TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has hired Rafael Telahun as a vice president in its Menlo Park office and as a member of the firm’s North America services group.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Rafael to TA,” said Todd Crockett, a managing director at TA Associates and co-head of TA’s North America Services Group. “Rafael brings a wealth of private equity experience across a number of industry sectors. We are confident that his skills will prove valuable in helping TA source and analyze new growth investment opportunities in financial and tech-enabled services companies with high quality, profitable business models.”