Dan Vetras brings 30 years of experience in business and technology leadership to the Kollective executive management team. As President and CEO, he oversees day-to-day operations globally and is actively involved in building long-term relationships with Kollective’s customer base. Prior to joining Kollective, Dan was President and CEO of Visible Technologies, a leader in social media intelligence solutions where he doubled the overall business, led a round of strategic financing and opened European operations. Before his role at Visible Technologies, he was President and CEO of Talisma Corporation, significantly growing revenues and managing a successful merger with Moxie Software. Dan was President and CEO of Captura Software through its merger with Concur Technologies, where he was responsible for determining the company’s strategic direction and operation. Prior to taking the helm at Captura, he was Vice President of Sales at Intranets.com/Web Ex. Dan served IBM as vice president of worldwide consumer software sales upon its acquisition of Edmark Corporation, where he was vice president of consumer sales and channel marketing. He also spent seven years in sales management and business development positions at Lotus Development Corporation/IBM.
Kirk is a Partner with MK Capital. Kirk focuses on the digital media sector with a specific emphasis on mobile internet and IP video investment opportunities. Prior to joining MK Capital, he spent considerable time in management roles for leading technology companies, including co-founding an open source software business. Kirk served as a field operations executive at Ariba, Inc. – a global provider of Enterprise Spend Management solutions. As an early stage Ariba employee, he was responsible for establishing and growing the field operations team. Before joining Ariba, Kirk led the construction of the first business-to-consumer online store at Motorola, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked at Accenture serving clients in the telecommunications sector. Kirk currently serves on the boards of HealthiNation, Kollective, and BidPal Network. Kirk received his MBA from Stanford University and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Mark is a Managing General Partner of MK Capital. He is also a General Partner of The Productivity Fund III and The Productivity Fund IV totaling over $175 million in committed capital. Mark is a General Partner of two other funds that are fully invested and represent over $170 million in committed capital. Prior to founding MK Capital, he served as a managing director of First Analysis Corporation, responsible for coordinating venture capital opportunities. Mark’s areas of expertise include enterprise software, outsourcing and marketing services. As a former Executive Officer of Eagle Industries, a $1.5 billion Sam Zell company, he led the company through several merger and acquisition transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Mark was also previously with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is a graduate of Dartmouth and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Prior to joining Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2004, Adam held various senior operating and business development roles Sportvision, Inc. (the world’s leader in technology-based enhancements for live sports programming, and a New World Ventures portfolio company) helping the company grow from the “business plan” stage to eight figures in annual revenue. Adam currently serves on the boards of Advantage Optics, Inc., Firm58, Inc., HyperQuest, Inc. and Kollective, and works closely with TopSchool, Inc., and Zinch, Inc. Adam also serves on the Investment Committee for the Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (i2A) – a public-private seed-stage investment fund, and on the Board of Excelerate a mentor-driven seed investment program based in Chicago. Adam received his B.S. in economics with concentrations in finance and international management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in organizational behavior and decision sciences.
Karey Barker has been a Managing Director of Cross Creek Capital, a private equity affiliate of Wasatch Advisors, since its inception in 2006. She is also a Managing Director of Cross Creek Partners, a venture fund of funds. Prior to launching Cross Creek Capital, Karey was a Portfolio Manager on the Wasatch Ultra Growth portfolios for over 14 years. Karey joined Wasatch Advisors in 1989 and has spent her entire career in the field of investment management.
Karey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Finance. She also studied French and International Economics at the Universite d’Angers in France and later earned a B.A. with honors in French from the University of Utah. Karey is a Utah native and speaks French. She enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking and skiing with her family.
Dino Vendetti is an entrepreneur, mentor, and early stage investor in software, web, and mobile start-ups. He’s currently Managing Director Formative Ventures in Menlo Park and founder of Bend based tech accelerator Founders Pad. He is an experienced operating executive who spent the majority of his career in Marketing, Business Development, and Engineering roles at start up’s including Qualcomm. Prior to joining Formative, Dino was a General Partner at Bay Partners, and at Vulcan Ventures. His current investments include Vungle, InboundWriter, Adept Cloud, Manzama, Capella, Rally Cause, Jett Stream, and Sonivate. Dino earned his MSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Washington and a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.
Edgar Masri is currently a board advisor and senior consultant to Accton (www.accton.com), a Taiwan-based global OEM/ODM leader in advanced networking and communication equipment.
From April 2009 till May 2017, Mr. Masri was member of the board of Calient Technologies (www.calient.net), a photonic switching systems company, recently acquired by Suzhou, China-based Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd.
From 2009 to December 2016, Mr. Masri was president and chief executive officer of Qualtré, Inc., a US-based startup focused on commercializing the next generation of motion sensors for industrial and automotive applications. He led and concluded the acquisition of Qualtré’s key personnel and assets by Panasonic Corporation in December 2016.
Prior to Qualtré, Edgar Masri was President & CEO of 3Com Corporation, a leading global data networking company. During his tenure, he negotiated, led the acquisition of, and chaired the board of H3C, the joint venture between 3Com and Huawei. He also brought 3Com to record revenue and gross margins, 6 consecutive quarters of profitability, and 2nd or 3rd market share position in enterprise switching and enterprise routing. Mr. Masri recommended and managed the go-private transaction with Bain Capital.
Mr. Masri joined Matrix Partners, a leading venture capital firm in 2000. He led the investment in and served on the board of various semiconductor, telecommunication equipment, and system software startups, including Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom Corporation), Redline Communications (TSX/AIM: RDL), and Camiant (acquired by Tekelec). Prior to Matrix, Masri was president of 3Com Ventures. Before that, Masri was senior vice president and general manager of 3Com’s Network Systems Business Unit.
Mr. Masri holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration with distinction (Arjay Miller Scholar) from Stanford University.