Wavecrest Growth Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm focused on investing in business-to-business software-as-a-service companies, has hired Chirag Shah as growth partner.

In his role, Shah will lead the Wavecrest operating platform, working with portfolio company teams to provide strategic guidance on value creation, operational improvement and go-to-market execution as they scale their businesses. He brings over 25 years of experience as an operating partner, board member, CEO and executive chairman. In the last 13 years, he has worked to lead operational and strategic initiatives, turnaround efforts and value creation plans for private equity-backed companies at firms including Vista Equity Partners and Centerbridge Partners. Most recently, he was an independent operating partner and interim CEO for software and tech-enabled companies backed by Riverside Co. and Gemspring Capital.  Early in his career, Chirag was a thought leader in McKinsey’s sales and marketing and private equity practices and worked at both IBM and Accenture as a management consultant.