Wendell Brooks is senior vice president of Intel Corporation and president of Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, which makes equity investments in innovative technology startups and companies worldwide in support of Intel’s strategic objectives.
He also is responsible for leading, managing and driving Intel’s mergers and acquisition strategy and execution.
Brooks spent 23 years in the investment banking industry, split nearly equally between Europe and the United States. Before joining Intel, Brooks served as a managing director in mergers and acquisitions for Allen & Company. He opened the company’s London office in 2008 and worked to build a European team and presence across the media, technology and telecommunications industries. In 2012, he returned to the United States to focus on large-cap media and Internet transactions.
Prior to Allen & Company, Brooks worked for 15 years as a managing director for Citigroup. He began his career at Citigroup focused on executing transactions in the media and entertainment sectors. Then he moved to London to run Citigroup’s European media practice and was later promoted to head Citigroup’s European telecom, media and technology group. While there, he built and managed a team of professionals executing mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, equity financings, and restructurings.
Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.