TA Associates Staffs Up

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan and Pamela Bliss Harris have joined the Boston office of TA Associates as a senior VP (tech) and a VP (investor relations), respectively. Saint-Aignan previously was with Nautic Partners, while Harris was with Capital Resource Partners.


 TA Associates, a leading growth private equity firm, today announced the recent hiring of two staff members in its Boston office. Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the Technology Group, and Pamela Bliss Harris has joined TA as Vice President – Investor Relations.

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan, Senior Vice President, Technology Group, focuses on investments in technology-based growth companies. Prior to joining TA, Ms. de Saint-Aignan served as a Vice President at Nautic Partners, originating investment opportunities and overseeing portfolio companies on behalf of the firm’s middle-market buyout funds. She was previously a consultant at Bain & Company, an Associate at Summit Partners and a Financial Analyst at Stonegate Partners. Ms. de Saint-Aignan received a BA, magna cum laude, in Economics and International Relations from Brown University and an MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School.

“We are very pleased to welcome Elizabeth to TA,” said Brian Conway, Managing Director and head of the Boston office Technology Group at TA Associates. “Her extensive private equity deal experience will prove quite valuable in sourcing and completing recapitalizations, buyouts and minority growth investments of technology-based growth companies.”

Pamela Bliss Harris, Vice President – Investor Relations, focuses on TA’s relationships with the TA Funds’ Limited Partners. Prior to joining TA, Ms. Harris served as a Senior Analyst at Noble Partners, Director of Event-Oriented Investments at Sowood Capital Management, Senior Analyst at Harvard Management Company, and Principal at Capital Resource Partners. Ms. Harris was previously an Associate at TA Associates in the Healthcare Group. She received an AB in History and French from Dartmouth College, and is a CFA charterholder.

“Pam brings many years of diverse alternative investment and private equity deal experience to the Investor Relations position,” said Conway. “We welcome Pam back to TA and are confident that she will once again be an outstanding member of our team.”

About TA Associates

Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced middle market private equity firms. The firm has invested in 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. With offices in Boston, London, Menlo Park and Mumbai, 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.