Hans has developed numerous software and web applications during his 20 years in the industry. Working on the award winning NetObjects Fusion authoring tool, he added e-commerce capabilities and a photo gallery tool allowing users to publish their digital photos in minutes. Hans had overall responsibility for the development of Fusion 7 and he has recently been the Chief Architect on a number of ASP solutions. Hans holds a M.S. in Electronic Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark. Visit Hans on These Social Networks LinkedIn Facebook Twitter
Jesper has 20 years of experience hiring world class teams and delivering quality software products. He founded Jobvite to solve problems that growing businesses confront in attracting and hiring the best people. As CTO, Jesper co-founded Voice Media Lab, specializing in voice control of entertainment systems. He served as Vice President of Engineering at Mediabolic and held engineering and management positions at Borland International. Jesper holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark. Visit Jesper on These Social Networks LinkedIn Facebook Twitter
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Dan has spent his career launching and growing Internet businesses with a focus on the recruitment market. Previously, Dan served as Senior Vice President of Yahoo! and General Manager of Yahoo! HotJobs, doubling revenue between 2002 and 2007. At Yahoo, Dan established Yahoo and HotJobs’ partnership with a consortium of over 700 newspapers, today representing 41 percent of total Sunday circulation in the U.S. Prior to Yahoo!, he led the creation of Knight Ridder Digital, the Internet company of the world’s second largest newspaper publisher, serving as President and CEO. For Knight Ridder, Dan led its joint acquisition of CareerBuilder with Tribune, serving on CareerBuilder’s Board for three years. Prior, to joining Knight Ridder, Dan helped launch, and eventually led as CEO, Smartpages.com (now Yellowpages.com) for SBC/ATT. Dan holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit Dan on These Social Networks LinkedIn
Hatch is a founding Managing Director of ATA Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Redwood City, California. Following formation of the firm in 2003, Hatch has made investments in telecom, enterprise, semiconductor, and software companies. Hatch blends a unique and celebrated background of managing public and private companies with extensive venture experience. In addition to holding key industry patents, Hatch has been a recipient of Idaho State University’s Professional Achievement Award, where he graduated in 1982 with a B.S. Engineering degree. Visit Hatch on These Social Networks LinkedIn
John Moragne is a Senior Managing Director of Trident Capital, and has been with Trident since co-founding the firm in 1993. From 1989 to 1993, John was a Principal with Bain Capital, a leveraged buyout firm affiliated with Bain & Company. He was also a Principal of Information Partners Capital Fund, a private equity firm associated with Dun & Bradstreet Enterprises and Bain Capital. Earlier in his career, John was a management consultant with Bain & Company. John’s current directorships include AirTight, Appia, ECO2 Plastics (ECOO.OB), E&C Medical Intelligence, HomeAway, JiWire, Perfect Escapes (Intagio), Sojern, Turn and.Vixxi. John’s past directorships include Chamberlin-Edmonds Associates (acquired by CharterHouse Group), Datatel (acquired by Hellman & Friedman), MapQuest.com, Inc. (MQST) (acquired by AOL), Newgen Results Corporation (NWGN) (acquired by Teletech Corporation (TTEC)), bamboo.com (acquired by Internet Pictures (IPIX)), Daou Systems, Inc. (DAOU), Frisco Holdings, Inc., Internet Profiles Corporation (acquired by CMGI), Medicode, Inc.( acquired by Ingenix, now United Health Group), Resolution Health (acquired by WellPoint), and Vality Technology, Inc. (acquired by Ascential Software (ASCL)). John holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Charles Stryker is a recognized innovator in the information services field and serves on the board of a number of public- and private-sector companies, including Regulatory DataCorp, Greenfield Online, ARGI, Conclusive Marketing, Innography, NetFactor, Reunion.com, Samba, Triton Technologies, and V12. He specializes in leading and advising companies in creating new product and distribution initiatives to meet significant market needs and scale rapidly in the marketplace. Prior to Venture Development Center, Charlie founded Trinet, Inc. which was successfully merged with American Business Information into the combined entity, infoUSA. He is an active speaker and author, and served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, where he taught courses in the School’s Entrepreneurial Center. Dr. Stryker has received the Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in Operations Research from the School of Science and Engineering of New York University.
Jim is Managing General Partner at Presidio Partners and is on the Board of Directors of Apriso, HassoPlattner Ventures, iSuppli, LiveOps, MailExpress, Amitive, Odyssey Logistics, Pixazza, Schooner Technologies, SpikeSource, TrueDemand and Untangle. Prior to joining Presidio Partners, Jim was a founder and entrepreneur. He founded Skyway Systems, a high technology services company. He was company President and leader behind the supply chain strategy that twice landed Skyway on the Inc. Magazine list of fastest growing U.S. companies. Inc. Magazine also named Jim as one of the Entrepreneurs of the Year. Skyway, with over 1,300 employees and revenues above $100 million, was subsequently acquired by Union Pacific Corporation (UPN). Prior to Skyway, Mr. Watson was with IBM’s large computer systems division. Jim graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and served five years as a Navy pilot. Visit Jim on These Social Networks LinkedIn
Jesper has 20 years of experience hiring world class teams and delivering quality software products. He founded Jobvite to solve problems that growing businesses confront in attracting and hiring the best people. As CTO, Jesper co-founded Voice Media Lab, specializing in voice control of entertainment systems. He served as Vice President of Engineering at Mediabolic and held engineering and management positions at Borland International. Jesper holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark.
Ryan is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Catalyst Investors, a NY-based growth equity fund focused on providing expansion capital to technology-enabled services businesses. In addition to participating in the management of the firm, he concentrates on developing and managing the firm’s investments in software-as-a-service, ad tech, e-commerce and digital media. Prior to co-founding Catalyst in 2000, he was a partner in the telecom and media investment banking boutique, Daniels & Associates (now part of RBC Capital Markets). He began his career in the Media & Entertainment Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. In addition to Jobvite, he currently serves as a Director of Wedding Wire and Videology Group and is Board observer for Mindbody and MediaMath, Inc. Prior portfolio companies, include: Messagelabs Group (acquired by Symantec), Alaska Native Wireless (acquired by AT&T), Telemundo (acquired by NBC), Aspire Media (acquired by F+W Media). Ryan received an AB, with honors, from Harvard College.