Delivering Measurable, Sustainable Success

Investors Backing our Clients

The companies we work with are backed by well-known VCs across the country, many of whom are aware of and have recommended participation in the High-Growth CEO Forum and our other services to their portfolio CEOs.

  • Atlas Ventures
  • Bain Capital Ventures
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Charles River Ventures
  • Draper Fischer Jurvetson
  • Edison Ventures
  • Fairhaven Capital Partners
  • Flybridge Venture Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • GSV Capital
  • Highland Capital Partners
  • Matrix Partners
  • NextView Ventures
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Polaris Partners
  • Sigma Partners
  • Spark Capital
  • River Cities Capital

Bottom-Line Impact

Generated over $9 Billion in market value through 25 sell-side M&A events and 6 IPOs. Highlights are:

Court Cunningham, Yodle
2016 sale to Web.com for $342 Million
John Bruce, Resilient Systems
2016 sale to IBM for over $100M
Gail Goodman, Constant Contact
2016 sale to Endurance International for $1.1 Billion
Rajiv Kumar, ShapeUp
2016 sale to Virgin Pulse for over $50M
Jason Jacobs, RunKeeper
2016 sale to Asics for $85M
Christopher Ainsley, ShopperTrak
2016 sale to TYCO International for $175 Million
Peter Bauer, Mimecast
2015 IPO raised $77 Million
Charlie Kroll, Andera, Inc.
2014 sale to Bottomline Technologies for $44.5 Million
Andy Ory, Acme Packet 
2013 sale to Oracle for @ $2 Billion
Jim Hemmer, Antenna Software
2013 sale to Pegasystems
Tom Ebling, Demandware
2012 IPO raised more than $80 Million
Glen Trout, MSDSOnline
2012 sale to ICG Group for $48M
Dave Wangler, TMW Systems, Inc.
2012 sale to Trimble Navigation for $335 Million
Diane Hessan, Communispace
2011 sale to Omnicom
Russ Wilcox, E Ink
2010 sale to Prime View International for $445 Million
John Rizzi, e-Dialog
2008 sale to GSI Commerce for $157 Million
Gail Goodman, Constant Contact
2007 IPO raised more than $107 Million
Janet Kraus, Circles
2007 sale to Sodexho for 12x EBITDA
Colin Angle, iRobot
2005 IPO raised more than $75 Million
Jeffrey Beir, eRoom
2002 sale to Documentum
Dan Schimmel, OneSource
1999 IPO raised more than $40 Million

Making News

The CEOs who work with Catlin & Cookman Group are always doing something amazing. Here are some of their recent accomplishments: 

  • Congratulations to Court Cunningham on Yodle's $342 Million Sale to Web.com

    Leading Yodle since it was an early stage company, Court has created a major force in the online marketing and advertising SMB space.  The company has won over 70 awards since 2008 many of which speak to Court's focus on building a great culture and diverse workforce -- while effectively scaling at each growth stage.  The latest is the 2016 number 9 ranking in Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work:  Best Workplaces in Technology.  Great job Court!

  • Co-Founder and CEO Peter Bauer Leads Mimecast to an IPO


    Congratulations to Peter in leading Mimecast's growth journey from idea through an IPO!  Peter co-founded the company when he lived in his native South Africa and led the IPO from Mimecast's current Watertown, Mass headquarters.  We are privileged to have him in the Boston area.

  • Gail Goodman, CEO Constant Contact, @TEDx: how CEOs can scale with their companies

    Watch Gail Goodman, CEO Constant Contact, in a TEDx talk describing how CEOs can scale with their companies.  Gail notes that by the time a startup is just four years old 60% of founding CEOs are no longer at the helm.  A first-time CEO herself, Gail has built Constant Contact to a more than $250 million in revenue public company.

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