Partners for Growth (PFG), the global specialty lending firm focused on emerging growth companies, today announced a series of promotions and new hires as the firm expands its global footprint.
November 29, 2021 San Francisco, CA
Jason Georgatos, who joined Andrew Kahn and Don Campbell as a founding member of the PFG investment team in 2004, has been elevated to President. In this newly created position, Jason will lead PFG’s investment business globally, while maintaining an active role as a key partner to our portfolio companies. During his more than 17 years with PFG, Jason has led deals with over 100 companies, oversaw the expansion of the Sydney office and helped grow the PFG business from $50MM to over $700MM in assets under management.
“As I approach 20 years dedicated to providing financing to emerging growth companies, I am excited and humbled to take on my new role as President of Partners for Growth,” said Georgatos.
As Jason transitions to his new role, Managing Director Karthi Sepulohniam, who together with Jason launched the firm’s Sydney office in 2016, will take leadership of PFG’s businesses across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. From the firm’s head office in the San Francisco Bay Area, Managing Director Geoff Allan will be leading technology investments across Latin America. Managing Director Armineh Baghoomian will continue to steer the firm’s business in Europe and the Middle East and co-heads fintech activities globally alongside Max Penel, who has been promoted to Investment Director. Andrew Hudson joined PFG in 2019 and has been promoted to Investment Manager. Additionally, Finn Button has been promoted to Investment Analyst after first joining PFG as an intern, then Graduate Analyst as he completed his studies at University of New South Wales.
In addition to these promotions, PFG is pleased to welcome Richard Osborne as an Investment Manager. Richard will be evaluating fintech investments globally from PFG’s Sydney office and joins from Westpac Group’s Strategic Investments business. His deep experience in fintech and structured credit will further enhance PFG’s business in these sectors.
Alongside these promotions, PFG will be opening an office in Boston, MA to extend the firm’s reach across both the East Coast of the United States and European markets. John Riordan, the firm’s Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, will be relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area to open PFG’s Boston office.
Andrew Kahn, PFG Co-founder and CEO remarked, “Jason is a skilled investor with deep knowledge and experience across global markets, and we are excited that he will be expanding his leadership role and bringing his entrepreneurial spirit to serve PFG as President. In addition, the expansion to Boston and promotion of our other team members will ensure we are set up for success as we expand our global lending platform.”
About Partners for Growth
Partners for Growth (“PFG”) is a global specialty lending firm focused on providing innovative debt capital solutions for emerging growth companies. Founded in 2004 by the former owners and managers of San Francisco investment bank Hambrecht & Quist’s venture lending business, working together the team has partnered with over 200 venture and non-venture backed companies across the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors. The firm maintains a close strategic partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, the leading commercial bank focused on the innovation economy globally. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any securities of an entity associated with PFG.
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