Seth Brody

Partner, Global Head of Operational Excellence


Seth is a Partner and Global Head of the Operational Excellence Practice. He joined the Firm in 2008 and is based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax, he held several executive operating positions in digitally focused enterprises including roles as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Razorgator Interactive Group, Group Vice President and General Manager at Orbitz Worldwide, Director of Marketing at, and Product Manager at Netmarket Group, Inc. During his time at Apax, Seth has served in multiple interim management positions across the Apax portfolio, driving operational best practices and digital transformation throughout those enterprises.

Seth holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Seth sits on the Boards of Eating Recovery Center and Pickles Auctions Pty Limited. He was previously a director at Aptos, Inc and Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE). He also has served as an investor, director and advisor to numerous high-growth companies in the digital space.

Living our values

“My late father was a serial entrepreneur.  Successes and failures were an integral part of his professional life, and by extension my personal life growing up.  When I began my own career journey, he gave me one singular and resonant piece of advice – ‘Be what you say you are; and do what you say you are going to do.’.  Thinking of the relationships I have been blessed with throughout my time at Apax, the ups and downs I share with partners and portfolio executives are the ties that bind for life.  Together, we choose right over easy every day.” 

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York

Seth's Story

Seth left the executive ranks and joined Apax as an experiment in 2008, tasked with developing a model for adding value in the portfolio through functional expertise.  More than a decade later, that experiment is ongoing. The dynamic, entrepreneurial spirit at Apax has allowed him to attract a world-class team to the OEP platform, who have succeeded in building their own unique approaches to supporting management teams in pursuit of their goals.  That same team, however, has failed to keep up with Seth’s constant quotes from his list (available on request) of 54 essential films from the 1980’s and ‘90s.