Richard Neff

Richard Neff is 65 Equity Partners’ Senior Adviser for North America.

Richard is an experienced services executive accomplished in delivering operating performance across growth, reset and turnaround opportunities and scaling from lower middle market to complex enterprise level platforms, in both private equity and public company environments.

Richard’s professional background spans financial, healthcare and tech-enabled services businesses, with significant global exposure. In an extended GE career, his leadership roles ranged from new product development, such as launching the first private label credit card in Switzerland, to acquiring, running and divesting of large, diversified service organizations in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.

Richard holds a BA from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia University. He has served on multiple service company, bank and association boards and has achieved Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

Michel Paris

Michel Paris is 65 Equity Partners’ Senior Adviser for France.

Prior to that he worked in private equity with PAI since 1984, where he was Chief Executive Officer since 2015. He was also Chief Investment Officer of the Firm between 2009 and 2016.

He benefits from almost 30 years of experience with the firm, where he has been involved in a large number of transactions including Sogeres, Bouygues Telecom, Atos, Equant, Elior, Frans Bonhomme, Kiloutou, Nuance, Swissport, Elis, Vivarte, Saur, Coin, Kwik Fit, Cortefiel, Monier, Xella and EMG. He started his career at Valeo where he spent two years.

Michel graduated in engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon in 1980 and in Business from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims in 1982. He is fluent in French and English.

Victor Massiah

Victor Massiah is 65 Equity Partners’ Senior Adviser for Italy.

He is concurrently Board Member of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala and lecturer of Banking Management at Università Cattolica in Milan.

Victor has a longstanding experience in the Italian banking sector having served as CEO & General Manager of UBI Banca between 2007 and 2020. Prior to that he worked for Banca Lombarda as General Manager and Banca Intesa as CEO of Intesa E-Lab and Deputy General Manager. Victor started his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen and McKinsey & Co.

Victor Massiah holds a degree in International Economics from La Sapienza University of Rome.

Katherine Lin

Katherine is an Analyst at 65 Equity Partners, based in Singapore.

She joined 65 Equity Partners from HSBC Hong Kong, where she was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team. There, she advised and worked with sponsor clients on Leveraged Buyout transactions across Asia Pacific.

Katherine holds a Master in Financial Analysis from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Corporate Finance) (Highest Distinction) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.