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Gordon Goldstein

Managing Director and Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake

Gordon M. Goldstein joined Silver Lake in 2010. He is a managing director with responsibility for global external affairs, including government relations, public policy, strategic communications, and media relations issues for Silver Lake as well as key public affairs issues for the firm’s portfolio companies. In 2012, Gordon represented Silver Lake as a member of the United States government and industry delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Gordon previously served as a managing director at Clark & Weinstock, a government relations, corporate communications, and strategy consulting firm.

Gordon is a former senior adviser to the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General and previously served as co-director of the Council on Foreign Relations Project on the Information Revolution and as co-director of the Brookings Institution Project on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Public Investors. Gordon is a former Wayland Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and was a visiting lecturer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. He is the author of “Lessons In Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam,” a study of national security strategy and White House decision-making which was a Foreign Affairs bestseller. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and BBC, and his articles and book review essays have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, and other publications. Gordon is a graduate of Columbia University, where he was an International Fellow and earned a B.A. and M.I.A. as well as the M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in political science and international relations.