Board of Directors

 

Meet the recognized leaders essential to our growth and success

Tom Buiocchi

Executive Director,
President & CEO

Steven Gottfried

Founder

Dan Leff

Director

Arun Mathew

Accel Partner

Cameron O’Reilly

Chairman

Brent Pearson

Executive Director & CFO

Rich Wong

Accel Partner

Tom Buiocchi

Tom Buiocchi

Executive Director, President & CEO

Tom Buiocchi joined ServiceChannel as an Executive Director in 2014. Tom has more than 30 years of experience leading growth companies in both technology and energy services, including Jeda Networks (interim CEO), Drobo (CEO), Mohr Davidow Ventures (Executive in Residence), Brocade Communications (CMO), Rhapsody Networks (Vice President Marketing), Enron Energy Services, FMES (co-founder and COO), and Hewlett-Packard. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Union College and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Steven Gottfried

Founder

Steven Gottfried is a co-founder and former CEO of ServiceChannel. Currently, he is the Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director of ReTool Ventures, an incubator focused on accelerating innovation in facilities management. Steven has more than two decades of experience in facilities maintenance–focused technology and entrepreneurship. Previous to founding ServiceChannel, Steven founded and was CEO at Service Contractor Systems, an enterprise resource planning solution designed for service contractors that has more than 400 deployments throughout the country. Steven was also CEO at Capital Electronics, Inc., another company he founded.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University.

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Dan Leff

Director

Dan Leff joined ServiceChannel as the Executive Chairman in 2014. Dan has extensive operating experience building and leading global energy services and software businesses. He has executive experience with Viridity Energy (Executive Chairman), Hara Software (CEO), Clayton Dubilier & Rice (Advisory Partner), Invensys (co-COO), Enron Energy Services (Chairman and CEO post- bankruptcy, and COO pre-bankruptcy) and FMES (co-founder and CEO). Dan began his career with United Technologies Carrier Corporation, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.

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Arun Mathew

Accel Partner

Arun Mathew joined Accel in 2009 and focuses on enterprise software and security.

Arun works closely with Bettercloud, Code42, Dealer.com (acquired by DealerTrack), Qualtrics, ServiceChannel, Squarespace, Tenable and Yapstone. Arun also helps lead the firm’s Tech Council initiatives and spends a significant portion of his time in emerging markets, especially India. He is active with Accel’s investments in Flipkart, BookMyShow, Ola, Freshdesk and Portea.

He sourced the firm’s early investment in Groupon and previously worked at Squarespace.

Arun is from Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Cameron O’Reilly

Chairman

Cameron joined ServiceChannel as a non-Executive Director in 2014. Previously, Cameron founded Bayard Capital Partners Pty Ltd. (“Bayard Capital Partners”) and Bayard Capital Management Pty Ltd. (“Bayard Capital Management”, and together with Bayard Capital Partners and their affiliates, “Bayard”) in 2002, and has subsequently deployed over $750 million of capital to build Landis+Gyr into the world’s largest electricity smart metering company through 14 acquisitions and investments. Bayard later sold Landis+Gyr to Toshiba Corporation for $2.3 billion in 2011. Prior to founding Bayard, Cameron was the CEO of APN, a company that made more than 30 acquisitions to become one of Australia’s largest diversified listed media companies. Cameron graduated from Oxford University with an honors degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.

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Brent Pearson

Executive Director & CFO

Brent Pearson joined ServiceChannel as an Executive Director in 2014. Most recently he was a Vice President of Bayard Capital and helped build Landis+Gyr into the world’s leading electricity metering and smart grid company responsible for acquisitions, business development, global partnerships, and fundraising. Bayard eventually sold Landis+Gyr to Toshiba for $2.3 billion in 2011. He has also advised private equity firm KKR on smart grid transactions. Previously Brent was a principal with Cherry Tree, a boutique investment banking and venture capital firm focused on technology, software, and information utilities. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Iowa

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Rich Wong

Accel Partner

Rich Wong joined Accel as a partner in 2006 and focuses on software, internet services, and mobile technologies.

Rich led the investments and currently serves on the Boards of Atlassian (TEAM), Checkr, Instabug, Neumob, Nextbit, Osmo, Qwilt, ServiceChannel, Sunrun (RUN), and Tune. Rich also led Accel’s investment in Rovio.

Rich previously led Accel’s investments in Airwatch (acquired by VMWare), MoPub (acquired by Twitter), Admob (acquired by Google), Dealer.com (acquired by Cox), Parature (acquired by Microsoft), Swiftkey (acquired by Microsoft) and 3LM (acquired by Motorola).

He was the first outside Board member and lead investor in Atlassian, Checkr, MoPub, Neumob, Tune, and 3LM.

He has been actively involved in the mobile and broadband ecosystems for more than a decade, having served as SVP of products for mobile pioneer, Openwave Systems, and CMO of Covad Communications. Rich started his career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and at McKinsey.

Rich grew up in Santa Rosa, California, and has a Materials Science & Engineering degree and Master’s in Management from MIT.

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