The People Behind Elsewhere

Elsewhere Partners offers knowledge, experience, and vision to achieve a successful outcome for all stakeholders

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Working with Elsewhere Partners means really experienced investors and really experienced operators playing the roles they play best.

Investors provide financial guidance and pattern matching while operators generally serve as our board representatives and provide on-demand support when and where it's needed.

Collectively, we have the knowledge, experience, and vision to help you achieve a successful outcome for all stakeholders. And we have a network of C-level veterans who have built their careers building software companies who can help take your software business wherever it needs to go next.

Icon - buildings 150+ ORGANIZATIONS
Icon - hands shaking with globe behind 100+ IPOS &
Icon - dollar symbol with wings attached 150+ ROUNDS OF FINANCING
Icon - plant image with dollar symbol $1B+ TOTAL
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Meet the Elsewhere Operating Advisors

Our Operating Advisors are at the core of how we are different as a firm. These C-level veterans have built their careers building software companies, and generally serve as our board representatives, advisors or full-time executives depending on the needs of the business. They are our CEOs’ secret weapon, and many have developed small (but growing) fan clubs.

Alex Davern

  • Former CEO of National Instruments (previously COO/CFO)

Andrew Kahl

  • CEO of BackBox
  • Former Chief Customer Officer of SailPoint
  • Co-Founder of CREDANT Technologies (now Dell)

Bill Bock

  • Chairman of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former President of Silicon Labs
  • Board Member, TaskTop

Cam McMartin

  • CFO of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former SVP of Operations for Dazel Corporation

Chad Savoy

  • CRO of
  • Former VP Sales at Spanning, Datadog, Cornerstone, SolarWinds

Dan Schoenbaum

  • GTM Advisor and VP Business Development at ActivTrak
  • Former COO of RiskIQ
  • Former CEO of Cooladata and Redbooth
  • Former Chairman M&A of Compuware

David Wartell

  • CTO of IDT Corp.
  • Former EVP at IDERA Software
  • Former Founder and CEO of R1Soft

Denny LeCompte

  • SVP, Product at SolarWinds
  • Former SVP, Product at AlienVault
  • Former Chief Product Officer at SpareFoot

Eric Anderson

  • CTO of
  • Former Co-Founder & CTO StackEngine (now Oracle)
  • Former Co-Founder & CTO CopperEgg (now IDERA)

Heather Zynczak

  • CMO of Pluralsight
  • Former CMO of Domo

Howard Greenfield

  • Chief Revenue Officer of Centrify
  • Former Chief Revenue Officer of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former VP WW Sales for Zenprise (now Citrix)

Jack McDonald

  • Chairman and CEO of Upland Software
  • Former Chairman and CEO of Perficient

Kenny Van Zant

  • Former Head of Business for Asana
  • Former Chief Product Strategist for SolarWinds
  • Board Member for Itential

Kevin Cunningham

  • Former Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former Founder of Waveset (now Sun Microsystems)

Marc Spier

  • Former President and CEO for Budgeta (now Sage)
  • Former Head of Go-to-Market and Product Operations for go90 (now Verizon Media)

Mark Beavers

  • Former AVP of Business Technology at Alienvault (now AT&T Cybersecurity)
  • Former Director of Marketing and Analytics at SolarWinds

Mark McClain

  • CEO and Founder of SailPoint Technologies
  • Founder and former President of Waveset Technologies (now Sun Microsystems)
  • Board Member for Vyopta

Michele Perry

  • CEO of Relatient
  • Former COO of GetWellNetwork
  • Former CMO of Sourcefire (now Cisco)
  • Board Member, BurstIQ

Mike Bennett

  • Chairman of ActivTrak
  • Former CEO and Chairman of SolarWinds
  • Former Chairman of IDERA Software, Executive Chairman

Pradeep Ittycheria

  • CTO of Kasasa
  • Former CTO & Co-Founder Virtual Piggy
  • Former VP of Development and IT at Emerson

Randy Jacops

  • Current CEO and former COO of Idera Software

Rita Selvaggi

  • CEO of ActivTrak
  • Former CMO of AlienVault (now AT&T)
  • Former SVP, Marketing for SolarWinds
  • Board Member, Vyopta

Sanjay Castelino

  • Chief Product Officer of Snow Software
  • Former VP, Spiceworks
  • Former VP, SolarWinds

Shelley Perry

  • Executive Chair of
  • Board Director of Chargebee
  • Former CEO of Bynder
  • Former Operating Partner at Insight Venture Partners

Shoeb Javed

  • CTO of Worksoft
  • Former CTO of Variview Technology

Thom Everett

  • Former Chief Sales Officer of Planview
  • Former VP of Sales at Compuware

Treb Ryan

  • CEO at
  • Former CEO Ourglass TV
  • Former CSO, Dimension Data
  • Former CEO, OpSource
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