I believe that being a knowledgeable, active partner and good sounding board is as important as access to capital.
What attributes do you admire most in an executive?
Strategic thinking, competitive instincts, persistence, team building, and smart risk taking. Executives can count on me to bring these same qualities to all of my relationships. I am as passionate about the success of my portfolio companies as the teams who build these great businesses.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I co-founded Great Hill Partners in 1998 to provide successful executives with the funding and support needed to build enterprise class businesses. Over the course of my 34 year career in private equity, I have served on 48 boards and participated in over 100 acquisitions.
What is your favorite winter weekend activity?
I am a big fan of late-afternoon Sunday cooking for a family dinner. My favorite is risotto. I do it eight different ways. Great comfort food!