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Velina Butti

Principal, Transformation & Automation


Velina Butti is a Principal, Business Transformation and Automation in the Operational Excellence team. She joined Apax in 2015 and is currently based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax, Velina was a member of the Central Procurement and Profit Improvement team at J.Crew, where she led cross-functional cost reduction and process improvement initiatives. She also worked as a Procurement Strategy manager at ANN INC. and as a procurement consultant at GEP.

Velina holds a BSFS in International Political Economy from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Living our values

“My family is international and live in Indonesia, Singapore, and Italy. When my son was born, I felt fortunate that my parents and in-laws came together to support his growth and development. They helped me and my husband provide our child with opportunities to learn and explore, and have offered him diverse cultural perspectives and experiences.  As I watch my son thrive with the support of our geographically dispersed family, I truly believe that “we succeed as one global team”.”

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York

Velina's Story

Velina has dedicated her career to helping companies drive profit improvement and operational efficiency. She has generated millions of dollars in savings for companies across various industries through strategic sourcing, process redesign, and operational improvements. As Velina is passionate about contributing to a company’s success, Apax’s focus on transformational ownership attracted her to the Firm – they are truly looking at how to add value, and align with management teams on how we can do this together.