Global Partner Network Drives Commercial Opportunities

For more than two decades, we have built and nurtured our Global Partner Network – a strategic network of more than 500 executives from many of the world’s leading financial services firms.

Cultivating Connections Across Our Network

The interplay we facilitate between innovators and leading companies makes FTV unique among growth equity investors. We actively connect our Global Partner Network executives with our portfolio companies. This exchange of crucial market feedback and commercial introductions – more than 300 a year – opens doors to speed up business development.


Commercial Contracts Between Portfolio Companies and Global Partner Network


Strategic Executives


Annual Business Development Introductions

Driving Conversations That Transform Markets

Through our review of more than 10,000 innovative companies annually, FTV is uniquely situated to facilitate the sharing of enhanced market intelligence. Every year we host an array of relevant thematic discussions between our sector experts, Global Partner Network executives and enterprises, our portfolio companies and industry leaders:

Innovation & Digitization / Payments Strategy Summit / Digital Transformation in Wealth Management / Innovation in Financial Services / Trends in Insurtech / Ecommerce Enablement / Future of Work / Enterprise Security & Compliance

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Benefits to Portfolio Companies

Our Companies Capitalize on Our Connections

Our vast network provides hundreds of valuable strategic and commercial introductions every year, giving our portfolio companies exclusive access to:

  • Market insights and feedback to sharpen their value proposition and positioning
  • Access to key buyers and potential channel/distribution partners
  • Strategic partnership opportunities
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Strategic Business Development

Benefits to GPN Members

Bringing Value to Executives in Our Global Partner Network

With an aim to advance their enterprises, active involvement in FTV’s Global Partner Network provides:

  • Direct access to FTV domain experts who provide enhanced market intelligence in sectors of interest
  • Exposure to potential commercial solutions through FTV introductions. We connect with nearly 10,000 innovative companies annually
  • Industry networking at the FTV Annual Partner Conference, Strategic Advisory Board meetings, and customized topical executive workshops and discussion groups

Dedicated Business Development Team

Many investors promise to help their companies with networking and lead sourcing, but don’t have a systematic approach to making commercial introductions. Through a dedicated business development team, FTV drives industry-leading conversations and actively connects executives in our Global Partner Network and our portfolio companies to open doors to strategic and commercial relationships.

Annual Partner Conference

Connections That Count

A cornerstone of our business development efforts, FTV’s Annual Partner Conference brings together our limited partners, portfolio companies and our Global Partner Network for two days of market trend discussions, networking and one-on-one interactions.

Meet Our Strategic Advisory Board

At the core of our GPN is our Strategic Advisory Board, comprised of executives and recognized leaders from our industry sectors. The Board meets twice a year to discuss emerging market themes and exchange ideas.

Our advisors provide a distinct view into needs of the global enterprise, revealing key insights that growing companies can leverage into market leadership opportunities.

Shrikant Dash

Chief Risk Officer

Dinesh Chopra

Chief Strategy Officer

Dan Reed

Managing Director,
American Family Insurance

David Oyadomari

Managing Director, Customer Experience

Rajeev Khanna

Chief Information Officer

Françios Robinet

Managing Partner,
AXA Strategic Ventures

Tom Mildenhall

Head of VC Coverage & Technology Partnerships

Eric Chen

Senior Vice President,
Digital Banking

Mariquit Corcoran

Managing Director,
Group Chief Innovation Officer

Claire Gawer

Investment Director

Marc Sillon

Managing Director
Fund Governance Committee

Noam Tasch

Global Head of Digital Partnerships

Ninou Sarwono

Principal, Emerging Technology & Open Innovation

Mason Young

Vice President,
Corporate Development

Anil Cheriyan

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Technology

Garen Staglin

Chairman, EXL; Board of Directors, SVB Financial Group & Silicon Valley Bank; Owner, Staglin Family Vineyard

Jim Hale

Founding Partner Emeritus

Bob Huret

Founding Partner Emeritus

Vic Severino

SEVP Chief Operating Officer;
CIO & Head of Shared Services

Ore Adeyemi

Director, Strategic Innovation Investments

Kelli Keough

Head of Product, Digital and Client Solutions

Caroline O’Connell

Director at Kingswood

Sandeep Gupta

SVP & GM, Strategic Partnerships, US Consumer Markets

Dick Fredericks

Managing Director & Founding Partner; Former Partner, Montgomery Securities; Janus Capital Group Board

Gaurav Mittal

Global Head of Corporate Development

Kunal Kapoor


Joel Albarella

Head of Strategic Technology Investments Group

Jacobo Schatz

COO & Director of Strategy – Wealth Management

Souheil Badran

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Philip McHugh


Naveen Agarwal

Chief Market Development Officer

Andy Brown

CEO; former Group CTO, UBS

Johan Wolf

Senior Investment Manager,
SEB Venture Capital

Daniel Winther

Investment Director, Private Equity
Fund Governance Committee

Phil Ryan

Chairman, Swiss Re Americas Holding; Former CFO, Power Corp.

Blake Grossman

Managing Member, ThirdStream Partners; Former CEO, Barclays Global Investors; Managing Partner, CHJ Capital Management

Rick Carey

Managing Director and Group CTO

Marco Forato

SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development

Nathan McKinley

Head of Corporate Development

Melanie Hardin

Financial Innovation Principal

Bob Heller

Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board; Former President & CEO, Visa USA

Reetika Grewal

Head of Digital, CB / CIB

Jennifer Smith

Chief Information Officer & EVP