NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Insight Venture Partners (Insight), a leading global venture capital and private equity firm, announced today the appointments of Teddie Wardi and Matt Gatto to Managing Director. Additionally, the firm announced the appointments of Allyson White, Byron Lichtenstein, and Jonathan Grossman to Principal.
"Our entire team at Insight Venture Partners could not be prouder of the collective accomplishments of our firm, and through these promotions, we are thrilled to recognize the hard work that has helped drive this success along the way," said Deven Parekh, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners. "Coming off a landmark year for Insight, we look forward to continued traction in 2019."
Insight Venture Partners' team is comprised of more than 130 professionals, with over $20 billion of assets under management. The firm has overseen investments in more than 300 companies across the globe, completing 200 M&A transactions and launching more than 40 companies to IPO. This year marks promotions across both the investment team and the Insight Onsite team, which takes a hands-on approach to guiding portfolio companies through the scaling process.
"Across our portfolio and our team, Insight operates on one core belief: growth equals opportunity," said Ian Sandler, Chief Operating Officer, Insight Venture Partners. "When we can create growth for our team, we're able to fuel Insight's impact around the globe. We're excited to see what's next and offer our sincere congratulations to all on their remarkable achievements."
About Teddie Wardi
Wardi joined Insight in 2017 and focuses on high-growth software and internet companies. Wardi works with several Insight portfolio companies and helps lead new investments across both Enterprise and SMB software. Previously, he was a Partner at Atomico, one of the largest European venture funds based in London, and a VP at Dawn Capital, a SaaS focused early stage fund. Prior to venture investing, he served as co-founder and CTO of Nervogrid, a leading cloud service marketplace platform, which was acquired by ALSO. Wardi was recognized on GrowthCap's 40 Under 40 Growth Investors list in 2018.
About Matt Gatto
A longtime member of the Insight team, Gatto joined in 2010. He focuses on high-growth software and SaaS businesses across infrastructure, healthcare and enterprise applications, and also has experience with leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining Insight, he worked in online advertising optimization at Verizon Information Services, debt restructuring and issuance at Deutsche Bank Asia and electronic communications risk management at Merrill Lynch. Gatto has previously been recognized on both Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital and GrowthCap's 40 Under 40 Growth Investors.
About Allyson White
White joined Insight in 2012 as part of the Onsite team. Previously, she was a strategy consultant in the markets and customers practice at Monitor Group, where she advised multi-national companies on growth strategy, product innovation, acquisitions, scenario planning and pricing strategy. She worked in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, insurance and chemicals.
About Byron Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein joined Insight in 2015. Prior to his role with Insight, he worked as a Consultant with Bain & Company, advising both public and private companies on long-term product and go-to-market strategy definition, internal process redesign and supply chain optimization. He also spent significant time in Bain's private equity due diligence group and has experience across a diverse set of industries including healthcare, retail, financial technology, insurance and consumer packaged goods. Lichtenstein previously served in roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Procter & Gamble.
About Jonathan Grossman
Grossman has grown his career at Insight since 2010. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit associate and senior associate. During his time there, he provided audit and assurance services to various hedge funds, private equity funds, and other clients within the financial services industry. Grossman graduated summa cum laude from CUNY Queens College with a dual degree in Accounting and Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. Across our people and our portfolio, we encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity. For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.