Founding Partner – London
Mr. Haarmann is a Founding Partner of Searchlight. He serves on the Investment Committee, Operating Committee and Valuation Committee, and is jointly responsible for overseeing the Firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. He serves on various portfolio company boards. Prior to co-founding Searchlight, Mr. Haarmann was a partner at KKR & Co L.P. (“KKR”) in London. He helped build KKR’s European business from a start-up into one of Europe’s leading private equity firms with over 60 professionals and over $10 billion of assets under management at the time of his departure. Most recently, Mr. Haarmann was responsible for the communications & media team in Europe and jointly responsible for setting up KKR’s India operations. Previously, he was a principal at Dillon Read Venture Capital and an analyst in the corporate finance department at Bankers Trust Co. He received a BA in both international relations and history from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.