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Sumeru Equity Partners Bolsters Team, Adding Five New Employees


Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a growth-focused technology investment
firm, today announced several recent hires to bolster its investment,
operating and finance teams. Ben Cox and Faton Gjuka have joined the
firm as Operating Principals, and Michelle Ruggeri joined as Controller.
In addition, Maddison Smith and Nathan Stanley have joined the firm as
Investment Associates.

"The continued growth of our team is a logical expansion given our
success and momentum in the market and growth of our portfolio. We
continue to find interesting opportunities, and based on the strong pace
of activity and the attractive environment for our investment strategy,
we are increasing our capacity to go after them," said SEP Managing
Partner Kyle Ryland.

SEP has made four new enterprise software investments over the past 12
months– Kyriba, GoGuardian, Azuga and Actian.

Cox and Gjuka each bring more than 10 years of operating experience to
SEP, where they will focus on portfolio companies' go-to-market
acceleration and improving their sales, marketing, product management
and customer success functions. "Ben and Faton augment SEP's value
creation capacity by complementing our existing team of four Managing
Directors with deep operating backgrounds," said Randy Randleman, SEP
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Cox previously held several executive roles with a private equity backed
midmarket software company and also led management consulting teams at
Bain & Co. He is a graduate of Grace University and has an MBA from
Columbia Business School.

Prior to joining SEP, Gjuka led the IoT Solutions team at C3IoT and was
a management consultant at Bain & Co. He has a computer science degree
from the University of Toledo and an MBA from the University of
Virginia's Darden Business School.

Michelle Ruggeri joins SEP from Marcato Capital Management, where she
was VP of Finance. Prior to that, she worked at Farallon Capital. She
began her career in tax at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She is a graduate of
Santa Clara University.

Prior to joining SEP, Maddison Smith worked in the Consumer Retail Group
at Barclay's Investment Bank in New York. She is a graduate of the
University of Georgia and Terry College of Business.

Nathan Stanley worked in the technology group at Evercore before joining
SEP. He is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines.

About Sumeru Equity Partners

Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm that
invests in middle market companies across software, technology-enabled
services and hardware. The firm employs a growth-oriented partnership
model with technology companies and typically invests $25-200 million
per transaction. The firm was founded in 2014 by an experienced team
from Silver Lake Sumeru, a private equity fund started in 2007 within
Silver Lake. Sumeru Equity Partners utilizes extensive operating and
investment experience in partnership with management teams to drive
company growth and build strategic value. For more information please

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