Jim brings over 25 years of experience growing and managing cutting edge technology businesses. As an operating executive, his career includes building highly successful organizations, bringing businesses to scale, IPO’s, and a multi-billion dollar exit. Jim is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping to build successful enterprises around exciting market opportunities. He is a Trustee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and serves on the WPI School of Business’ Council of Strategic Advisers.
Jim previously served as President and CEO of data warehousing and analytics company Netezza. Throughout his tenure at Netezza, Jim brought his passion for building great teams that deliver disruptive technology solutions to market. In 2007, Jim worked to take Netezza public, leading it through 14 quarters of growth, ultimately driving the nearly $2B acquisition of Netezza by IBM in a 2010 transaction dubbed “the most disruptive acquisition of 2010″ by Information Week.
Jeremy Hitchcock cofounded Dyn as a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2001 to build a directory of Internet devices for consumers, setting the ground work for what Dyn is today - an Internet performance management company. Dyn is the only company that can deliver the best Internet performance and security.
Jeremy’s many achievements as a CEO earned him and Dyn recognition as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Fast 500 rankings. He has been featured in or written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, VentureBeat, Politico, and The Boston Globe. He has written extensively on building ecosystems, running a bootstrapped and hyper-growth company, developing talent and culture of high technology companies, and education.
He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Management Information Systems, living and working in Manchester, NH.
Mark E. Fusco was most recently Aspen Technology President and Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure Fusco drove the company’s focus on operational performance, product innovation, and market leadership in the process industries.
Since leaving Aspen technology Fusco has been active in managing and starting two businesses and currently serves on the Board of Directors of two technology companies,Viewpoint Construction Software and BlackDuck Software, in addition to Dyn.
Previously, Fusco served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ajilon Consulting USA, a $400 million IT consulting firm with 40 offices and over 4,000 employees.
Before entering the business world, Fusco played in the National Hockey League and on the U.S. Olympics hockey team. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School.
Gary Haroian has spent more than 30 years helping build growth companies. For the past 11 years, Gary has provided leadership and direction to over a dozen publicly-held and private venture-backed companies as a Director, Financial Expert and Audit Committee Chairman. In his capacity capacity as a director, Gary has also helped complete several M&A sale and purchase transactions, an IPO, two Secondary offerings, and served on Compensation, Nominating and Governance, and Special Committees.
Gary began his career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen and Company before joining Stratus Computer where he served as CFO, COO and CEO over a 13 year period. Subsequent to Stratus, he served as CFO of Concord Communications and CFO and CEO of Bowstreet Software. He helped lead both Stratus and Concord to successful IPO's.
Gary currently sits on the boards of Aspen Technology, Brightcove and QD Vision.
Joining North Bridge in 2007, Russ is a Partner with areas of focus including technology-enabled services, communications and software companies.
Prior to North Bridge, he invested in technology and communications companies at M/C Venture Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
As a Partner at M/C Venture Partners, a $1.5 billion communications and technology focused private equity firm, he invested growth equity in the software, managed services and communications industries. Before M/C, he worked at private equity firm, TA Associates as an Associate in the technology group and at Alex. Brown & Sons as an investment banking analyst.
Russ has a MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Princeton University. He enjoys playing golf, coaching his kids’ sports teams and reading American history.