Investing Team

  • Dave Gould

    Dave Gould is a General Partner at TechOperators.  Having held leadership roles with both start-ups and larger technology companies, Dave offers a broad range of experience that touches every aspect of the business.  A proven industry leader with a breadth of knowledge in launching and growing businesses in emerging markets, he possesses sound experience in predicting market developments, setting and adjusting strategy, and leading organizations amidst changing market dynamics.

    Dave was formerly the Chairman & CEO of Witness Systems. During his eight-year tenure, he led the company through a successful IPO (Red Herring #13 in 2000), and to the leading position in the workforce optimization market. Through strong execution and successful acquisitions, Witness grew to have nearly $220 million in annual revenue, with operating margins in the 20% range. The company was sold in the spring of 2007 to Verint for ~ $1.1 billion.

    Dave joined Witness Systems from Boston-based InStream Corporation, where he was Chairman & CEO of the early-stage Internet electronic commerce company targeting the healthcare market.  Prior to his roles there, he served as president of DCA’s Remote Access Division and held management positions with Management Science America (MSA).  Dave holds a bachelor’s in economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Emory University.

     

  • Bill Jones

    Bill Jones is a Vice President at TechOperators. In his 30-year career in software, Bill has gained extensive experience in executive, product and marketing leadership roles with both start-ups and large technology companies. Prior to joining TechOperators, Bill was the founder and CEO of CollectorDASH, maker of a social engagement and ecommerce platform for enthusiast consumers and the brands that service them.

    As Air2Web’s President and CMO, he led the company through a series of successful operational improvements, preparing it for its eventual sale. Bill was the senior product management and marketing executive at Synchrologic, and he continued to run product management for Intellisync and Nokia’s enterprise software operations following a series of successful acquisitions. At Nokia, he led a cross-continent, cross-divisional innovation team which was recognized internally for its innovative contributions to Nokia's most successful smartphone ever. Prior to his career in mobile software, Bill was the lead designer and product manager for Samna, creating the first word processor for Windows, Ami Pro. Through the successful acquisitions by Lotus and IBM, Bill continued to run worldwide enterprise product management, eventually managing a product portfolio with annual revenues of $700M.

    He is an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia’s High Growth Task Force, a mentor at the Atlanta Technology Development Center, Georgia Tech Flashpoint accelerator, and TAG CapVenture program. Bill holds a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Jones School at Rice University.

     

  • Glenn McGonnigle

    Glenn McGonnigle is a General Partner at TechOperators. Prior to launching TechOperators in 2008, Glenn was CEO of VistaScape Security Systems, a venture-backed provider of enterprise intelligent video surveillance software.  He lead the company through its successful sale to Siemens Building Technologies.  Previously, Glenn was a co-founder and senior executive of Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems (ISS) where he helped raise initial venture capital and launch the business.  For 7 years, he led the business development team in developing sales channels and entering the managed security services market. During his tenure, the company grew from startup to revenues of over $225 million and was later acquired by IBM for $1.3 billion.  

    Earlier in his career, Glenn worked at venture-backed software companies InterBase Software (acquired by Borland) and Epoch Systems (acquired by EMC) in a variety of sales and marketing executive positions.

    He is an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), a past-Chairman of the Atlanta CEO Council, and chaired the 2011 Venture Atlanta Conference.  In addition, he has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgia’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and a mentor to numerous entrepreneurs in accelerator programs throughout the Southeast.  McGonnigle holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia where he serves as a Trustee of the UVa Engineering Foundation.

     

  • Said Mohammadioun

    Said Mohammadioun is the Managing Partner at TechOperators.  Prior to launching TechOperators, Said was CEO and Chairman of Synchrologic, Inc. for 7 years leading its growth and successful sale to Intellisync and subsequently to Nokia in 2006. Synchrologic provided wireless email service to wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless.  The company also sold a suite of other mobile applications and middleware to enterprise customers.

    Previously, Said was the founder and CEO of Samna Corporation, a software company, from 1983 to 1990.  He took Samna public in 1987 and sold it to Lotus 3 years later.  Samna’s primary product, Ami Pro, became a major part of Lotus/IBM SmartSuite.  He was an executive with a portfolio of product divisions at Lotus Development Corporation for the following four years.  Said has 9 years of other executive service at Intellisync and Lanier Business Product and was a design engineer for 5 years.

    Said has served on the board of 12 software companies and has made direct investments in as many others. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Georgia Tech College of Computing and the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).  Said holds BS EE and MS EE degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgia State University. He holds 8 patents with another pending and has been inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame.

  • Tom Noonan

    Tom Noonan is a General Partner at TechOperators.  Tom is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ISSX), which was acquired in 2007 by IBM for $1.3B. Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus launched ISS in 1994 to commercialize and develop a premier network security management company. Under Tom’s leadership, ISS revenue soared from startup in 1995 to nearly $400 million dollars in its first decade. The company grew to more than 2,000 employees, with operations in more than 36 countries.

    Prior to co-founding ISS, Tom held senior management positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, where he was vice president, worldwide marketing. Before joining D&B Software, he specialized in real-time, automated control systems for computer-integrated manufacturing. Earlier, Tom founded two successful technology companies while residing in Boston: Actuation Electronics, a precision motion-control company and Leapfrog Technologies, a software development company designed for networked applications.

    Tom’s management style and vision has been widely recognized by industry-leading publications including Forbes, Business Week and Fortune. In 1999, Ernst and Young recognized him as “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Tom was recognized with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the RSA Security conference, the world’s largest conference dedicated to information security.  Tom was also elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Electronics Association (AeA), whose mission is to serve as “the voice of the American high-tech community.”

    In 2002, President Bush appointed Tom to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure. He currently chairs the NIAC Evaluation and Enhancement of Information Sharing and Analysis Working Group.

    Tom is a frequent speaker at leading industry events and has delivered keynote addresses at such venues as the G8 Summits in Kyoto, Japan and Sea Island, Georgia, Interop Las Vegas, the RSA Conference, SUMAQ Summit, CSIA Town Hall, Japan External Trade Organization, Atlanta Rotary Club, and Forbes CEO events in the United States, Singapore and Mexico.

    Tom holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a business degree from Harvard University. He is an active participant and speaker in numerous professional societies, and serves on the board of directors for Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, the Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Young President’s Organization. He serves on the boards of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and a number of privately held technology companies. He is also an active philanthropist through the work of the Thomas E. Noonan Family foundation which supports education, environmental and healthcare causes locally and nationally. Most recently, Tom was named a "Most Admired CEO" in Atlanta in 2015 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

    Tom is currently Chairman of Ionic Security, a TechOperators investment and a leading innovator in data security for enterprise customers.

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