Papazian, a Great Hill’s VP, Passes Away

Great Hills Partner said Friday that Charlie Papazian, a Vice President on its investment team, passed away due to complications from an injury. Papazian joined Great Hill in 2001 and returned to the firm after graduating from Harvard Business School in 2008. “He was an incredibly smart, diligent and humble professional, but most importantly, he was a wonderful person with a big heart and a great sense of humor,” Great Hill said of Papazian.

PRESS RELEASE

Boston, MA – May 17, 2013 – Great Hill Partners mourns the loss of Charlie Papazian, a Vice President on its investment team, due to complications from an injury suffered last August.  Charlie passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 9. Charlie originally joined Great Hill Partners in 2001 and returned to the firm after graduating from Harvard Business School in 2008.  He was an incredibly smart, diligent and humble professional, but most importantly, he was a wonderful person with a big heart and a great sense of humor.  Charlie leaves behind his beloved wife Christie and their daughter Molly, whom he adored.

Here is what we sent to our limited partners earlier today:

To Our Partners:

It is with great sorrow that we are writing to inform you of the loss of our friend and colleague, Charlie Papazian.  Due to complications from an injury suffered last August, Charlie passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 9.  As many of you know, Charlie originally joined Great Hill Partners in 2001, returned to the firm after graduating from Harvard Business School in 2008, and most recently served as a Vice President on our investment team.  He was an incredibly smart, diligent and humble professional, but most importantly, he was a wonderful person with a big heart and a great sense of humor.  Charlie leaves behind his beloved wife Christie and their daughter Molly, whom he adored.

Charlie was an integral part of our Great Hill family.  For those of you who had the chance to meet Charlie, we are sure you will join us in missing him dearly.

Great Hill Partners