Great Hill Partners, a Digital Commerce, Fintech Investor, Appoints Craig Byrnes as MD, Chris Govey as Principal

Great Hill Partners, a private equity company that’s focused on investing in high-growth, disruptive firms, recently announced the promotions of Craig Byrnes to MD and Chris Govey to Principal.

Mark Taber, MD at Great Hill Partners, stated:

“We are thrilled to recognize the well-deserved promotions of Craig and Chris, both of whom have been instrumental to the significant growth and value creation of Great Hill and our portfolio,”

Mark added:

“Craig has shown strong leadership on a variety of transactions and in partnering with management teams to develop and execute strategic growth plans, while Chris has demonstrated impressive investing acumen and added significant value on deal origination and due diligence. Both of them embody our values of innovation, collaboration and character, and we look forward to their continued success and contributions.”

Byrnes, who joined Great Hill back in 2013, has helped lead five investments and three exits across “a variety of sectors, including healthcare technology, software, and technology-enabled services.”

Recently, Byrnes helped “spearhead Great Hill’s investment in IVX Health where he serves as a Board Observer.”

Byrnes also helped “lead the firm’s investments in several other companies, including Qualifacts, RxBenefits, Quantum Health and Vatica Health.”

Govey reportedly joined Great Hill in 2017 and focuses on the digital infrastructure and software sectors. He played a key role in recent investments, “including Domino Data Lab, eloomi and Examity, and also served as a Board Director for Reflexis Systems prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies.”

As noted in a release, Great Hill Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm “targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors.”

Over the past 20 years, Great Hill has secured almost $8 billion of commitments and invested in over 90 firms, “establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies scale.”

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