Who we are

Kevin K. Albert

Senior Advisor

Kevin is one of the longest serving private equity executives still active, with over 30 years working with private equity sponsors.  During this period, he has accumulated vast experience vetting the abilities of private equity general partners, has personally led the fundraising process for many general partners of all shapes and sizes, has managed all aspects of one of the industry’s largest placement agents and has been involved in the investment of capital into private equity funds both for himself as well as selected investors who have sought out his expertise. 

Since his career overlapped with the “institutionalization” and rapid growth of the industry since the mid-1980’s he has accumulated vast experience vetting and introducing new general partners to the institutional investor market.  At Meteor 5 Kevin will assist the team in making assessments of which new managers to back.

Kevin is a Senior Partner of Pantheon and a member of its six-person Partnership Board. He is currently responsible for the firm’s new defined contribution business development initiative after having been its Global Head of Business Development, responsible for all the firm’s capital raising initiatives for eight years. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was a Managing Director and co-founder of Elevation Partners, a private equity firm that made large-scale investments in market-leading consumer-tech businesses.

Prior to Elevation, Kevin worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. for 24 years where, for most of this period, he served as a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Private Placement Group where he managed a market leading private equity fund placement business. In this role he led the Merrill Lynch effort to launch “first-time” funds for several of the most enduring manager franchises in the private equity industry including TPG Capital, Silver Lake Partners, Cinven and Triton.

In addition, from 2006 until 2017 he served as an independent director on the board of Merrill Lynch Ventures, LLC, a series of private equity partnerships offered to key Merrill Lynch employees aggregating over $1.8 billion of original committed capital. He currently serves on the board of the American Investment Council, the private equity industry’s trade . Kevin has a BA and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles where he continues to be involved as the Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Economics Department.