The Summit Experience

Like the entrepreneurs with whom we partner, we are constantly seeking new and creative ways to innovate and grow. Above all else, we believe in the power of the Summit Partners Network – and the integrity, teamwork, entrepreneurial mindset and commitment to service that define its members.

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Teamwork

In joining the Summit team, I hadn’t initially appreciated that I’d also be joining a team of stellar operators across Summit’s portfolio and extended network. It’s incredibly powerful to work on a team that includes entrepreneurs who are scaling category-leading companies around the world.”

Sophia Popova Principal

Entrepreneurial Mindset

It's easy to be passionate about working at Summit. Associates have an incredible opportunity to develop a broad skillset. We take an active role in building relationships with key industry stakeholders, identifying new high-growth companies, and helping to execute high priority opportunities within our teams. And importantly, Summit leadership is committed to supporting the development of Associates' investing acumen.”

Aramide Olaniyan Associate

Service

A commitment to service permeates the Summit culture – both in terms of service to our entrepreneurs and investors as well as through active involvement in the community. I’m incredibly proud of the level of participation I see across our team – from individuals mentoring at-risk high school students to the groups we have running the Boston Marathon or riding the Pan-Mass Challenge year after year."

John Carroll Managing Director

Teamwork

Summit rewards creativity and critical thinking. This isn’t just a ‘number crunching’ job. As Associates, we’re always encouraged to find new, innovative and more thoughtful ways to share ideas and build relationships, both internally and with the entrepreneurs we speak with every day.”

Melanie Jordan Associate

Tenacity

Tenacity is what sets apart great entrepreneurs and investors. Vision and ideas can get you so far, but a tenacious spirit and execution drives results. Summit’s culture is rooted in a tenacity that fuels our approach: we work hard to identify and partner with great companies and we’re tireless in our efforts to support their growth."

Pete Francis Managing Director

Integrity

Summit is very focused on data-driven decision-making and operating with an incredible level of integrity across the board. Whether we’re having discussions internally about a new investment or we’re helping a management team execute a plan, it all comes back to doing what we believe is right based on what the data is showing us."

Michael Medici Managing Director

Where You Grow From Here

Building lifelong connections and preparing you for incredible opportunities – within Summit and beyond

Our Global Impact

Growth through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Summit our focus is on growth: of our people, of our portfolio companies and of the teams with which we partner. We believe diverse teams create strong cultures and engaged employees, and we seek to celebrate and promote the positive impact diversity, equity and inclusion have on our investment process and outcomes.

We recognize the importance of and are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive, performance-driven environment purpose-built to generate the best ideas, fuel innovation and power the professional growth of a diverse employee base both within Summit and across our portfolio companies.

Commitment to our Communities

Community engagement is core to the Summit culture. Together as a firm and independently as individuals, we are committed to serving the communities in which we work, invest and live. Year after year, members of the Summit Partners Network demonstrate dedication to civic engagement by participating in a variety of philanthropic activities and mentorship programs. We are proud of Summit’s culture of service, and we encourage our team to dedicate their time, resources and talents to organizations doing good in the community.

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Careers at Summit Partners

Inclusion drives our innovation. We hire exceptional people seeking to make a lasting impact.

CAREERS WITH OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

We back talented teams and great companies across sectors and around the world.


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2021 Mid-year Update

During the first half of 2021, we saw an accelerating recovery of the global economy and renewed optimism for new opportunities ahead. While the operating environment remains complex, leaders and teams across the Summit Partners network have continued to focus on building durable growth businesses. We are pleased to share their stories in our 2021 mid-year update below.

Steffan Peyer Named Rising Star of European Private Equity

Since 2007, Steffan has invested more than €415 million in eleven growth companies across Europe. His investment and board experience includes 360T Group (acquired by Deutsche Börse), Appway, Akeneo, Elatec, Market Logic Software, PatSnap, Red Points, RELEX Solutions and Signavio (acquired by SAP).

Summit Partners Celebrates Women’s History Month with Jodi Bricker, CEO of Quay

In recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we welcomed Jodi Bricker, CEO of Quay Australia, to talk with the Summit Team about how she’s built her career and the advice she has for young women looking to build their own.

Summit Partners Named Top Growth Equity Firm by GrowthCap

Summit Partners was named to GrowthCap’s 2020 Top 25 Growth Equity Firms list. Over 350 firms were considered for this year’s awards process. Winners were selected based on each firm’s approach to growth equity investing and their approach to providing support and building value for their portfolio companies.

2020 Year in Review

2020 was a year like no other, defined by unprecedented challenges and uncertainty around the world. Throughout, we witnessed the astounding resilience, amazing agility and enormous creativity of leaders and teams across the Summit Partners Network and experienced first-hand the value of expecting – and planning for – the unexpected. We are proud to share this look back at 2020, to celebrate the challenge of the entrepreneurial climb and to recognize all those who continue to reach for their summit.

Summit Partners Global Announces Promotions

Antony Clavel, Johannes Grefe, Adam Hennessey, Colin Mistele, Steffan Peyer and Ross Stern have been promoted to Managing Director. In addition, Gabriel Carreiro, Paul Furer, Patrick Murphy and Sophia Popova have been promoted to Principal.

Andrew Collins and Matt Hamilton Named to GrowthCap’s 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2020 List

Summit Managing Directors Andrew Collins and Matthew Hamilton were named to GrowthCap’s “Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2020” list. GrowthCap evaluated breadth of experience as well as feedback from CEOs and other executives in determining the 40 individuals named to this year’s list.

Colin Mistele Named Rising Star by Venture Capital Journal

Colin Mistele, a Principal in Summit's Menlo Park office, was named to Venture Capital Journal's 2021 Rising Stars list. Colin joined Summit in 2011 and has since played an active role in partnering with nearly 20 Summit portfolio companies

Ross Stern Named Rising Star of Private Equity

Ross Stern, a Principal in Summit’s Boston office, was named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ "2020 Rising Stars of Private Equity" list.

Growth Through Advocacy: Summit Hosts 2019 Women’s Leadership Forum

We created the Summit Partners Women’s Network to power the professional growth and support the success of women across our network by creating opportunities to interact and learn from the insights and experience of others.