Charles Carmel is based in San Francisco, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on the enterprise IT and communications infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Carmel was vice president and head of corporate development at Cisco where he led a global team responsible for driving Cisco’s worldwide acquisition and venture capital strategy. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the technology investment banking group. Mr. Carmel received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Kurt Cavano is Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of GT Nexus, Inc., with overall responsibility for driving GT Nexus’ strategic direction, for disseminating the company’s track record of innovation and market success, and for guiding key customer, industry and partner relationships. He has over 25 years of experience helping corporations improve their business performance through the intelligent application of technology. Mr. Cavano is the founder of TradeCard, Inc, which merged with GT Nexus in April 2013. Prior to founding TradeCard in 1999, he was a Vice President at American Management Systems, an international business and information technology consulting firm. Mr. Cavano managed the Corporate Banking Practice of the AMS Finance Industry Group. Featured as one of World Trade Magazine’s 50 most influential people, Mr. Cavano is a frequent speaker and writer on topics concerning international trade and global supply chain management. He holds a BS in Bioscience from Penn State University and an MBA from New York University.
Cary Davis is a Partner at Warburg Pincus. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus in 1994, he was Executive Assistant to Michael Dell at Dell Computer Corporation, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sean Feeney is Chief Executive Officer of GT Nexus, Inc. and has overall responsibility for realizing the company’s vision and implementing its profitable growth strategies. He is an accomplished technology chief executive with over 25 years of leadership experience. Most recently, Mr. Feeney was an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital and Chief Executive Officer of Inovis, from 2005 until the 2010 merger with GXS, a transaction that created the largest B2B integration services and e-commerce provider with 40,000 customers worldwide. He has also worked as Executive Vice President at CheckFree (acquired by Fiserv), Chief Operating Officer at Clarus Corporation, and Executive Vice President at Dun & Bradstreet Software. Mr. Feeney earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Aaron Sasson is Chairman of the Board of GT Nexus. He has more than 20 years of experience as a technology leader and has helped found four companies, including GT Nexus. Before starting GT Nexus, Mr. Sasson was co-founder of Scopus Technology and served as senior vice president of field operations. At Scopus, he played a key role in its successful initial public offering and in driving revenues to more than $100 million in six years. He also led the company’s successful merger with Siebel Systems, an industry leader in enterprise relationship software. Mr. Sasson was also a founder of Plato Software, which later was acquired by Genesys Labs. Mr. Sasson has held executive-level and management positions at Opus Systems, Sun Microsystems, GenRad and Motorola. Mr. Sasson earned a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering from the University of London.
Ori Sasson is the founding Partner of Primera Capital. Mr. Sasson has invested widely in many segments of the high tech sector, his investments include Vmware (Nasdaq: VMW), VXtreme (Acquired by Microsoft), Cramster (acquired by Chegg), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Mobile Access Network (Acquired by Corning), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), NewRoads (acquired by GSI Commerce), among others.
Before founding Primera, Mr. Sasson was a partner at Apax Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, and managed the company’s acquisition by Paris-based Alcatel in January 2000. Mr. Sasson also served as Chairman and CEO of Scopus Technology — a company he co-founded in 1991 — and directed, from its inception through a highly successful IPO in 1995 and until its merger with Siebel Systems in April 1998.
Mr. Sasson has used his business savvy to advise many young companies and has received numerous accolades, including the award for 1997 Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr. Sasson holds a masters degree in Operations Research and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves on the boards of GT Nexus, Roamware, Emotive, Jitterbit, Kiverdi and the Children’s Hospital of Oakland.