Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Accel Management Co. Adds Rob Solomon

Accel Management Co. announced the addition of Rob Solomon as venture partner.

As venture partner, Solomon will be evaluating early stage and growth equity opportunities with Accel. He will also play a major role in advising the firm’s portfolio companies on a wide range of strategic and operational issues like product management, scaling infrastructure, business operations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Solomon brings more than 18 years of experience as an investor and consumer technology executive to Accel. Most recently, he served as president & COO for Groupon responsible for sales, marketing, business development, operations & international. -PR Newswire

Friday, August 3, 2012

Accel Management Co Adds ake Flomenberg and Nick Mehta

Accel Management Co announced the addition of Jake Flomenberg and Nick Mehta to their Palo Alto office.

At Accel, Flomenberg will focus on big data, cloud computing, SaaS, and storage technologies. He is part of the team responsible for Accel Partner’s Big Data Fund which aims to fund transformative early stage and growth companies throughout the big data ecosystem.

Flomenberg brings deep knowledge of enterprise software and the emerging big data market as well as operational and product strategy expertise to the firm. Prior to Accel Partners, he was director of product management at Splunk where he was responsible for Splunk’s user interface and user experience as well as Splunk’s big data strategy. Previously, he worked at Cloudera where he helped the founding team tackle a broad array of sales, marketing, and product issues.

At Accel Partners, Mehta will work with the team to identify breakthrough companies in enterprise applications and infrastructure.

Mehta brings to Accel Partners a wealth of leadership experience in the areas of SaaS, cloud computing and big data, as well as extensive history in cost-effective enterprise go-to-market models. He joins Accel Partners from leading cloud email archiving and e-Discovery provider LiveOffice, where he was CEO from 2008 through 2012. -PR Newswire

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bill Ready Joins Accel Management Co.

Accel Management Co. announced that Bill Ready has joined the company as an executive in residence.

Ready will work closely with existing portfolio companies within payments and financial products – a core area of emphasis for the firm – while simultaneously working to identify new investment opportunities for the firm where he can serve in a senior leadership role.

Ready brings a wealth of leadership and executive experience from operating and advising high growth technology companies in the financial technology space. He joins Accel from iPay Technologies where he served as president, guiding the company through a period of rapid revenue and earnings growth. Previously, he served as iPay’s chief financial officer and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to a number of leading enterprises with a specific emphasis in payments and financial technology. -PR Newswire

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