IR pro leaves Goldman for Warburg

Warburg Pincus’ investor relations team is to gain John Shearburn, the former head of North American product management for Goldman Sachs’ private equity group.

New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus has hired John Shearburn.

Shearburn recently left Goldman Sachs, where he headed the investment bank’s private equity marketing. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997, serving as the president’s chief of staff, and moved to the private equity group in 2000. He became a managing director in 2005.

Prior to his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Shearburn worked as a marketer with computer services firm Endata. From 1985 to 1996, he worked as a US diplomat in countries including Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Netherlands. Shearburn has a BA in history and political science from Vanderbilt University.

Warburg Pincus’ investor relations/fundraising team is led by Steven Schneider and consists of W. Bowman Cutter, Puja Dhanraj, and Rosanne Zimmerman.

The firm’s last fund, Warburg Pincus IX, closed on $8 billion in August 2005. It’s soon expected to come to market with a new fund.