As the founder of Silver Peak, Bill is responsible for investment origination, transaction execution and portfolio management and strategic growth initiatives within the portfolio companies. Since 1994 Bill has gained significant experience in lower middle-market buyout and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Bill has transactional and board level experience in a wide array of industry sectors, including aerospace and defense, environmental, niche precision manufacturing, transportation, medical and dental equipment, industrial recycling equipment, mining, construction, and value added distribution. Mr. Haan has served on the board of more than 20 private companies. Prior to his private equity experience at firms in Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota Bill worked for Northwest Airlines and Cargill, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Before attending graduate school, Bill was a Captain in the United States Air Force where he served in the United States, Europe, and Middle East as an F-111 fighter pilot.
As a Partner of Silver Peak, Bryan is responsible for transaction origination and portfolio management, and leading investments in portfolio companies as well as leading the development of Silver Peak’s investment theme process. Bryan has approximately 18 years of private equity and investment banking experience, having completed over 40 merger and acquisition and financing transactions totaling over $15 billion in value across a variety of industries. Previously, Bryan was a Senior Vice President in Lehman Brothers' Global M&A Group. He was also an investment banker with Credit Suisse and Dain Bosworth. Bryan has a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming. He has served on the board of directors of four companies.