Board of Directors
Harry Debes is the chairman of the P2 Board of Directors. Mr. Debes is an operating partner on Advent International’s technology, media, and telecom team, where he helps the private equity firm identify attractive investment opportunities and generate post-acquisition value in software and technology companies.
Prior to joining Advent, Mr. Debes served as Lawson Software’s CEO from 2005 until the company was acquired by Infor in 2011. During his tenure at Lawson, Mr. Debes helped the organization nearly triple its revenues.
Previously, Mr. Debes held a number of other leadership positions, including CEO at SPL WorldGroup, Senior Vice President of the Americas at J.D. Edwards, and Managing Director at Geac Computer Corporation.
Mr. Debes holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Toronto and an MBA from McMaster University. He has two children, Michael and Elise.
Former CEO, SAP
Léo Apotheker is the former CEO of SAP. Promoted to co-CEO in 2008 after serving as Deputy CEO, Mr. Apotheker was instrumental in transforming the enterprise software company from a single-product business to a multi-solution provider.
SAP recruited Mr. Apotheker in 1988 to add the French and Belgian markets to the Walldorf, Germany-based organization’s footprint. He left SAP for a brief period but returned in 1995, rapidly rising through the company’s ranks.
After a 22-year run at SAP, Mr. Apotheker was appointed as HP’s President and CEO. He currently is the chairman of KMD AS, Vice-chairman and Lead Director of the board of Schneider Electric, Vice-chairman of the board of Unit4, and serves on the board of NICE Systems.
Mr. Apotheker holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2007 he was awarded the French Légion d’honneur, France’s highest decoration, for his leadership in business and his contributions to the French economy. Fluent in five languages – English, French, German, Dutch, and Hebrew – Mr. Apotheker and his wife Liliane have two children, Mathieu and Jessica.
Former Vice President & Chief Information Officer, BP
Mark Bouzek is an accomplished global energy IT and business leader with a track record of significantly improving business performance, implementing innovative technologies, and integrating and globalizing organizations. He is a change agent who possesses a wide range of strategic, operational and cybersecurity experiences, including leading several $500+ million global business units at Shell and BP, starting two internet businesses, and serving on multiple for-profit Boards.
Mark’s most recent role was at BP, where he served as VP and Chief Information Officer. He developed and implemented a global E&P IT strategy, governance structure, and operating model across 15+ previously fragmented and diverse regions. He also transformed the BP Center for High Performance Computing into the world’s fastest commercial research computing center. Concurrently, he led one of the world’s largest IT crisis responses during the BP Macondo Oil Spill.
In addition to his enterprise-level experiences, Mark was instrumental in creating two internet-based businesses: Quaris, an Accenture-funded startup that pioneered oil and gas equipment auctioning; and OneOffshore, a private-equity backed energy information company that developed the industry’s first drilling rig sub-leasing marketplace.
Mark graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University with a BS in Quantitative Management Science with a specialization in Computer Science. He also attended the INSEAD Advanced Executive Education Program in Fontainebleau, France. He is currently chairing the Board of Advisors for Belmont Technologies, a Houston-based internet startup, and is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Colorado.
Managing Director, Advent International
Chris Egan is a Managing Director at Advent International, where he has helped the private equity firm pinpoint promising buyouts of and investments in financial, technology, and information services companies since 2000.
Mr. Egan has led Advent’s investments in 10 companies, including RedPrairie, TransUnion, Equiniti, BondDesk Group, National Bankruptcy Services, Cetip, Sophis, and GFI Group. In addition to his role at P2, Mr. Egan has served on TransUnion’s board of directors since 2012.
Previously, Mr. Egan worked in UBS Warburg’s financial sponsors group, advising leveraged buyout firms across a variety of industries on acquisition financings, mergers, and equity offerings.
Mr. Egan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College.
Former President and COO, IHS Energy
Mike McCrory is the former President and COO of IHS Energy, a title he held from 1999 to 2004. Over the course of his more than 20-year career at IHS, Mr. McCrory also served as the company’s Senior Vice President of New Market Development, Vice President of Global Marketing, and Vice President of various other core business units.
In 2004 IHS Energy’s parent company, IHS Group, recruited Mr. McCrory to drive business development and acquisition activities for IHS’s Energy and Engineering divisions. His work in this capacity helped position the global information company for a successful IPO in 2005.
Today Mr. McCrory works as an independent consultant, providing consulting services to information and technology companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 100s.
Mr. McCrory holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado. He has two children, Caitlin and Rachael.
Former CEO, Sonde Resources Corp.
Jack Schanck has nearly 40 years of experience in the energy industry, where he has held leadership positions in both public and private companies. He retired from Sonde Resources Corporation in Calgary, Alberta, where he served as President and CEO from 2010 to 2013. Sonde is an energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas with operations in Western Canada and offshore North Africa. Mr. Schanck spent the first 21 years of his career, 1978 to 1999, with Unocal Corporation and its subsidiaries. During this time, he helped lead Unocal’s exploration activities in both the U.S. and international regions, holding the positions of Group Vice President, Oil & Gas Operations from 1994 to 1996, and President of Spirit Energy 76 from 1997 to 1999. Following his career with Unocal, Mr. Schanck was Co-Chief Executive Officer for Samson Investment Company from 1999-2005, and Managing Partner of Tecton Energy, LLC from 2006-2009. Schank has an M.S. in Geology from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. in Geology from Allegheny College. He serves on the boards of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Newfield Exploration, Saulsbury Industries, and Sonde Resources Corporation.
Principal, Advent International
Eric Wei is a Principal at private equity firm Advent International, where his primary focus is on growth equity and buyouts of companies in the technology and media sectors.
Prior to joining Advent in 2011, Mr. Wei was a Principal at Sageview Capital, a Vice President of Bain Capital, and an Associate at Evercore Partners. Mr. Wei began his career as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company.
Mr. Wei graduated with distinction from Stanford University and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.