COO & Vice Chairman, Strategic Initiatives at The Riverside Company

  • AB in Public Policy and History (Duke University)
  • MBA (Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University)

Pamela Hendrickson is the chief operating officer and vice chairman of strategic initiatives at the Riverside Company, a $7.5 billion global private equity firm. Riverside partners helps small companies grow by providing both financial and intellectual capital. As COO, Pam manages a number of teams, including deal origination and fundraising, and as Vice Chairman she oversees the development of new initiatives and supervises three of Riverside’s fund strategies. Pam also sits on the global Riverside Investment Committee, which considers most Riverside investments. Since her arrival in 2006, Riverside has invested in over 200 companies and raised nearly $4 billion.

Pam has been an active advocate for private equity through Congressional testimony, media interviews and articles she has authored.

She sits on the boards of the American Investment Council, the National Humanities Center and the advisory board of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She is also a past Chairman of the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the board of the Small Business Investor Alliance.

Prior to joining Riverside, Pam spent 22 years at JPMorgan Chase, 15 of them as a Managing Director in a variety of leadership roles. Pam earned her AB in Public Policy and History from Duke University and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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