Q&A With Summit Partners New Executive In Residence Brian Provost


Summit-Partners-Brian-ProvostLast week, Summit Partners announced that Brian Provost was the newest member of the Executive in Residence (EIR) team.

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global growth equity firm headquartered in Boston, MA, that is currently investing more than $7.2 billion into equity and fixed income opportunities. To date, Summit has invested in more than 430 companies, completed more than 135 public offerings, and more than 160 have been acquired through strategic M&A.

Locally speaking, Summit Partners has previosuly financed JAMF Software ($30m), ABILITY Network ($550m), and HelpSystems (2005 & 2012).

Similiar to a traditional entrepreneur in residence role inside a VC firm, Summit’s EIR’s work to identify investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, and create and support value creation plans for the companies with which Summit has partnered.

It is the intention that the Executive in Residence eventually become CEO of a specific portfolio company.

This week, we connect with Provost to learn more: