Creating the future
At 777 Partners, we are transformers, not conformers. And we're always looking for new ideas and the people to move them.
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.
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.
JC Mendoza brings +15 years of experience in high performing strategic finance and operational teams across a range of global banks, asset management, consulting, and private investment firms. He is currently the Chief of Staff for one of our firm’s Co-Founders & Managing Partners, serves as a strategic advisor and provides support on a range of operational decisions. In addition, JC oversees multiple corporate functions including HR, IT and Data Analytics, and is a member/participant on various of our portfolio company Boards. Prior to 777 Partners, JC served as the Head of Capital Planning for Deutsche Bank USA and its asset management unit DWS USA. As the Head of Capital Planning, he prepared both firms to successfully pass the Federal Reserve's arduous capital planning & stress test examination. He was responsible for developing the firm’s Capital Plan submitted annually to the Federal Reserve, assessing the firm’s Board and management oversight, business strategy, risk mitigation practices, macroeconomic scenario analysis, model development & projections, audit practices, and capital & liquidity planning; including setting capital policy for distributions to shareholders.
Chief of Staff – Business Operations
Jonathan Lutzky joined 777 Partners in 2021 as Operating Partner in Media and Entertainment. Prior to joining 777, he was General Counsel of Translation Enterprises, an independent marketing and technology company in New York, where he managed the legal operations of both Translation and their distribution arm, UnitedMasters. Previously, Jonathan served as the first General Counsel of VICE Media, leading a global legal department of over 50 lawyers across 10 business lines. Under VICE’s executive team, Jonathan raised more than $1B of investment yielding a $5B+ valuation for the company.
Jonathan holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.
Chief of Staff – Investment Growth
Don Dransfield joined 777 Partners in 2022 as the CEO of the Football Group. Prior to 777 Partners, Don accumulated 20 years experience across sport, media and private equity, first at Boston Consulting Group and more recently with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group. Don holds a masters degree in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University in England.
CEO – 777 Football Group
Andres Blazquez joined 777 Partners in 2020. Prior to joining 777, he was a Senior Advisor with Guggenheim Partners. Before that, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Caucasus Capital Partners, one of the pioneer private equity investors in the Caucasus. He also was in charge of business development at Erlang Technologies, a US-based fabless semiconductors company and started his career with Accenture.
Mr. Blazquez has a B.A. in Physics from Kalamazoo College, a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis, and an MBA from INSEAD. Mr. Blazquez is the President and CEO of Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A., and sits on the boards of Fanatiz and Vasco da Gama SAF.
Nicolas Maya joined 777 Partners in 2021. Prior to 777 Partners, Nicolas was an Associate Partner for McKinsey & Company in their Mexico City, New York and Charlotte offices.. During his time in McKinsey, Nicolas was part of the Transformation and Merger Management Practices, working across multiple industries in over 15 countries. Before joining McKinsey, he worked at a public policy consulting firm and at the Ministry of Defense of Colombia. Nicolas holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia
Nicolas Maya Medina
Jed Fluxman joined 777 Partner in 2022 as their Strategic Initiatives Lead. Prior to 777 Partners, Jed has accumulated over 11 years of experience at organizations go to market and strategically scale up their operations and sales. Jed brings experience from a variety of industries, from tech to finance, and hospitality. Jed led Lime's expansion efforts in Florida as its GM and also led a turnaround story of a struggling E-commerce spa supply distributor which was then sold to the largest competitor. Most recently, Jed was working as a business consultant focusing on strategy, operations and business development. Jed is passionate about launching new initiatives and taking on new challenges that will make an impact on the business or people's lives. Jed holds a Bachelors of International Business, from The George Washington University.
Strategic Initiatives Lead
Samra joined 777 Partners in 2022 as their Senior Associate in Sports, Media and Entertainment. Prior to 777 Partners, Samra has accumulated over 6 year of experience in strategy consulting and project management in the world of sport. As a consultant and through her roles at Portas and AFD, she has worked on large-scale, transformative sport projects internationally - for governments and businesses. This includes sport infrastructure development projects, creating new business plans for sports organisations, designing new sport programs and events in partnership with FIFA and the NBA.
Senior Associate, Operations
Harry Brian joined 777 Partners as a Senior Associate in their Sports, Media and Entertainment vertical. Prior to 777 Partners, Harry worked in strategy consulting supporting a wide range of public and private-sector organisations across the sports industry. Harry holds a First Class Honours in Economics with German from the University of Bristol.
Senior Associate, Operations
Dan joined 777 Partners in 2022 as the Head of Research and Development for the football group. Prior to 777 Partners, Dan accumulated over 5 years of experience in data science, data engineering and software development at organisations within the football analytics industry, including Catapult Sports, Analytics FC, and his own start up companies. Dan holds a Phd in Computer Science and a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Head of Research & Development - 777 Football