Insight Venture Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm, appointed Teddie Wardi and Matt Gatto to Managing Director.
Additionally, the firm announced the appointments of Allyson White, Byron Lichtenstein, and Jonathan Grossman to Principal.
Teddie Wardi joined Insight in 2017 and focuses on high-growth software and internet companies. Wardi works with several Insight portfolio companies and helps lead new investments across both Enterprise and SMB software. Previously, he was a Partner at Atomico, one of the largest European venture funds based in London, and a VP at Dawn Capital, a SaaS focused early stage fund. Prior to venture investing, he served as co-founder and CTO of Nervogrid, a cloud service marketplace platform, which was acquired by ALSO. Wardi was recognized on GrowthCap’s 40 Under 40 Growth Investors list in 2018.
Matt Gatto joined Insight in 2010. He focuses on high-growth software and SaaS businesses across infrastructure, healthcare and enterprise applications, and also has experience with leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining Insight, he worked in online advertising optimization at Verizon Information Services, debt restructuring and issuance at Deutsche Bank Asia and electronic communications risk management at Merrill Lynch. Gatto has previously been recognized on both Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital and GrowthCap’s 40 Under 40 Growth Investors.
Allyson White joined Insight in 2012 as part of the Onsite team. Previously, she was a strategy consultant in the markets and customers practice at Monitor Group, where she advised multi-national companies on growth strategy, product innovation, acquisitions, scenario planning and pricing strategy. White worked in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, insurance and chemicals.
Byron Lichtenstein joined Insight in 2015. Prior to his role with Insight, he worked as a Consultant with Bain & Company, advising both public and private companies on long-term product and go-to-market strategy definition, internal process redesign and supply chain optimization. He also spent significant time in Bain’s private equity due diligence group and has experience across a diverse set of industries including healthcare, retail, financial technology, insurance and consumer packaged goods. Lichtenstein previously served in roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Procter & Gamble.
Jonathan Grossman has grown his career at Insight since 2010. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit associate and senior associate. During his time there, Grossman provided audit and assurance services to various hedge funds, private equity funds, and other clients within the financial services industry. He graduated summa cum laude from CUNY Queens College with a dual degree in Accounting and Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Founded in 1995, Insight Venture Partners is a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide.
The team is comprised of more than 130 professionals.