Leadership Team

Who we are

Tim McLoughlin

Chief Executive

Tim joined PEI in 2008 following a prior career in business and consumer media and events. He led the MBO from its founders in 2015.

Kashmir Sohi

Chief Financial Officer

Kashmir joined PEI in 2016 as CFO after successfully guiding a private equity-backed publishing business through a trade sale. He has extensive experience in CFO and corporate development roles in a number of global media businesses. Kashmir is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from London Business School.

Paul McLean

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul joined PEI in 2006 and has been driving our commercial activities ever since. He has over 20 years sales, marketing and commercial experience gained at Thomson Financial, Financial News and FTSE. He is a graduate of AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.

Philip Borel

Editorial Director

Philip was part of the team involved in the MBO in 2001 from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. He has led the company’s global team of journalists ever since. Born and raised in Germany, Philip has lived in Britain since 1993. He’s a graduate of the University of York and the London School of Economics.

Colm Gilmore

Operations Director

Colm has been with the business for 17 years and has carried out several roles across PEI’s global operation. Starting as a journalist in 2004, he moved to the Conferences division in 2005 becoming its global head in 2008. From 2015 – 2021, Colm served as Managing Director – Americas, based out of our New York office, where he oversaw the rapid expansion of our US business, including the acquisition of the Argosy portfolio in 2018. Based out of Dublin, Ireland, Colm now looks after global operations for PEI.

Chris Petersen

Managing Director (Asia)

Chris has nearly two decades of leadership experience in financial media and institutional investment conferences across Asia, the US, and Europe. In 2011, Chris joined PEI as Managing Director for Asia and opened the Hong Kong office, which has grown to a team of 30 media and conference professionals focused solely on what drives alternative asset investing. Chris studied marketing at the University of Arizona (BSBA, 1992) and International Political Economy at the Claremont Graduate School in California (MA, 1998).

Dan Gunner

Research & Analytics Director

Dan joined PEI in 2010 to lead and develop the company’s research and analytics services for the private equity, private real estate, private debt and infrastructure markets. A graduate of the University of Bristol, he previously worked at EMAP as Operations Director of its political information and data service.

Amanda Janis

Director, Product Management

Amanda joined PEI’s New York office as a journalist in 2007, having previously worked as the business editor for a daily newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area. She relocated to PEI’s London office in 2008, became Director of PEI’s specialist networks division in 2013, was appointed Group Managing Editor in 2015 and Director of Digital Product Development in 2017. Amanda has an MA in international journalism from City University of London and bachelor’s degrees in English literature and Italian studies from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Seth Kerker

Director Events (Americas)

Seth joined in May 2016. Prior to PEI, he was the managing director of the American Conference Institute where he ran a $20 million conference business. He has over 20 years of experience in managing content and events with prior roles at the Economist, Access Intelligence, Reputation Institute and IQPC where he produced events in more than 25 countries. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Communications from Emerson College.

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA

Nicholas joined PEI in 2006 to edit PrivateEquityInternational.com. In September 2008 he moved over to run the EMEA conference business. Nicholas has an MA Hons in German from the University of Edinburgh and after a brief stint in advertising, joined Financial News as a journalist in 2000, covering the private equity industry.

Ian McNamara

Data Director

Ian graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Systems Modelling, an applied statistics and operational research degree, from Sheffield City Polytechnic; and has operated as a Chief Data Officer and Director of Analytics within the financial services, telecommunications and marketing solutions sectors.

Jonathan Perry

Marketing Director

Jonathan joined PEI in 2010, bringing with him 17 years’ agency and client side marketing experience from a diverse array of industries and businesses including Telstra, News International, ChildLine and Kaplan. He is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and has a professional diploma from the Institute of Direct Marketing (UK).

Helen Sanders

Director Events - Asia

Helen joined PEI in 2014 as a conference producer and in 2017 became the Director of Events for the Asia region. Helen oversees the team who create over 14 events per year across Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Real Estate and Private Debt in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore and China. A graduate in Law and Business, Helen has worked in events for all of her professional career including alongside publications such as The Economist and Financial Times.

Tony Skeggs

Chief Technology and Information Officer

Tony joined PEI as its first CTIO in July 2016. He came on board following a five-year spell at Euromoney Institutional Investor, where he managed the technology portfolio and guided their digital transformation programme. With nearly 20 years’ experience in digital media, and stints at multi-channel publishers Emap and Bauer Media, Tony is a key addition to the PEI management team.