Joseph Schull has been involved in early stage, development capital and leveraged buyout investments across the technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) sector during an 18-year private equity career. He joined Warburg Pincus (“WP”) in 1998 and led the firm’s TMT group in Europe as well as its investment activities in Emerging Europe. During 2010 through 2015, he was WP’s Head of Europe, and he served as Chairman of Warburg Pincus International LLC during 2016. During 2010-2016, he was also a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group, which oversees WP’s activities on a worldwide basis.
He holds a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University, where he studied politics, philosophy and economics and was a Guy Drummond Scholar, and he received a D. Phil from Oxford University, where he was a University Lecturer during 1990-1991.
He has been involved in Warburg Pincus investments in software and technology-enabled services, B2B and information services, cable television and broadband services and digital media. He is currently a director of Mercator, a leading provider of software and services to the global aviation industry, and of IPAN, a leading provider of software and services for the management of intellectual property assets. He also serves as a Board advisor to Blue Yonder, a leading European provider of cloud-based predictive applications for retailers.
He is a member of the Advisory Council of venture philanthropy organisation Impetus-Private Equity Foundation, a member of the Visiting Committee to the Social Science Research Council, and a member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University.