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Ryan Tognazzini

Operating Partner


Ryan has spent his career in operations in both technology and business services.  As Operating Partner, Ryan advises Edison portfolio companies across all lifecycle stages (selling, diligence, first year, ongoing/scale, pre-exit). His specialties are exit readiness and driving go-to-market strategy and excellence. As a former management consultant, Ryan has evaluated and worked with more than 200 technology companies in his career across the private equity portfolios of TPG, Vista Equity Partners, BlackRock, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus, EQT, CD&R, Berkshire Partners, Advent International, Stone Point Capital and Sixth Street Growth. Ryan currently lives in Costa Rica with his wife and 2 daughters. 

Ryan began his career working in sales and operations for Cintas Corporation (CTAS).  He spent 9 years there, where he rose from sales rep to General Manager by the time he was 28.  He then went on to help form the company's first Key Account Management organization, focused on selling into the healthcare industry. Ryan joined SBI Growth in 2010 and quickly moved from Sr. Consultant to Managing Director, where he led transformational work with companies such as: Eloqua, Box, Informatica, Samsung, Intuit, Operative, Ellucian and Autodesk.  In 2017, Ryan became the CEO of iGrafx, an enterprise software company focused on business process management, where, under his leadership, the company transformed its business model from on-premise to SaaS and generated a 4.3x ROIC in its sale to Banneker Partners in early 2021. Thereafter, Ryan rejoined SBI Growth to lead its private equity practice, where he remains involved on a part-time basis in addition to his work with Edison. 


BA, University of Colorado Boulder