WHY CENTANA?

We invest in rapidly growing companies where the application of capital can help sustain or accelerate their growth.

WE FOCUS

We have decades of experience in financial services, fintech and enterprise technology. We have invested in and have sat on boards of companies in these spaces, seen them succeed and learned from that success.

WE INVEST

We invest in rapidly growing companies where the application of capital can help sustain or accelerate the growth. The capital can be used for working capital, to fund acquisitions, or to de-risk an entrepreneur’s balance sheet.

WE LISTEN

We believe in listening to entrepreneurs and understanding what they and their company need. We don’t have a standard formula for investing — each investment is unique and structured to meet the needs of the entrepreneur.

WE CONNECT

With an unrivaled network of executive and industry influencers, we connect our partners to a passionate community of prospective clients, partners and influencers that can accelerate their growth.

INVESTMENTS

SELECTED PREVIOUS INVESTMENTS

*Companies below represent selected investments in which the partners were involved at their predecessor firm.

WHAT MAKES

A CENTANA PORTFOLIO COMPANY?

We partner with entrepreneurs and businesses that:

• Benefit from capital, the Centana Strategic Network and from board-level experience on how to build market-leading
businesses in the financial services ecosystem
• Demonstrate strong historical and ongoing growth
• Possess a talented leadership team
• Enjoy good unit economics; overall profitability is not required
• Have meaningful customer traction, including $7 to 75 million in recurring revenue

ABOUT US

Centana Growth Partners is a growth equity fund with a global investment mandate, offices in Palo Alto, New York, and San Francisco, currently investing out of a $375 million fund. We have:

  • Investment team with decades of deep, relevant sector experience investing in, working with, and working for companies in financial services, fintech, and related enterprise software, and a commitment to helping our portfolio companies grow

  • Diverse strategic network of operating executives and industry influencers across the financial services ecosystem – the Centana Strategic Network

  • Investments across asset management, insurance, wealth management, banking, payments and capital markets firms; fintech companies and enterprise software firms selling into financial verticals

  • Investments of $10 to $50+ million in each company, tailored to meet the needs of each entrepreneur

THE CENTANA TEAM

THE CENTANA ADVISORY BOARD

THOMAS ASCHER

Former Chief Strategy Officer,
International Securities Exchange

LIBBIE BOCK

Former CFO & Chief Operations Officer, Bamboo
Former P&C Group CFO, Kemper

GEORGE COCHRAN

Founder and Chairman, Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller
Former, Financial Institutions Group

VIN D'AGOSTINO

Former EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Verifone
Former Head of Payment Strategy, JP Morgan Chase

MOHIT DASWANI

Chief Financial Officer, ThoughtSpot

DON DUET

Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
Former Co-Head of Technology Goldman Sachs

BENJAMIN FULTON

President & CEO, Elkhorn
Former Head of Global ETF Business, Powershares

LALLANDE DE GRAVELLE

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Strategy, DTCC

BOB HURET

Founding Partner Emeritus at FTV Capital

ANTON HONIKMAN

CEO, MyVest (Acquired by TIAA)

TOM JESSOP

President, Fidelity Digital Assets

MICHAEL LUCHINSKY

Vice President, Crypto & Security Innovation, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions at Mastercard

JOSEPH MRAK

CEO, Foundation Source
Former Global Head of Wealth Management, Refinitiv
Former President, Envestnet

NATHAN PAUL

Chief Business Officer,
Lazard Asset Management

KAUSIK RAJGOPAL

EVP, Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships at PayPal
Former Global Head of Payments and Fintech at McKinsey & Company

JOHN STECHER

Chief Technology Officer, Blackstone
Former Group CTO and Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays

OLIN WISE

SVP, Head of Modernization Strategy at Global Payments Inc.
Former Partner at TechCXO

JONATHAN WROBEL

Chief Technical Architect, HSBC
Former Global Head of Strategic Architecture, Barclays Capital