TA grows Boston office with senior hires

The firm has hired Goodwin Proctor’s Jeffrey Hadden (pictured) as COO and has appointed former Deloitte & Touche partner Kevin Masse to the role of chief portfolio officer.

TA Associates has hired two senior professionals for newly created positions in the firm’s Boston headquarters. 

Jeffrey Hadden, who has acted as outside general counsel to TA since 1987 as a member of law firm Goodwin Proctor, has joined TA as chief operating officer. He is responsible for the general oversight of TA’s global non-investment operations, including compliance, marketing and human resources, and will continue to act as general counsel to the firm. At Goodwin Proctor, Hadden was a partner in the Business Law Department and a member of the private equity group.

Hadden, TA's new COO


“We established [the COO position], and additional senior roles, to help further improve TA’s execution and support the long-term growth of our firm,” TA chairman Richard Tadler said in a statement.

Kevin Masse, a former partner at Deloitte & Touche, has joined TA as its chief portfolio officer. Masse oversees TA’s portfolio operations group and manages the use of third party consultants. He tracks 180-day plans, acquisition integration and portfolio growth initiatives. At Deloitte, Masse worked in the New England Mergers and Acquisitions Services Group.  

The hires come roughly only month after TA hired former Credit Suisse Securities director Tony Marsh to manage acquisition financings and capital markets activities, another newly created position.

TA Associates is based in Boston but has additional offices in Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. The firm has raised more than $18 billion in capital and is in market with its TA Atlantic & Pacific VII Fund, which has a $1.75 billion target, according to Private Equity International’s Research and Analytics division. The fund will invest in growth and expansion opportunities across the technology, business and financial services, healthcare and consumer sectors.