Chris has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over 21 years and leads investments in enterprise technology & services, financial services, and payments & transaction processing. Prior to joining FTV, Chris was an analyst with Salomon Smith Barney’s media and telecommunications group. Prior to Salomon Smith Barney, Chris worked at Putnam Investments in Putnam’s sales and marketing divisions.
Dartmouth College, BA, Government
Chris loves to spend time with his wife and three children and enjoys the great outdoors and mountain air whether that’s trail running, mountain biking or skiing/snowboard.
In your experience, what are the characteristics of successful high-growth companies?
Characteristics of successful high-growth FTV companies are having a sticky product with clear differentiation from competitors, a strong recurring revenue model, where client retention and upsell are high, and, finally strong gross margins which are either generating or can lead to strong EBITDA margin at scale. We love companies that are addressing large, fragmented market opportunities, and management teams with prior success building and scaling high growth businesses.
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