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North Bridge Growth Equity promotes Matt Blodgett to partner

North Bridge, an active partner for early-stage entrepreneurs, has promoted Matt Blodgett to partner.

 
In addition, North Bridge is has promoted Holly Maloney to principal and Kaitie Donovan has returned as principal to the growth equity team.
 
Since joining the firm in 2007, Blodgett has developed investment partnerships with Aeropost, BrightTALK, Leapfrog Online and Spil Games and also played an instrumental role in the firm’s investment in Proto Labs. In March, Blodgett was elected to Proto Labs’ board of directors.
 
“Matt has been an indispensable member of our team since day one,” says Doug Kingsley, managing director of North Bridge Growth Equity. “Matt has worked incredibly hard sourcing investments, evaluating new businesses, forging close working relationships with founders and producing some fantastic results for North Bridge Growth Equity. As an integral part of our investment team, I’m thrilled to recognize his achievements with this promotion.”
 
Prior to joining North Bridge, Blodgett was a vice president at Alta Communications, a communications and media-focused private equity firm where he invested growth equity and completed management-led buyouts in companies in the digital media and information technology industries. He was also an investment banker with Bear Stearns in New York, advising domestic and international media and technology corporate clients on complex mergers, joint ventures, equity offerings and debt financings.
 
Before joining North Bridge, Maloney was an associate at America’s Growth Capital where she provided mergers & acquisitions and public and private company financing advisory services to a range of technology and technology-enabled services companies.
 
Donovan rejoins North Bridge after completing her MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School. Prior to business school, Donovan worked as an associate at North Bridge Growth Equity from 2009 to 2011, and before that was an analyst at William Blair & Co.
 
Lastly, North Bridge has hired two new associates to support the growing team. Patrick Devine joins North Bridge from America’s Growth Capital where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity private placements across the information technology and business services sectors. Steve Isom joins North Bridge after serving as an analyst at Jefferies, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advisory in the technology sector. Prior to Jefferies, he was an analyst at TD Securities. 

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