Todd MacLean Joins Accel Partners

Todd MacLean has joined Accel Partners, with a focus on growth equity investments in the IT space. He previously was a director with Bain Capital Ventures and, before that, was a vice president with Summit Partners. VentureWire first reported the move.

Here is MacLean’s bio, from the Accel website:

Todd joined Accel in 2010 and focuses on growth investments in the software, internet and technology-enabled services sectors.

Todd has been a private equity investor for over 10 years, beginning his career as an Associate and then Vice President at Summit Partners, where he worked with current Accel partner Ryan Sweeney. He then moved to Bain Capital, where he was a Director in the Venture group and helped build the firm’s growth practice. Over that time, Todd led investments in 10 private companies totaling approximately $375 million in equity capital.

Prior to Summit, Todd held business development roles at several private companies including Synapse Group Inc., a leading customer acquisition platform which was purchased by Time Inc. for $400 million. Todd received an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA, cum laude, in English from Dartmouth College. Todd recently moved to the Bay Area with his wife and two young kids whom he will ensure are raised Red Sox fans.