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Technology Industry Veteran Hasan Rizvi Joins Bridge Growth Partners as Senior Advisor

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a sector-focused, growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced that Hasan Rizvi, founder and former CEO of Qlue and former Executive Vice President of Oracle, has joined Bridge Growth Partners as a San Francisco-based Senior Advisor.

Alok Singh, Managing Principal of Bridge Growth Partners, said, “Hasan is a tremendous addition to the Bridge Growth team as a Senior Advisor. Tom Manley and I have had the pleasure of serving alongside him on the Solace board of directors, where we have come to know and respect him greatly for his broad industry insights and keen business acumen. He has diverse leadership experience across a wide array of software development at companies of varying size and complexity – ranging from start-ups to large corporates – and has spearheaded a number of innovative product offerings during his career. He also has the rare ability to grow products and businesses from scratch. That insight and perspective has been invaluable to Solace and I know will benefit more of our portfolio companies.”

“Bridge Growth is an exceptional firm that has created a highly effective approach to technology investing by leveraging the specialized expertise of the team,” said Mr. Rizvi. “I came to know Bridge Growth through my role on the board of Solace and quickly recognized that joining them as a Senior Advisor is a unique opportunity at this point in my career to work with a high caliber group of engaged, knowledgeable professionals and interesting companies. Bridge Growth is comprised of true business builders, who have both the technology and financial insights necessary to drive organic and non-organic growth and to provide the specific support companies need to deliver results. I’ve been impressed by the amount of time and collaboration they invest in their portfolio companies and look forward to being part of such a seasoned, dedicated team.”

“Hasan is a proven businessman, entrepreneur, investor and advisor, with an ideal mix of skills and insight that align with Bridge Growth’s focus,” said Tom Manley, Senior Principal and Chief Administrative Officer of Bridge Growth Partners. “His understanding of, and network in, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area will be of great benefit to our portfolio companies and to our firm. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Hasan at Solace and am thrilled to welcome him to our team at Bridge Growth.”

About Hasan Rizvi

Mr. Rizvi has over two decades of experience managing software development efforts of increasing size and complexity and has grown multiple products and businesses from inception into multibillion dollar market leaders. He also has deep expertise in building innovative, mission critical software systems in various segments of enterprise software.

Mr. Rizvi began his career within Database development group at Oracle, and held numerous positions at the Company from 1990 - 1998 and 2001 - 2013. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of Fusion Middleware and Java Products, which included multiple major product lines. He also led the successful integration of multiple, large software acquisitions, including BEA Systems and Middleware and Java products, from Sun Microsystems. He most recently served as the founder and CEO of Qlue Inc., a venture backed Customer Service Chatbot company focused on improving consumer to business communications using mobile devices, which was acquired by ServiceNow in May 2017.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Solace – a portfolio company of Bridge Growth Partners. In addition, Mr. Rizvi serves as a Charter Member of OPEN Silicon Valley as well as an advisor to multiple early stage technology companies.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Karachi University, an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University. Additionally, he attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School and also has nine patents in the database management area.

About Bridge Growth Partners

Bridge Growth Partners, LLC is a growth-oriented private equity firm that targets investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial services sectors. Established in late 2013, Bridge Growth Partners brings together in one team premier investment, financial, operating, and strategic business building talent. The firm is committed to relationship-based investing, with a focus on supporting growth, operational excellence and world-class governance at its portfolio companies to create value for investors.

For more information about Bridge Growth Partners, please visit http://www.bridgegrowthpartners.com/.

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Source: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC