Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Siris Capital and Co-Chair, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Board of Director
Frank Baker is a co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, a middle-market private equity firm focused on deep value, control-equity investments around special situations in the telecom, technology, and technology-enabled business service sectors. Together with Peter Berger and Jeffrey Hendren, he launched Siris in 2011 and helped establish the firm’s investment strategy, which focuses on driving value creation in mature technology companies with mission-critical products and services that are facing industry changes or other significant transitions. Since its founding, Siris has raised more than $5.9 billion of cumulative capital commitments over three institutional funds, and Baker has helped oversee the firm’s platform equity investments and non-control investments.
Prior to forming Siris, Baker was a managing director at Ripplewood Holding, a global private equity firm. He started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in the mergers and acquisitions group. Baker has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a trustee of the University of Chicago, and he has been a major supporter of the university’s New Leaders Odyssey Scholarships. Baker is also co-chairman of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and a board member of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.