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Creating the future is hard work

At 777 Partners, we are transformers, not conformers. And we're always looking for new ideas and the people to move them.

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We knew to disrupt our own industry and the industry verticals we serve we couldn’t rely on the conventional ideas or people. We strive to create a unique environment that provides a holistic view of the world, embracing innovation, and cultivating professional development and personal growth. At 777 Partners, we are committed to build long-term careers by investing in our team.

Our teams consist of entrepreneurs and professionals with varied backgrounds and perspectives that strengthen our team and help our investment decisions. As such, we are focused on building teams by recruiting talent throughout our organization and portfolio companies that will bring different experiences, ideas, skills, and vantage points to our firm. When joining our team, you are provided the tools and opportunities for rapid career progression while attaining a 360-degree, holistic view of the world vs the more siloed experience from other traditional PE or Investment Banking firms.



Join Our Diverse Group of
Entrepreneurs and Professionals


At 777 Partners, we believe that diverse teams increase performance and produce better results. This approach enables our professionals to learn from different perspectives and better understand our teammates.

777 Partners is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.





Our People

  • Joe Metzger joined 777 Partners in 2021. Prior to 777 Partners, Joe worked in M&A and Corporate Development at two of the largest life insurance carriers in the U.S., Guardian Life and TIAA-CREF, executing transactions in the insurance, healthcare and asset management sectors. Previously, Joe was an investment banker covering financial institutions. Joe holds a B.A. from New York University, where he graduated Cum Laude and was a University Honors Scholar.

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    Joe Metzger

    Managing Director

  • Lenz C. Balan joined 777 Partners in 2018. Prior to joining 777, Lenz was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Lenz also worked for York Street Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on private debt and equity investments. Lenz began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse. Lenz earned a B.A. from the Bowdoin College.

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    Lenz C Balan


  • Dan Faermark joined 777 Partners in 2022 as their VP Corporate Development & Chief of Staff in the 777 Football Group. Prior to 777 Partners, Dan worked at DAZN, the global sports broadcaster in Product and Revenue Strategy. Prior to that, Dan accumulated 7 years of experience in Investment Banking working at Evercore advising companies across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia on public and private M&A transactions and corporate finance strategy. He also consulted a number of football clubs including Aston Villa FC, Burnley FC and RCD Espanyol on strategic and commercial matters. Dan holds a MA Hons International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland (UK) as well as an MBA from IESE in Barcelona (Spain).

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    Daniel Faermark

    Vice President, Corporate Development

  • Rudy Khaitan joined 777 Partners in 2021 as a Life Actuary supporting the Investment Team. Prior to joining 777, he had nearly 8 years’ experience working in the UK life insurance market. Rudy started his career at EY where he qualified as an actuary before working with HSBC within their Financial Institutions Group M&A team. Most recently he worked as an independent consultant to a range of insurers operating in the UK and global insurance and reinsurance markets.

    He has a B.Com. (Hons) from the University of Delhi, an M.Sc. from Cass Business School and qualified as an actuary with the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries.

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    Rudy Khaitan

    Vice President, Investment

  • Ankush joined 777 Partners in early 2020. Prior to joining 777, he was a senior associate at Comvest Partners, a middle market private equity and credit investment firm based in West Palm Beach, FL. Ankush began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Acquisition Finance, Execution and Structuring group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, GA.

    Ankush received a B.B.A. in Finance from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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    Ankush Mohile

    Vice President, Investment

  • Jhoan Vargas joined 777 Partners in 2020. Prior to joining 777, he was an Analyst at MTS Health Partners in New York where he focused on M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to that, he worked at Global Healthcare Advisors, a middle market investment bank focused on buy-side M&A.

    Jhoan has a B.S. in Finance and a second major in Risk Management from Florida State University.

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    Jhoan Vargas

    Vice President, Investment

  • Maria Xing joined 777 Partners in 2022. Prior to joining 777, Maria worked at The Raine Group in New York, focusing on growth equity and advisory in the media, entertainment, and sports sectors. Prior to that, she worked in investment banking at EY Capital Advisors and BDA Partners, advising clients on M&A transactions and financings primarily in the consumer and retail industry. Maria began her career in strategy at Credit Suisse and Liverpool Football Club.

    Maria holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from New York University Stern School of Business and M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

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    Maria Xing

    Senior Investment Associate

  • Matt Ostermann joined 777 Partners in 2021. He focuses on 777’s investments in insurance. Prior to joining 777, he was an Investment Banking Analyst and Associate at TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory in New York. During his time at TigerRisk, he contributed to the execution of several M&A advisory, capital raising, and insurance-linked securities transactions in the P&C insurance industry. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with minors in Economics and Statistics from the University at Buffalo.

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    Matthew Ostermann

    Senior Investment Associate

  • Brandon Fryer joined 777 Partners in 2022. Prior to joining 777, Brandon was an Investment Banking Analyst at Intrepid Financial Partners in Houston, Texas where he focused on M&A, capital markets and restructuring transactions in the oil and gas industry. Brandon holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Brandon Fryer

    Investment Associate