Glade Brook Capital Partners, LLC. Glade Brook Capital Partners, LLC.


Glade Brook Capital Partners LLC is an alternative asset manager investing globally in public and private companies across the technology, media, telecommunications and consumer sectors.


Glade Brook is a growth equity firm investing globally in what we believe to be the most promising technology companies. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to accelerate growth and maximize long-term shareholder value, from growth stage through IPO and beyond.

Through deep sector expertise, fundamental research, thought leadership and an extensive network of industry relationships, Glade Brook catalyzes value creation for many of the world’s most promising companies.



Glade Brook’s Core Values are central to our firm and shape our unique culture of meritocracy, entrepreneurial spirit, inclusion and diversity and doing well by doing good.  Embracing our Core Values helps Glade Brook attract the best and brightest and helps enable long term, sustainable competitive advantage.

· First Class Business in a First Class Way – with Excellence, Integrity and Character

· Work and Win as a Team

· Embrace Ingenuity and Creativity

· Think Big.  Now Think Bigger

· Execute, Execute, Execute

· Help Others and Expect Nothing in Return

· Respect Differences and Promote Inclusiveness, Diversity and Global Perspectives

· Be Humble, Learn From Others and from Our Mistakes

· Step Up and Give Back

· Work to Live, not Live to Work.  Foster Well Rounded, Sustainable and Healthy Work Life Balance


Paul Hudson

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Paul Hudson is the founding partner of Glade Brook Capital Partners, serves as its Chief Investment Officer, and has led all investment efforts since inception. Prior to founding Glade Brook, Mr. Hudson was a Managing Director and Head of the Communications, Media & Entertainment group at Shumway Capital Partners where he also helped launch the firm’s private investing effort. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hudson was an Analyst at Rhombus Capital Management, an Associate at Alterity Partners, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Hudson earned an A.B. with honors from Georgetown University.

Austin Hardin


Mr. Hardin joined Glade Brook in April of 2017 as an Analyst and helps support the research and due diligence efforts. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Hardin worked with Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports & Entertainment Team, constructing and implementing long-term investment plans for professional athletes and entertainers. Mr. Hardin earned a B.S. with SEC academic honors from The University of Florida.

Cassandra Moore

Administrative Associate

Ms. Moore is an Administrative Associate and in addition to offering support to the entire Glade Brook team, helps manage the Firm’s digital presence. Ms. Moore joined Glade Brook in 2015. Prior to joining the team, Ms. Moore was a licensed Real Estate Agent Associate and a member of the Board of Realtors in the state of Utah representing The Brownstone Partners. Ms. Moore earned her B.S. with honors from the University of Utah.

Chun Hei Wong


Mr. Wong joined Glade Brook in July 2017 as Associate.  At Glade Brook, he focuses on investment research, due diligence and portfolio company value-add.  Previously he was a member of Credit Suisse’s investment banking team in Hong Kong, New York and Singapore, focusing primarily on TMT.  Mr. Wong earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Swarthmore College.

Evan Meyer

Managing Director

Mr. Meyer joined Glade Brook in 2014 and serves as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Meyer was a Director in equities at CLSA, and an investment banker at Macquarie Group and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Meyer earned a MBA from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Fred Purse

Vice President, Accounting & Compliance

Mr. Purse serves as the Vice President focusing on accounting, operations and compliance. Mr. Purse joined Glade Brook in 2015 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Purse was at Ernst & Young LLP where he served as an Audit Manager in the Financial Services Office. Mr. Purse earned a B.S. in accounting and finance and a M.S. in accounting from Syracuse University and is a licensed CPA in Connecticut.

Julie Trent

Head of Business Development and Investor Relations

Ms. Trent joined Glade Brook in 2018 as Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Ms. Trent was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Conatus Capital Management where she managed business development, investor relations, and all non-investment related aspects of the firm. Prior to Conatus Capital Management, Ms. Trent was Head of Business Development at Tiger Management Advisors and Shumway Capital Partners. Ms. Trent earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Hallie Ross

Vice President, Investor Relations

Ms. Ross is Vice President of Investor Relations and manages Glade Brook’s client service efforts while working closely with the broader business team. Ms. Ross joined Glade Brook pre-launch in 2011 as a Research Associate. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Ms. Ross was at Shumway Capital Partners where she served as a Research Assistant. Previously she worked at ICR as an Investor Relations Associate and earned a B.S. from Fairfield University.

Kyle Daniel

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Daniel serves as Glade Brook’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Daniel is responsible for helping lead the Firm’s overall strategy and operations, including operational work flow for the majority of the Firm’s private growth equity investments to date. Mr. Daniel joined Glade Brook pre-launch in 2011, and previously held operations roles at Shumway Capital Partners, Moore Capital Management, and Citigroup. Mr. Daniel is a graduate of Otterbein University.

Linda Guo


Ms. Guo joined Glade Brook in 2016 and focuses on investment research, due diligence and portfolio company value-add. Prior to Glade Brook, Ms. Guo worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, where she focused on equity capital markets transactions in the technology sector. Ms. Guo earned a MBA from Stanford University and is a graduate of New York University.

Nick Rossi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rossi joined Glade Brook in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and leads the Firm’s finance efforts. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Rossi served as the VP of Finance for Thrive Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm where he oversaw all financial operations. Prior to Thrive Capital, Mr. Rossi was Controller of the private equity business at New Mountain Capital and an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Rossi holds a B.S. and Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey.

JP Van Arsdale

Managing Director, Head of Execution

Mr. Van Arsdale joined Glade Brook in 2014 and has helped source, diligence, structure and spearhead Glade Brook’s value-add process for the majority of the Firm’s private investments; including all POP I related transactions. Prior to joining Glade Brook, Mr. Van Arsdale was a senior member of Barclays’ investment banking team in New York and London, focusing primarily on TMT M&A, and corporate finance. Mr. Van Arsdale began his career at Morgan Stanley after earning a B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.


Through investment experience, thought leadership and industry relationships, Glade Brook has a strong history of identifying big ideas early.  We are driven by our passion to deliver strong returns working with some of the most talented management teams and promising companies in the world.

Listed below are many of the private investments Glade Brook has made since inception.




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