Leadership

Philip P. Trahanas

Former Managing Director, General Atlantic LLC

 PHILIP P. TRAHANAS joined InterDigital’s Board of Directors in February 2016.  Mr. Trahanas brings two decades of broad investment and board leadership experience with an emphasis in the technology field supported by his background in engineering.  Most recently, until the end of 2014, Mr. Trahanas was a Managing Director at General Atlantic LLC, a leading global private equity firm with significant focus in technology and related industry investments. At General Atlantic, he served as a senior investment leader, and sat on the boards of directors of a range of public and private portfolio companies.  Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2000, Mr. Trahanas worked in the mergers & acquisitions team at Morgan Stanley, and he began his career as an electrical engineer with General Electric, where he specialized in communications equipment and semiconductor design.  

Mr. Trahanas has been a member of the board of directors of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) since 2009, and currently serves as its lead director.   

Mr. Trahanas holds both a master’s degree in engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania (completed concurrently) and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art in New York.