James Kavanagh

James Kavanagh

President & Chief Executive Officer, 4tell Solutions, LP

Executive Bio

Jim is an innovative entrepreneur with strong experience and expertise across the real estate, energy and technology industries. A recognized leader, Deloitte named Jim as one of the top 50 CEO’s of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the U.S. on three separate occasions. Recognizing a market need, Jim established 4tell™ to address the increasing demand for a technology solution which enables organizations to address their business objectives and to achieve their goals for strategic decision making, capital investment, and sustainability while delivering improved bottom-line results.

Andrew Gesell

Andrew Gesell

Director, Rubicon Technology Partners

Executive Bio

Andy is a Partner at RUBICON Technology Partners. Previously, Andy was a Partner at Court Square Capital (CSC) investing in technology and telecommunications companies from 2005 to 2012 and had joined CSC’s predecessor firm, Citigroup Venture Capital (CVC) as a Principal in 2004. Andy has been involved in the execution of privately negotiated proprietary transactions, corporate carve-outs and multiple follow-on acquisitions for investments including ANCILE Solutions, Inc., CompuCom Systems, Inc., Fibertech Networks, Newmarket, Inc., Ntelos, Rocket Software, Inc. and SPS.

Andy has over 20 years of experience working with middle market technology companies, initially as an advisor and then as an investor. Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Personify, Inc. and 4tell Solutions. He has previously served the Board of Directors of Ancile Solutions, CompuCom Systems, Inc., SPS, Fibertech Networks, Newmarket, Inc., Rocket Software and Ntelos (NASDAQ: NTLS). Prior to his time at CSC and its precursor, CVC, Andy was a Director in the Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Technology Group in Palo Alto, where he was responsible for corporate finance coverage of the semiconductor industry. He started his career at CSFB in New York in the LBO sponsor coverage and leveraged finance group where he developed a sector specialty in the young market for leverage in the technology sector. Andy received a B.A. in Zoology from George Washington University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

John Hodge

John Hodge

Director, Rubicon Technology Partners

Executive Bio

John is a Partner at RUBICON Technology Partners. Previously, John was a Senior Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Blackstone in the Private Equity group focused on the firm’s global technology investing activities. John was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments across all segments of the technology industry with a primary focus on Blackstone’s west coast investing activities. John was directly involved in Blackstone’s investments in Freescale Semiconductor, SunGard and SunGard Higher Education. In addition to his technology investing responsibilities, as a Senior Managing Director, John was a member of the firm’s Private Equity Investment Committee, which evaluated all investments globally.

John has over 24 years of experience focused exclusively on the technology industry. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Astute, Inc., 4tell Solutions and 3esi, Inc. John previously served on the Board of Directors of Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) and Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL). John was also a member of the Operating Committee of SunGard. Prior to his time at Blackstone, John was one of the original team members of the Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Technology Group where he managed the Global Corporate Finance team with responsibilities for all regions and industry groups. During his career at CSFB, John was involved in over 250 technology financings and M&A transactions mostly focused on assisting middle market technology companies to achieve transformative growth. John received a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.

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