Senior Team

Suhail Rizvi

Founder / CIO

Mr. Rizvi is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Rizvi Traverse Management. He has over 26 years of private equity investing, operations and management experience.

John A. Giampetroni

Founder / COO

Mr. Giampetroni is a co-founder and member of the Investment Committee of Rizvi Traverse. Mr. Giampetroni has over 25 years of investing experience.

Ben Kohn

Managing Partner

Mr. Kohn is a Managing Partner and has over 18 years of investing experience.

Investment Team

George Akopov


Mr. Akopov is a Director at Rizvi Traverse and has over 10 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and accounting. Mr. Akopov also holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Operations Team

Todd Knowles


Mr. Knowles is the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the financial reporting, accounting, fund administration and tax compliance functions for the firm.

Audrey DiMarzo

Principal and General Counsel

Ms. DiMarzo is Principal and General Counsel of Rizvi Traverse and has over 17 years of legal experience in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisition and securities law compliance. Ms. DiMarzo received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Karen Blanchard


Ms. Blanchard is the Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Blanchard is responsible for managing all administrative functions of the firm, including compliance, regulatory, legal, and human resources.

James Caballes

Project Manager

James Caballes joined Rizvi Traverse Management in March 2007 and has an extensive career in marketing and advertising, sales and operations, information technology, and improving corporate efficiencies.

Jennifer Rudoy


Ms. Rudoy is a Senior Accountant at Rizvi Traverse Management and is responsible for assisting with all finance and accounting functions for the firm.

Jing Situ


Ms. Situ is a fund controller at Rizvi Traverse Management and is responsible for accounting and tax functions under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

Anna Cianci

Office Admin

Ms. Cianci is responsible for the administrative functions of the firm’s New York office.