Summit Partners names new recruiting head

Global growth equity firm Summit Partners said Wednesday that it has named Dayton R. Ogden as head of talent and recruiting. In his new role, Ogden will recruit senior executives and board members for Summit’s portfolio companies and investment teams. Prior to joining the firm, Ogden worked at CTPartners.


Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CA – January 22, 2014 – Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor, today announced that Dayton R. Ogden has joined the firm as Head of Talent and Recruiting. Ogden will work with Summit’s portfolio companies and investment teams to identify and recruit high-impact senior executives and board members, as well as advise portfolio companies on best practices in talent development.
Ogden joins Summit Partners from CTPartners, where he led the firm’s recruiting practice focused on high-growth companies. “We’ve worked with Dayton for a number of years, and he’s consistently distinguished himself by successfully recruiting senior executives to a variety of Summit portfolio companies, ranging from Central Security Group to Telerik to Wildfire Interactive,” said Summit Managing Director Harrison Miller. “Dayton will serve as a tremendous resource to our portfolio companies, driving searches for CEO direct reports and board members across all industries and geographies. We look forward to continuing to work with him.”
Ogden brings nearly two decades of experience leading executive, board, partner, and principal investor searches for venture capital and growth equity firms and their portfolio companies. Most recently, he served as Managing Partner and Venture Capital Practice Leader with CTPartners. Previously, he was Cofounder and Partner with Fortis Partners, a full-service technology recruiting boutique, and a Senior Associate with Spencer Stuart.
About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a growth equity firm that has raised nearly $15 billion in capital and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 380 companies in technology, energy and other growth sectors. These companies have completed more than 130 public offerings, and more than 135 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Notable companies financed by Summit Partners include AVAST Software, E-TEK Dynamics, Fermentas International, FleetCor Technologies, Heald College, HealthCare Partners, Hittite Microwave Corporation, Keystone RV Company, MDVIP, NetWitness Corporation, Ogone, optionsXpress, Telerik, Tiny Prints, Ubiquiti Networks,, Web Reservations International and Wildfire Interactive.
Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe, and invests in companies around the world. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @SummitPartners.