TPG, a global alternative asset management firm with $139bn of assets under management, has appointed Partner and Board Member Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), succeeding Ken Murphy who will retire following a planned transition period.
Vazquez-Ubarri will lead TPG’s operational functions globally to enable the firm’s strategic business, and will continue to partner closely with CEO Jon Winkelried and the rest of the firm’s leadership team to develop and drive TPG’s growth strategy.
Vazquez-Ubarri joined TPG in 2018 and most recently served as Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer of the firm. She is also a founding member of TPG NEXT, the firm’s strategy to seed and stake diverse investment managers, and she currently serves as a senior sponsor and investment committee member for TPG NEXT’s inaugural fund.
Anna Edwin, TPG’s Global Head of Talent, will become the Global Head of Human Resources, reporting to Vazquez-Ubarri.
Before joining TPG, Vazquez-Ubarri spent more than a decade at Goldman Sachs, where she last served as the firm’s Global Head of Talent and Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Vazquez-Ubarri was an Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits group. She currently serves as a Director on the boards of Upwork Inc. and Greenhouse Software and on the boards of nonprofit companies Teach for America-Bay Area, the Vera Institute of Justice, and Charter School Growth Fund.