Focused exclusively on the Media and Entertainment sectors



Vania Schlogel

Managing Partner & Founder
Los Angeles, CA

Vania Schlogel has served as an executive at leading financial institutions, as well as as Chief Investment Officer of Roc Nation (founded by Sean “Jay Z” Carter), Chairwoman of the Board for Epidemic Sound (music tech company with the largest fully owned library), as well as Board Member of BMG (the largest independent music publisher), Adaptive Studios (producer of HBO’s Project Greenlight) and Pets at Home (a UK Fortune 500 company). While at KKR, Vania was a member of the Private Equity team investing in the Media sector and was tasked with starting the Growth Equity division of KKR. Prior to KKR, Vania was a member of the Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets groups at Goldman Sachs in London and LA.


Joseph Lee

Country Head
Seoul, South Korea

Joseph Lee has over 25 years of experience in the financial and legal fields, having served most recently as the Managing Partner of Korea for Rico Harvest Private Equity Management, a Shanghai-based investment firm. Joseph has helped pioneer new investment strategies in Korea, including fixed income and equity-linked securities investing with the country’s largest institutional investors. Prior to Rico, Joseph served as the CEO of Heungkuk Life (a life insurance company with over $30 billion of assets under management), and as a lawyer at Shin & Kim. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a Master’s degree from M.I.T. and a J.D. from Cornell University.     


Seb Webber

Los Angeles, CA

Seb Webber brings extensive operational experience to Atwater, beginning from his founding of CrowdSurge in his mid-20s, which he sold to Access Industries, to his work at XL Recordings in London where he helped sign and develop the careers of prominent artists such as Adele. Seb also acts as Coldplay’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading content creation and marketing activities for the band during album release cycles. Prior to joining Atwater, Seb also acted as Chief Creative Officer of TIDAL.


Dr. Sara Terheggen

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sara Terheggen brings significant business, strategic and legal expertise having served as an advisor to over 20 top private equity sponsors on approximately $100 billion in corporate and private equity transaction value. Her experience stems from serving as a partner with top law firms, founding the NBD group, and serving as Chief Operating Officer for Stampede Ventures. Sara holds a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in organizational systems and intellectual property from Pennsylvania State University.  


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