Mr. Howe has been active in the technology industry since 1983 as a founder of two firms and an investor and board member of dozens more. Today Mr. Howe is founder and Managing Partner of Mercury Ventures, a technology investment fund with over $120 million of invested capital in numerous public and private firms. Mr. Howe served on the Board of Directors of the Sage Group (SGE) for 15 years (1991-2005) and of Digital Generation (DGIT) for 10 years (2000-2011). Mr. Howe also serves on the Cox Executive Board at Southern Methodist University and is 25 year member of YPO & WPO. Mr. Howe received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS from Northwestern State.
Mr. Boisvert has over 30 years experience in the technology field and has held executive positions in some of the most respected software companies in the industry. After holding senior positions at IBM, Cognos, and Oracle Corporation, Boisvert served as president & COO of SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately-held software company, with annual revenues exceeding $2B. He later followed a SAS Institute Inc., investment and became Chairman & CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ: SGNT) until it was acquired by Group 1 Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSOF). From 2002 to 2006, Boisvert served as a director of VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX), the owner of SourceForge, the largest world wide repository of open source projects. This led Boisvert to co-founding Pentaho Corporation, the provider of the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. During this time, Boisvert also acted as a director and advisor to Compiere, Inc. (ERP & CRM), and Zenoss, Inc. (Systems Management). Today, Boisvert serves as Chairman of Infobright (Data Warehousing), Palamida Corporation, the leader in Software Composition Analysis for intellectual property & security risk management, and UBmatrix Inc., the creator of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language). Additionally, Boisvert is a director of Swiss-based Odyssey Financial Technologies, Inc., which makes software for the private banking and wealth management industry.
Mr. Page has extensive experience with tier-one strategy and consulting firms around the world. For 23 years, Mr. Page served as Chairman and CEO of Page-Wheatcroft, a senior level executive search firm. Mr. Page identified CEO’s, built Leadership Teams and developed growth and talent acquisition strategies for Global 1000, professional services and private equity firms. Mr. Page has considerable Technology and Financial Services industry experience with leadership positions in British Telecom, Univac FSD, RepublicBank of Texas and Central Bank of California. He obtained degrees in Mathematics and Telecommunications from London University as part of British Telecoms Executive Management Program and graduated from Harvard’s inaugural Leadership in Professional Services Firms program.
Mr. Winter is Chairman of TPN (The Promotional Network), a company he founded that is now a subsidiary of Omnicom. Mr. Winter oversees the strategic direction of the agency and ensures that the TPN culture continues to flourish. Prior to founding TPN, Roger was the Director of Advertising and Merchandising for Southland Corporation (now 7-Eleven) and was the National Director of Advertising and Promotion for McDonald’s.
Mr. Goodwin began his career as a financial auditor and consultant with PriceWaterhouse. Subsequently, Mr. Goodwin joined Sage US, one of his PriceWaterhouse clients, as Controller, and became Chief Financial Officer the following year. During his nearly seven years with Sage, Mr. Goodwin was involved with the financial and legal aspects of U.S. based acquisitions, as well as overseeing the operations of the customer support, MIS and administrative departments. Mr. Goodwin also serves as CFO for Mercury Ventures.
Mr. Rich is CEO at Revolution Analytics. Mr. Rich’s areas of expertise are in new business development, managing large scale global change programs and the preparation, transition, and management of outsourcing contracts. Among many roles at Accenture, his most recent role was the Global Managing Director at Accenture Analytics where he was responsible for driving the company’s investments in predictive analytics solutions. Dave is a frequent contributor of quotes and bylined articles to BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other business publications, and has presented to C-level leadership forums including the World Customs Organization, SAS Global Forum, and Business Leader Conference in Brazil and Eastern Europe. Dave is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology.