux, Inc., a software and services provider where he led initiatives including corporate financings, strategic partnerships, OEM relationships and business realignment activities.  Before Turbolinux, Mr. Eghbali worked in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Jefferies & Co. and in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Eghbali graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prashant Mehrotra


Mr. Mehrotra joined Clearlake in 2010. Prior to joining Clearlake, he was a Principal at Silver Lake Partners, where he focused on investments in technology and technology enabled industries. Before that, Mr. Mehrotra was a Principal at Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Prior to Tennenbaum, he worked in investment banking in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Mehrotra graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a Mayfield Fellow, and he received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Paul Huber

Senior Associate

Paul Huber joined Clearlake in 2015.  Prior to joining Clearlake, Mr. Huber was an investment professional at Thoma Bravo, LLC.  During his tenure at Thoma Bravo, Paul completed multiple platform and follow-on software buyouts where his role included proprietary deal sourcing, conducting operational and market due diligence, financial modeling, arranging financing commitments and post-closing operational support. Prior to Thoma Bravo, he was a Senior Analyst at William Blair & Company, LLC and prior to that an Analyst at Financial Technology Partners, LP.  Mr. Huber graduated with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Literary Arts from Brown University.

Lonne Jaffe


Lonne is CEO of Syncsort, where he is focusing on accelerating the growth of the company's high-performance Big Data offerings, both organically and through acquisition.

Previously, Lonne was the senior vice president of corporate strategy at CA Technologies, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s long-term technical strategy and acquisition-related strategic initiatives.

Before joining CA, Lonne spent over a decade at IBM, most recently as vice president of strategy for a multi-billion dollar division focused on software. Prior to this, Lonne was director of mergers & acquisitions at IBM, during which time he led multiple IBM analytics software acquisitions. He also led IBM’s software businesses for the healthcare, life sciences, government, and education industries, including marketing, acquisitions, business development, sales, and research & development.

Lonne holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from Harvard University, and spent time working at Goldman Sachs, Sony, Corporate Decisions, Inc., and Microsoft.