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.
Nicholas Bennett joined 777 Partners in 2017. Prior to joining 777, he was an analyst on the Structured Products Trading Desk at Auriga Capital Management, where he worked on various aspects of the firm’s renewable energy investments. Mr. Bennett started his career as an analyst at Bridgewater Associates LP. Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the College of Charleston.
Financial Analysis Manager
Renu Anne Karakunnel (Anne) joined 777 Partners in May 2022 as their Finance Integration Manager. Prior to 777 Partners, Anne has accumulated over 17 years of experience within Business/Finance/Digital transformation, cost optimization, process improvement and project management at organizations in various industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecom, Financial Services, Government and worked a large portion of her time in finance consulting at KPMG. Anne holds a Chartered Accountant certification from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Renu Anne Karakunnel
Finance Integrations Manager
Wendy Vaquer joined 777 Partners in 2017. Prior to joining 777 Partners, Ms. Vaquer has worked in various accounting and management roles at Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, Andrea Bunis Management Inc. and NYC & Company Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
Accounts Payable Manager
Javier Murillo joined 777 Partners in 2022 as their General Audit Manager. Prior to 777 Partners, Javier has accumulated over 15 years of experience with internal audit, internal controls over financial reporting, and process improvement at organizations in the professional services and insurance industries including EY, Liberty Mutual and Protiviti. Javier holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Adna Avdic joined 777 Partners in 2020 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to 777, she was an accountant as Plastipak Packaging, a global plastic manufacturer. Miss Avdic holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College.
Brad Meloy joined 777 Partners in 2020 as their Senior Accountant. Prior to 777 Partners, Brad has accumulated over 20 years of experience with accounting and financial reporting at organizations in financial services and manufacturing including Incomm and World Fuel Services. Brad holds a Masters in Accounting from Florida International University and a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Teodora Osvald joined 777 Partners in April 2020. Prior to joining 777, she worked in large public accounting firms like BDO LLP and Marcum LLP. Ms. Osvald has a bachelor’s in Accounting with a minor in Business Law from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
Senior Tax Accountant
Zack is an active Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. In 2015, Zack started his career with Deloitte, serving audit clients such as Blackstone and Lennar. Subsequently, Zack began specializing in private equity-backed startups and corporate restructuring.
Zack has been involved in several private transactions where he has managed pre- and post-acquisition and divesture activity. He serves as a general fiduciary and ensures the tactical execution of special initiatives.
Zack double majored in accounting and finance, and graduated with honors from Florida State University. Currently, Zack resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Jonathan Barrios joined 777 Partners in 2020. Prior to joining 777, Mr. Barrios worked as an accountant for EHI Holdings, LLC under the business partner associate department, managing the Lexington area in the Kentucky Group. Mr. Barrios holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida International University, Masters in Accountancy from University of Louisville, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.