According to GrowthCap, “Our evaluation process involved reviewing feedback on nominees from their colleagues, peers, portfolio company CEOs and others on their investment skill, judgement and performance over time as demonstrated by specific examples. It was extremely challenging to make selections given the large pool of high caliber candidates and there were a good number of deserving investors we were not able to include. Ultimately, awardees were selected based on the depth of their deal experience, ability to help the companies they invest in, collaborative work style, and progression towards firm and industry leadership roles, among other attributes.”
Since joining PSG in 2016, Bill has led investments in middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies with a focus on helping them navigate and capitalize on transformational growth. Bill focuses on adding value to the portfolio companies he works with by supporting recruiting efforts to build talented teams and driving growth through assistance with go-to-market initiatives and product development acceleration. Throughout his time at PSG, Bill has worked on more than 10 platform investments and over 20 add-on acquisitions. He is currently on the boards of 2ndWave Software, DoseSpot, LegitScript, MentorcliQ, Stylitics and Tribute Technology.
Before joining PSG, Bill was a Vice President at General Catalyst Partners, where he focused on investments in the software and technology-enabled service sectors. Prior to his growth investing career, Bill worked at Cowen in its investment banking division in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College.
“At PSG, we know that the most critical component of every growth-stage SaaS business is its people—and building relationships with those employees and management team members across our portfolio is the best part of my role here. Software and technology companies are in a position to really advance the world, and I couldn’t be more excited about the management teams I’ve met who are driving this change.” — Bill Skarinka
Chris joined PSG in 2015 and has since worked on over 15 platform investments and over 25 add-on acquisitions, building strong relationships with entrepreneurs and management teams along the way. He most notably supports PSG’s portfolio companies through capital structure initiatives, financial planning and analysis, acquisitions and executive recruitment. Chris currently serves on the boards of CENTRL (observer), DigitalEd, DoseSpot, Kenect, Searchspring, Skybox Security, Tentacle, Traliant and Vehlo. Prior to joining PSG, Chris worked at Providence Equity Partners on the Valuation and Strategic Analysis team. Chris earned a MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in economics from Fairfield University.
“It is PSG’s belief that our most successful partnerships come from strong working relationships with our portfolio companies. We strive to serve as a true extension of their leadership teams. I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with software companies that are primed for growth and am excited to continue accelerating these partnerships through tailored business strategies that unlock new avenues for expansion and impact.” — Chris Andrews
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GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2022 Awards (awarded on December 22, 2022). Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2022 recognition is awarded by GrowthCap, an independent, third party that is not affiliated with PSG. According to GrowthCap, nominees applied and were independently assessed based on their written responses to questions on GrowthCap’s nomination form and other information they provided, including on breadth of experience and performance metrics. GrowthCap also took into consideration third party feedback from portfolio company CEOs and other executives. The number of nominees reviewed for this recognition was not disclosed to PSG, and therefore, it and the percentage of nominees receiving the recognition, cannot be disclosed herein. GrowthCap’s recognition is not indicative of PSG’s future performance and was not based on the evaluations of clients or investors of PSG. PSG applied to receive the award with assistance from Prosek LLC. PSG paid a fee per awardee to participate in and distribute the Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2022 results. Nominees were not required to be members of GrowthCap to be considered.