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Victoria Meyer

New York
Victoria Meyer

I wanted to make an impact with my career

My first introduction to the world of business was a high-school economics class. Unlike any class I’d taken before, this subject felt tangible and exciting. I went to college eager to dig deeper into Economics, including everything from Macroeconomics to Emerging Markets to Finance. I wanted to develop a holistic understanding of how, in a globalized economy, investing in companies can change businesses, industries, and lives. Growing up, I spent a lot of time doing charity work with my mom, volunteering with local organizations. While reflecting on those memories, I started thinking critically about how I could have a similar impact on the world, and began to realize that the way you do that is by providing support to businesses that can make an impact on a large scale. That was when I developed a love for investing.

I’ve tried to give myself a diverse set of experiences

To be a successful investor, you need to have a 360-degree view of how the world works, and of how different pieces of the puzzle come together. When you’re looking to invest in a company, you should be able to put yourself in the shoes of an end customer buying the product, understand the dynamics of competitors in the same marketplace, think like a management team, and have clear views on how to create value. I’m very grateful to have started my career at Bain and Company in New York. I had the opportunity to develop many of these skills working with both Private Equity and Industry clients, and I now get to build upon those foundational skills in a new context at Advent.

I knew I wanted to be a part of the Advent Tech Team

When transitioning into Private Equity, I knew immediately that I wanted to join the Advent Tech Team for a few reasons: Advent Tech has flexibility and can do minority investments in quickly accelerating businesses and also large, multi-billion-dollar buyout deals. We don’t operate with one single framework for investing, and that comes from Advent having a truly global perspective. The team is also extremely collaborative and always striving to learn – pushing colleagues to grow while supporting one other.

Being in the outdoors keeps me grounded

I’ve loved running from an early age, and growing up in Arizona with the beautiful desert landscape, I developed a love for hiking and nature. Being active and appreciating the outdoors are two of my favorite hobbies. But above all, I love spending time with my friends and family, enjoying quality time with the people who matter to me.