Ryan Sweeney Joins Accel Partners

Ryan Sweeney has joined Accel Partners as a partner focused on growth equity investments. He previously was a principal with North Bridge Venture Partners and, before that, with Summit Partners.

Here is his bio from the Accel website:

Ryan joined Accel in 2009 and focuses on growth investments in software, services, internet and digital media companies.

Prior to joining Accel, Ryan spent nearly a decade in the Boston-area at Summit Partners and North Bridge leading growth investments, recapitalizations and debt financings totaling over $750 million. He started his career as an investment banker at William Blair & Company in Chicago, where he was actively involved in M&A and equity financings for high growth, middle-market companies. Ryan also spent time in business development at The Mentor Network, a leading behavioral healthcare company in Boston.

Ryan received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude in Economics and Finance, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Ryan resides in the Bay Area with his wife and son.