Deepak Advani



San Francisco


Operating Partner, Software & Technology

Deepak joined H&F in 2016 and is focused on helping the Firm drive value by improving the operational effectiveness of H&F’s portfolio companies, with a particular focus on software & technology. 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 large, strategic IBM 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.


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