Sanjay Puri

Managing Director

“The media industry is looking for a new type of executive – a dynamic and adaptive leader who understands the challenges facing the industry today – someone who can craft a bold strategy and be able to execute that plan flawlessly.”

With nearly 30 years of financial and operational experience, Sanjay joined Progress Partners in 2019 as an Executive-in-Residence and became a Managing Director in 2020, where he leads the Media and Commerce practice. He is also co-founder and a board member of Progress Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: PGRW), a $173 million SPAC focused on the adtech/martech, Media, and E-commerce sectors.

Sanjay’s key strength lies in financial analysis, deal structuring, and an in-depth understanding of the technology, media, and telecom sectors (TMT), derived from his 25 years on Wall Street, first as an analyst and then as a portfolio manager, focused on public and private investments in the TMT sectors at Unterberg Technology Partners (co-founder) and Sankofa Capital (co-founder).

Sanjay holds a degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has been a guest lecturer for the Venture Program. He currently resides in NYC with his wife and three children and enjoys all family related activities especially skiing, tennis, squash, cooking and travel.

“The media industry is looking for a new type of executive – a dynamic and adaptive leader who understands the challenges facing the industry today – someone who can craft a bold strategy and be able to execute that plan flawlessly.”

With nearly 30 years of financial and operational experience, Sanjay joined Progress Partners in 2019 as an Executive-in-Residence and became a Managing Director in 2020, where he leads the Media and Commerce practice. He is also co-founder and a board member of Progress Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: PGRW), a $173 million SPAC focused on the adtech/martech, Media, and E-commerce sectors.

Sanjay’s key strength lies in financial analysis, deal structuring, and an in-depth understanding of the technology, media, and telecom sectors (TMT), derived from his 25 years on Wall Street, first as an analyst and then as a portfolio manager, focused on public and private investments in the TMT sectors at Unterberg Technology Partners (co-founder) and Sankofa Capital (co-founder).

Sanjay holds a degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has been a guest lecturer for the Venture Program. He currently resides in NYC with his wife and three children and enjoys all family related activities especially skiing, tennis, squash, cooking and travel.

Sanjay's Transactions

Progress Partners Advises Emerald X on its Acquisition of PlumRiver Technologies

BOSTON, MA and New York, NY -- January 6th, 2021 --