David Roberts Joins Great Hill Partners as Managing Director
Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, today announced that David Roberts has joined as a Managing Director. Mr. Roberts joins the firm’s Digital Commerce team, focusing on investments across eCommerce, marketplaces, consumer products, services and adjacent enabling software verticals.
“We’re delighted to welcome Dave to the Digital Commerce investment team and to the broader Great Hill family,” said Michael Kumin, Managing Director. “With his extensive experience and network of relationships in the space, as well as his end-to-end deal execution experience , Dave will be invaluable as we continue to evaluate, invest in and scale exceptional companies across the digital commerce landscape. Our talent is key to our success, and we are incredibly proud to have such a strong team across all experience levels to help our portfolio of entrepreneurial businesses grow.”
“I have always admired the Great Hill team and their portfolio of compelling companies in the digital commerce sector, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them – identifying the next great opportunities in the space and supporting the growth of the fantastic companies in the portfolio for the benefit of all stakeholders,” said Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Roberts joins Great Hill after 11 years at Advent International, where he focused on investments in growth businesses in the consumer sector. He co-led or was actively involved in investments across consumer products, digital and e-commerce, consumer technology, retail, restaurants, travel and hospitality, content and gaming. He is currently a Director of Sovos Brands (Nasdaq: SOVO), one of the fastest growing food companies of scale in the United States , where he chairs the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to Advent, Mr. Roberts worked for the Quadrangle Group, where he focused on investments in Media and Telecom in North America and Asia, and at Bear Stearns in New York. He earned an MBA with Honors from Wharton Business School and a BA from Princeton University with Honors in Economics.
Great Hill is an active private equity investor in digital commerce, having completed more than 25 investments in the sector, including: Bombas, Custom Ink, Momondo Group, The Shade Store, TodayTix Group and Wayfair , among many others.
About Great Hill Partners Founded in 1998, Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $100 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. With offices in Boston and London, Great Hill has raised over $12 billion of commitments and invested in more than 95 companies, establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies scale. Great Hill has been recognized for its industry leadership, being ranked #3 in the 2022 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Mid-Market Buyout Performance Ranking on March 9, 2023, which evaluated fund performance of 563 leading private equity firms between 2009-2018. For more information, including a list of all Great Hill investments, visit www.greathillpartners.com.