Edison Partners, a Princeton, NJ-based growth equity investment firm, has expanded its Edison Edge value-add platform with two appointments.
The addition of Jay Naik and Alexandria Symos bolsters the firm’s commitment to delivering operating leverage that accelerates and scales growth for its portfolio of high-growth technology companies.
Operating Partner Jay Naik, a veteran in B2B SaaS, product management and big data operations, will establish and lead a new Predictive Product Management practice focused on helping portfolio companies build and scale differentiated product platforms for market and customer expansion.
Prior to joining the firm, Naik was Senior Vice President of Product and Operations for Dataminr. He was an early employee and led all product and operational activities to scale the company from 20 employees to more than 200 globally across four industry verticals and five product domains.
Prior to Dataminr, Naik was part of the Capital IQ executive team that grew the company over eight years through its acquisition by Standard & Poor’s.
Vice President Alex Symos joins the existing Sales & Marketing Acceleration practice. Symos joins Edison from Billtrust, a B2B fintech market company and former Edison portfolio company, where she held revenue, product and partner marketing positions.
Prior to Billtrust, she led channel and partner development for Henkel, growing the company’s B2B channel into a $200M+ business.
Edison Edge expertise spans go-to-market effectiveness, financial planning and controls, SaaS and data product development, CEO coaching, board leadership, capital formation strategies, M&A and exit optimization, talent acquisition and development, and more. Edison does not charge monitoring fees for access to the Edge platform.