2018 Keynote Presenter: Paul Salem
Mr. Salem is currently a director of Grupo TorreSur and Asurion. Mr. Salem previously served as a director of NFL/PEP Ventures, Eircom, MetroNet (AT&T Canada), PanAmSat, Tele1 Europe, Verio, Wired Magazine and several other Providence investments. Mr. Salem co-founded the credit arm of Providence, Benefit Street Partners in 2008 and Mr. Salem established our London office in 1999. Prior to joining Providence in 1992, Mr. Salem worked for Morgan Stanley in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he spent four years with Prudential Investment Corporation, an affiliate of Prudential Insurance, where his responsibilities included private placement financing, leveraged buyout transactions and helping establish Prudential’s European office. Mr. Salem received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Mr. Salem is chairman of the board of Year Up, a national non-profit focusing on closing the opportunity divide for urban young adults and a board member of Edesia Global Nutrition, a non-profit focusing on feeding malnourished children. Mr. Salem also serves on the advisory board for the Brown Institute of Brain Science (B.I.B.S).