Long Ridge Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on the financial and business technology sectors, has promoted Andrew Cedar and Jason Melton to partner, and Doug Nelson to principal.
Long Ridge Equity Partners (Long Ridge), a private equity firm focused on the financial and business technology sectors, has promoted Andrew Cedar and Jason Melton to partner, and Doug Nelson to principal.
Cedar joined Long Ridge in 2016 and works closely with portfolio companies Acqueon, Ametros, National Credit Care, Oritain, and their executive teams to accelerate growth. He serves on the boards of Acqueon and Ametros and is a board observer for Oritain. Andrew additionally helps lead the firm’s DEI initiatives as a member of the firm’s ESG committee.
Cedar was at McKinsey & Company, where he reported directly to the Global Managing Partner.
Melton joined Long Ridge in 2014 and works closely with portfolio companies AuthenticID, Avetta, Broadway Technology, Drawbridge, NinjaTrader, ProcessUnity, Ripjar, and their executive teams. He serves on the boards of AuthenticID, NinjaTrader, ProcessUnity, and Ripjar. Additionally, Melton is a member of the National Safety Council (NSC) board of directors.
Before joining Long Ridge, Melton worked at Barclays in the Financial Institutions Group, advising financial technology and services companies on M&A and capital markets transactions.
Nelson joined Long Ridge in 2018 and works closely with portfolio companies EQIS, Neighborhoods, Treez, TRUE, and Provana. In addition to his role at Long Ridge, Nelson is an Advisory Board member for the FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit accelerator that provides financial data, hosting, and mentoring to fintech startups.
Prior to joining Long Ridge, Nelson was with F-Prime Capital, a global venture capital firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments.