Bridge Growth Partners said Monday that it has named Jessica M. Bibliowicz as a senior advisor. Previously, Bibliowicz was the chairman and CEO former of National Financial Partners. Based in New York City, Bridge Growth Partners is a private equity firm that focuses on the technology and financial services sectors.
New York, September 23, 2013 – Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a new growth-oriented private equity investment firm focused on investments in technology and financial services as well as technology-enabled opportunities in other sectors, today announced that Jessica M. Bibliowicz, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Financial Partners, has joined the firm as Senior Advisor.
Ms. Bibliowicz will be engaged as part of the firm’s senior team in a wide range of activities in key areas alongside Bridge Growth’s co-founders and managing principals including investment sourcing and execution, strategic counsel and support to portfolio companies, investor relations and recruiting.
“We are delighted to welcome Jessica to Bridge Growth Partners,” said Alok Singh, co-founder and managing principal of Bridge Growth Partners. “Her entrepreneurial experience building NFP and deep expertise as an innovative, technology-savvy leader in the financial services industry will make her an invaluable asset to our team as we build out the firm.”
“Bridge Growth is built on a strategic commitment to integrating focused investment and business-building expertise under one roof,” said Sander Levy, co-founder and managing principal of Bridge Growth Partners. “Jessica understands the value of that equation and brings considerable strengths from both sides of it, and we couldn’t be more pleased that she joins us in this important role.”
“Jessica’s breadth of experience and insight touches on all aspects of the financial services sector, including the technology that increasingly drives it,” said Kevin Parker, co-founder and managing principal of Bridge Growth Partners. “She also has a network of relationships emanating from Wall Street, anchored on both coasts, and reaching across the country and around the world.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to join Bridge Growth Partners at a pivotal time early in its development and to help build the firm,” said Ms. Bibliowicz. “I am thrilled to be working alongside Alok, Sander, Kevin, Tom Manley and the rest of their talented team and look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the firm.”
Ms. Bibliowicz previously served as CEO of National Financial Partners from its inception in 1999 until its sale this year to Madison Dearborn Partners. In 2003, she also assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and oversaw NFP’s initial public offering. Before founding NFP, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of John A. Levin & Co., a registered investment advisor. Earlier in her career, she held senior management positions at Prudential Mutual Funds and Smith Barney Mutual Funds. Ms. Bibliowicz is a Director of Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) and the Asia Pacific Fund (NYSE: APB) and is a former Director of the Eaton Vance Mutual Funds. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, the Cornell NYC Tech Campus Task Force, the Board of Overseers of the Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University and a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Cornell University.
Bridge Growth was launched earlier this year by founding principals Sander Levy, Alok Singh, Kevin Parker and senior managing director and chief administrative officer Tom Manley. The firm is supported by Strategic, Technology and Financial Services Advisory Boards comprised of a growing roster of recognized leaders who provide strategic guidance and operational resources to Bridge Growth and its portfolio companies.
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 financial services sectors. The firm’s founding principals are Sander Levy, Alok Singh, and Kevin Parker. For more information about Bridge Growth Partners, please visit www.bridgegrowthpartners.com.