Sreekanth Ravi has been Chairman of our board of directors and our Chief Executive Officer since August 2020. From 2002 until present, Mr. Ravi has been investing in technology companies, as well as in public and private companies in other sectors. Mr. Ravi is currently the Executive Chairman of RSquared AI, an artificial intelligence enabled workforce analytics software company, which he founded in 2018. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Ravi was the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tely, a developer of video conferencing equipment for the consumer and business market, which later filed for an assignment for the benefit of creditors in 2016. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Ravi was a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Code Green Networks, a maker of data-loss prevention and content security solutions for enterprises. Prior to that, for over 10 years Mr. Ravi was the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of SonicWALL, a firewall company which Mr. Ravi and other investors ultimately took public in 1999. Mr. Ravi earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Ravi is well qualified to serve as the Chairman of our board of directors because of his experience serving on the boards of directors of public and private companies in the technology sector.
Zachary Abrams has been our Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as well as a member of our board of directors , since August 2020. Mr. Abrams has been the managing partner of Stratim Capital, a late stage venture firm focused on acquiring concentrated positions in technology companies via the secondary market, since he founded the firm in 2006. During this period, he was also the Chief Financial Officer at Rio SEO, a local content management SaaS software provider and a Stratim Capital portfolio company, from October 2014 to July 2018. From June 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Abrams was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Financial Technology, a SaaS provider of mortgage analytics solutions, where he managed the Company’s financial and administrative operations and led an M&A process leading to it being acquired by Fidelity National Information Services. Prior to founding Stratim Capital, Mr. Abrams was one of two founding partners of Lake Street Capital, a private equity firm focused on acquiring direct equity interests in the secondary market from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Abrams was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at SonicWALL, Inc., where he served on the Operating Committee and led the company’s OEM and licensing division while managing the business development and M&A efforts. Mr. Abrams previously worked at Bear, Stearns & Co., a leading full service investment bank, where he was a Vice President of Investment Banking focused on clients in the technology industry from 1997 to 2000. He also served as a professional in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Abrams started his career in the Financial Management Program at GE, then served on the Corporate Audit Staff at GE Capital where he focused on financial audits and M&A due diligence. Mr. Abrams has a Bachelors of Economics from Colby College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Abrams is well qualified to serve on our board because of his knowledge and experience in the technology sector and his experience leading the finance function at several companies.
Scott W. Wagner has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Wagner served as Chief Executive Officer of GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) from 2017 to 2019, and prior to that, as President/Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2017. During Mr. Wagner’s tenure, GoDaddy evolved from its successful founding as the leading domain name registrar in the United States into a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, capable of helping everyday entrepreneurs start, create, grow and manage their ideas successfully. Mr. Wagner also served as a director of GoDaddy from 2017 to 2019. Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Wagner was with KKR, a global investment manager, from 2000 to 2012. At KKR, Mr. Wagner was a founding member and helped lead the Capstone value creation team, which worked with KKR investment companies to grow and improve. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Wagner worked with the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago and Madrid from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Wagner currently serves on the board of TWC Tech Holdings II Corporation, a SPAC affiliated with True Wind Capital. He holds a B.A. in Economics with distinction, magna cum laude, from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Wagner is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive operational and management experience on a global level in the technology industry.
Laurence Katz has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Katz has more than 25 years of financial and operating experience in the enterprise software, financial services and entertainment industries. Mr. Katz is currently an independent consultant to technology companies. Mr. Katz served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genesys, a global enterprise software company, from 2017 to 2019. During his tenure, Genesys evolved from its founding as an on-premise software company into a leading global provider of customer experience software-as-a -service. Prior to Genesys, Mr. Katz spent over 15 years as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor companies (2001-2016). During his years at JPMorgan Chase, he held a diverse range of senior operating and financial management roles, including Chief Administrative Officer for the Chase Merchant Services division, Chief Financial Officer for the JP Morgan Treasury Services division, and co-head of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis. Earlier in his career, Mr. Katz served in the strategic planning group at The Walt Disney Company (1991-1994) and as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company (1990). Mr. Katz has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Katz’s financial management expertise and his extensive management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Doug Bergeron has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Bergeron is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson Executive Investment Corp., a SPAC affiliated with Hudson Executive Capital (“HEC”), a hedge fund focused on improving value and performance in small and mid-cap public and private companies, and is the Co-Managing Partner of HEC. Prior to joining HEC, Mr. Bergeron founded DGB Investments, a diversified holding company of technology investments, in 2013. Mr. Bergeron’s experience in technology spans over 35 years, including 12 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Verifone Systems, Inc., or Verifone, a provider of technology for electronic payment transactions and value-added services at the point-of-sale. In 2001, Mr. Bergeron led the acquisition of Verifone, in partnership with the private equity firm The Gores Group, and was named Verifone’s Chief Executive Officer. The following year, Mr. Bergeron partnered with GTCR, another private equity firm, to acquire Verifone from The Gores Group, and continued to lead the company. Over this time, Verifone went from sales of under $300 million in 2002 to over $2 billion in 2013 and enterprise value grew to exceed $5 billion. Mr. Bergeron grew Verifone organically as well as through accretive, value-enhancing acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Prior to leading Verifone, Mr. Bergeron held many senior roles at SunGard Data Systems and rose to become Chief Executive Officer of SunGard Brokerage Systems Group and President of SunGard Futures Systems, which provided software and services to a variety of trading institutions, banks, futures brokerages, derivatives exchanges and clearing and settlement services providers. Mr. Bergeron has a Master of Science from University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from York University. Mr. Bergeron is well qualified to serve on our board because of his knowledge and experience in the technology sector, as well as his experience serving as a board member of a special purpose acquisition company.