Kyle Ryland

Managing Partner

Kyle Ryland is the Managing Partner of Sumeru Equity Partners where he focuses on leading investments in software and hardware companies. He sits on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners, Kyle co-founded and served as Managing Director of Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund to Sumeru Equity Partners. He has over two decades of experience with private equity investments, venture capital, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector.

Prior to co-founding Silver Lake Sumeru, Kyle was a Partner at Shah Capital Partners where he was responsible for mid-market technology private equity investments.  Prior to joining Shah Capital Partners, Kyle was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and the head of Global Technology Investment Banking, where he served as an advisor to a number of leading technology companies.  Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was a technology investment banker at Robertson Stephens and also worked in the firm’s venture capital funds where he analyzed and executed venture capital investments.


  • Duke University, B.A. (Kyle serves on the Board of Visitors of the Trinity College)

  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, MBA

Assistant Information

Melody Aprill