Since its inception PEI has grown into a diverse team of more than 250 media, information and events specialists worldwide. We're passionate about the markets we work in, and we know them well.
We are an equal opportunities employers and take pride in the wide range of nationalities making up our workforce.
We are a growth business and therefore in recruitment mode virtually all the time. We're always interested in meeting people who are keen to advance their career in B2B financial media: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some details about your interests and experience and we will let you know what relevant vacancies we have open at present.
You can meet some of our sector specialists in the profiles below. For an introduction to our leadership team click here.
- ×Richard Melville Editorial Director, US
Rich is an editorial leader with over 25 years of working in financial journalism. He joined us from Arizent (formerly Source Media), where he first started as an editor in 1999 and rose to Group Editorial Director, Banking and Capital Markets in 2008. In this role, he led the large team of editors and journalists who delivered successful editorial and product strategies for a portfolio of subscription-based B2B brands including American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Mergers & Acquisitions, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, Asset Securitization Report and Credit Union Journal.
"PEI has a powerful content portfolio and a well-earned reputation for delivering mission-critical information to a sophisticated audience. I’m extremely excited to join the editorial team and look forward to working with colleagues on advancing that mission across all the company’s channels and platforms."
- ×Carmela Mendoza Senior Reporter
Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
""We in the PEI newsroom are dedicated to delivering content that our informed readers expect, delving into the most important issues at play in the private equity world with analysis and insight. Our coverage of the asset classes is rooted in a set of obsessions: investor-focused, data-driven, authoritative and global.""
- ×Andrew Adamson Sales Manager
Andrew joined the PEI London Office in 2012 as a member of the subscription sales team, before relocating to the Hong Kong office in 2015 to run its subscription sales team, focusing on the Asia-Pacific Region. He holds an MSc from The School of Public Policy, at University College London.
""PEI provides a three-dimensional service, bringing our editorial & research together, under pinned by our networking events. Our subscription services give a unique insight into the GP/LP relationship, and with offices across four continents, PEI has a global network of relationships, there by offering timely and relevant knowledge to senior stakeholders within the alternative asset space.""
- ×Nigel Plain Group Delegate Sales Director
Nigel joined PEI in 2017 to oversee the delegate sales function in London, New York & Hong Kong. He is an award winning sales leader, having worked in the events industry for his entire career. Nigel holds a BA Hons in Economics and an MA Hons in Japanese Studies from SOAS University of London.
"Our events platform provides industry leading content and a genuine opportunity for the alternatives community to connect."
- ×Evelyn Lee Editor
Evelyn joined PEI in 2011 as a reporter focusing on the Americas for PERE. She became senior reporter in 2014 and was appointed news editor in 2015. She now oversees PERE’s news coverage globally across its digital and print publications. She holds bachelor degrees in English and Spanish from Rutgers University.
""At PEI, we strive every day to deliver news that readers can't find anywhere else - whether it's getting ahead of the competition by breaking exclusive stories, approaching a big news story from a different angle, or digging in deep into a hot, trending topic. That's the value we provide to our readers.""
- ×Bruno Alves Senior Editor
Bruno joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, quickly becoming a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class and the publication’s senior editor in 2015. In addition to overseeing Infrastructure Investor’s editorial content, Bruno is also senior editor for Agri Investor, launched in 2014 to cover the agriculture asset class.
Bruno graduated with Distinction from the two-year Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism from the universities of Aarhus, Amsterdam and Swansea, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the New University of Lisbon.
"“PEI is unrivalled in providing actionable insight on the alternative asset classes. Our commitment to quality journalism means we are deeply connected to the markets we cover, offering readers a compelling mix of daily analytical content to keep them up to date on the latest trends.” "
- ×Carl Ayers Publisher
Carl has been the publisher of Regulatory Compliance Watch since 2008. He has won several national journalism awards, including for investigative reporting. Recent national awards include a second place award for Best Spot News for a story reporting Form ADV developments ahead of the SEC, and a third place award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on an adviser that initially fought SEC charges.
