TechOperators brings an invaluable skill set to its relationship with HireIQ. Its principals have extensive operating experience and a vast network of strategic connections that help ensure the success of companies like ours. Its financial acumen means that its portfolio companies are well-governed with a view of maximizing business performance. There is no shortage of tactical expertise either as TechOperators is often called on for perspective and to provide advice regarding a wide range of business issues including sales, marketing, product development, support and operations. -- Dan Drechsel, CEO, HireIQ
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 from less than $10 million of annual revenue to close to $250 million, 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 (now Attachmate Corporation) 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.
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