TA Associates makes new hire in Boston

Private equity firm TA Associates has appointed Charles Ha as a Vice President in its Boston office as a member of the North America Technology Group.

“We are pleased to welcome Charles to TA Associates,” says Brian J Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner at TA Associates. “We believe that Charles’ previous experience in both private equity and consulting provides a strong foundation to support our efforts in sourcing and analysing new investment opportunities in technology companies with high quality, profitable business models. We look forward to his involvement in further growing TA’s technology portfolio and partnering with the management teams of our portfolio companies to help drive profitable growth and build lasting value.”
Ha focuses on investments in technology companies across North America. Prior to joining TA, Ha was a Vice President at General Catalyst, where he focused on growth equity and majority investments in technology companies across North America and Europe. Before joining General Catalyst, he spent time at Cisco Systems in the Office of the CEO, and at North Bridge Growth Equity (NKA Guidepost Growth Equity) as an Associate. Mr. Ha began his professional career at LEK Consulting, where he advised private equity firms on technology and business services transactions. He received a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS), Economics and Legal Studies from Northwestern University, and received a Certificate in Managerial Analytics from The Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Ha received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.