Growth Catalyst Partners has named Connor Dawson as vice president. His work background includes stints at UBS Investment Bank and Wind Point Partners.
CHICAGO, IL (January 9, 2018) – Growth Catalyst Partners, LLC (“GCP”) announced today the addition of Connor Dawson as Vice President. Connor joins GCP after five years of banking and private equity experience with UBS Investment Bank and Wind Point Partners. Most recently Connor spent two years as an entrepreneur, co-founding Rhabit, an online sports coaching and instruction company, featuring over 75 of the most successful tour players and coaches in tennis. Connor will be based in the Chicago, IL office of GCP.
GCP’s founders are Jim TenBroek, former Managing Director at Wind Point Partners, and Scott Peters, former Co-President of JEGI. The firm targets buyout investments in the business services, marketing and information sectors. GCP has completed two platform investments since its founding, including Opus Agency (www.opusagency.com), a market-leading, full-service corporate events agency serving the technology sector, and Beachfront Media (www.beachfront.com), a leading independent mobile video monetization and distribution technology company serving global media companies and advertisers.
“We are excited to have Connor join our team. Having worked with him at Wind Point Partners for a number of years, I have complete confidence that he will be a terrific addition to the team, and will make an immediate and significant contribution.” said Mr. TenBroek, Managing Partner at GCP.
Scott Peters, Managing Partner at GCP, added, “GCP’s focus on being a highly strategic partner to its portfolio companies is an important part of our strategy. Connor brings a unique blend of investment and transactional skills, sector knowledge and relationships, and entrepreneurial leadership that complement the team perfectly. We are delighted to have him on board.”
About Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners is a private equity investment firm targeting buyout investments in the business services, marketing and information sectors. GCP seeks investments in profitable companies, often with a tech-enabled orientation, where the firm’s operating resources, deep industry experience and network can have a meaningful impact. For more information, please visit www.growthcatalystpartners.com.