Spectrum Equity promoted eight people, including four to principal. The promotions included Julia Kuo Chen, who joined in 2011, to principal. Kuo Chen focuses on limited partner relations, marketing and communication. Others promoted to principal were Adam Gassin, who joined in 2017 and focuses on investments in internet-enabled software and information services; Matt Neidlinger, who joined in 2016 and targets internet-enabled software and healthcare IT services; and Michael Radonich, who joined in 2009 and rejoined in 2016 after graduating from business school with a focus on internet-enabled healthcare IT.
Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, is pleased to announce eight promotions. Julia Kuo Chen, Adam Gassin, Matt Neidlinger and Michael Radonich have been promoted to Principal; Jamie Mitchell, Kevan Olander and Sam Todd to Vice President; and Angus Wilson to Senior Associate. Spectrum is proud to recognize their significant contributions, dedication and collaborative work ethic. Each of these individuals has advanced Spectrum’s investment, portfolio and firm capabilities and will continue to contribute to the firm’s growth. Additionally, the firm is pleased to acknowledge seven of the eight professionals joined Spectrum as an Analyst/Associate/Sr. Associate.
Julia Kuo Chen to Principal
Julia joined Spectrum in 2011 and focuses on Limited Partner relations, marketing and communications. She began at Spectrum as an investment Associate. Prior to joining Spectrum, Julia worked in the private equity group at Goldman Sachs. Julia received a BBA and BA, with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin.
Adam Gassin to Principal
Adam joined Spectrum in 2017 and focuses on investments in Internet-enabled software and information services. He serves on the board of B-Stock, DispatchTrack, Linxup and PicMonkey. Prior to joining Spectrum, Adam worked at McKinsey & Company. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a George F. Baker Scholar and a BS and BA from Brigham Young University.
Matt Neidlinger to Principal
Matt joined the firm in 2016 and focuses on investments in Internet-enabled software and healthcare IT. He serves on the board of AllTrails and is involved with Lucid, Scribd and Visual Lease. Prior to joining Spectrum, Matt worked at Collective Health, Google (following its acquisition of Wildfire), and Summit Partners. He received a BA from Bowdoin College.
Michael Radonich to Principal
Michael joined the firm in 2009 as an Associate and rejoined in 2016 after graduating from business school. His areas of investment focus include Internet-enabled healthcare IT, financial technology and information services. He serves on the board of Datassential, Payer Compass, PWNHealth and Spreedly. Prior to joining Spectrum, he worked in investment banking at Financial Technology Partners. Michael received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Villanova University.
Jamie Mitchell to Vice President
Jamie joined Spectrum in 2016. His portfolio involvement includes B-Stock, DataCamp, Scribd, The Knot Worldwide and Visual Lease. Prior to joining Spectrum, Jamie worked in investment banking at Lazard and RBC. Jamie received a BA from Dartmouth College.
Kevan Olander to Vice President
Kevan joined the firm in 2020. His portfolio involvement includes the successful sale of ExamSoft. Prior to joining Spectrum, he worked at JMI Equity. Kevan received a BS from Boston College.
Sam Todd to Vice President
Sam joined Spectrum in 2016. He serves on the board of Expert Institute and is involved with AllTrails, Digital Marketing Institute and PWNHealth. Prior to joining Spectrum, Sam worked at North Point Advisors. He received a BA from Dartmouth College.
Angus Wilson to Senior Associate
Angus joined the firm in 2017. His portfolio involvement includes CINC Systems, Origami Risk, Payer Compass and Verafin. Prior to joining Spectrum, Angus worked in financial and strategic advisory services of The Blackstone Group which later spun out as PJT Partners. Angus received a BS from the University of Virginia.
About Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. For over 25 years, the firm has partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading Internet-enabled software and information services companies. The firm is investing its ninth fund with $1.5 billion in capital. Representative investments include Ancestry, Bats Global Markets, Definitive Healthcare, GoodRx, Grubhub, Lynda.com, SurveyMonkey and Verafin. For more information, including a complete list of portfolio investments, visit www.spectrumequity.com.