Silversmith Capital Partners Expands With Six New Investment Team Members

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silversmith Capital Partners, a growth equity firm focused on supporting the best entrepreneurs in technology and healthcare, today announced the addition of six new team members to the firm. The firm welcomes Lauren Chan, Thomas Patek and Danielle Waldman as Vice Presidents, Graham Wagner as an Associate, and Daniel Poleshchuk and Naren Radhakrishnan as Analysts.

“We are excited to expand our team with the addition of this talented and diverse group of professionals who will help us continue on our mission of partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs,” said Silversmith Managing Partner & COO, Lori Whelan. “Each of these new team members not only bring significant investment experience across the technology and healthcare sectors, but also share the core values we have built the firm on. We look forward to having their expertise and insights as part of the team.”

The new team members include:

Lauren Chan has joined Silversmith as a Vice President. Prior to graduate school, Lauren served as an Associate at TA Associates where she focused on financial technology and previously served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group. Lauren graduated with a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University, Stern School of Business and received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Patek has joined Silversmith as a Vice President. Most recently, Thomas served as a Principal at Bain Capital Ventures where he focused on healthcare and software companies. Thomas graduated with an AB in History from Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Danielle Waldman has joined Silversmith as a Vice President. Prior to graduate school, Danielle served as an Associate at Vector Capital, a technology focused private equity firm. Prior to Vector, she was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Communications Group and a Marketing Operations Analyst intern at MongoDB. Danielle graduated with a BA in History from Brown University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Graham Wagner has joined Silversmith as an Associate. Most recently, Graham served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies in their Technology Group, where he worked on a variety of transactions with software, internet and semiconductor companies. Graham graduated magna cum laude with a BBA in Finance and a minor in Economics from The University of San Diego.

Daniel Poleshchuk has joined Silversmith as an Analyst. Previously, Daniel served as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Morgan Stanley and an Investment Analyst at Palm Drive Capital where he focused on technology investments. Daniel graduated summa cum laude from The Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from The Wharton School and a BA in Spanish from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Naren Radhakrishnan has rejoined Silversmith as an Analyst. Naren first joined the firm in 2019 as a summer analyst and previously served as a Management Consulting Winter Analyst at Altman Vilandrie & Co. in the TMT sector. Naren graduated magna cum laude with a major in Economics and minors in Computer Science and Spanish from Dartmouth College, and he completed the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Centauri Health Solutions, Digital Map Products, DistroKid, Impact, LifeStance Health, MediQuant, Panalgo, Validity, and Webflow. The partners have over 75 years of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including Ability Network,, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Net Health, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Wrike.

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