Armand brings over 22 years of venture capital, private equity and operational experience to Breakwater. Armand began his career with Berkshire Partners, a $6.5 billion leveraged buyout fund in Boston which specializes in later stage buyouts and recapitalizations. He then worked for Boston Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. That late and early stage finance experience subsequently led to various operational roles both as an entrepreneur running his own firm, and then as an executive helping to run various portfolio companies of the aforementioned investment firms with which he was affiliated. Subsequent to the successful sale of those companies, Armand, along with two additional partners, founded Hatch Ventures in 2005. As Managing Partner of Hatch, he made numerous investments into various early-stage, consumer facing technology companies. Armand graduated from Harvard with a BA in Modern European History in 1987.
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