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TA Associates makes new hire in Menlo Park

TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has appointed Rafael Telahun as a Vice President in its Menlo Park office and as a member of the firm’s North America Services Group.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Rafael to TA,” says Todd Crockett, a Managing Director at TA Associates and co-head of TA’s North America Services Group. “Rafael brings a wealth of private equity experience across a number of industry sectors. We are confident that his skills will prove valuable in helping TA source and analyse new growth investment opportunities in financial and tech-enabled services companies with high quality, profitable business models.”

“We are excited to have Rafael join TA’s growing team,” says Ajit Nedungadi, Chief Executive Officer of TA Associates. “TA continues to add staff across our offices, hiring high-performing individuals whom we believe will thrive in our meritocratic culture and contribute to the long-term growth of our portfolio.”

Prior to joining TA, Telahun was an Investment Director at CVC Capital Partners. Earlier, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of a venture-backed technology startup. Telahun started his career at Citigroup before joining Sun Capital Partners, both in New York. He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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