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etouches is a fast growing company. Our investors have always supported us, trusting our efforts to bring to our customers the most loving software in the industry. Find out who’s behind etouches success.
Benjamin Levin, Founder and Partner, Level Equity
Benjamin Levin is a partner and founder at Level Equity. He has been an investor in growing media, software and services companies since 1997. Prior to founding Level Equity he was a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners; previous professional experience includes Mentmore Holdings and Salomon Brothers, and he is a graduate of Harvard College.
Christa Carone, EVP, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Events, Fidelity Investments
Leads enterprise-wide communication strategies that support Fidelity's close connections with clients, employees and the communities they serve. Member of the firm's executive committee, providing leadership counsel on corporate affairs and activities that foster continued respect for Fidelity's brand and reputation. Christa's previous professional experience includes Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Xerox corporation.
Geoff Schneider, Managing Director and Founder, Cava Capital
Geoff founded Cava Capital based on the idea that entrepreneurial experience is essential to being a great investor in startups. Geoff has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience with a range of companies in consumer marketing and media, technology products and services, information services and Internet marketing. Geoff has participated in several angel investments and has been a strategic investor in two venture capital funds. Geoff has led the Cava investments in etouches, Zadspace, Precision Health Media, Neuehouse, and EveryScreen Media and manages the firm’s strategy and execution.
Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Vistage International
Leon was named CEO of Vistage International, effective March 31, 2013. He is also a Director at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) and eTouches Inc. Between 2007 and 2011, Leon served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, at Warner Music Group. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Group President of The NPD Group, Inc., a global provider of consumer and retail information. From 1989 to 2004, Leon was with Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gartner Community, which included Gartner's Worldwide Events, Best Practices and Executive Programs business divisions.
Pauline Murphy, Managing Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Pauline has extensive experience in both manufacturing and service organizations. She was controller of an early-stage software development company and launched her career at Ernst & Young, LLP. Her career milestones with CI include leading investments in deets, Environmental Energy Services, etouches, FMP Products, New Ortho Polymers, Premise Corporation, XLerant and Zadspace. Three of the former CI portfolio companies that Pauline was involved with have been acquired: CGI Pharmaceuticals, Nufern and Premise Corporation.
Alan Patricof, Managing Director, Greycoft LLC.
Founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC, Alan Patricof is a long time innovator and advocate for venture capital. Starting with Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc., a predecessor to Apax Partners, it is now one of the world’s leading private equity firms with over $41 billion under management. With a 40-plus year career in venture capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the venture capital field from a base of high net-worth individuals to its position today with broad institutional backing, as well as playing a key role in the essential legislative initiatives that have guided its evolution. Alan is active in the New York and Washington communities as a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, Applied Sciences NYC Advisory Board, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Leadership Council.
Oni Chukwu, Chief Executive Officer, etouches
K. Oni Chukwu, a veteran software industry executive, was appointed in September 2013 as President & CEO to lead etouches through its next phase of growth. Oni will also join the company’s Board of Directors. Oni brings a distinguished record of leading and managing exceptional customer growth, results-driven financial performance, and operational execution for market-dominant global enterprise software and ecommerce companies. He has 20+ years experience in growing global technology companies and working closely with enterprise business users around the world in providing them the software, technology tools and services they need to achieve their growth goals. Oni also has proven skills in recruiting and nurturing global talent to deliver best-in-class software and services for customers.