Board of Directors
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHARLESBANK CAPITAL PARTNERS
Darren is a Managing Director at Charlesbank Capital Partners, a private equity firm with over $6 billion in capital under management. Darren joined in 2018 to co-lead technology investments for the firm, with a focus on cloud computing, infrastructure software, cybersecurity, healthcare technology and vertical software applications. He was previously a Partner at Pamplona Capital, where he co-led a $1 billion enterprise focused technology fund. He began his private equity career at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in 2004, where he also focused on enterprise technology investments.
OUTSIDE BOARD MEMBER
Dan has spent his entire career at the forefront of IT infrastructure management and its evolution of changing technology and business impact. His experience includes 30+ years as a C level executive with five venture capital-backed IT management startups. Two of these companies achieved successful initial public offerings (IPO’s) on NASDAQ and three were acquired by EMC/Dell/VMware. Dan is also the founder of the Student Entrepreneur Mentoring and Scholarship Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, bringing entrepreneurship and workforce development to our local, urban, diverse, and public university.
PRINCIPAL, BERENSON CAPITAL
Brendyn is a Principal at Berenson Capital, a sector-focused private equity firm investing in Software & Tech-Enabled Services businesses. Prior to joining Berenson, Brendyn was a Principal at Halyard Capital where he served on the Boards of several companies including TI Health (Data-Driven Digital Marketing Technology), Stratex (SaaS HCM platform) and Practice Insight (SaaS Physician RCM platform).
FOUNDER & CEO
Raj Jalan, previously an IT consultant for numerous companies, recognized that many corporate data centers lacked the visibility and control they require to most effectively manage both planned and unplanned changes within their IT infrastructure.
When Raj looked for DCIM tools to help, he found very expensive, non-integrated point solutions that simply didn’t deliver the functionality that data center managers require. This motivated him to start Device42.
Today, as CEO, Raj’s experience and insight continue to fuel Device42’s technology innovation and corporate growth.
When he’s not working, Raj enjoys running, photography, and board games — with “Settlers of Catan” being his favorite.
DR. STEVE SHWARTZ
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Steve is a serial entrepreneur who has had the good fortune to participate in multiple IPO’s and M&A exits as a founder, co-founder and investor.
Steve started his career as a research faculty member in the Yale University Computer Science Dept Artificial Intelligence program and was a co-founder of two companies in the artificial intelligence area, one of which had an IPO.
He then created Esperant, one of the leading business intelligence tools of the 1990’s. Esperant was named ‘Product of the Year’ by two national business publications, was translated into numerous languages, and was sold in 80 countries worldwide.
He was one of the early investors in Tangoe which was one of top 5 IPO’s of 2011, served on the Board for 6 years, and was CTO for the 3 years around the public offering.
Prior to joining Tangoe, Steve ran the Transcentive division and served as Global CTO of Computershare, a $2B financial services company after Computershare bought Transcentive.
Steve enjoys playing golf and basketball when he’s not behind the desk.