Shonnel is the Chairman of Cobham and a Managing Director at Advent International. He focuses on aerospace and defense and precision engineering sectors, and has been an investor since 2004, beginning his investing career at Bain Capital.
In his spare time he enjoys running and playing tennis at his local club.
Mark is a leader in the aerospace and defense industry, having been CEO and Chairman of SpaceDev, head of Sierra Nevada’s Space Systems and is now the Entrepreneur Scholar at the University of Colorado. Among his other positions and awards, he has been inducted into NASA/Space Foundation’s Hall of Fame, is an AIAA Fellow and is the immediate past Chair of the US Defense Innovation Board.
Mike is a Director at Cobham and a Director at Advent International. He has been an investor for over 10 years, focusing on investments in the aerospace and defense and payments sectors. Previously he worked at Bain & Company, having initially started his career as a lawyer.
When not geeking out on aerospace, Mike is a keen runner and is actively training for his second marathon.
Abhishek is a Director at Advent International. He has been both an investor and an entrepreneur, focusing on buyouts and growth equity investments in the former and growing and managing a pharmaceutical business based in India in the latter.
His free time is kept fully occupied by his two young children.
Rory is part of the Cobham investment team and has six years of investing experience, most recently at Advent International since 2018. He previously worked at Bain & Company, having begun his career as a journalist.
Outside of work, Rory is an enthusiastic chef and avid gastronome, and a certified ski instructor.
Besides C16 Ventures, Seva also works as an investment associate at Advent International. She previously worked at Bain & Company where she focused on strategy, private equity and post-acquisition value creation projects. Prior to this she worked for Syntax Analytics LLC, a hedge fund in New York.
Seva enjoys reading and has a deep-rooted interest in clean energy and sustainable finance.