FTV Capital’s Karen Derr Gilbert Named to GrowthCap’s Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing of 2022 List
The individuals selected for this award are those who have demonstrated deep expertise in private company investing, portfolio management and firm operations, as well as business expansion strategy and execution. Moreover, these women have demonstrated a high level of consistent professional performance over a sustained period of time.
For more than two decades, Karen has been a leader and driver of growth at FTV, where she oversees investor relations and fundraising, strategic business development and marketing.
Less than two years after closing FTV VI at $1.2 billion, Karen led fundraising efforts for FTV VII, our seventh and largest fund to-date, which closed in March 2022 at its hard cap of $2.3 billion in LP commitments, nearly doubling our previous fund. With the close of FTV VII, we have raised $6.2 billion, invested over $4.4 billion in 130+ portfolio companies, and realized over $6 billion since our founding in 1998.
Karen institutionalized FTV’s Global Partner Network®, a strategic network of over 500 executives from 150+ of the world’s leading financial services institutions, and branded FTV Propel, a dedicated team of seasoned experts who offer guidance and resources to create value across our portfolio. She has also led our ESG initiatives and been instrumental in shaping our approach to DEI.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by GrowthCap, along with the many other accomplished women leaders within the growth equity industry. Throughout my tenure at FTV, I’ve had the privilege of partnering with many thoughtful investors, collaborative GPN executives, talented portfolio company leaders and brilliant FTV colleagues, making the past 23 years an incredible ride. Helping to build a highly successful growth equity platform has been truly rewarding, and I can’t wait to see how the industry evolves, especially with contributions from a rising generation of female talent.” – Karen Derr Gilbert
We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Karen on this significant recognition and celebrating all of the accomplished executives named to this year’s Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing list.