Technology Leader Krish Prabhu joins Siris Capital Group as Executive Partner
New York, November 21, 2016 – Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris”), a leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data, telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies, today announced that technology leader Krish Prabhu, most recently chief technology officer of AT&T and president of AT&T Labs, has joined Siris as an executive partner. In his new role, Mr. Prabhu will work closely with Siris’ investment professionals and other executive partners to identify and validate potential investment opportunities for Siris as well as assist in the oversight and operations of Siris’ portfolio companies, particularly as they relate to overall technology advancements and direction.
“Krish is one of the foremost thought leaders and operational executives in the telecommunications sector and he will be an invaluable resource to us as we continue to drive value in a complex ecosystem,” said Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris. “We welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions.”
With over 30 years of industry experience and senior leadership roles at global corporations, Mr. Prabhu brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the enterprise technology and telecom sectors. In his most recent roles at AT&T, Mr. Prabhu was responsible for the company’s global technology direction, including network innovation, product development and research, the intellectual property organization, and the global supply chain organization.
Prior to joining AT&T in 2011, Mr. Prabhu was chief executive officer of Tellabs. Earlier in his career, he held several management positions at Alcatel in Paris from 1991 to 2001, including serving as chief operating officer from 1999 to 2001. He also was a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, and held corporate leadership positions with Rockwell Telecom and Bell Laboratories.
Mr. Prabhu earned his Master of Science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Master of Science in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Science in physics from Bangalore University.
Mr. Prabhu joins the Siris executive partner team, which includes more than 10 experienced operating executives. While not employees of Siris, executive partners provide invaluable sourcing and due diligence assistance to investment opportunities and help direct operational involvement post investment.
About Siris Capital Group
Siris Capital is a leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data, telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. Integral to Siris’ investment approach is its partnership with exceptional senior operating executives, or Executive Partners, who work with Siris to identify, validate and operate investment opportunities. Their significant involvement allows Siris to partner with management to add value both operationally and strategically. To learn more, visit us at www.siriscapital.com.