Accelerating Digital Transformation

Investors. Innovators. Operators

ABOUT GOLDFINCH

Founded in December 2018, Goldfinch Partners invests in the enterprise technology companies that power digital transformation. We thematically invest in the sectors and spaces we know deeply, including Marketing, Commerce, Payments, FinTech, Supply Chain, and Human Capital.  We collaborate with management teams to help accelerate innovation and growth with a commercially focused approach to value creation.  With over $15 billion in attributable transactions, we invest in Buyouts, Corporate Carve-outs, Recapitalizations, and provide Growth Equity.

 

OUR TEAM

 

Bill McNichols

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bill has more than twenty years experience as an investor and operator.  Prior to co-founding Goldfinch, Bill was SVP of Corporate and Business Development at Starbucks where he led over 40 transactions including more than $11 billion of acquisitions, divestitures and investments along with numerous commercial partnerships.  Prior to Starbucks, Bill was a senior investment professional at Vulcan Capital, where his portfolio included DreamWorks, Oxygen Media, and TowerCo. Bill began his career at Gleacher & Co where he focused on advisory and investment work in the CPG, quick service restaurant and TMT sectors. Bill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with high honors from Colgate University.

 

Bill currently serves on the boards of Catalant Technologies and Vesta.

Brett Miller

CFO

Brett brings over 13 years of experience in investment management finance and operations.  Prior to Goldfinch, Brett was CFO of Maveron, a leading venture capital fund based in Seattle.  He began his career as an auditor at PWC serving large and small venture capital, leveraged buyout and fund-of-fund clients.  Brett holds a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting & Finance from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.  He also holds a CPA license in the state of Washington.

Sean Collins

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Sean has over twenty years of experience investing, advising, operating, and building companies focused on digital transformation. Prior to Goldfinch, Sean was Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of BCG Digital Ventures, where he oversaw investments globally into 75+ ventures.  Prior to BCG DV, he was SVP of E-commerce, Marketing, and Strategy at the Sports Authority where he helped engineer a turnaround that leveraged digital marketing and e-commerce to drive revenue growth.  Previously, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company where he advised Retail, TMT, and Private Equity clients.  Sean holds a BA from Whitman College in Economics & Music.


Sean currently serves on the boards of Bakkt, Formation, and Vesta.

PORTFOLIO

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