Great Hill promotes one to managing director and another to principal

Great Hill Partners has promoted Craig Byrnes to managing director and Chris Govey to principal.

Great Hill Partners has promoted Craig Byrnes to managing director and Chris Govey to principal. Byrnes first joined Great Hill in 2013 while Govey came on board in 2017.


Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, today announced the promotions of Craig Byrnes to Managing Director and Chris Govey to Principal.

“We are thrilled to recognize the well-deserved promotions of Craig and Chris, both of whom have been instrumental to the significant growth and value creation of Great Hill and our portfolio,” said Mark Taber, Managing Director. “Craig has shown strong leadership on a variety of transactions and in partnering with management teams to develop and execute strategic growth plans, while Chris has demonstrated impressive investing acumen and added significant value on deal origination and due diligence. Both of them embody our values of innovation, collaboration and character, and we look forward to their continued success and contributions.”

Mr. Byrnes, who joined Great Hill in 2013, has helped lead five investments and three exits across a variety of sectors, including healthcare technology, software, and technology-enabled services. Recently, he helped spearhead Great Hill’s investment in IVX Health where he serves as a Board Observer. Mr. Byrnes also helped lead the firm’s investments in several other companies, including Qualifacts, RxBenefits, Quantum Health and Vatica Health.

Mr. Govey joined Great Hill in 2017 and focuses on the digital infrastructure and software sectors. He played a significant role in recent investments, including Domino Data Lab, eloomi and Examity, and also served as a Board Director for Reflexis Systems prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies.

About Great Hill Partners
Great Hill Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. Over the past two decades, Great Hill has raised nearly $8 billion of commitments and invested in more than 90 companies, establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies scale. For more information, including a list of all Great Hill investments, visit