He has worked at newspapers, in television news and in health care journalism. Carl hails from New Jersey, earned his master’s degree from Northwestern University and enjoys playing guitar, working out and pursuing golf when he’s not rooting for the New York Yankees.
"Listening to subscribers forms the foundation of a successful enterprise"
- ×Adam Smallman Head of Content Strategy
Adam joined PEI in December 2018 in a new role as Head of Content Strategy. Previously he spent three years with investment bank Liberum and held leading editorial and content roles at Dow Jones and Informa PLC. His responsibility is to ensure PEI’s subscription products reach and engage the group’s professional audiences.
"Our audiences want action able insight and don't like their time being wasted. My job is to make sure our editorial teams' fabulous content is packaged and delivered to them in relevant, helpful and striking ways."
- ×Jonathan Brasse Senior Editor, Real Estate Group
Jonathan joined the PEI team in 2009 from a UK-focused commercial property magazine to lead PERE’s coverage of the Asian markets. He became editor of the PERE website in 2012 and was appointed Senior Editor, Real Estate in 2015. Jonathan is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and holds a bachelors degree with honours from the University of Kent.
"Knowing a market means giving your readers more than just content, more than what they know already. Our job is breaking important news on the website - whilst opening up the subject fully in the magazine. Do this well and we’ve delivered what our readers need."
- ×Toby Mitchenall Senior Editor
Toby re-joined PEI in 2016 to oversee content across Private Equity International, Private Funds CFO and Secondaries Investor. He has a BA in English literature and has spent time as a communications consultant advising clients in the private equity industry. Toby previously worked for PEI as a private equity reporter from 2008 to 2011.
"Our challenge is to keep delivering content that subscribers find genuinely valuable and doing so in way that engages."
- ×Hugh Kennedy Group Publisher
Hugh joined PEI in April 2019. Prior to joining the company, he was the Group Publisher for Simplify Compliance, a provider of mission-critical regulatory and business information, analysis, and compliance tools. Hugh has 35 years of expertise in the financial services industry, with publishing and legal research experience spanning the public company, investment adviser, broker-dealer, credit union and banking industries. As a senior-level manager, award-winning writer and conference speaker, he has covered key issues stemming from the SEC, CFTC, DOL, NCUA, and other regulators. Over his career, Hugh has developed and created a number of new publications, online databases and value-added portals serving the needs of financial services industry professionals.
"Throughout my career I have embraced the key concept that ‘content is king.’ Whether it is through our compliance portal Regulatory Compliance Watch, our in-person conferences, our on-demand webinars, our value-added handbooks and other offerings we always strive to deliver content that is actionable for our valued subscribers."
""My vision to bring a world class B2B database into the ever-evolving Martech world will reveal the single truth of our customer value and growth. Data must be a core to a business - for us to be Customer-centric and deliver what our customers want, we must enable a data-driven culture to increase the value of our data.""
- ×Sandra Ragues Head of Business Intelligence & Reporting
Sandra joined PEI as Head of Business Intelligence and Reporting in July 2017. She leads the data efforts within the business and implemented PEI’s first Datawarehouse.
Sandra has more than eight years of experience in Pricing, Data Analytics and Insights for an array of companies including Yahoo, Ibasis and Hertz.
She holds International Bachelors’ degrees in Business Administration and Management from Toulouse Business School and Hongskolen Buskerud. Sandra is also PMP certified and has a Diploma in Project Management from Dublin Business School. She is currently studying for an Executive Masters in Finance at London Business School.
"The BI team is focused on delivering qualitative insights about our customers and market opportunities based on data-driven analytics. Together, we strive for transparency and best business practices."
- ×Alistair Robinson Head of Advertising
Alistair joined PEI in 2002 to head up advertising and sponsorship sales, having previously worked on publications at the Economist Group and Thomson Financial. He’s a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University where he read European Languages and International Business.
