JMI Equity has promoted Randy Guttman to general partner, chief operating officer. Also, the growth equity firm upped Jeremy Curley to senior director. Guttman joined JMI in 2007 while Curley came on board in 2018.
BALTIMORE & SAN DIEGO – October 5, 2021 – JMI Equity (“JMI”), a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, today announced the promotion of Randy Guttman to General Partner, Chief Operating Officer, from his previous role of General Partner. As Chief Operating Officer, Guttman will continue to oversee JMI’s firm operations and advise on strategic initiatives and investments. Additionally, JMI announced the promotion of Jeremy Curley to Senior Director. In his new role, Curley will continue to help JMI portfolio companies identify and implement strategic and operational initiatives.
“Since Randy joined the firm nearly 15 years ago, his contributions to JMI’s finance, accounting and operations and his passion for our investment strategy and process have been important drivers of JMI’s success,” said Harry Gruner, Founder and Managing General Partner at JMI. “He has played a critical role in making JMI a leader in the growth equity space and we want to take this opportunity to thank him for his contributions. His promotion is well-deserved and we look forward to benefitting from his continued leadership at JMI.”
“Jeremy is a valued teammate and a strong contributor in our operational excellence group,” added Peter Arrowsmith, Managing General Partner at JMI. “He was instrumental in the recent sale of Arena and consistently adds value to all of the engagements on which he collaborates with his colleagues and JMI’s portfolio company management teams. I’d like to extend my congratulations to both Jeremy and Randy for their achievements.”
Guttman, who is based in Baltimore, oversees JMI’s firm operations. He was promoted to General Partner in 2017 and previously oversaw JMI’s finance and accounting functions, having been appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Prior to joining JMI in 2007, Guttman was a senior associate in the assurance and advisory business services practice of EY. He is a certified public accountant and received a BS in Accounting and Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Curley, based in San Diego, works with JMI portfolio companies to identify and implement strategic and operational initiatives. He is a board observer at Lytics, Raptor Technologies, SOCi and Swiftly. Prior to joining JMI in 2018, Curley was the vice president of growth operations at Navicure, a former JMI portfolio company. Curley holds a BA in Managerial Economics and Computer Information Systems from Stonehill College and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 165 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 110 exits, and raised more than $6 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.