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Mitchell R. Cohen

managing director, trilogy search partners, llc

Mitchell R. Cohen currently serves as managing director of Trilogy Search Partners, LLC, and manager of Ross Investment Associates, LLC. 

He is formerly a managing director at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity firm headquartered in San Francisco. He joined Hellman & Friedman as an associate in 1989 and became a general partner in 1992. His primary areas of focus were the media and telecommunications industries as well as having primary responsibility for relationships with the firm’s investors. 

Mitch sat on the board of directors of numerous portfolio companies of Hellman & Friedman’s, including Western Wireless Corporation, VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Advanstar, Inc. Prior to Hellman & Friedman, he served as an associate in the Merchant Banking Department and the office of the chairman at Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc., from 1986 to 1989.

He graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce in 1986. Mitch serves on the boards of directors of several for-profit companies, such as Zignal Labs, Inc., as well as numerous nonprofit organizations, including Marin Community Foundation, Coaching Corps and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation.