Oak Hill Capital hires former Oracle CFO

The firm has added Jeff Epstein, former chief financial officer of Oracle, to advise on existing portfolio companies and investment opportunities in the technology sector.

Oak Hill Capital Partners has hired Jeff Epstein as a senior advisor for technology investments. He is the seventh senior advisor at the firm.

Epstein was most recently chief financial officer and executive vice president of Oracle, which he joined in 2008. Prior to working at Oracle, Epstein was CFO of a variety of private and public companies in the technology space, including internet game technology provider Oberon Media and direct mail media company ADVO. He was also the CFO of ad management and ad serving technology company DoubleClick, now owned by Google, and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group.

“[Epstein] brings an extraordinary range of technology experience to the firm, spanning cloud computing and enterprise software, advertising technology and consumer internet,” Oak Hill Capital Partners partner Robert Morse said in a statement. “He will be an invaluable source of insight for our management teams.”

Jeff Epstein

Oak Hill Capital Partners was unavailable for comment at press time.

The firm's most recent technology investment came in May when the firm purchased cloud computing company Intermedia. At the time of the transaction, Morse said the technology industry was “still in the early stages of a dramatic shift in IT from the corporate premise to the cloud”.

Oak Hill Capital Partners' third North American buyout fund collected $3.8 billion in 2009.