Neil Barua is CEO of IPC, effective August 12, 2014. A veteran of the financial and telecom industries, he previously served as an Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm.
Prior to Silver Lake, Neil served as Operating Advisor at private equity firm Francisco Partners. He was part of the executive leadership team that took telecommunications company Global Crossing through a restructuring and subsequent sale to Level 3 Communications. While at Global Crossing, he held a number of positions—including Managing Director of its $700 million+ enterprise services division, where he led the team to significant growth. Before Global Crossing, he worked at Asia Global Crossing in Hong Kong and was a key participant in its $400 million initial public offering.
Neil holds a BS in Finance and Economics with a minor in Political Science from the Stern School at New York University. A former resident of Hong Kong, London, Toronto, Menlo Park, NJ and Los Angeles, he now resides in Manhattan with his wife, son and daughter. Although Neil devotes much of his time outside work to being a good dad, he also enjoys running, table tennis, stand-up comedy and soccer (watching as well as playing).