Brad is managing partner and has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for 20 years, leading investments in enterprise technology & services and financial services. Brad has over 25 years of private equity experience. Prior to FTV, Brad was a partner at Oak Hill Capital Management and its predecessors where he managed the business and financial services group. He began his private equity career with Patricof & Company Ventures and started his professional career in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in New York.
Tufts University, BA, International Relations
Brad enjoys skiing off-piste, foil wakesurfing, golfing and being a BBQ pitmaster.
In your experience, what are the characteristics of successful high-growth companies?
The first thing I look for is a passionate team of complementary leaders who are committed to building a strong culture for their team and offering a compelling solution in their market that stands out and is totally differentiated.
What current trends are driving the most compelling investment opportunities?
Cloud native software integrated with complimentary managed services that serve a specific industry segment can transform a market and offer the ultimate value proposition for clients.
What excites you the most about being a growth equity investor?
There is nothing more exciting than helping scale a business and seeing a team grow and thrive on their journey. I love digging into the strategy and tactical execution challenges where our experience can profoundly impact the outcome!
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