Mobile industry veteran gains backing to build enterprise mobility investment strategy
BOSTON, MA September 30, 2013– Great Hill Partners LLC, a leading private equity firm in Boston, has partnered with Chuck Goldman to acquire companies in the enterprise mobility industry. In his role as Executive-in-Residence, Mr. Goldman, a mobile industry veteran who most recently founded Apperian, Inc., will identify companies whose products and services can help move enterprises to a more mature, ROI-driven phase of enterprise mobility. According to Mr. Goldman, "The pivotal opportunity is to create a one stop shop for enterprises as they mobilize. The market is ripe to consolidate an offering of key technologies around mobile apps, data integration, and device optimization that will make it much easier for companies to deploy their mobile strategies." said Chuck Goldman, EIR at Great Hill Partners.
Mr. Goldman brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise application development and mobility platforms. He founded Apperian in 2009, and has spent the past four years working with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Boston's CommonAngels to build Apperian into the market leader in Mobile Application Management (MAM). As Apperian's founder and early CEO, Mr. Goldman helped to raise over $28 million in venture capital and built a mobile ecosystem of developers, brands, retailers, enterprises and integrators. Prior to Apperian, Mr. Goldman was a Director at Apple. There, he helped launch the iPhone in 2007 and managed Apple’s iPhone Enterprise Beta Program. Mr. Goldman also served as Apple's project lead to bring Steve Job's vision of 1:1 computing in education to life by deploying the State of Maine's "1:1 Laptop Program." Prior to Apple, Mr. Goldman founded and sold two technology companies.
“We have researched the enterprise mobility segment for several years. Our capital can be put to work consolidating a carefully selected group of companies with the ability to deliver a compelling set of mobile services to the largest enterprise customers.” said Christopher Gaffney, Great Hill Co-Founder and Managing Director." Many CIOs have told us they need better solutions to enhance productivity and manage their mobile strategy. We believe Chuck can leverage his experience in this ecosystem to acquire the right companies for this strategy. We are excited to be backing Chuck's vision for better enterprise mobility.”
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Great Hill Partners provides private equity to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business services, consumer services, financial technology, healthcare, media, communications, and software industries. Our mission is to be the most trusted private equity partner through our core values of integrity, teamwork, accountability, attitude, desire to win, and meritocracy. To learn more about Great Hill Partners, please visit: http://www.greathillpartners.com