Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has promoted Scott Ferguson, Paul Furer, Mark Nordstrom, Dayton Ogden and Sophia Popova to partner.
Ferguson joined Summit’s Menlo Park, Calif. office as an associate in 2009 and is a member of the technology team. Prior to Summit, he worked in the technology investment banking group at Piper Jaffray.
Furer joined the firm’s Boston office as an associate in 2011 and is a member of the growth products and services team. Prior to Summit, Furer worked for Jefferies and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Nordstrom, who joined Summit’s Boston office as an associate in 2010, serves as the head of the capital markets team and leads the firm’s capital markets activities for existing portfolio companies and new acquisitions. Additionally, he helps Summit manage its commercial and investment banking relationships. Prior to Summit, he worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and State Street Corp.
Ogden joined the firm in 2014 as the head of talent and recruiting in Boston. He works with Summit’s portfolio companies and investment teams to identify and recruit senior executives and board members. Prior to Summit, Ogden led the venture capital and growth equity practice at executive search firm CTPartners. Previously, he was a co-founder of Fortis Partners and a senior associate at Spencer Stuart.
Popova joined Summit’s Boston office as a vice president in 2017 and is a member of the technology team. Before Summit, Sophia worked at Morgan Stanley and led product management at several technology startups, including Contactive.