Meet our Leaders
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bill Portelli is CEO and cofounder of CollabNet, the leading provider of solutions for Enterprise Cloud Development that orchestrate hybrid development and deployment across public, private, and on-premise environments. His background includes 30 years of experience in engineering, business, and overall executive management. Just prior to CollabNet, Bill was Senior VP and GM of Cadence Design Systems' global consulting business as well as its Custom Integrated Circuits tools business unit. Since starting CollabNet, Bill and his team have led the Company to the industry leadership position in providing enterprise solutions for collaborative and distributed agile software development in the cloud, including the building of the first front end platform for the industry shift to hybrid cloud development and deployment.
Involved with open source and on-demand provisioning since the late '90s, Bill conceived of and led CollabNet's efforts to extend the best practices of open source software development and SaaS provisioning models into a codified set of agile tools, software development processes, and community best practices to enable industry-changing cost and productivity gains for commercial organizations around the globe.
In recognition of his accomplishments as a leader in global software development, Bill was honored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the Technology Pioneer Award in 2010.
Managing Director, Vector Capital
David is a Managing Director at Vector Capital and is responsible for the firm’s deal origination efforts. David has spent almost 20 years working with technology companies, including more than a decade in technology investment banking. Prior to joining Vector, David was most recently a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray and prior to that worked at RBC Capital Markets and Cowen & Co. David has closed over 50 transactions throughout his career with an aggregate value of more than $15 billion. Early in his career, David was also a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Silicon Valley office. David has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Managing Director, Vector Capital
Rob is a Managing Director at Vector and joined the firm in 1999. Rob’s areas of expertise include enterprise software, infrastructure software, public company investing and corporate spinouts. He sits on the Board of Cambium Networks, Inc . which he spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, Corel Corporation, which he took private in 2010, and Idera, Inc. which he combined with Precise Software in 2013. Prior to its acquisition by Idera, Rob was also a director of Precise Software Solutions, Inc. Prior to Vector, Rob was a Business Development Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Technology practice at Montgomery Securities. While at Montgomery, he completed over twenty public and private equity financings, raising over $1.3 billion in capital, and advised on three M&A assignments. Rob has an MBA with distinction from The Wharton School and a B.A. with departmental honors in History and Economics from Stanford University.
Jason’s extensive technology background includes decades of executive experience within software, mobile and cloud systems management industries. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Automic Software, a global leader for IT process automation. Other senior executive experience includes being CEO of Univa and Intrinsic Technologies, and serving as Chief Financial Officer for Ravisent Technologies, where he led the seed-stage company’s dramatic growth and its distinction as the "9th Fastest Growing Company in the United States from 1994 to 1998" (Deloitte & Touch/Forbes). Other experience includes Executive Chairman of Mobitrac (acquired by Fluensee), Director of Midwest Board at Tech America and Board of Directors member for AnySource Media (acquired by Divix, NASDAQ DIVX) Ecologic Technologies. Jason holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Washington University.