Centana Growth Partners Announces Promotion of Matthew Alfieri to Partner

NEW YORK, NY. & PALO ALTO, CA. – Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm, announced today the promotion of Matthew Alfieri to Partner.

“Matt has made significant contributions to Centana and our growing portfolio, and his work on many successful investments has justified our confidence in him,” said Ben Cukier, Partner.

Matt Alfieri joined Centana’s NYC office in 2017 as a Vice President on the investment team and was promoted to Principal in 2021. He currently serves as a board observer for five of Centana’s portfolio companies, including Beacon, SpyCloud and Zesty.ai. Matt has invested in a broad range of companies within the financial services ecosystem over his decade-plus investment career. He was named one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Wall Street in 2019. “Matt has played a big role in supporting key management teams, founders, and CEO’s,” said Eric Byunn, Partner. “We are excited to welcome Matt as a Partner and look forward to working alongside him.”

Prior to joining Centana, Matt spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Vice President with the Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) team, where he led eight investments and served on the Boards of six companies across fintech and enterprise technology. Prior to PSI, Matt was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He received a BA in Business Administration in the Financial Analyst Honors Program from the University at Albany. “We look forward to growing our portfolio and investing in great companies that bring real value and innovation to the industry,” said Cukier. “Having Matt as Partner will help support entrepreneurs and management teams to sustain and accelerate their growth.”

About Centana Growth Partners
Centana is a specialized growth equity firm that invests in the future of financial services. We collaborate with companies across the entire financial services ecosystem, from institutions to fintech disruptors, to add strategic and long-term value to our portfolio companies. We empower entrepreneurs with a combination of capital, network, and expertise to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies. The Centana team taps into decades of financial services expertise and insight to invest in companies that bring real value and innovation to the industry.

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