Summit Partners Announces Five New Hires

July 14, 2020
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BOSTON, MA and MENLO PARK, CA – Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, today announced the addition of five senior professionals to the Summit team. Hanyin Cheng and Mark Shankar have joined the firm’s Boston office, and Luna Dai, Kevin Jeon and Cathy Tanimura have joined the firm’s Menlo Park office.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a talented group of individuals to Summit,” said Peter Chung, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Partners. “Each of these professionals brings a diverse mix of experience and perspective to the firm’s investment and portfolio resources teams. We look forward to their contributions to the firm as we continue to serve as the partner of choice for category-leading growth companies.”

Hanyin Cheng has rejoined Summit as a Vice President on the firm’s technology team. Hanyin first joined Summit as an Associate in 2014, and previously worked at UBS Investment Bank. Hanyin holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Luna Dai has joined Summit as a Vice President on the firm’s technology team. Prior to Summit, Luna worked at SoftBank Vision Fund, Warburg Pincus and Morgan Stanley. She holds a BS from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Kevin Jeon has joined Summit as Director of Revenue Optimization in the firm’s Peak Performance Group. In this role, Kevin will collaborate with management teams to help expand and drive revenue growth and optimization strategies. Prior to Summit, Kevin held various sales and operations roles at Splunk and Salesforce. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Shankar, M.D. has joined Summit as a Vice President on firm’s healthcare team. Prior to Summit, Mark worked at Goldman Sachs. In addition, he served as a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician & Surgeons and was the Chief Emergency Medicine Resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Cathy Tanimura has joined Summit as Vice President of Analytics & Data Science. In this role, Cathy will collaborate with management teams to create and execute strategies that effectively use data and analytics to drive decision making. Prior to Summit, Cathy led analytics teams at Strava, Okta and Zynga. She holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of San Diego.

About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $21 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors and has invested in more than 500 companies in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. For more information, please see or follow on LinkedIn.

In the United States of America, Summit Partners operates as an SEC-registered investment advisor. In the United Kingdom, this document is issued by Summit Partners LLP, a firm authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Summit Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC388179 and its registered office is at 11-12 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1JJ, UK. This document is intended solely to provide information regarding Summit Partners’ potential financing capabilities for prospective portfolio companies.

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