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Santosh Rao

Executive in Residence, Operating Partner

Santosh Rao, Operating partner, joined New Mountain Capital in 2024. Mr. Rao has over three decades of global, general management experience in operations and services in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining New Mountain Capital, Mr. Rao served as the President of Energy Infrastructure for Aegion, a New Mountain portfolio company and was responsible for the divestitures of several divisions. Prior to that he was CEO of Autosplice, a global electronics manufacturer for the automobile industry. Prior to Autosplice, Mr. Rao was the Chief Operating Officer for Oakleaf Waste Management, a New Mountain portfolio company. Mr. Rao also served in a variety of global operational and financial roles at IBM, Solectron, Sanmina and MSL.

Mr. Rao received an MS in Industrial Engineering from Syracuse University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, India.