""I am proud to be Head of Advertising for PEI, which is now widely acknowledged to be the market leader in the world of alternative assets publishing. Unrivalled in their insights, breadth and depth of coverage, our publications are an indispensable source of market intelligence to their readers – who are just the type of senior opinion formers that advertisers need to engage with.""
- ×Andrew Umhoefer Head of Subscriptions Marketing
Andrew joined the company in 2008 and heads PEI’s global subscriptions marketing team. The recipient of over a dozen international marketing awards, Andrew is responsible for growing PEI’s global portfolio of subscription offerings in the US and internationally and leads a team of talented, award-winning marketers. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in business from UMBC and is a longtime resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area.
"At PEI we harness the best journalistic and research expertise available to bring the most highly regarded, comprehensive products to market to help our customers make informed, successful business decisions. Our customers come first; and when they interact with us and our products, we listen, react and adapt to meet their needs.”"
- ×Andy Thomson Senior Editor
Andy joined PEI in October 2003, and is now Senior Editor of Private Debt Investor. He started his career at Thomson Financial as a junior reporter before eventually becoming an Editor. He was Editor of Venturedome.com and then moved to PEI, where he has worked across Private Equity International, Infrastructure Investor, Real Estate Capital and now Private Debt Investor. ”
"What’s great about PEI is that, even as it has grown substantially, it has retained the family-like atmosphere and entrepreneurial spirit that was there when I first joined. I have had the good fortune to cover markets on the verge of strong growth. At the same time as seeking to provide our readers with information and insight that really matters to them, it has felt like a shared journey with them. The rise and rise of alternative assets has been an incredible story, and a privilege to be a part of."
"PEI’s ability to produce high quality research and intelligence on the private equity markets across all major asset classes are the reason our information products are used by leaders throughout the industry. Our goal isn’t just to be a resource for our clients, but rather a crucial part of their workflow."
- ×Iris Mui Head of Event Operations - APAC
Iris joined PEI in 2012 as Events Manager and became the Head of Event Operations – APAC in 2020. Iris is responsible for all the logistic details of conferences in Asia Pacific. A graduate in Business Administration, she began her career in event management with Haymarket Media in Hong Kong, where she worked on financial conferences, awards shows and multi-day festivals across the APAC region. In addition to her native Cantonese, Iris also speaks fluent English and Mandarin.
"The logistics team is in charge of making the overall conference experience for delegates as smooth as possible - before, during and after the event. And as we grow the conference portfolio across the Asian markets, so my job is to deal with the challenges in organization and support for both my colleagues and our clients for all our events."
- ×Lawrence Dvorchik Head of Business Development - Americas
Lawrence joined PEI in December 2017 and is responsible for leading the event sponsorship team in the Americas. An industry speaker on how to maximize involvement in face-to-face events, Lawrence’s experience provides a unique way to engage audiences in a live setting. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University, and a BS in Management & Organizational Behavior from The Pennsylvania State University.
"Face-to-face events provide companies a real opportunity to engage prospects, catch up with clients and industry friends. PEI events are the clear leader in providing this opportunity, drawing in high-value prospects for sponsors to meet. I am excited to work with the PEI community to develop programs to connect sponsors with actionable new prospects to increase their business, one client at a time."
- ×Suzanne Thomas Senior Marketing Manager
Suzanne came onboard in 2016 to manage the Buyouts, VCJ, and PE Hub marketing after her role as Director of Marketing for DecisionHealth. She is a senior member of PEI Media’s subscription marketing team and responsible for growing the US and global market share for PE Hub, Buyouts, Private Equity International and Private Funds CFO. Her marketing efforts have garnered several awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Suzanne is a longtime resident of the Washington D.C. Metro Area and has a BA from George Mason University.
