London — February 16, 2009 — Pantheon, a leading global private equity funds-of-funds investor, has announced the promotion of Brian J. Buenneke from Principal to Partner. Brian, who is based in the firm’s San Francisco office, is a member of Pantheon’s US primary investment team, evaluating and monitoring investment opportunities in North America. Brian is also a member of Pantheon’s US Regional Investment Committee. 

Brian joined Pantheon in 2004, having already had seven years’ experience in private equity with HarbourVest Partners, Duke Street Capital and Paul Capital Partners. 

“Over the past five years, Brian has made an extremely valuable contribution to the US primary investment team and to the firm as a whole. We are excited about his continuing to build a broad and significant role in the firm,” said Susan Long McAndrews, head of the North American primary investment team.

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