GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brighton Park Capital (“Brighton Park”) today announced the promotions of Kevin Magan, Sam Kentor and Catherine Wallis to Partner; Monica Romano to Partner and Chief Financial Officer; Tim Drager to Principal; and Andrew Camel to Vice President, effective today.
Brighton Park is a growth equity investment firm that specializes in partnering with growth-stage software, healthcare and tech-enabled services businesses. The firm’s partner group brings over 100 years’ cumulative experience leading, investing and working with high-growth technology companies – complemented by a robust Senior Advisor Group1 of C-level professionals from some of the world’s most successful and respected companies – providing extraordinary resources to help portfolio companies excel.
Mark Dzialga, the Managing Partner of Brighton Park, said, “The contributions of these professionals have been exceptional. Each individual has been with the firm since our founding in 2019 and has proven the ability to add significant value to the companies we invest in, and to Brighton Park as a firm.”
“We are all excited to have Kevin, Sam, Catherine and Monica become Partners and look forward to working with Tim and Andrew in their new roles,” added Mike Gregoire, a founding Partner at Brighton Park. “Their commitment to the firm reflects our strong focus on both attracting and retaining world-class talent, and we look forward to their continued efforts and dedication.”
Brighton Park’s personnel promotions follow a significant year of investment activity in disruptive growth-stage software, technology and healthcare companies. In 2021, Brighton Park successfully completed eight platform investments: Reltio, Impartner, XSOLIS, RStudio, SheerID, OPSWAT, NuORDER and Indegene.
Kevin Magan joined Brighton Park as a Principal in 2019. Mr. Magan has been involved with the firm’s investments in RocketReach, NuORDER and OPSWAT. Prior to joining Brighton Park, Mr. Magan was a Vice President at Great Hill Partners, a growth-stage private equity firm focused in the technology space. Mr. Magan began his career in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) group at Barclays. He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Finance.
Sam Kentor joined Brighton Park as a Vice President in 2019. Mr. Kentor has been involved with the firm’s investments in AppViewX, Relatient, Paradox and RStudio. Prior to Brighton Park, Mr. Kentor was a Principal with Elsewhere Partners (“Elsewhere”), an early-stage growth investment firm that invests in enterprise software companies. Prior to Elsewhere, Mr. Kentor was a Senior Associate with JMI Equity (“JMI”). Mr. Kentor started his career at Bain & Company where he spent three years in the Chicago Office. He has a degree in Finance and Economics & Strategy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Catherine Wallis joined Brighton Park as Director of Operations in 2019 and became Deputy Chief Compliance Officer in 2020. Her primary responsibilities include business operations, information technology, human resources, compliance and marketing. Previously, Ms. Wallis worked at General Atlantic. Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Wallis worked in New York in the advertising industry where she was responsible for managing agency / client relationships and overseeing advertising campaign development. Ms. Wallis holds a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University.
Monica Romano joined Brighton Park as Vice President of Finance in 2019 and leads the firm’s financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting, valuation, tax, fund structuring and financial compliance. Prior to joining Brighton Park, Ms. Romano spent four years at Bessemer Venture Partners (“BVP”) as a Senior Partnership Accountant in the operations group. After earning her MBA and BBA in accounting from Iona College, Ms. Romano began her career at EY where she spent four years in the Wealth Asset Management practice focusing on private equity and hedge fund clients.
Tim Drager joined Brighton Park as a Senior Associate in 2019. Mr. Drager has been involved with the firm’s investments in Glassbox, Indegene, RStudio and Reltio. Prior to Brighton Park, Mr. Drager was an Associate at Berkshire Partners (“Berkshire”), a Boston-based private equity firm focusing on private equity investments in technology, communications, business services and consumer retail. He split his time between transaction due diligence and working with portfolio company management teams. Prior to Berkshire, Mr. Drager was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in the Chicago office. Mr. Drager graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014 with an MSc in Financial Economics, and also holds an MA and BSoSc in Economics from the University of Ottawa.
Andrew Camel joined Brighton Park as an Associate in 2019. Mr. Camel has been involved with the firm’s investments in AppViewX, Glassbox, Paradox, OPSWAT and SheerID. Prior to joining Brighton Park, Mr. Camel was a member of the investment team at 8VC, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage B2B software and biotech companies. Prior to 8VC, Mr. Camel worked as an Analyst at General Atlantic. Mr. Camel studied Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
About Brighton Park Capital
Brighton Park is a Greenwich, CT-based investment firm that specializes in software, healthcare, and technology-enabled services. The firm invests in companies that provide highly innovative solutions in partnership with great management teams. Brighton Park brings purpose-built value-add capabilities that match the unique requirements of each of its companies. For more information about Brighton Park, please visit www.bpc.com.
1 Senior Advisory Group members are not employees, members, or partners of Brighton Park. Senior Advisory Group members may have equity and/or carried interests in any investment made by the Fund. Certain Senior Advisory Group members are paid by a combination of Brighton Park and Brighton Park portfolio companies. Any compensation (including fees, incentive equity, or other stock awards) or other amounts (including travel expenses and other costs) paid and/or reimbursed by a Brighton Park portfolio company, prospective portfolio company, or the Fund to a Senior Advisory Group member will typically not result in offsets to or reductions of the management fee of the Fund.