SEATTLE – Goldfinch Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $1 billion of equity invested in digital transformation transactions across industry verticals, today announced the continued growth of its Investment Team with the addition of Bianca Tomkoria as Vice President and Billy Leung as Senior Associate.
Prior to Goldfinch, Ms. Tomkoria was responsible for sourcing, diligence and execution of new investment opportunities at Dune Real Estate Partners. Before Dune, she spent time at Gap Inc. in Corporate Strategy and Development, where she led acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic investment projects across the portfolio of brands and corporate capabilities. Her other prior experiences include Oaktree Capital, where she served as an investment professional focused on real estate equity and debt, and Morgan Stanley, where she began her career as an Analyst.
Ms. Tomkoria received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to joining Goldfinch, Mr. Leung was Corporate Development Manager at F5, where he focused on acquisitions in the cybersecurity and software sectors. Previously, he was a Senior Associate on the Corporate Development and Business Alliances team at Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 3 years, where he worked closely with Bill McNichols, Goldfinch’s Co-Founder and Managing Member, and Will Abbott, a Principal with Goldfinch who joined the firm from Starbucks late last year.
Mr. Leung received his BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Commenting on the new hires, Bill McNichols said “I could not be more excited to have Bianca and Billy – two professionals we know very well – join our growing team. The addition of these high-performance individuals continues our strategic approach to human capital, which is centered around building our team with people we have worked with, in many cases for many years, creating efficiencies as we continue to grow and deliver exceptional investment opportunities for our investors.”
These new hires coincide with the move of Goldfinch’s headquarters to the iconic Russell Investments Center, at 1301 Second Avenue in downtown Seattle, creating a modern, world-class office experience, and appropriately reflecting the culture of the firm and its direction.