Charles Ha Joins TA Associates as Vice President
BOSTON – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the hiring of Charles Ha as a Vice President in its Boston office as a member of the North America Technology Group.
“We are pleased to welcome Charles to TA Associates,” said Brian J. Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner at TA Associates. “We believe that Charles’ previous experience in both private equity and consulting provides a strong foundation to support our efforts in sourcing and analyzing new investment opportunities in technology companies with high quality, profitable business models. We look forward to his involvement in further growing TA’s technology portfolio and partnering with the management teams of our portfolio companies to help drive profitable growth and build lasting value.”
Charles Ha focuses on investments in technology companies across North America. Prior to joining TA, Mr. Ha was a Vice President at General Catalyst, where he focused on growth equity and majority investments in technology companies across North America and Europe. Before joining General Catalyst, he spent time at Cisco Systems in the Office of the CEO, and at North Bridge Growth Equity (NKA Guidepost Growth Equity) as an Associate. Mr. Ha began his professional career at L.E.K. Consulting, where he advised private equity firms on technology and business services transactions. He received a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS), Economics and Legal Studies from Northwestern University, and received a Certificate in Managerial Analytics from The Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Ha received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the most experienced global growth private equity firms. Focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in more than 500 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies. TA has raised $32.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968 and is committing to new investments at the pace of over $2 billion per year. The firm’s more than 85 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.