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Great Hill Partners vice president Charles Papazian dies aged 34

20 May 2013

Charles PapazianGreat Hill Partners vice president Charles Papazian has died aged just 34 from complications following an injury he suffered in August last year.

The father of one, pictured, died peacefully surrounded by his family at Spaulding Hospital, Massachusetts on May 9.

Papazian originally joined Great Hill in 2001 before taking time out to attend Harvard Business School in 2008.

He returned to the firm’s investment team as it began investing its $1.1bn fourth fund.

A statement from the firm said, “He was an incredibly smart, diligent and humble professional, but most importantly, he was a wonderful person with a big heart and a great sense of humor.

“Charlie leaves behind his beloved wife Christie and their daughter Molly, whom he adored.

“Charlie was an integral part of our Great Hill family.  For those of you who had the chance to meet Charlie, we are sure you will join us in missing him dearly.”

Prior to joining Great Hill Papazian was an analyst in the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse First Boston.

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