Chief Executive Officer and President
Guy Abramo has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since 2018. Formerly the chief executive officer of GIS, Mr. Abramo joined GIS in January 2018 after serving as president of Experian Consumer Services Division for seven years, overseeing the group’s strategy, direction and operation. Prior to joining Experian, Mr. Abramo served as president of Tallan, Inc., a nationwide professional services firm specializing in internet media design, business intelligence and custom software solutions. Before joining Tallan, he served for seven years as executive vice president, worldwide and chief strategy and information officer at Ingram Micro. Preceding Ingram Micro, Mr. Abramo served three years as a managing director at KPMG Consulting and the leader of the marketing intelligence consulting practice. While at KPMG, he was a member of the firms’ Technology Leadership Council and co-founder of the Center for Data Insight data mining and marketing automation lab at Northern Arizona University. Mr. Abramo is also a 12-year veteran of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. At Exxon, he held a number of positions across both operating and headquarters divisions. Mr. Abramo began his Exxon career in research and development and achieved five patents for innovative fuels and fuel additives technologies. He later served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the Americas Marketing and Refining Division including manager of marketing services, assistant gasoline business manager of the U.S. Division and manager of administration and controls for a major Northeastern marketing unit. Mr. Abramo earned a BS in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Venkat Bhamidipati has served as a member of our Board since 2023. Mr. Bhamidipati is the founder and principal at The Principia Group LLC which provides strategic consulting and advisory services. Prior to this, he held the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer at McAfee Corp. until its acquisition in 2022. In this role, he oversaw the finance, IT, and security operations strategy and teams that support McAfee’s business worldwide. Before McAfee, Mr. Bhamidipati was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Providence, a healthcare company with approximately $25B in annual revenues, from 2017 to 2020. At Providence, he led finance and most corporate functions, including information technology, growth and corporate development, supply chain, and real estate. Before Providence, he spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he served as CFO of the Worldwide Operations Group, CFO of the Enterprise Group, and Managing Director of Business Development and Strategy. He began his career in public accounting and held finance roles at Hitachi Data Systems and Exodus Communications. Mr. Bhamidipati currently serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., a leading tech-enabled workforce solutions and advisory firm serving healthcare clients and homecare, education, and clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals. Mr. Bhamidipati holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
James Carey has served as a member of our Board since 2018. Mr. Carey is President of Stone Point. He has been with Stone Point or its predecessor entities since 1997 and is actively involved in all of Stone Point’s portfolio investments. Mr. Carey currently serves on the boards of directors of public companies Enstar Group Limited and Focus Financial Partners, as well as several other Trident Fund portfolio companies. He is also a board member of Waterside School of Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Carey holds a BS from Boston College, a JD from Boston College Law School and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.
Mark Dzialga has served as a member of our Board since 2018. Mr. Dzialga is the Managing Partner of Brighton Park Capital and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to starting Brighton Park Capital, he was a Managing Director at General Atlantic for more than 20 years and had been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Portfolio Committee, and Human Resources Committee through September of 2018. He was also a member of the Investment Committee at General Atlantic from 2003 to 2018 and chaired the Investment Committee from 2007 until the end of 2017. Before joining General Atlantic in 1998, Mr. Dzialga was co-head of the High Technology Merger Group at Goldman Sachs, where he advised many of the firm’s technology clients on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Mr. Dzialga received an MBA from the Columbia University School of Business and a BS in Accounting from Canisius College.
