- Platform Overview
Jeffrey Diehl is a partner at Adams Street Partners and invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled services, and business services sectors. Mr. Diehl serves on the Boards of Directors of Adams Harris, MachineryLink, MxLogic, SnagAJob, StrataVia and T3Media. He is a Board Observer at Knightsbridge Solutions, NetContinuum and SPS Commerce. He has also been involved with American Wholesale Insurance, Bantek, BirdsEye, E4X, Gevity HR (NASDAQ: GVHR), Kappa Smurfit, Setanta and Scientific Protein Labs investments.
Before joining Adams Street in 2000, Mr. Diehl served as a Principal for The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting and principal investing firm with Bain Consulting roots. At Parthenon, Mr. Diehl 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, Mr. Diehl executed LBO due diligence assignments and advised portfolio companies for Parthenon Capital, a $350 million private equity fund. Prior to Parthenon, Mr. Diehl served as a management consultant for Spire Group, a boutique consulting firm focused on advising business and consumer service firms in the Fortune 500.
Mr. Diehl is a member of the Adams Street Partners Direct Sub-Committee and the NVCA.
Kirk Holland is a General Partner at Vista Ventures, a $75 million Colorado-based venture capital firm specializing in early and growth-stage investments in information technology, communications and internet media and data services in the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Holland has broad operating experience in business development, sales and marketing, engineering, and operations with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Sprint, and Jupiter Media. He was also an investment banker in Piper Jaffray’s Enterprise Software and Internet Media Group, where he was involved in equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Holland was a Vice President at Jupiter Media Venture Funds, where he led information technology and internet media investments.
Mr. Holland received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Stanford University. He currently serves on the boards of MX Logic, Umbria, Strion Air, Stratavia, Rally Software and T3Media. He is also on the board of the Colorado Venture Capital Association, the I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County and the CU Business School Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Holland lives in Louisville, Colorado with his wife, Deborah, and two daughters, Sarah and Samantha.
Warren Knapp joined Investcorp Technology Partners in 2011. Previously, he was an Associate with Morgenthaler Partners in Boston, where he worked in the Private Equity Group. Warren also spent two years with Edgeview Partners in Charlotte, where he was focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory.
Warren holds a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
As CTO of T3Media, Mark Lemmons oversees strategic technology and product roadmaps, as well as the development of new products and technologies. Mr. Lemmons has more than 15 years of experience in digital film and video management, search technology, content re-use, and video licensing. In his role, Mr. Lemmons brings seasoned expertise in key areas such as digital asset management, search and metadata technologies for creative assets, and large-scale database management and security. Prior to T3Media, Mr. Lemmons led the Creative Software Group at Creo, a global company with key strengths in digital imaging and software technology. At Creo, he established and led the team’s email-based asset management product, which enabled the rapid and secure search and retrieval of information from large-scale email databases. Mr. Lemmons also served as VP of strategic development at Quark.
Glenn Luk is a Principal of Investcorp International Inc. based in New York and has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to Investcorp, he was with Deutsche Bank based in New York where he focused on leveraged finance. Previous to that, Mr. Luk was based in Hong Kong and focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory in Greater China, Korea and Japan. Mr. Luk is currently a board director of Kentrox Inc., OpSec Security Group plc and Wireless Telecom Group Inc. Mr. Luk graduated with a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wharton with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering.
Robert Perille is a Partner at Shamrock Capital Advisors and has over 19 years of media, entertainment, and communications investment experience. Mr. Perille currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Publishing Group of America, Harlem Globetrotters International and T3Media. Previously, he served on the boards of NextWave Media Group, Ocean Design, and Tandus.
Prior to joining Shamrock in 2004, Mr. Perille was a Managing Partner for Banc of America Capital Investors, a $700 million private equity and mezzanine partnership. He also spent 23 years with Bank of America in commercial banking, investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing.
As CEO of T3Media, Bob Pinkerton is responsible for leading the team to execute the company’s vision and overall strategy. Additionally, he is the key interface point with the Board and the investment community and is responsible for capital raising, M&A and major strategic initiatives. Prior to becoming CEO, Bob was CFO of the company.
Prior to T3Media, Bob was CFO at Alpine Access, the world’s leading outsourcer of call center services using home-based, virtual agents and a PCI and HIPAA compliant technology infrastructure. Alpine was sold to Sykes Enterprises in 2012 at which time it had approximately 4,500 employees and over $100mm in revenue. Prior to Alpine, Bob was transitional CEO and CFO of mix1 beverage company. He began his operating career as head of Corporate Development and Corporate Treasurer at CSG Systems International, Inc., a publicly traded provider of customer care and billing software and services, and later served as CFO of the Global Software Division. Prior to CSG, Bob was an investment banker in New York and San Francisco and raised over $2 billion in M&A and leveraged buyout capital.
Bob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Rochester. He is also a member of the board and executive committee for the Epilepsy Foundation of America in Washington D.C.