Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, ABRY Partners, LLC
Peggy is Co-CEO and Managing Partner of ABRY Partners, which is a top ranked North American private equity investment firm focused solely on investing in the media, communications, information, and business services industries. ABRY has completed over $42 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments. The firm manages buy-out, growth equity and senior debt funds. Peggy joined ABRY in 1993 as a Partner when the firm organized its first $250 million buyout fund. She has been responsible for numerous transactions in sectors including broadcasting (Nexstar Broadcasting, Citadel Communications, Connoisseur Communications), cable television (Avalon Cable, Wide Open West), consumer and business publishing (Network Communications, Cygnus Business Media, F+W Publishing), local media (Hispanic Yellow Pages), health care information (Knowledge Point 360), marketing services (Inmar), and business services (Language Line). She is currently a director of Inmar Incorporated.
Prior to ABRY, she was a vice president, partner, and member of the Board of Directors of Sillerman Communications Management Corporation, a merchant bank making investments principally in the radio industry. She participated in the formation and success of SFX Broadcasting, a radio industry consolidator. Earlier in her career, she was involved in motion picture financing (Columbia and TriStar Pictures), investment banking (Thomson McKinnon Securities), and the magazine publishing industry (Savvy and American Photographer magazines).
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, where she sits on the Finance, Building and Properties, and Audit committees, and she is a member of the Board of Observers of Cornell’s NY Tech Campus. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Medical Center, where she chairs the Finance Committee and sits on the System board. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.