Josh Feldman has served as a member of our Board since 2020. Mr. Feldman is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the technology sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2014, he was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Feldman received his undergraduate degree from University of California- Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Rene Kern has served as a member of our Board since 2022. Mr. Kern is an advisory director to General Atlantic. He also serves as a Director of Tory Burch, LLC, and as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, is a Member of the Wharton Executive Education board, and serves on the UC Berkeley Foundation Board. Mr. Kern was Managing Director at General Atlantic from 1996 to 2021 specializing in the firm’s European and Latin American business, as well as its financial services investment activities. Prior to his work for General Atlantic, he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Kern received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Chairman of the Board
Larry Kutscher has served as a member of our Board since 2023. Mr. Kutscher is currently the Chief Executive Officer of A Place For Mom, Inc., a position he has held since April 2019. A Place For Mom is the leading technology-driven senior living referral platform and advisory service. Before his tenure at A Place For Mom, Mr. Kutscher was the Chief Executive Officer of TravelClick, a cloud-based software solution for the hospitality industry. Mr. Kutscher also served as Chief Executive Officer of Register.com, General Manager of the Small Business Group at Dun & Bradstreet, and Managing Director with Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, after beginning his career with several leadership positions at American Express. Mr. Kutscher currently serves on the board of directors of A Place for Mom, and is also an independent director and member of the audit committee of Wish, one of the world’s largest mobile e-commerce platforms. He previously served on the boards of Thayer Ventures Acquisition Corporation (now Inspirato Incorporated) and ReachLocal. Mr. Kutscher earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
James LaPlaine has served as a member of our Board since 2021. Mr. LaPlaine is a Senior Advisor to Brighton Park Capital providing technical diligence for potential portfolio companies primarily in the advertising, e-commerce, and healthcare industries, and a Strategic Advisor to Red Ventures, LLC, after serving as EVP and Chief Technology Officer from 2018 to 2021. Before joining Red Ventures, LLC, he was Executive Director at Technology Business Management Council, and held various executive-level positions including Chief Information Officer & SVP, Technology Operations at AOL. Mr. LaPlaine holds a degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Oswego.
James Matthews has served as a member of our Board since 2018. Mr. Matthews is a Managing Director of Stone Point, where he helps to lead investments in outsourcing & technology, asset management, and insurance distribution. He joined Stone Point in 2011 from Evercore Inc., where he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Equity. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Matthews was with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, where he was a General Partner and focused on investments in the information services and business services sectors. Previously, Mr. Matthews was a General Partner of J. H. Whitney & Co. and started his career as an Analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group of Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Matthews currently serves on the board of directors of public company Eagle Point Credit Company, as well as the boards of directors of several other Trident Fund portfolio companies. He holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Jill Smart has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2018. From 2015-2023, Ms. Smart served as President of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), an organization that recognizes individuals and institutions for professional achievement in human resources by election as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. Previously, Ms. Smart spent more than 33 years at Accenture, a global professional services company, before retiring in 2014. For 10 years, she served as Accenture’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Smart has served as a non-employee director of EPAM’s board since July 2016. She is the founder and CEO of JBSmart Consulting, LLC, a member of the Cerity Partners Advisory Board, and serves on the Boards of Directors of AlixPartners, a financial advisory and global consulting firm, and World Kinect Corporation, a publicly traded global energy management company. Ms. Smart received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in business administration from the University of Illinois.
Lisa Troe has served as a member of the Board of Directors since March 2021. From 2014 through 2021, she was a Senior Managing Director of Athena Advisors LLC, an independent advisory firm she co-founded to provide forensic and litigation, financial disclosure, and business strategy consulting services. From 2005 through 2013, Ms. Troe was a Senior Managing Director at business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. From 1995 through 2005, Ms. Troe held positions of increasing responsibility at the Pacific regional office of the U.S. SEC Division of Enforcement, including six years as Regional Chief Enforcement Accountant. Previously, she held accounting positions in public and private companies and was a senior auditor at Deloitte. Ms. Troe has served on the board of Expro Group Holdings N.V., an oilfield services company (since 2021); Magnite, Inc., a digital advertising technology company (2014 - 2023); and Stem, Inc., a clean energy solutions company (2021 - 2023). Ms. Troe is NACD Directorship Certified® and a CPA. She received a B.S. in business administration from University of Colorado. Ms. Troe brings to the Board of Directors an extensive background in public company governance and oversight, enterprise risk management, and public company accounting, financial reporting and disclosure. She has diverse experience with a wide range of industries, allowing her to bring additional perspective to a board.