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TA Associates promotes nine

Private equity firm TA Associates has promoted nine investment staff members in the firm’s Boston, Hong Kong, London, Menlo Park and Mumbai offices, effective 1 January, 2016.

“We are pleased to recognise the many accomplishments of these individuals, who demonstrate the breadth of talent of our global investment staff,” says Brian J Conway, Chairman and a Managing Director at TA Associates. “The promotions are well-earned, as each of these professionals has made significant contributions to the firm, our investors and our portfolio companies during their careers with TA.”
 
William D Christ has been promoted to Managing Director from Director. He is based in TA’s Boston office, focusing on investments in consumer products, retail, restaurant and education companies. Christ led TA’s investments in Amplify Snack Brands (formerly SkinnyPop Popcorn) (NYSE: BETR) and Dymatize Enterprises, and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Full Sail, Towne Park and Vatterott Educational Centers. He serves on the Board of Directors of Amplify Snack Brands and formerly served on the Boards of Dymatize Enterprises, Microban International, Towne Park and Vatterott Educational Centers. Christ received a BS, summa cum laude, with Special Attainments, Phi Beta Kappa, in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and an MBA as an Edward Tuck Scholar with High Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
 
Hythem T. El-Nazer has been promoted to Managing Director from Director. He is based in TA’s Boston office, focusing on investments in software and technology-enabled companies. El-Nazer led TA’s investments in AboveNet, Accruent, Answers, Idera, MicroSeismic, Mitratech and TEOCO; co-sponsored Aicent, Bomgar, Gamma Technologies and WIND TELECOM; and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Idea Cellular (NSE: IDEA.NS), MetroPCS Communications and RGM Advisors. He serves on the Board of Directors of Accruent, Bomgar, Gamma Technologies, Idera, MicroSeismic, Mitratech and TEOCO, and was formerly a Board Member of Aicent, Answers and WIND TELECOM. El-Nazer received a General Course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an AB in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
 
J Morgan Seigler has been promoted to Managing Director from Director. He is based in the London office of TA Associates (UK), LLP, focusing on investments in technology companies across Europe. Seigler led TA’s investments in Access Technology Group, CMOSIS and Flashtalking; co-sponsored Bigpoint and eCircle; and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), ION Trading and SmartStream Technologies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Access Technology Group, Bigpoint and Flashtalking, and was formerly a Board Member or a Board Observer of AVG Technologies, CMOSIS, eCircle and M and M Direct. Seigler received a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
 
Naveen Wadhera has been promoted to Managing Director from Director. He is based in the London office of TA Associates (UK), LLP, focusing on investments in companies across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. He also serves as Co-Head of Asia. Wadhera advised on TA’s investments in Dr Lal PathLabs (NSE: LALPATHLAB), Fractal Analytics, IndiaIdeas.com (BillDesk), Micromax, RateGain, Tega Industries and YeePay; and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in 2nd Story Software, Drive Assist, GlobeOp Financial Services, ION Trading and SmartStream Technologies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Dr Lal PathLabs, Fractal Analytics, Micromax and RateGain. Wadhera received a BSc in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
 
Dhiraj Poddar has been promoted to Director from Principal. He is Co-Head of India and based in the Mumbai office of TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd., focusing on investments in companies in India and other emerging markets. Poddar advised on TA’s investments in Fractal Analytics, IndiaIdeas.com (BillDesk), RateGain and Tega Industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of Fractal Analytics, IndiaIdeas.com (BillDesk) and Tega Industries, and is a Board Observer at RateGain. Poddar received a degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
 
Patrick Sader has been promoted to Director from Principal. He is based in the London office of TA Associates (UK), LLP, focusing on investments in consumer, financial and business services companies across Europe. Sader led TA’s investments in CIPRÉS, Hana Group and Zadig & Voltaire, and was actively involved in the firm’s investment in DNCA Finance. He serves on the Board of Directors of CIPRÉS, Hana Group and Zadig & Voltaire. Sader received a BA in Finance and Accounting from ESSEC Business School.
 
Jason S Mironov has been promoted to Principal from Senior Vice President. He is based in TA’s Menlo Park office, focusing on investments in business, financial, technology-enabled and other services companies. Mironov led TA’s investment in Procare Software, co-sponsored DiscoverOrg and Plusgrade, and was actively involved in the firm’s investment in Dutch. He serves on the Board of Directors of DiscoverOrg, Procare Software and Plusgrade. Mironov received a BBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
 
Clara M Jackson has been promoted to Senior Vice President from Vice President. She is based in TA’s Boston office, focusing on investments in business, financial and other services companies. Jackson was actively involved in the firm’s investment in NorthStar Financial Services and serves on its Board of Directors. She is also involved in TA’s pending acquisition of Russell Investments and will serve as a Board Observer post-closing. Jackson received a BS, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
 
Daniel Brujis has been promoted to Vice President from Senior Associate. He is based in the Hong Kong office of TA Associates Asia Pacific Ltd, focusing on investments in technology, consumer products, business services and financial services companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Brujis was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Söderberg & Partners and RateGain, and has an active role in SpeedCast International (ASX: SDA). He received a BS, magna cum laude, in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Columbia University.

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