Patricia Lizarraga, Managing Partner, Hypatia Capital Group
Patricia Lizarraga is the managing partner of Hypatia Capital Group. She is responsible for the vision, leadership and execution of the organization’s strategy, as well as originating proprietary private equity transactions. She has over 25 years of merchant banking experience, as well as is a founder of several successful companies. Ms. Lizarraga founded the Grupo del Ande in 1997 and is a founding and Investment Committee member of Sigma SAFI, an asset manager with over $400 million AUM of primarily middle-market fixed income investments. Prior to founding Hypatia, she was the Managing Director of Credit Agricole Securities’ New York mergers & acquisitions group. She started her merchant banking career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She has also served as the President of the Privatization Committee of the Toll Roads of Peru. Ms. Lizarraga is on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of New York, the Diller-Quaile School of Music, as well as a Trustee for the Museum of Art of Lima, Peru. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of women in private equity at professional forums and top business school conferences. Ms. Lizarraga received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Yale University and her Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.