Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee

Formal First Name
5/2/1956 - present

Roger McNamee is the Managing Director of Elevation Partners, an investment firm focused on the intersection of media and technology. With more than 35 years of experience as a Silicon Valley investor, McNamee has launched several successful funds in venture, crossover, and private equity. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund that combines later-stage venture capital with public market investments. In 1999, McNamee co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • McNamee began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates.
  • At T. Rowe Price, he managed the top-performing Science and Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund.
  • He was responsible for raising the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • He has served as a technical advisor for seasons two through six of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” series.
  • He holds four U.S. patents related to MoonTunes and the live broadcast of video to mobile devices.
  • Since April 2017, Roger has been engaged in a campaign to trigger a national conversation about the dark side of social media. 
  • He serves on the advisory boards of the Open Markets Institute and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
  • He is a regular guest on CNBC Squawk Alley and on Ali Velshi’s show on MSNBC.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He performs up to 100 concerts a year in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System, in which he plays bass and guitar.
  • He also serves on the board of directors for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.