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10.17.17

Centana Growth Partners Expands Investment Team with Senior Hires

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centana Growth Partners (Centana), a unique growth equity firm focused on the future of financial services, today announced an expansion of its investment team with the hiring of Tom Davis, Principal, and Matthew Alfieri, Vice President. Mr. Davis and Mr. Alfieri join the firm after the successful close of its $250 million fund earlier this year.

“Tom and Matt are strategic hires for Centana, as we look to deploy additional capital and continue to build an institutional investing platform,” said Eric Byunn, Centana Partner and Co-founder. “With over two decades of combined experience investing in companies within financial services and related technology, the particular expertise they have falls right in line with Centana’s focus.”

Prior to joining Centana, Mr. Davis spent nine years at General Atlantic where he focused on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to General Atlantic, Mr. Davis was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“Centana’s focus on accelerating the growth of financial services and related enterprise software companies has yielded an impressive portfolio in the early days of the fund,” said Tom Davis, Principal, Centana Growth Partners. “As secular changes in regulation and consumer expectations reshape the financial services landscape, I am excited to work with our network of executives and industry influencers to identify and partner with management teams who are at the forefront of innovation in the industry.”

Mr. Alfieri joins Centana from Goldman Sachs where he spent nine years, most recently as a Vice President with the Principal Strategic Investments team, where he invested in financial technology and enterprise technology companies. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Financial Analyst Honors Program at the University at Albany.

“Centana has the unique combination of industry experience and flexibility to find deals which are often missed due to exuberance in overhyped subsectors of the financial services ecosystem,” said Matthew Alfieri, Vice President, Centana. “The firm has already seen significant support from our limited partners, and I look forward to helping them invest in this exciting space.”

ABOUT CENTANA GROWTH PARTNERS

Centana is a unique growth equity firm that invests in the future of financial services. We partner with firms across the entire financial ecosystem, from institutions to fintech disruptors. Centana connects our portfolio companies to a catalyzing community that can help accelerate business growth. With offices in Palo Alto and New York, the Centana team taps into decades of financial services expertise and insight to find partner firms that bring real value and innovation into the industry.