Dharini Shukla is a Vice President on the Private Equity team, responsible for supporting portfolio management, manager, selection, and direct investments for Makena’s Private Equity asset class. Before joining Makena, Dharini was a Vice President at FFL Partners, where she focused on sourcing, evaluation, and execution of private equity investments in the tech-enabled business services sector. Previously, Dharini was a Vice President at Madison Dearborn Partners, where she evaluated and executed a number of private equity investments, mostly in the industrials and financial services sectors. Prior to business school, Dharini worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as a Corporate Development Associate at Henry Crown & Company, and as a Business Operations Associate at Linkedin.

Dharini received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.A. in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences and Economics.