"PEI Media amassed a team of journalists who are widely-known for their expertise in the alternative investment space. They procure exclusive intelligence in an industry mandated to be private and provide industry analysis that goes far beyond the news of the day. This coverage is invaluable to anyone working in private capital and frankly, makes my job as a marketer just a little bit easier. "
- ×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.
"PEI is made up of very knowledgeable and forward-thinking people, and their collaboration allows us to create innovative products for alternative investment professionals. One example is our Family Office Series of events, which have grown into annual fixtures in the family office calendar."
- ×Arshiya Khullar Senior Reporter
Arshiya first joined PERE’s Asia team in Hong Kong and is now based in New York. Her stories on business and political news in the region have been published on Quartz, CNN and Lloyd’s List. Before moving to Hong Kong, Arshiya was a business correspondent covering consumer companies and advertising for a New Delhi-based trade publication. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from The University of Hong Kong.
"Readers turn to PERE for our comprehensive coverage of the private real estate investment universe, and we get excited about delivering it to them. ‘Content first’ is the key to sustaining good readership whilst also ensuring the reporting is timely, accurate and transparent."
- ×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.
"As media has become increasingly digital, the need for people to meet in person has grown. PEI’s events provide industry forums where people connect with insightful content and each other to do business face to face. You can’t digitise a handshake yet."
"We deliver both the market insight and the contacts that alternative asset class practitioners across the world need. Our investment in best of breed digital technology means that PEI can effectively integrate related news, data and analysis drawn from across our publishing, research & analytics and events divisions – a key benefit for all our customers."
- ×Meera Shah Group Financial Controller
Meera joined PEI in 2018 after being part of a team that successfully listed an owner -managed business on AIM. Meera brings with her listed company reporting and governance together with being a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
"PEI is in exciting times - growing rapidly both organically and inorganically."
- ×Minnie Wen Senior Business Development Manager – APAC
Minnie joined PEI Hong Kong Office in May 2017 as a member of the subscription sales team. She is now responsible for leading the continuous growth of the subscription client base across the Asia-Pacific region. A long-term resident in Hong Kong, Minnie speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and conversational Japanese.
- ×Judy Thompson Group Head of HR
Judy has worked in HR for over 20 years, most of it within the financial services industry. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Previous roles include time at Credit Suisse, as well as Head of Human Resources at Flood Re Limited, Lloyds Syndicate 998 and Aspen Insurance.
"My remit at PEI is to set up an HR department that will provide pragmatic expertise and support across the HR spectrum, delivering well informed, strategic and commercial solutions. "
- ×Isobel Markham Editor, Private Equity International
Isobel joined PEI in 2014 and became editor of Private Equity International in January 2017. She oversees the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributes news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Isobel graduated with honours from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Russian from the University of Leeds.
"Through our print and digital offerings, PEI delivers insightful content that gets to the heart of what matters most to those in the private equity industry. We’ve cultivated close relationships with the most senior professionals in the asset class to bring our readers highly-informed in-depth analysis."
- ×Chris Witkowsky Editor - Buyouts and PE Hub
Chris re-joined PEI after the merger of PEI and Buyouts Insider in April 2019. He is private equity editor for Buyouts and PE HUB, in which role he oversees editorial content across the platforms. Despite the editor title, Chris loves digging in and reporting on the industry as well. Chris worked at PEI from 2008 to 2013, before moving on to run the PE HUB Wire for Reuters at the time. He’s worked in various reporter roles over the years, and started his career at community newspapers outside of Philadelphia.
"The editorial team's vital role is to serve our readers and deliver to them information they can get no where else. We want to be their first and last stop for industry news, whether that's scoops about deals, fundraising, people moves or even LP/GP drama. If we're not talking to people every day about activities in the market, we're not doing our jobs."
"At the heart of our conferences and forums is our editorial content and publications that promote innovative thinking and solutions. PEI provides a platform for industry experts and leaders to reflect, connect, and share ideas with each other. "