Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Joel Adams founded Adams Capital Management in 1994 and raised $815 million of capital since inception. Before establishing ACM, Joel served for eight years as Vice President and General Partner of Fostin Capital Corp., a Pittsburgh-based investment firm. Prior to Fostin, Joel served for seven years as a nuclear test engineer for General Dynamics.

Joel Adams
President and Owner, Adams Capital Management

Pete Chung is a Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Co-Head and Managing Member of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners (“MSVP”), Morgan Stanley’s technology and healthcare focused late-stage funds. Previously, Pete Co-Founded Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Morgan Stanley Technology Investment Banking.

Pete Chung
Managing Principal, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

Doug is CEO and Chairman of the Board for BetterWork.  Prior, he spent 5 plus years as the CEO of Alfresco.  Doug served at Cisco Systems, Inc. [CSCO], in multiple senior executive roles including running the US Enterprise and the CEO of WebEx post the acquisition of WebEx in 2007 for 3 years.

Doug Dennerline
CEO and Executive Chairman at BetterWorks

Mark Ferrer is executive vice president and chief revenue officer at Citrix. Prior, Mark worked at SAP as the chief operating officer and executive vice president of Global Customer Operations and held various leadership roles in the software and services space, including serving as CEO for two public companies and heading global software sales at HP.

Mark Ferrer
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Citrix

Shelly has over 15 years of experience in customer-facing organizations in leadership roles including Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Plateau and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services and a member of the SAP Global Executive Team. Shelly is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the company.

Shelly Heiden

Brian Murphy has over 25 years of experience in operational oversight, financial management, strategic planning and development as well as executive leadership roles in software/SaaS organizations. Brian spent twelve years as President & Chief Operating Officer of Plateau Systems where he realized a highly successful acquisition of the company by SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP).

Brian Murphy
Principal at Acme Nova LLP

Paul Sparta currently serves as Managing Partner of Acme Nova Partners, a private early-stage and opportunity capital fund. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vbrick Systems and as a member of the Board of Directors for Branding Brand, Cognitive Scale, Elevate Services, and WayBlazer.

Paul Sparta
Managing Partner of Acme Nova Partners