BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORS
Jon is the Founder & Managing Partner of Acadian Software, an investment firm focused on capital-efficient SaaS businesses. Prior to founding Acadian in January 2016, Jon spent 10 years as an investor and General Partner with two venture capital firms, Accomplice and Flybridge. Prior to joining the Flybridge in 2005, Jon served as Director of Product Marketing at OATSystems, an RFID software company, where he led the company’s product positioning and marketing activities. Jon joined the company following a successful Entrepreneur-in-Residence position at Greylock, where he developed the investment opportunity in OATSystems. Jon holds a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Ash Fagura is an experienced Operational Leader in the software space. He has over 17 years of experience working with several technology companies in both software and hardware. He is currently the Vice President of Customer Success Strategy and Operations at Databricks. Prior to joining Databricks, Ash spent 6 years at Campaign Monitor where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Ash helped scale Campaign Monitor from $50M in Revenue to $250M through both organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to joining Campaign Monitor, Ash managed the financial go-to-market and pricing strategy of consumer products at Cisco Systems and software products at Salesforce.com. Ash holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at University of California Los Angeles and a BS in Managerial Economics from University of California Davis.
Dave serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convoke Systems. He provides overall leadership for Convoke’s business, strategy, and growth, and has enjoyed a distinguished career building successful businesses in various industries spanning more than thirty years. Prior to joining Convoke, Dave was the President and CEO of Eka Systems, a leading supplier of wireless, smart grid networking solutions. Prior to that he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Redskins, which was rated the world’s most valuable sports franchise from 2003 to 2006. Previously, Jon served as Chief Accounting Officer for Snyder Communications, an international marketing and advertising firm, which during his tenure completed a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, and grew $1.2B in revenue before being sold to the Havas in 2000 for over $2 billion.
Tony is the Chairman of Optimum Equity. He has a distinguished career in financial and professional services, with over 35 years of business and strategic leadership experience, in Australia and internationally. Most recently, Tony was Chief Executive of MinterEllison and prior to that Managing Director of the fast-growing and innovative global investment bank, Moelis & Company. Prior to that, he was Global Managing Partner, Strategy & Transformation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was a member of the PwC Global Executive Leadership Team. From 2000 to 2008, Tony was Australian Senior Partner and Chief Executive, coming into the position not long after the merger of Price Waterhouse with Coopers & Lybrand. In 2011, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his charitable work.
Andrew brings over twenty years’ experience in executive and non-executive roles focused on tourism, digital marketing and e-commerce. His prior roles include Managing Director, Tourism Australia, CEO, South Australian Tourism Commission, and CEO, Life Media and Events for Fairfax Media. Andrew is currently the Chairman of the South Australian Government’s Adelaide Riverbank Authority and the listed, award-winning tourism and travel company, SeaLink Travel Group. He is also a Director of the e-commerce focused Lux Group and Founder and Executive Chairman of We Connect China, which assists companies to navigate the Chinese social media environment. Andrew, who is based in Sydney, holds an MA, International Communications from City University (GB) and a BA, Arts from the University of Melbourne.