Kevin Costello was President of Ariba, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by SAP in 2012, and President of Ariba, an SAP Company, from 2012 until 2014. He joined Ariba in 2002 as Executive Vice President and later became Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Ariba, he was a global managing partner for Andersen Business Consulting and was one of six members on the consulting executive leadership team. Mr. Costello is a director of Vantiv, Inc. and The Rainmaker Group. Previously, he served as a director of Cbeyond, Inc., the chair of its compensation committee, and a member of its audit committee. He is vice-chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, McAfee
Michael Berry is executive vice president and chief financial officer at McAfee. He is responsible for all aspects of finance, including financial planning, accounting, and tax and treasury. He is also responsible for shared services, procurement, facilities, and IT.
Before joining McAfee in February 2017, Berry was executive vice president, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer at FireEye.Berry is a security industry veteran with a strong background in both finance and general management. Before FireEye, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Informatica. Earlier, he led finance and other operations for a number of technology companies, including IO, SolarWinds, and i2 Technologies.
Berry earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Augsburg College and an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas. He is a member of the Rapid7 board of directors where he serves as audit committee chair.
Senior Vice President of Sales, Salesforce
Jennifer Lagaly is a Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Salesforce. In her 13 years at the company, she's served in a variety of sales roles across the organization. Prior to Salesforce, Lagaly has experience in technology sales across several companies including Forte (Sun) and Motiva (Siebel), and providing Siebel and Remedy call-center solutions to Siemens ICN. Lagaly lives in the Bay Area with her husband and five children and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering at University of California, Davis.
General Partner, TCV
Tim is a General Partner of Technology Crossover Partners (TCV), a leading provider of capital to growth-stage companies in the technology industry. He joined TCV in 2010 and has been in the venture capital industry since 1991. Tim's primary investment focus is in the software, security, tech-enabled services and Internet industries. In addition to the FinancialForce board, he is currently on the board of Alarm.com and Rapid7. He also represents TCVs interest in Avalara, was on the board of TOA (acquired by Oracle); and actively involved with TCVs investment in Splunk.
Prior to joining TCV, Tim spent 10 years at Trinity Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on the technology industry. Previously, Tim was a vice president at GTCR where he made numerous information technology investments and a Senior Associate at TA Associates where he focused on investing in enterprise software companies. Tim received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.
President & CEO, FinancialForce
Tod Nielsen is the President and CEO of FinancialForce. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Platform at Salesforce, Tod joined FinancialForce in January 2017, bringing his deep understanding of cloud platforms and extensive experience taking technology companies beyond the billion dollar revenue mark. Prior to his role at Salesforce, Tod redefined Heroku’s enterprise strategy as the Chief Executive Officer, significantly accelerating its growth. As the Co-President of Applications Platform Group and Chief Operating Officer at VMware, their market cap increased 9-fold to more than 50 billion dollars.
Tod has held additional high profile positions throughout his career. Prior to VMware, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Borland Corporation where he successfully rebuilt the organization and quadrupled the company’s revenue. Earlier, Tod served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Sales Support for Oracle and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BEA Systems. Prior to BEA, he spent 12 years growing Microsoft cloud and development offerings in various executive roles, including General Manager of Database and Developer Tools and Vice President of Microsoft's Platform group, where he was responsible for the development of .NET and Azure platforms.
Tod studied Business Administration and Information Systems at Central Washington University.
Managing Partner, Advent International
Fred Wakeman is Managing Partner at Advent International Corp. Fred joined Advent in 1998. Prior to Advent, Fred was a director in GE Capital's equity capital group, where he specialized in later-stage growth capital investments, primarily in the media and business services sectors in both the US and Europe.
Fred received double BAs in Economics and History from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Georgetown University School of Business.
Managing Director, Advent International
Eric Wei joined Advent in 2011 and focuses on growth equity and buyouts in the technology sector. His investing experience includes Sageview Capital, Bain Capital and Evercore Ventures. Eric began his career as a Strategy Consultant with Bain & Company.
He earned his BA, with distinction, from Stanford University and his MBA from Wharton.