Tapia will focus on driving opportunities for Trivest to deploy capital across its control funds and the recently established non-control fund, Trivest Growth Investment Fund (TGIF), with $225m of committed capital.
She began her career as a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager with Bank of America in the early 1990s. Tapia later joined Merrill Lynch, where over a 17-year career she played a key role as a liaison between the bank’s investment banking and wealth management divisions.
Most recently, Tapia was the Chief Development Officer of Laser Spine Institute, a Tampa-based provider of minimally invasive spine surgery.
Led by Troy D. Templeton, Managing Partner, Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 250 transactions, totaling nearly $6.0 billion in value.
In 2017, the firm closed 17 new acquisitions to date, achieved two exits and raised Trivest Fund VI, a $600m fund.