Mr. Sperling is Managing Director of Thomas H. Lee Partners and Trustee and General Partner of various THL Equity Funds. Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the nation's leading Buyout Fund organizations with over $14 billion under management in its various funds. Its most recent fund is Thomas H. Lee Partners Equity Fund V, a $6.1 billion LBO Fund that closed in January 2001. Mr. Sperling is also President of TH Lee Putnam Capital.
Mr. Sperling is currently a Director of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., Vertis, Inc., Houghton Mifflin Co., Wyndham International, LiveWire Systems, LLC and several private companies.
Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Sperling was, for over ten years, Managing Partner of The Aeneas Group, Inc., the private capital affiliate of Harvard Management Company. Before that he was a senior consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BS from Purdue University.