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.

Investment Team

Marc Crossman


Marc Crossman is a Partner at Rizvi Traverse Management and is responsible for investment sourcing and evaluation efforts for the fund. He has worked in the banking, finance, consumer goods, technology and telecommunications industries as both a founder and executive for over 25 years.

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, CCO

Ms. DiMarzo is Chief Compliance Officer, 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

Vice President Operations

Ms. Blanchard is the Vice President of Operations. 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.