Bridge Growth Partners has named Randy L. Cowen to its technology advisory board. Cowen is a former global head of technology and operations, chief information officer and co-chief administrative officer at Goldman Sachs.
New York, May 17, 2017 – Bridge Growth Partners, LLC today announced that Randolph “Randy” L. Cowen, former Global Head of Technology and Operations, Chief Information Officer and Co-Chief Administrative Officer of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., has joined Bridge Growth Partners’ Technology Advisory Board.
“I’m so pleased to welcome Randy to our Technology Advisory Board,” said Joe Tucci, Chairman of Bridge Growth Partners. “I enjoyed working with him when we served on the boards at EMC Corporation and Pivotal Software together, and I know he will bring valuable insight, perspective and relationships to our investing activities at Bridge Growth. His work as a hands-on leader in information technology over many years at Goldman Sachs, where he helped one of the world’s most adept and successful global firms deliver value to its investors and its clients in a complex marketplace, is unparalleled.”
“Randy has a proven ability to define and implement an effective global IT strategy,” said Sander Levy, Managing Principal of Bridge Growth Partners. “His impressive skill set in the technology world fits squarely within our focus and will allow us to leverage his broad knowledge across a number of potential investments. The addition of Randy to our Technology Advisory Board is consistent with the firm’s commitment to identifying experienced operating talent to help us evaluate and execute differentiated and compelling investments in the technology arena, and we are thrilled to welcome him.”
“I’m honored to join Board Bridge Growth Partners as an advisory board member and help build upon the substantial achievements the firm has enjoyed since its founding,” said Randy Cowen. “I am deeply impressed by the firm’s unique ability to pursue, develop and execute attractive technology investments through nimble problem solving, and I look forward to utilizing my experience and relationships to work with the Bridge Growth team to create more value for their investors and portfolio company partners.”
About Randy Cowen
Mr. Cowen has over 30 years of leadership experience in the technology and IT sectors. He started working at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 1982 and became a Partner and Managing Director in 1996. Throughout his time with the firm, Mr. Cowen’s responsibilities have included managing IT and implementing strategy as well as making technology infrastructure purchasing decisions. He has held numerous positions during his tenure at Goldman Sachs, including Global Head of Technology and Operations from September 2004-November 2008, Chief Information Officer from October 2001 – October 2007 and Co-Chief Administrative Officer from October 2007-November 2008.
Mr. Cowen began serving as a director at EMC Corporation in January 2009 and continued his service through EMC’s merger with Dell, which closed in September 2016. He has also served as a director at Pivotal Software and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., and currently serves as a director at GTY Technology Holdings Inc.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Mathematics from Michigan State University.
About Bridge Growth Partners
Bridge Growth Partners, LLC is a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial services sectors. Bridge Growth Partners was founded with the goal of bringing together significant investment, financial, operating, and strategic business building expertise and talent.
For more information about Bridge Growth Partners, please visit www.bridgegrowthpartners.com.