Board of Directors
Prior to joining North Bridge Venture Partners in mid-2009, Jim Moran was CEO of Covergence Networks, a developer of leading edge software-based session border controllers for delivering VOIP/IP telephony, Unified Communications and Service-Oriented Architecture applications to global 1000 enterprises. Covergence was acquired by Acme Packet in May of 2009. Jim was a co-Founder of edocs which became the leading provider of self service and online billing & payment solutions to the Fortune 500. edocs was a multi-year member of both the Inc. 500 and the Deloitte & Touché Fast 500 before it was sold for $145 million in 2005 to Siebel Systems. Additionally, Jim was an early investor, board member and COO of Virtusa a leading provider of information technology services worldwide. He is currently a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Jim holds a BA in Communications from Northeastern University.
Nick has more than 24 years of business software management experience. As the Chairman and CEO of Parlano, Nick grew Parlano to more than 60 employees, established an intercontinental presence, raised $11 million in capital, and exponentially grew the customer base. Under his direction, Parlano was acquired by Microsoft in October 2007. Prior to Parlano, Nick spent 18 months as the vice president of data warehousing and business intelligence at Platinum Technologies, launching a Year 2000 software product and driving revenues to over $20 million in just eight months. He has also held executive management positions a number of companies including President and COO of The Alcar Group (acquired by Hyperion Software) and currently sits on the Board of Directors at NewsGator Technologies, Inc. Nick holds a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Prior to joining New World Ventures in 2004, Adam held various operating and business development roles as VP of Business Development at Sportvision, Inc. (a New World Ventures portfolio company) helping the company grow from the “business plan” stage to eight figures in annual revenue. Prior to Sportvision, Adam worked at Berkshire Partners, a leading private equity investment firm with $3.5 billion of capital under management. Before joining Berkshire, Adam worked as an investment banker for Alex Brown (now Deutsche Bank) and participated in a broad range of merger and acquisition and public equity transactions for mid-sized companies. Adam currently serves on the board of Reserve Brands, Inc. and works closely with Univa Corporation and The V.I.P. Tour Company (d/b/a TicketsNow). Adam holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sam has over 20 years of sales and management experience in enterprise software. As the VP of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2000 to 2002 at Ariba, Inc., Sam was responsible for all sales activities and played a key role in establishing Ariba EMEA, driving revenues from $2 million to over $100 million in just two years. Prior to joining Ariba, Sam spent 10 years with Oracle Corporation in various sales roles during a period when Oracle’s annual revenues grew from $500 million to over $8 billion. Sam graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mike brings more than 25 years of securities industry experience to the executive board of Chicago-based Firm58. Under his tenure as the president of Instinet from 2002 to 2008, the company experienced significant growth and expansion, increasing trade volume to 80 billion from 16 billion. Earlier, Mike managed Instinet’s institutional equities division followed by a role as co-head of the trading desk at Lynch, Jones & Ryan, an Instinet subsidiary. Mike began his career as a sales trader at Boston Securities and also worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.