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BILL PORTELLI

Managing Director — Silicon Valley

Bill holds CEO Advisory and Board positions for companies in enterprise application and infrastructure markets assisting in the creation of breakout products, business strategies and high impact teams. He has cofounded and led startups to IPO and M&A exits including CollabNet and CCT, and held executive roles at Cadence responsible for driving rapid revenue growth of > $.5B. Bill has led venture/debt/PE fund raising for early & mid-stage companies across a range of markets. Rewarded for his leadership in internet and open source, Bill was awarded the Davos Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum.

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BRENT GORDA

Managing Director — Silicon Valley

Brent has a strong technical background as an entrepreneur, leading several startups to M&A exits.  His latest, Whamcloud, was sold to Intel where Brent influenced 10-figure revenue streams.  A frequent keynote speaker in Technical Computing events, Brent has a stellar track record in building great companies that boast impressive cultures and unsurpassed employee loyalty.

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LONG NGUYEN

Senior Associate

Long specializes in product and operations. During college, he built a mobile platform for his university, which was acquired by the time of his graduation. He also founded Lexnology, a MVP builder and growth services provider for U.S. startups with a team in Vietnam.

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NOEL HEIKS

Managing Director — Mid-Atlantic

Serial entrepreneur, marketer and engineer. Raised on robots and startups since age 14, Noel has gravitated to high-tech business throughout her career. She has built multiple multi-million dollar companies, raised money via venture capital and strategic funding, acquired and sold companies, sold patent portfolios, supported a $100M+ line of business in a multi-billion dollar company, and drove high growth revenue in commercial and defense industries.

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TOM MOHR

Founder and CEO; Managing Director — Silicon Valley

Tom has a diverse background, both as a serial entrepreneur and a Fortune 500 executive. He co-founded and built Digital Air Strike from white board concept to $20M revenue and cash flow positive. He led $200M Knight Ridder Digital, a Fortune 500 subsidiary, almost doubling revenue during his tenure there. He has run a $300M P&L, has raised lots of VC money, bought and sold companies and participated on boards (including CareerBuilder, Cars.com, Apartments.com and ShopLocal).

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