Summit announces multiple promotions

Summit Partners has promoted Antony Clavel, Johannes Grefe, Adam Hennessey, Colin Mistele, Steffan Peyer and Ross Stern to managing director.

Summit Partners has promoted Antony Clavel, Johannes Grefe, Adam Hennessey, Colin Mistele, Steffan Peyer and Ross Stern to managing director. Also, Summit has upped Gabriel Carreiro, Paul Furer, Patrick Murphy and Sophia Popova to principal.

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BOSTON & MENLO PARK, Calif. & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Summit Partners, a leading alternative investment firm, today announced the promotion of several professionals across the firm’s global offices. Antony Clavel, Johannes Grefe, Adam Hennessey, Colin Mistele, Steffan Peyer and Ross Stern have been promoted to Managing Director. In addition, Gabriel Carreiro, Paul Furer, Patrick Murphy and Sophia Popova have been promoted to Principal.

“We are very pleased to recognize the achievements of these colleagues with these well-deserved promotions,” said Peter Chung, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Partners. “These professionals have served our investors and our portfolio companies with distinction while embodying the values of our firm and its culture.”

Antony Clavel has been promoted to Managing Director. Antony joined Summit’s London office as a Vice President in 2013 and was promoted to Principal in 2017. A member of Summit’s Technology team, Antony’s board and investment experience includes Calypso Technology, Darktrace, Immersive Labs, LearnUpon, Odoo, RELEX Solutions, Siteimprove (acquired by Nordic Capital) and Syncron. Prior to Summit, Antony worked for Allen & Company. Antony holds a BA in mathematics from Oxford University with First Class Honors and an SM in computer science from Harvard University.

Johannes Grefe has been promoted to Managing Director. Johannes joined Summit’s London office as a Vice President in 2012 and was promoted to Principal in 2018. He is a member of Summit’s Growth Products & Services team. Johannes’ board and investment experience includes GRESB, Normec (acquired by Astorg), Peak Well Systems (acquired by Schlumberger), ProGlove, Sézane (acquired by General Atlantic), Sipartech (acquired by Blackstone), Solactive and zahneins (acquired by PAI Partners). Prior to Summit, Johannes worked for Vitruvian Partners, TA Associates and Lazard. Johannes received an MSc in industrial engineering from University of Karlsruhe in Germany with highest distinction and an MS in engineering management from Portland State University.

Adam Hennessey has been promoted to Managing Director. Adam joined Summit’s Boston office as a Corporate Finance Manager in 2004. He was promoted to Controller in 2005, Vice President of Finance in 2007, Chief Accounting Officer in 2015 and Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Prior to Summit, he worked for Oxford Bioscience Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Adam holds a BS from Babson College and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Colin Mistele has been promoted to Managing Director. Colin joined Summit’s Menlo Park office as an Associate in 2011. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2013 and Vice President in 2015. A member of Summit’s Technology team, Colin’s board and investment experience includes Advanced Cell Diagnostics (acquired by Bio-Techne Corporation), CoderPad, Delphix, Gainsight (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), InfoArmor (acquired by Allstate Corporation), Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Jobber, NinjaRMM, onXmaps, Podium, Red Canary, Reverb.com (acquired by Etsy), RiskIQ, Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL), TeleSign (acquired by BICS), TSheets (acquired by Intuit), Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Wowza Media Systems. Prior to Summit, Colin worked for Union Square Advisors, Accenture and Electronic Arts. Colin holds a BS in finance and marketing, with high honors, from Lehigh University.

Steffan Peyer has been promoted to Managing Director. Steffan joined Summit’s London office as an Associate in 2007. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2010, rejoined the firm as Vice President in 2013, and was promoted to Principal in 2018. A member of Summit’s Technology team, Steffan’s investment and board experience includes 360T Group (acquired by Deutsche Börse), Appway, Akeneo, Elatec, Market Logic, PatSnap, Red Points, RELEX Solutions and Signavio. Prior to rejoining Summit in 2013, Steffan was a member of the management team of Turbulenz Limited. Before that, he worked for UBS Investment Bank. Steffan holds a BS in finance and accounting, magna cum laude, from Boston College.

Ross Stern has been promoted to Managing Director. Ross joined Summit’s Boston office as an Associate in 2009. He was promoted to Vice President in 2014 and Principal in 2018. A member of Summit’s Healthcare & Life Sciences team, his investment and board experience includes Abode Healthcare, DMG Practice Management Solutions (acquired by Ares Management), My Dentist (acquired by Heartland Dental), Paradigm Outcomes, PharmScript, Sound Physicians and U.S. Renal Care. Previously, Ross worked in Cowen and Company’s Health Care Investment Banking Group. Ross holds a BA in economics and history from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gabriel Carreiro has been promoted to Principal. Gabe joined Summit’s Boston office as a Senior Associate in 2013 and was promoted to Vice President in 2016. As a member of the Summit Partners Credit Advisors legal team, Gabe focuses on structuring, negotiating, and administering the firm’s credit investments at all stages of the deal cycle. He has been involved in the origination and oversight of a number of Summit’s credit investments and restructurings across industry sectors. Prior to Summit, Gabe was a corporate and commercial finance attorney at Brown Rudnick. Gabe holds a BS, magna cum laude, from Endicott College and a JD, summa cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. Gabe previously served in the United States Coast Guard.

Paul Furer has been promoted to Principal. Paul joined Summit’s Boston office as an Associate in 2011 and rejoined the firm as Vice President in 2016. As a member of Summit’s Growth Products & Services team, Paul’s board and investment experience includes FineLine Technologies, Excelerate, Harvey Performance Company, Morphe, Parts Town, Patriot Growth Insurance Services and Vivint. Prior to Summit, Paul worked for Jefferies and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Paul has a BS in finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Patrick Murphy has been promoted to Principal. Pat joined Summit’s Boston office as a Senior Associate in 2016 and was promoted to Vice President in 2017. A member of the Summit Partners Credit Advisors legal team, Pat focuses on structuring, negotiating and administering the firm’s credit investments at all stages of the deal cycle. He has been involved in the origination and oversight of a number of Summit’s credit investments and restructurings across industry sectors. Prior to Summit, Patrick worked as an Associate for the Private Credit Group at Proskauer Rose LLP. Patrick holds a BA from Colgate University and a JD, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Sophia Popova has been promoted to Principal. Sophia joined Summit’s Boston office as a Vice President in 2017. A member of Summit’s Technology team, Sophia’s investment and board experience includes Klaviyo, Markforged, PrismHR and VeriShip. Prior to Summit, Sophia worked at Morgan Stanley and led product at several technology startups, including Contactive. Sophia holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $23 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 500 companies in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 160 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. For more information, please see www.summitpartners.com or follow on LinkedIn.