Karl Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Pace Group, the firm’s newly formed effort to sponsor special purpose acquisition companies and other permanent capital solutions for companies. He has served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of TPG Pace Holdings Corp. since February of 2017. Previously, he served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pace-I from inception in 2015 through its business combination with Playa in March of 2017.
From 2010 through 2016, Karl was Managing Partner of TPG Europe LLP. Since rejoining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for TPG in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and chief executive officer of Hotwire.com and served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He led the business from its inception through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. In December 2016, Mr. Peterson was named
Lead Director of Sabre’s board of directors. In addition, Karl is currently a director of Caesars Acquisition Company, Playa Hotels and Resorts, Saxo Bank, TES Global, and Pace-I. Mr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree with High Honors. Mr. Peterson is well-qualified to serve as a director because of his significant directorship experience, his broad experience in the technology, media, financial services and travel sectors and his previous role as a director of Pace I.