Focused exclusively on the Media and Entertainment sectors

Team

 
 

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.

Ally Park

Director
Seoul, South Korea

Ally brings to Atwater over 19 years of experience in the financial services sector, most recently serving in the role of Global Head of Healthcare sector investing for Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), a Korean sovereign wealth fund with over $140 billion AUM. Prior to KIC, Ally spent 9 years at Citi Investment Research as a Director covering sectors including Retail, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Apparel, and Pharmaceuticals. Ally has received numerous industry awards, including No. 2 Overall Earnings Estimator 2010 Analyst Award by Thomson Reuters and 1st and 2nd tier rankings in Institutional Investor Survey and in Citi Investment Research panel league, respectively. Ally is a graduate of Seoul National University and is fluent in Korean, English, and French.

 

Seb Webber

Advisor
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.

 
 
 
 

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