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Russell Townsend Pyle

Managing Partner at Guidepost Growth Management Co. LLC
Overview
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Career History
Boards & Committees

Russell Townsend Pyle

Managing Partner at Guidepost Growth Management Co. LLC

Overview

Notable Companies
Guidepost Growth Management Co. LLC
Board Seats
12
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 1,071 people.
Interests
Golf

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Founder at Dynamic Network Services, Inc.

Founder at Lucid Holdings LLC

President, Director & Chief Technology Officer at Lucid Holdings LLC

Managing Partner at Advent International Corp.

Managing Partner at Guidepost Growth Management Co. LLC

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder at Jive Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Jive Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at BrightTALK Ltd.

Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

Co-Founder & Managing Director at North Bridge Venture Partners
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August 1, 2017
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April 10, 2017
Business Wire
February 22, 2016
PR Newswire
August 26, 2015
Business Wire
February 25, 2014
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Educational Background

M.B.A. 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.
A.B. 
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History

Managing Partner
2016 - Current
Guidepost Growth Equity invests in technology and technology enabled mid market companies located in the US, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on companies with revenues of $15 - $300 million, and experienced management teams. They target companies operating in the fields of software, communication & infrastructure, digital media, healthcare and materials. They acquire both minority & majority positions and provides financing for acquisitions, buyouts, shareholder liquidity and growth capital requirements with an investment size of $15 - $75 million per transaction. The firm acts as a first institutional investor and takes a seat on the board of directors.
Advisor
Current
Lucid Holdings LLC is a holding company, which engages in the provision of market research technology services. It offers sample buyers of all shapes and sizes simplified access to programmatic sample. The company was founded by Patrick Comer in 2010 and is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.
Partner
Tenure Unconfirmed
North Bridge Venture Partners invests in the communications, healthcare, materials and manufacturing systems, semiconductors/components, services and software sectors. The firm makes seed and early-stage investments of $100,000 to $500,000 and in companies requiring Series A and Series financing from $2 million to $10 million.
Partner
Prior - 2006
TAC Partners (dba M/C Partners) focuses on investments in emerging companies in the information technology, media and communications industries. The firm invests in early, mid and late-stage companies, as well as turnarounds and buyouts. They are typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies and usually lead round in which they co-invest by taking the board seat. TAC Partners participates actively in their portfolio company’s growth and success. The firm seeks to back aggressive, insightful executives who have the capacity to build substantial companies and to create significant shareholder value. Investments typically range from $5 million to $50 million. Often, they form entirely new companies with management and commit up-front to invest a significant amount of equity.
Partner
Prior
Investment Banking Analyst
Prior
Alex. Brown & Sons was the first investment bank in the United States, founded by Alexander Brown in 1800 and based in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm was acquired by Bankers Trust in 1997 to form BT Alex. Brown and ultimately integrated into Deutsche Bank following its acquisition in 1999.
Associate
Prior
TA Associates focuses primarily on investments in growth companies in a variety of sectors including: business services, communications, computers/peripherals, consumer, e-Services/information technology services, financial services, financial technology, healthcare services, healthcare technology, Internet infrastructure, Internet services, semiconductor/electronics and software. The firm seeks to invest in profitable companies that are leaders in industries in which the underlying fundamentals of profitability and growth are superior to the overall market. They look for companies with experienced management teams and highly efficient, profitable business models. TA Associates invests primarily in North America, Europe and Asia.TA Associates assists companies with public offerings, debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. They provide capital for acquisitions, growth, MBOs, for the purchase of stock from shareholders and to provide liquidity with leverage. TA Associates takes an active, lead role in the deals in which they participate and may take minority or majority positions. Funds are generally used to finance growth, MBOs and industry consolidations. The firm also participates in private share repurchases. They invest mainly in companies valued at $150 million to $3 billion. Equity investments range from $50 million to $500 million. Subordinated debt investments range from $10 million to $50 million. The majority of TA Associates' investments involve the use of debt. The firm may arrange larger investments through co-investments with their limited partners.
Associate
Prior
TA Associates SA operates as a private equity investment firm. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
2015 - Current
Spoonflower, Inc. operates as an Internet-based custom fabric printing service and design community. It offers digital textile printing services and allows fabric designers to design, print and sell their fabric designs under all time faves, floral, vintage, stripes and dots, animals, abstract, photographic, doll pattern, large-scale, whimsical and holiday categories. The company was founded by Gart Davis and Stephen Fraser in May 2008 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.
Director
2010 - Current
Contact Solutions LLC provides cloud-based customer engagement solutions. Its solutions include mobile, personalization, cloud platform, analytics and notification. Contact Solutions was founded by Paul Logan, Mark Whittle and Aaron A. Thompson in 2002 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.
Director
Current
Dynamic Network Services, Inc. operates as a cloud-based internet performance company. It offers internet intelligence, traffic management, domain services, and message management services. The company was founded by Jeremy Hitchcock and Thomas J. Daly in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.
Director
Current
Lucid Holdings LLC is a holding company, which engages in the provision of market research technology services. It offers sample buyers of all shapes and sizes simplified access to programmatic sample. The company was founded by Patrick Comer in 2010 and is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.
Director
Current
Jive Communications, Inc. provides enterprise-grade hosted voice over internet protocol and unified communications to businesses and institutions. Its products include voice, video, contact center, and mobile applications. The company was founded by Brent Thomson, Michael K. Sharp, and Stephen Todd in 2006 and is headquartered in Orem, UT.
Director
Current
Dyn, Inc. provides web based application services. It offers products for various categories in the areas of Internet intelligence, traffic management, domain service, and message management aspects. It provides solutions for business executives, infrastructures and operations, and home users. The company offers support, training, and professional services. It serves retail and Ecommerce, software and Software-as-a-Service, advertising technology, media and entertainment, consumer Internet, and travel and hospitality customers. The company was founded by Jeremy Hitchcock in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Clarity Software Solutions, Inc. provides document management and communications delivery services. It helps health insurance clients optimize customer relationships. The company was founded by Sean D. Rotermund in 2007 and is headquartered in Guilford, CT.
Director
Current
BrightTALK Ltd. provides online events for professionals and their communities. It also offers searching communities, channels, summits or individual webcasts and relevant presentations. The company was founded by Charles Jonathan Blackburn and Paul Steven Heald in 2002 and is headquartered in Buckinghamshire, the United Kingdom.
Director
2013 - Prior
Allegro Development Corp. provides software services. It serves oil and gas production, petroleum refining, agriculture and forestry, mining, chemicals, metals, food, transportation, commercial, and utility sectors. The company was founded by Eldon A. Klaassen in 1984 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
Director
Prior
Ruffalo Noel Levitz LLC provides technology enabled enrollment and fundraising management services. The firm offers student retention services such as, enrollment consulting financial aid management net price calculator, student retention consulting, satisfaction assessments, fundraising consulting and phonathon management. The company in 2014 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Director
Prior
Government Payment Service, Inc. processes bail bond payments. The firm also processes credit card payments for government agencies. The company was founded by Dale W. Conrad in 1997 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
President, Board of Trustees
Current
EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION FOR PRESCHOOL, GRADES K-6, AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS.

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