Gary has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for nearly 4 years and has investment responsibilities in financial services and payments. Prior to FTV, Gary was an investor at Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity firm focused on growth investments in Europe where he had investment responsibilities in financial services and technology. Previously, Gary was a business operations manager at LinkedIn within the firm’s global B2B sales organization. Prior to LinkedIn, Gary was a consultant at Bain & Company.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Aerospace Engineering
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MBA
Gary hails from Chicago and is a fan of boxing, ice hockey, and baseball (go Cubs!). In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, with specialties including ribeye steak and deep-dish pizza. Most weekends, Gary can be found boxing, running, cycling, or hiking when he’s not playing with his young son.
What excites you the most about being a growth equity investor?
Growth-stage businesses are typically at a unique inflection point. They are often in the process of transitioning from early commercial successes with forward-leaning users to broader market adoption by a more mainstream customer base. As this occurs, companies scale up engineering, product, sales, marketing, and operations teams to accelerate adoption and drive customer success. These businesses often revolutionize the way entire industries do business, and they transform themselves in the process. As growth investors, we provide flexible capital, sector expertise, and strategic relationships to influence and accelerate these outcomes, and in our own way play a role in bringing the future to market.