Insight Venture Partners Appoints Ryan Hinkle as Managing Director
NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Insight Venture Partners, a leading
growth investor in global SaaS-based software, e-Commerce, Internet and
data-service companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Hinkle to
Managing Director. This formalizes the leadership role Ryan has played in the
past 24 months and recognizes his contribution to Insight since he joined the
firm in 2003.
"Ryan has engaged in a core investment role at Insight over the past decade
and will continue to provide outstanding leadership in his new role as a
managing director,'' said Deven Parekh, managing director at Insight Venture
Partners. "He becomes our eleventh managing director and will support the
firm's growth through our next decade."
Ryan has led investments globally in Internet, e-Commerce, infrastructure and
application software companies. His 16 investments to date comprise flexible
financing structures in growth equity, leverage buyouts, growth buyouts, and
platform roll-ups, while his track record includes three exits: Argus Software
(acquired by Altus Group Ltd), Football Fanatics (acquired by GSI Commerce,
now eBay) and Punch! Software (acquired by Navarre Corporation).
In 2012, Ryan invested in three companies: Branding Brand (a mobile
applications platform for retailers), PluralSight (high-quality online
training for hardcore technology developers), and SmartSheet (a SaaS-based
project management and collaboration application). These investments join
Ryan's existing investments in AdColony, ECi Solutions and Ozsale, where he is
a member of the Board of Directors. Ryan also has worked on sourcing and
investing in Chegg, Fanatics, Hayneedle, Kony Solutions, Newegg, Syncsort and
Twitter. Ryan works closely with the executives at these companies and has
stepped in as deputy CFO on several occasions.
At Insight, Ryan is a key manager of the Analyst program, with responsibility
for recruiting, training, and mentoring new team members.
About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading venture capital and private equity firm
investing in on-premise and SaaS-based software, e-Commerce, Internet and
data-services companies. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $5
billion and made more than 150 investments worldwide. Our mission is to find,
fund and work successfully with visionary executives who are driving change in
their industries. We provide management with practical, hands-on growth
expertise to foster their long-term success and commit to supporting organic
and inorganic growth. For more information, visitinsightpartners.com
SOURCE Insight Venture Partners
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