“I love working with people who believe in an idea so strongly that they get past all the doubters and barriers and bring it to life. Their passion inspires me to help them expand their company’s potential and achieve even greater success.”
I originally thought I would become a doctor; however, after studying biology and economics at the University of Pennsylvania, I realized that what I was most passionate about was technological innovation and the people who make it happen. These interests ultimately led me to an MBA from Harvard Business School and a career in technology investing.
Early in my career I had the opportunity to work on financings for technology companies as an investment banker, helping them grow organically or through acquisitions. I was able to deepen my software domain knowledge with investments in public companies such as OpenTable and Salesforce.com. Eventually, I found my way to the private equity field working in the technology groups at both TA Associates and Thomas H. Lee Partners. My role was identifying technology companies with great growth potential and helping them achieve it. Examples included Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS), CompuCom Systems, Cosentry (acquired by TierPoint), and Systems Maintenance Services.
At GC, my focus is on scaling up later-stage software and internet companies, using my domain expertise and experience in finance, M&A, go-to-market strategies, and geographic expansion. Companies I am involved with include Deliveroo, Elysium and Stripe.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy adventures with my wife and two-year old son and a wide range of outdoor activities including running, skiing, rafting and climbing. I am also a proud North Carolina Tar Heel fan. Since 2007 I have served as treasurer and finance committee chair for Prospect Hill Academy, one of the top-ranked schools in the country for helping diverse and low-income students achieve their dream of attending college.