James (“Jim”) Coulter is the Executive Chairman and a Founding Partner of TPG and the co-Managing Partner of The Rise Fund. Coulter and his partners at TPG worked with co-founders Bono and Jeff Skoll to create The Rise Fund in 2016, and as a member of the Founders Board has been intimately involved in developing and leading its work since its inception. TPG, founded in 1992, is a leading private investment firm managing in excess of $120 billion in assets. TPG is based in San Francisco and Fort Worth and has 12 offices around the world. TPG has been a lead equity investor in more than 200 companies. Mr. Coulter is a 1982 Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. In 1986, Mr. Coulter received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Maya Chorengel is Co-Managing Partner at The Rise Fund where she leads Impact and Financial Services. She has been with TPG since 2017 and is based in San Francisco. Maya has over two decades of private equity, venture capital and impact investing experience globally. Prior to joining TPG, she was a co-Founder of Elevar Equity, a leading impact venture firm, and earlier was with Warburg Pincus in Hong Kong, Menlo Park, and New York. Maya has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She co-authored “Calculating the Value of Impact Investing” published in the Harvard Business Review. Maya is a Director of TPG Inc., Little Leaf Farms, Benevity, Varo Bank, Nithio, SEO, and Kiva and serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative.
Steve Ellis is Co-Managing Partner of The Rise Fund. Prior to joining TPG in 2015, Steve was the CEO of Asurion, the world's leading provider of technology protection services with over $6B in revenues. Prior to Asurion, Steve served as the Global Managing Partner for Bain & Company. Steve is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Stanford Business School, where he is a regular guest lecturer. He is a trustee for the UC Berkeley Foundation and serves on the boards of Charles Schwab, LiveKindly, InStride, Greenhouse Software, UBQ Materials, Renaissance Learning, Persefoni, and Teachers of Tomorrow.
Mike Stone is the Chief Investment Officer of The Rise Fund and Co-Managing Partner of TPG Growth. He is also the Founder and Managing Member of FS Investors, a family office. Prior to that, Mike was Founder and non-executive Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, which focused on Asia-based investment management, and he is retired Senior Partner and past President of J.H. Whitney & Co. Mike is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School and serves on the Boards of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and The Library Advisory Board at Duke University, the Boards of Advisors for the Boston Public Library and Scripps Research, the Madison Council for the Library of Congress, and the Investment Committee of Rady Children’s Hospital. Mike is Chairman of Wilderness Holdings and sits on several private boards, including Big River Steel and Beautycounter.
John Rogers is a Partner and the Education Sector Lead for The Rise Fund. John developed The Rise Fund’s global education strategy which focuses on personalized learning, career education and private multi-site school operators. John also led the fund’s investments in DreamBox Learning, InStride and Digital House and assisted with investments in Renaissance Learning, EverFi, Allogene, Viewpoint Therapeutics and RefleXion. John joined the Rise Fund with nearly two decades of experience acquiring two dozen companies while building nine platform companies in the education and healthcare sectors. Most recently, John was a founding partner of Bridges Ventures’ U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, where he was the architect of Bridges’ U.S. investment strategy and led Bridges’ investment in Springboard Education.
Thomas Verghese is a Partner and the Health Sector Lead for The Rise Fund. He led the fund’s investments into Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers and Evercare Dhaka. Most recently, Thomas worked at LeapFrog Investments in London, where he built the Global Health investment team. Before LeapFrog, he worked in London at the British Sovereign Wealth Fund as well as in New York for Bank of America Merrill Lynch within their investment banking division. Thomas is on the Board of Trustees for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. He serves as a board director for Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Metropolitan & Ladnan Hospitals, Avenue Hospital, Evercare Dhaka Hospital, Evercare Lekki Hospital, Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, and for the Center for Health Education Access. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BA in Finance from Georgetown University.