Bain Capital Names Keri Gohman As An Operating Partner

By Annie Baker ● September 19, 2019
  • Growth stage investor company Bain Capital Ventures announced that it named Keri Gohman as an operating partner

Bain Capital Ventures, a growth stage investor that backs founders transforming major industries, announced it hired Keri Gohman as an operating partner. Gohman is going to work on Bain’s fintech portfolio in order to provide strategic counsel and partner with leadership teams to accelerate business growth.

“Keri is a powerhouse — a proven leader who has spent her entire career reinventing financial services and helping organizations solve global challenges,” said Bain Capital Ventures partner Matt Harris. “Having been a fintech geek for more than two decades, there has never been a more exciting time for our industry as financial technology infiltrates nearly every aspect of our lives. We’re lucky to have Keri join us at this pivotal moment, as we continually strive to be the best strategic long-term partner to founders.”

Bain Capital Ventures has invested $600 million across more than 30 fintech companies in the past 7 years, including Acorns, AvidXchange, IEX, Justworks, OpenFin, Passport, SmartRent, and Ribbon. Around 60% of Bain’s fintech investments were early stage at the time of initial investment.

“It’s a rare opportunity to join such a talented team with one of the most successful fintech practices in the investing ecosystem,” added Gohman. “The firm’s ability and commitment to helping founders at any stage in their lifecycle was particularly compelling — from a partnership that has such depth of domain expertise and operating experience, to the global access and connections through Bain Capital. For founders this is gold, and I can’t wait to leverage my knowledge and background to help the team identify new opportunities and drive value for our portfolio companies.”

In Gohman’s experienced career, she held senior management roles at established market-leading firms as well as disruptive newer entrants, across banking, insurance and investing, payments and accounting technology. And most recently, Gohman was chief platform business officer at Xero. And previously, she was EVP and general manager of Capital One’s small business bank and held senior roles at Intuit and General Electric Financial Assurance.