San Francisco

William D. LaFayette
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, Head of San Francisco Office

William D. LaFayette is a Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Asia Alternatives. He leads Asia Alternatives' San Francisco office, which serves as the Firm's base for investor services, marketing and corporate financial management. Mr. LaFayette has primary responsibility for the Firm's financial, tax and fund reporting, as well as investor relations assistance. Mr. LaFayette is on the Firm’s Investment Committee and leads the operational, accounting and tax due diligence for all investments.

Mr. LaFayette has over twenty-five years of private equity experience. Prior to joining Asia Alternatives, Mr. LaFayette founded a private equity and venture capital consulting firm in 2002 which provided financial and tax advice to private equity and venture capital firms.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. LaFayette was a Senior Tax Manager in the private equity/venture capital group with Deloitte and Touche LLP in San Francisco, and was Director of Finance for Hellman & Friedman LLC (“H&F”), a San Francisco-based private equity firm. While at H&F, Mr. LaFayette oversaw the financial and tax reporting functions. Mr. LaFayette began his career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen LLP where he was a Tax Manager in the private equity and venture capital group.

Mr. LaFayette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a California Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. LaFayette currently sits on the Advisory Boards for several of Asia Alternatives' Japanese private equity funds.In addition, he serves on the Foundation Board of the National Wild Turkey Federation.