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Mark Hatton is a senior advisor of Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. Mark was CEO of Core Security through its successful exit to K1 Capital. Previously, Mark was president of North America for Sophos, during which time he helped build the company to become one of the largest private security companies in the market. He has over 25 years of experience in building and leading successful technology companies in highly competitive markets. Mark received a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State University.
Scott Devens is Untangle’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Scott brings more than 25 years of executive leadership from the security, data integration/middleware and storage industries. Prior to joining Untangle, Scott held various senior executive roles with Core Security, Courion, Talend, IONA Technologies, and Data General/EMC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nichols College. Scott also serves on the board of Building Conversation, an early stage Boston-based augmented reality company.
Gopi Vaddi is a Director at Providence Equity, and in addition to Untangle is currently a Board member at Anju Software, LogicMonitor and ShopCJ. Prior to joining Providence, Gopi was an executive director at J.P. Morgan focusing on M&A and capital issuances for technology and telecom companies. Previously, he worked at Columbia Capital as a principal focusing on growth equity and venture investments in communications, media and technology. Prior to Columbia Capital, Gopi held various operating and research roles for Cisco Systems, Avici Systems and Sprint Corporation. Gopi received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in electrical engineering.
John Rizzo is a 30 year veteran of Silicon Valley involved in some of the most important technologies and significant companies of our time. He was the first product manager for the first Flash memory device at Intel and the first Macintosh at Apple. He was a key member of the executive leadership team taking the first fabless chip company public which led to 3D graphics for video games and personal computers. He’s been CEO of three early stage startups, each with successful exits. More recently, he was also CMO of Jive Software, the first social business software company, growing revenue from $75M to $150M in two years and taking the company public to a market cap that exceeded $1.75B. During his tenure as GM, CMO and CCO of SolarWinds, a leading IT software company, revenue grew from ~$300M to ~$500M and a $4.5B buyout was concluded. Today he is President and COO of Deem, a leading travel management software company and the Chairman of Filld, an early stage near-demand fuel delivery company for consumers, ride share, and autonomous cars. John holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dirk Morris has over seven years of technical experience and proven leadership managing development teams to successful, on-time launches in the network security field. As Chief Architect at Akheron Technologies, Dirk invented the patent-pending High Bandwidth Transparent Vectoring used in the company’s proxy firewall engine. He has also held positions as lead engineer at VerticalNet and H.L.L.C. Consulting, developing Java-based distributed monitor and intrusion detection systems. Prior to that, Dirk worked on survivability simulations at CERT/CC (Computer Emergency Response Team), the renowned, federally-funded Center for Internet security operated by Carnegie Mellon University. Dirk earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.