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 serve as full-time executives, board representatives, or formal advisors - delivering 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 Elsewhere's secret weapon, and many have developed small (but growing) fan clubs.

Alex Davern

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

April Downing

  • Former CFO of Khoros
  • Former COO of Civitas
  • Former CFO of WP Engine

Bill Bock

  • Board Member of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former President of Silicon Labs

Cam McMartin

  • Former CFO of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former SVP of Operations for Dazel Corporation
  • Board Member of Itential and ActivTrak

Damion Heredia

  • Senior Director of Google Play
  • Former Head of Google Cloud ML
  • Former VP of IBM Watson AI

Denny LeCompte

  • CEO of Portnox
  • Former SVP, Product of SolarWinds
  • Former SVP, Product of AlienVault

Don Williams

  • CTO of Foresite
  • Former CEO of Mayadata
  • Former Head of Core Engineering of Skype

Heidi Farris

  • CEO of ActivTrak
  • Former COO of ActivTrak
  • Former EVP and GM of IDERA Software

Joel Dolisy

  • CTO of Wellsky
  • Former CTO and CIO of SolarWinds

Josh Stephens

  • Former CSO of BackBox
  • Former CSO of Itential
  • Former VP of Product, Community Leader, & Head Geek of SolarWinds

Karlo Zatylny

  • CTO of Portnox
  • Former Distinguished Engineer of Solarwinds

Kenny Van Zant

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

Kevin Cunningham

  • Former Founder and CSO of SailPoint Technologies
  • Former Founder of Waveset (now Sun Microsystems)

Marie-Laure Carvalho

  • CMO at Portnox
  • Former VP, Marketing Technology of SolarWinds
  • Former Senior Director of Demand Gen & Growth of Lifesize

Mark Beavers

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

Mark McClain

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

Mike Bennett

  • Former CEO and Chairman of SolarWinds
  • Former Chairman of IDERA Software

Pradeep Ittycheria

  • President of Vericast
  • Former CTO of Kasasa

Ramon Chen

  • CPO of Acceldata
  • Former CPO of ActivTrak
  • Former CMO and CPO of Reltio

Randy Jacops

  • Current CEO and former COO of Idera Software
  • Board Member of Portnox

Rekha Shenoy

  • CEO of Backbox
  • Former CPO of Syndio
  • Former CPO of Zapproved
  • Former CRO of Spirion

Rusty Stein

  • CEO of Forsesite
  • Former President of Beneplace
  • Former COO of Patton Medical Devices

Said Aziz

  • COO of Portnox
  • Former VP of Corporate Development and Business Operations of SolarWinds

Sanjay Castelino

  • CPO of Snow Software
  • Former VP of Spiceworks
  • Former VP of SolarWinds
  • Board Member of Sellers Shield

Shelley Perry

  • Managing Director of Scalelogix Ventures
  • Former Executive Chair of
  • Former Board Director of Chargebee
  • Former CEO of Bynder
  • Former Operating Partner of Insight Venture Partners

Tanya White

  • Former VP of Marketing of CPA Global
  • Former VP of Marketing of Innography
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