Alex has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over four years and leads investments in enterprise technology & services. Prior to joining FTV, Alex was a managing director at Carrick Capital Partners, where he had a successful track record investing in high growth enterprise technology, financial services and health care companies. Prior to Carrick, Alex was a vice president at Accel-KKR and worked at TCV and Morgan Stanley.
University of Washington, BS, Economics
Harvard Business School, MBA
Alex loves watching college football on Saturday mornings in the fall with the family. It is a must do, as is battling for TV time between the Huskies and the Wolverines. He also enjoys hiking with a big old Bernedoodle on trails or in the snow. Despite missing three fingers on his left hand, golf is always somewhere in his life.
In your experience, what are the characteristics of successful high-growth companies?
We constantly think about sustainability of growth at FTV. If a company has grown historically, how will it continue to grow, or even accelerate its growth, during our involvement? Sustaining high growth is a function of: (a) product or offering that meets the customer – it solves an existing customer problem through an existing customer workflow, the journey of the product or offering is informed and shaped by the customer (b) relentless pursuit of scaling, in particular the go-to-market function to drive repeatable, predictable, measurable process (c) a team that is in constant pursuit of the best talent and applying talent to roles that are built and then re-built around scale and (d) a recurring contracting and pricing model that keeps customers.
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