Peter Harrison, CEO, Snagajob
Peter Harrison joined Snagajob in April 2013. Before joining Snagajob, he served as CEO of GlobalLogic from 2002 to 2012, building it from 20 employees to more than 6,000. Prior to this, Peter was senior vice president of field operations at Versata, a leader in business automation software. While at Versata, he grew revenues from $1 million to $56 million in just four years culminating in an IPO in 2000 that at the time ranked in the top 25 best openings of all time. Prior to Versata, he was a co-founder of Seer Technologies, where as vice president of sales he helped grow revenues to $120 million in five years, which resulted in the company completing an IPO in 1995. Peter has a bachelor's degree in science in software engineering from Birmingham University, UK.
Jeffrey Diehl, Adams Street Partners
Jeffrey Diehl is a partner with Adams Street Partners, one of the largest and longest-running managers of private equity in the world. In this capacity, Diehl focuses on investments in data center infrastructure, IT-enabled services and enterprise software, and has been involved with investments in Harris Interactive, SPS Commerce, comScore Networks, Knightsbridge Solutions, Gevity HR and Net Continuum. Before joining Adams Street Partners, Diehl served as a principal for The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting and principal investing firm with Bain Consulting roots. At Parthenon, he led strategy consulting case teams for small and mid-cap clients in a range of industries, including business and consumer services, software, communications and networking, and financial services. In addition, Diehl executed due-diligence assignments and advised portfolio companies for Parthenon Capital. Diehl earned an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
Benedict Rocchio, Baird Venture Partners
Benedict joined Baird Private Equity in 2000 and concentrates on investments in the business services sector, with an emphasis on financial technology services and information services. Benedict is a current member of the board of directors at ALI Solutions, Arroweye Solutions, Coalfire Systems, Fellon McCord, Sittercity.com and Snagajob. He has also worked directly with 14 other investments of Baird Private Equity, including Axcelerant, HireRight, High Street Partners, NimbleGen Systems and PayChoice. Prior to BVP, Benedict worked for KPMG LLP in the information, communications and entertainment group within the assurance practice of the Chicago office, where he focused on the software and telecommunications sectors. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration, with a major in accountancy, from the University of Notre Dame. Benedict is a member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, Irish Angels and Chicago Children's Museum Auxiliary Board.
Eric Carlborg, August Capital
Eric Carlborg is a partner with August Capital, where he focuses on investing in later stage growth companies to provide capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder liquidity. Before joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors, where he invested in ecommerce and software companies, as well as financial technology and service companies. His experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co, where he was co-head of technology investment banking. Eric also served as an executive in residence at Golden Gate Capital. Eric's operating experience includes serving as CFO for Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation (ENBC) during the company's initial public offering; CFO for Authorize.Net, which was acquired by Go2Net (GNET); and CFO of Provide Commerce (PRVD), which was acquired by Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA). Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He currently serves on the boards of BlueNile, CarHop, Bodybuilding.com, Dydacomp and Zulily.com.
Leo de Luna, Split Rock Partners
Leo de Luna is a principal with Split Rock Partners, where he focuses on later stage and secondary investments in software and Internet services companies. Previously, Leo worked as a vice president at Saints Capital, where he completed a variety of secondary transactions and at Advanced Micro Devices' Flash memory group, Spansion, in business development. Leo began his venture capital career at Split Rock Partners' predecessor firm, St. Paul Venture Capital, where he evaluated early-stage consumer and software investments and was involved in investments in BigFix and HireRight. Leo began his career as a financial analyst in the San Francisco office of Lehman Brothers' Technology Investment Banking group. In addition, Leo served as a lieutenant in the Singapore Army where he was a platoon commander, providing instruction to recruits in basic training. Leo received a Bachelor of Business Administration in business honors and finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.