Hussam “Sam” Hamadeh, founder and CEO of PrivCo and co-founder of Vault.com, died on Dec. 10 at age 44.
Hamadeh founded New York-based financial-data provider PrivCo in 2009 and had since served as PrivCo’s chief executive officer. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed.
He co-founded career-building website Vault.com in 1997 with his brother Samer Hamadeh and partner Mark Oldham, after receiving an M.B.A. and a J.D. from the Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 2005, they were listed in Crain’s magazine’s among the “Top Entrepreneurs of the Year.”
Hamadeh founded PrivCo to uncover financial data on private companies. PrivCo, which stands for Private Company Financial Intelligence, provides data to subscribers on more than 500,000 private companies that generate at least $10 million in revenue or raised venture capital funding. Its clients include Google, General Electric, Oracle, Merrill Lynch, Adobe, Hershey, Comcast and Hewlett-Packard.
Hamadeh had served on the Board of Managers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and co-wrote several books, including a number of best-selling guidebooks for students.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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