James "Jim" TenBroek '83

Jim TenBroek

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Growth Catalyst Partners, LLC

Board Member: Elected 2022

AB, Dartmouth
Meng EE, Cornell University
MBA, Harvard Business School

Jim TenBroek is a managing partner at Growth Catalyst Partners, the private equity investment firm that he co-founded in 2016, building businesses in the data, information and marketing services sectors. Jim has been a private equity investor for over 25 years and has led the investment of over $1B of equity capital in over 30 companies.

Prior to his investing career Jim was an electrical engineer at Hewlett Packard's Medical Products group developing cardiac ultrasound systems, before moving into management. He is the former chairman and current executive committee member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA), which includes as members over 80 of Illinois' largest private equity and venture capital investment firms.

Jim received an AB in engineering sciences (magna cum laude) and received the Colligan Prize for materials science from Dartmouth in 1983.

Jim lives in Illinois with his wife Sara (whom he met at Dartmouth) and their two children.