Mr. Pietri is a Managing Partner of Activate Venture Partners.
He is also the Managing Partner of Activate’s predecessor funds - Milestone Venture Partners - which he co-founded in 1999. Mr. Pietri has developed significant expertise and relationships in the Digital Heath sector targeted by the Fund. He has originated and/or guided over ten portfolio companies to successful exits, including numerous software and data businesses. His earlier financial experience includes co-heading the Technology and Communications Investment Banking Group at Legacy Securities, where he performed a broad range of capital raising, M&A and other financial advisory services. Mr. Pietri was also a member of Legacy’s direct investment team, which provided mezzanine and growth equity through its affiliate, Legacy Capital Partners. Mr. Pietri also has control investment experience, having worked as an Associate at Callier Interest, a private equity firm focused on middle market industrial distributors and manufacturers.
Prior to his investment experience, Mr. Pietri ran IT consulting and direct sales for CompuSystems, an Atlanta-based ERP software and services firm focused on industrial distributors and manufacturers. Prior to CompuSystems, Mr Pietri worked in the voice processing software industry for Innovative Technology and Call Response Automation.
Mr. Pietri holds a B.A., cum laude, in English from Duke University and, while working full-time for CompuSystems, he earned his M.B.A. from the two-year Executive MBA Program at the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University, graduating first in his class. He is also a CFA charterholder. Mr. Pietri is an advisory board member of the Healthcare Advisory Board for the Partnership for NYC.