Sunday, December 4, 2022

State Dinner Chock Full of PEUs

Comedian Stephen Colbert recently poked fun at the greed and leverage boys, then he dined with them at the White House State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron.

Former PEUs in Biden White House:

 Lloyd Austin, Defense Secretary - Pine Island Capita)

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken - Pine Island Capital

Jonathan Finer, Deputy National Security Adviser - Warburg Pincus

Jennifer Granholm, Energy Secretary - Ridge-Lane Limited Partners

Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence - Tikehau Capital

Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff - Revolution LLC

Michael Pyle, Deputy National Security Adviser - BlackRock

Gina Raimondo, Commerce Secretary - Point Judith Capital 

Wendy Sherman, Deputy Secretary of State - Albright Stonebridge Group

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, UN Ambassador - Albright Stonebridge Group

Albright Capital is comprised of a deeply experienced investment team and Albright Stonebridge Group (“ASG”), the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm.
Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary - Ridge-Lane Limited Partners

Jeff Zients, Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor To The President - Cranemere Group & Facebook board (alongside multiple other PEUs)

Current PEUs:

Roger Altman - Evercore 

Evercore's Investment Management business manages private equity funds and traditional asset management services for sophisticated institutional investors. 

Stewart Bainum - Sunbridge Capital Management

Blair Effron - Centerview Partners, rumored Biden White House appointment

Jeffrey Katzenberg - WndrCo

Henry Kravis - KKR 

Ann Lamont, wife of Connecticut Governor Edward Lamont - Oak Investment Partners (Focus areas:  Healthcare, Financial Services)

Annie is ranked the number one healthcare investor on the Forbes Midas List.

Yehuda Neuberger - Active PEU investor (Bio)

Xavier Niel - Founder Kima Ventures and NJJ Capital

Jeff Worthe -- (Partnered with Blackstone) 

Influence peddlers:

Tom Donilon - BlackRock Investment Institute 

Christopher Korge - The Americas Group

The Americas Group generates income primarily through success fees and participation in royalties from sales, franchises and licensing agreements. Our financial objective is to create a long-term recurring income flow through participation, as a principal or an agent, in a percentage of the sales and royalties generated by the success of our marketing and advisory efforts.

Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair - Recruited corporate lobbyists for at large DNC members

Kenneth Jarin, White House nominee for Chair of the International Broadcasting Advisory Board. - Government relations attorney

Terry McAuliffe - Capital Management International

Henry Munoz III - Finance Chair DNC



David Calhoun - Boeing (formerly with Blackstone)

Tim Cook - Apple

Josephy Kiani - Masimo, Cercacor Labs, Like Minded Entertainment Ventures founder

John Scott Kirby - United Airlines

Arvind Krishna -- IBM (sold Watson Health to a private equity firm)

Sanjay Mehrotra - Micron Technology

Bill Neville - LoanLogics, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners

Leading Government/PEU charge:

Mitch Landrieu, White House Senior Adviser/Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator

....states that have leveraged tolling and other transportation user fees as a part of their infrastructure investment plans have demonstrated effectiveness in project finance, private equity contributions, financial oversight, new technology deployment, innovative business practices, customer value, equity, climate change, resilience and environmental justice.

PEUReport will update this post as this list is a work in progress.  

Update 12-29-22:  Biden is currently vacationing at the St. Croix home of Bill Neville. 

Update 1-4-23:  Raimondo has been mentioned as a future Treasury Secretary should Janet Yellen move on. 

Update 4-25-23:  Ron Klain will be advising PEU executives from his former law firm O'Melveny.