Crosspoint Capital, which earlier this year closed one of the largest-ever first-time funds, hired ex-Searchlight Capital executive Emily Melchior to run investor relations.
Melchior is among a steady flow of hires Crosspoint has made as it rapidly expands and deploys its debut fund, which closed on $1.3 billion in April. Crosspoint is one of several new firms staffing up and specializing in specific sectors.
Melchior officially joined Crosspoint in July as head of IR and chief of staff. Prior to Crosspoint, Melchior worked at Searchlight from 2012 to earlier this year leading IR and as chief of staff.
Prior to Searchlight, Melchior worked at Lazard with the private fund advisory group, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The firm this summer hired Laura Grattan as a managing director to focus on infrastructure and cybersecurity software. Grattan joined from Thomas H. Lee Partners. And in June, the firm hired Samir Kapuria as a managing director from NortonLifeLock, where he was president.
Crosspoint focuses on security, data privacy and infrastructure software. In July, it invested with Bain Capital in cybersecurity company ExtraHop. And in June it invested in Everseen, which provides AI-powered software for retail.
Former Symantec CEO Greg Clark formed Crosspoint last year. He also led Blue Coat Systems, and assembled a team of experts around cybersecurity. Managing partner Ian Loring joined the firm last year from Bain Capital, where he co-led tech investing.
Clark formed Crosspoint along with managing partners Steve Luczo, chairman of Seagate Technology; Matt MacKenzie, senior vice president, chief of staff at Symantec; John Mumford, founding partner of Crosspoint Venture Partners; and Hugh Thompson, chief technology officer at Symantec.