Patricia Cloherty

Patricia Cloherty
Chairman & CEO, Delta Private Equity Partners

Patricia M. Cloherty is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Private Equity Partners, LLC, manager of the U.S. Russia Investment Fund and Delta Russia Fund, L.P., two venture capital funds. She is former Co-Chairman, President and General Partner of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, inc.), an international private venture capital company that she joined in 1970 and that has $10 billion under management.

She is a past President and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association in the United States. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed her to chair the Investment Advisory Council, charged with revamping the Small Business Investment Company program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. From 1977 to 1978, Ms. Cloherty was Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, appointed by President Carter. In 1981, Ms. Cloherty also was the founding President of the Committee of 200, a prestigious organization of the country's leading women entrepreneurs and corporate executives.