Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in financial services, added Max Chee and Michael Cichowski to its investment team.
Mr. Chee and Mr. Michael Cichowski will leverage their specialized investing expertise to develop the firm’s Aquiline Technology Growth Fund.
Mr. Chee will lead the Technology Growth Fund, building on his 17 years of experience as a private equity and venture capital investor. Prior to joining Aquiline, he was a Managing Partner at Millennium Technology Value Partners, a technology investment firm, where he led more than 20 enterprise, consumer, and financial technology investments, from early growth to pre-IPO companies.
Previously, Mr. Chee worked in Mellon’s Private Equity Group and the Financial Institutions Group at Salomon Brothers.
Mr. Cichowski has joined Mr. Chee in developing the Technology Growth Fund at Aquiline, bringing more than a decade of venture capital and growth equity investing experience focused on financial technology. He was most recently Managing Director of a family office, where he led early- and growth-stage venture capital investments.
Previously, Mr. Cichowski spent seven years at Edison Partners, a 30-year-old growth equity firm, where he invested in financial technology companies across wealth management, capital markets, payments, banking, and insurance.
Earlier in his career, he held roles at Monitor Group, Merrill Lynch, and a venture-backed startup.
Led by Jeff Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aquiline Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in New York investing in middle-market businesses across the financial services sector in banking and credit, insurance, investment management and markets, and financial technology and services.