Lara Banks, Makena Capital

Managing Director,

Lara Banks, a Managing Director, is co-head of Makena’s Private Equity team, responsible for day-to-day portfolio management and manager selection across private equity investments. Lara is also a member of Makena's Management and Investment Committees. In addition to her duties overseeing private equity investments, Lara leads the firm's sustainability efforts as they relate to investment diligence and oversight. Prior to joining Makena in 2012, Lara was an associate at GE Energy Financial Services, a financial division investing across the capital structure of energy assets. At GE, Lara analyzed investments in domestic and foreign oil and gas fields. Prior to GE, Lara was a power markets analyst at DC Energy, a proprietary energy trading firm. Lara earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Government, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.