TA Associates Promotes Pair

TA Associates has promoted both Hythem El-Nazer and James Hart from vice president to senior vice president. 


TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, today announced the promotions of two members of the company’s investment staff. Effective January 1, 2009, Hythem T. El-Nazer and James R. Hart were promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President.

“We are delighted to promote these talented investment professionals,” said C. Kevin Landry, Chairman and Managing Director of TA Associates. “Hythem and Jim have proven to be exceptional contributors, playing ever-more important roles in advancing the interests of TA, our limited partners and our portfolio companies. They are ideally suited to assume their new roles.”

Mr. El-Nazer serves in TA’s Boston office, focusing on investments in telecommunications, media and other technology-based services companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of eSecLending and Radialpoint, and a Board Observer at Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and Weather Investments S.p.A. Mr. El-Nazer holds an AB in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Hart serves in TA’s Menlo Park office, focusing on growth companies in the healthcare, business services, financial and consumer sectors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of 5.11 Tactical. Mr. Hart received a BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Political Science and Asian Studies from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

About TA Associates

TA Associates, founded in 1968, is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. With offices in Boston, London and Menlo Park, the firm manages more than $12 billion in capital and has invested in nearly 400 companies. TA Associates leads buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth companies in the technology, financial services, business services, healthcare and consumer industries. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.