Spectrum Equity recruits Florance as talent head

Spectrum Equity has hired Coley Florance as head of talent. Previously, she worked at TPG Capital where she served as operating director of human capital.


Boston and San Francisco, February 1, 2018 – Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, announces that Coley Florance has joined as the firm’s first Head of Talent.

“We are delighted to have Coley join Spectrum Equity. Coley’s experience will accelerate and improve our approach to human capital development across our portfolio,” said Vic Parker, Managing Director of Spectrum Equity. “Given Spectrum’s specialization by business model, deep domain expertise and commitment to company building, Coley’s role will be especially impactful.”

Coley’s responsibilities will include overseeing the firm’s talent initiatives, building upon Spectrum’s executive network and partnering with portfolio company leaders on recruitment, assessment, on-boarding, retention, team development and compensation strategies. Coley’s work will enable the identification of best in class executives and support Spectrum’s portfolio companies as they scale.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Spectrum team and looking forward to collaborating with portfolio companies on all initiatives related to talent, performance and compensation,” said Coley Florance. “Spectrum has a long and impressive track record of partnering with operators to drive growth, and I am excited to contribute to the firm’s value creation initiatives.”

Coley brings over twenty years of talent management-related experience to the firm. Most recently, she served as an Operating Director, Human Capital at TPG Capital. Prior to joining TPG in 2005, Coley worked for executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. She earned a BA from Harvard College.

About Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. For 25 years, the firm has partnered with proven entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading internet, software and information services companies. Representative investments include Ancestry, Bats Global Markets, Definitive Healthcare, GoodRx, Grubhub, Lynda.com, SurveyMonkey, Teachers Pay Teachers, Trintech and Verafin. For more information, visit www.spectrumequity.com.