Growthink Announces Emily Burg as Director of Strategy
September 10, 2007
New York, NY - Growthink announced today that Emily Burg, the Co-Founding partner and principal of Linea Capital, has joined Growthink as Director of Strategy.
"Emily's experience as a private equity innovator, advisor to emerging companies and astute observer of imperative trends within business and capital markets make her an stellar addition to our team, as we highlight our position as the leading strategic advisory and investment banking firm to emerging and middle market enterprises," said Jay Turo, Growthink's Founder and CEO.
Since it's founding in 1999, Growthink has established an innovative and profitable position within the emerging and middle market arenas. The Company devises business plans and provides strategic development services to diverse range of enterprises. Previous clients include InfoSpace, Porche Design and the Salvation Army. Growthink, through its broker-deal arm, also raises investment capital for its clients through strategic relationships with venture capital and private equity funds.
"We're the comprehensive strategic partner who executives trust to provide the counsel and capital critical to success," Burg said. "Very few firms share Growthink's ability to develop a company's business strategy -- and then provide the capital to execute the strategy, accelerate growth and establish market leadership."
Burg's leadership of Growthink's strategic initiatives coincides with the Firm's slate of successful fundraisings on behalf of its clients. She joins Growthink after serving as the co-founder and principal of Linea Capital, the first Investment Fund providing capital and advisory services to emerging financial, media and consumer companies serving the U.S. Hispanic market. Burg specialized in raising Series A, B and expansion capital and sourced deals up to $20 million. She also advised Private Equity and Hedge Funds about emerging markets opportunities and directed Linea's business development efforts.
Prior to Linea, Burg was a regular financial news commentator for CNNfn and CNBC Networks and served as a Senior Editor of The Deal. Burg started her investment-banking career as an emerging markets analyst with Wasserstein Perrella (now Dresdner, Kleinwort Wasserstein). A graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York, Burg holds an MsC from the London School of Economics.