Pantheon Promotes Two to Partner

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pantheon, a leading global private markets investor, is pleased to announce three senior promotions as part of its annual promotion round, enhancing leadership in the firm’s Investment and Investor Relations teams.

  • David Elliott is promoted to Partner in Pantheon’s Real Estate team, which was established in 2021 to provide liquidity capital solutions to real estate operators and platforms, including through its differentiated approach to secondary investments.
  • Justin Mallis is promoted to Partner in Pantheon’s Global Investor Relations team, where he leads the firm’s product strategy and campaign management function.
  • Cecile Ross is promoted to Managing Director in the US Private Equity Investment team, where she focuses on primary fund commitments and co-investments and is a member of Pantheon’s US Investment Committee.

Paul Ward, Managing Partner, commented: “I am very pleased today to recognize the contribution of colleagues from across our business through our annual promotion round. Harnessing the specialist expertise and initiative of all of our people is the cornerstone of Pantheon’s culture – and it is the key to delivering on our mission to invest with purpose and lead with expertise, to build secure financial futures.”


David Elliott, Partner, Real Estate

David is a Partner and founding member of Pantheon’s Real Estate team, where he focuses on providing liquidity capital solutions across real estate markets and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to joining Pantheon, David was a senior member of the real estate team at GI Partners overseeing its real estate platform investment and management activity. He is based in New York.

Justin Mallis, Partner, Global Investor Relations

Justin is the Global Head of Product Strategy & Fundraising at Pantheon, where he leads a team focused on centralizing, coordinating and streamlining investment strategy messaging for the fundraising of Pantheon’s institutional strategies. Prior to joining Pantheon, Justin spent over 18 years on the buy and sell-side, most recently as a Principal at First Avenue Partners, a global placement agent. He is based in London.

Cecile Ross, Managing Director, US Investment

Cecile is a member of Pantheon’s US Investment team, where she focuses on primary investments and co-investments in North America and is a member of the US Investment Committee. She was previously a member of the private equity team at Partners Group, where she also worked on private equity fund investments and co-investments. Prior to that, Cecile was in the emerging markets growth equity team at PineBridge Investments. She is based in San Francisco.

About Pantheon

Pantheon* has been at the forefront of private markets investing for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for providing innovative solutions covering the full lifecycle of investments, from primary fund commitments to co-investments and secondary purchases, across private equity, real assets and private credit.

We have partnered with more than 1,000 clients, including institutional investors of all sizes as well as a growing number of private wealth advisers and investors, with approximately $62bn in discretionary assets under management (as of June 30, 2023).

Using creative approaches informed by our specialized experience and delivered by a global team of professionals based in offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia, we invest with purpose and lead with expertise to build secure financial futures.