Eric Byunn co-founded Centana Growth in 2015 and is one of its Partners. Before founding Centana Growth, Eric spent over 20 years in growth equity and technology. Eric currently serves on the Boards of Athennian, Beacon, Ease, Jumio, SheerID, Sentieo (acquired by Alphasense), Teikametrics and Vena. He previously led investments in companies including Cloudmark (acquired by Proofpoint), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network), GMI (acquired by WPP), KVS (acquired by Veritas), MarketShare Partners (acquired by Neustar), One, Inc. (Acquired by Great Hill Partners), PSS Systems (acquired by IBM), Sourcecode/K2, Varicent (acquired by IBM) and Vindicia (acquired by Amdocs). Eric spent 13 years at FTV Capital, a $3.8 billion growth equity fund, where he was a partner, served on the management committee and led investments in enterprise technology. Prior to FTV, Eric served as Director of Online Services at myCFO, a startup wealth management firm. He held several positions at Netscape/AOL, including management of Netscape’s Personal Finance Channel and product management for the Netscape Navigator browser. He also has worked at Microsoft and McKinsey & Company. He received an AB summa cum laude in economics with additional focus in computer science from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Eric is also a CFA Charterholder.
Eric Byunn, co-founder and partner at Centana Growth Partners, argued that Operto is leading the digital transformation of the hospitality industry with its “seamless” automated check-in and check-out experience for its customers.
“Centana has been following the digitization of the hospitality industry closely, and this sort of disruption to the traditional ways of doing business is exactly what we look for in a partner,” Byunn said. “We plan to leverage our team’s expertise in the payments and commerce ecosystem and work alongside Operto as they continue to innovate in an industry that has enormous potential.”
Digital transformation and automation play a key role across the financial services industry, including insurance and benefits. Ease has proven itself over the years in digitizing key aspects of benefits and HR administration, and streamlining industry processes.