Deepak Advani



San Francisco


Operating Partner, Software & Technology

Deepak Advani joined H&F as a Partner in 2016.  He works on value creation initiatives with the portfolio companies in the software sector, with emphasis on cloud, data science and cyber security.  He is a Director of Applied Systems and Genesys and was previously a Director of Renaissance Learning and OpenLink.  Prior to H&F, Deepak spent nearly 20 years in the software and technology sector with IBM, where he led several software businesses in the areas of Commerce, Cloud, Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics.  Deepak also served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of eCommerce for Lenovo.


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, MBA
Wright State University, MS in Computer Engineering
Michigan State University, CS in Computer Science