Market Overview

JMI Equity Announces Promotions of Two Operating Executives to Partner, Promotes Three Others to Principal

Share:

Firm also Promotes Three to Vice President

JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading
software companies, today announced the promotions of Krishna Potarazu
and Vincent Prajka to Partner. Potarazu and Prajka co-lead the firm's
Operational Excellence Group and are based in Baltimore. They will
continue to work closely with their colleagues and management teams to
enhance JMI's portfolio companies' operations, talent recruitment and
retention, and sales and marketing to enable accelerated growth.

In addition, JMI announced the promotions of Sureel Sheth, Jackie
Coombe, and Melissa Guttman to Principal, and Ryan Russell, Chase
Thomet, and Mac Williams to Vice President. Sheth and Thomet are based
in San Diego and Coombe, Guttman, Russell and Williams are in Baltimore.

"At JMI, we have a long history of recruiting and developing talented
professionals across all levels and functions, both on the investing
side and in other essential areas such as investor relations, talent
management, and finance," said Harry Gruner, Founder and Managing
General Partner of JMI.

"Each newly promoted professional reflects JMI's collaborative culture
and investment focus," added Paul Barber, Managing General Partner of
JMI. "We are pleased to recognize these talented individuals and look
forward to their continued contributions."

About Krishna Potarazu

Potarazu joined JMI in 2008 and most recently served as a Senior
Director at the firm. He is currently a director of CampusLogic and
Intelex. His experience also includes automotiveMastermind (acquired by
IHS Markit; NASDAQ: INFO), Axonify, CipherHealth, CoreHR, DoubleVerify
(acquired by Providence Equity Partners), Healthx, Navicure (acquired by
Bain Capital), PointClickCare, PowerPlan (acquired by Thoma Bravo), and
Yello. Prior to joining JMI, Potarazu was a financial analyst in the
general industrial group at Morgan Stanley. He received a BS in
Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

About Vincent Prajka

Prajka joined JMI in 2015 and most recently served as a Senior Director
at the firm. He is currently a director of Level Access. His experience
also includes Arena, Benevity, Cosential, EMS Software (acquired by
Accruent), Higher Logic, Rsam, and Seismic. Prior to joining JMI, Prajka
was CFO of SonaCare Medical, LLC. He was previously vice president and
CFO of the Enterprise Business Unit at Blackbaud, Inc. after serving as
vice president of corporate development and strategy. Prajka received a
BS in Economics from Binghamton University and an MBA from the
University of Notre Dame.

About Sureel Sheth

Sheth joined JMI in 2010 and most recently served as a Vice President.
He is currently a director of Healthx. His investment experience also
includes Adaptive Insights ((acquired by Workday, NASDAQ:WDAY), Capsule
Tech ((acquired by Qualcomm, NASDAQ:QCOM), CipherHealth, Halogen
(acquired by Saba Software), PointClickCare, and Yello. Prior to joining
JMI, Sheth was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. He received a
BA in Economics and Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA
from Harvard Business School.

About Jackie Coombe

Coombe joined JMI in 2015 and oversees JMI's investor relations,
fundraising, and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining JMI, Coombe was
an investment director at Cambridge Associates, an associate at General
Atlantic, and an investment banking analyst at UBS. She received a BA in
Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard
Business School.

About Melissa Guttman

Guttman joined JMI in 2007 and focuses on the Firm's internal
talent-related initiatives, including recruiting and professional
development. She received a BBA in Finance from Loyola College of
Maryland and an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

About Ryan Russell

Russell joined JMI in 2016 and was formerly a senior associate at Marlin
Equity Partners. His investment experience includes Kronos and
Schoology. Russell received a BA in History and Economics from Yale
University.

About Chase Thomet

Thomet joined JMI in 2014 and was an investment banking analyst in the
mergers & acquisitions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His
investment experience includes Arena, Avecto (acquired by Bomgar),
Code42, HackerRank, and Workfront. He received a BS in Commerce from
Santa Clara University.

About Mac Williams

Williams joined JMI in 2016 and was previously an analyst at Tiger Veda
Management, as well as an associate at New Mountain Capital and a
mergers & acquisitions analyst at Lazard. His investment experience
includes Benevity, Businessolver, Cosential, and Higher Logic. He
received an AB from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs at Princeton University with a Certificate in Finance.

About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused
on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has
invested in 140 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed
over 90 exits, and raised more than $3 billion of committed capital. JMI
partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies
into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!