Long Ridge Equity Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm focused on financial and business technology, has appointed Abid Neemuchwala, Marques Torbert, Edna Conway, Deborah Yang, and Len Kennedy have been appointed to the firm’s executive council.
The Long Ridge executive council is comprised of 29 members. These advisors offer functional and industry information, commercial introductions, and mentorship to management teams, as well as value-added perspectives to help drive growth and differentiated outcomes for the Long Ridge portfolio.
“Our Executive Council is comprised of sector experts with extensive operating, leadership, and entrepreneurial experience,” said Jim Brown, founder and managing partner of Long Ridge. “Their track records are unmatched, and we are fortunate to have worked closely with several individuals in their capacities as board directors or CEOs. These advisors continue to be a core component of the resources and value-add we bring to our portfolio companies, and we are excited to welcome them to our network.”
“I am honored by this opportunity to join such a talented group of industry veterans,” said Torbert. “Having led a Long Ridge portfolio company, I have witnessed first-hand the value that the Executive Council offers in providing sector expertise, connectivity, and differentiated perspectives. I look forward to collaborating with existing and prospective management teams in this new role.”
Neemuchwala was formerly CEO of Wipro from 2016 to 2020, and part of the executive team at Tata Consultancy Services, where he worked for 23 years.
Torbert is currently chairman of Ametros, a Long Ridge portfolio company, and has worked as an investor and consultant within the insurance and business services sectors as well as the claims solutions management and managed care industries.
Conway is a specialist in cybersecurity, compliance, and supply chain risk management. She is currently vice president, chief security and risk officer for Microsoft’s Azure, where she is responsible for the security and governance of the cloud infrastructure and supply chain upon which Microsoft’s intelligent cloud business operates.
Yang most recently served as head of ESG indexes and previously head of index, EMEA. Currently, she is the CEO and co-founder of Vesti.ai, an AI-driven sustainable investing company.
Kennedy is a former senior government official with expertise in the intersection of information and data services, regulatory policy, technology, and cybersecurity. He is the former general counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and previously served as SVP, general counsel, and secretary at Sprint and Neustar Inc. Kennedy is currently a board director for National Credit Care, a Long Ridge portfolio company.