Young Lee - Managing Director
Young is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Young was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., where he worked with its Merchant Banking and Leveraged Finance Groups. He also worked at J.P. Morgan and Company, Inc. in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group.
Young received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Harvard College.
Tim Mack - Managing Director
Tim is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Bain & Company. Tim received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Cornell University.
Iveshu Bhatia - Principal Vice President
Iveshu is a Principal Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Lazard Frères. Iveshu received a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Engineering from Stanford University.
Before his retirement in July 2008, Arun served as Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest mobile phone company by revenue, with over 300 million customers and £40 billion in revenues.
Arun’s telecom career began in 1984 at Pacific Telesis Group (PTG) where he pioneered the expansion of the mobile communications industry by acquiring numerous domestic and international cellular licenses. He held several senior roles at PTG over the next decade. In 1994, he led the review and recommendation for the spinoff of the wireless businesses from PTG which became AirTouch Communications. Subsequently, he was appointed President and COO of AirTouch in 1997.
With the 1999 merger of Vodafone and AirTouch Arun became CEO of Vodafone’s US/AsiaPacific region. He left Vodafone in 2000 and re-joined as Chief Executive in 2003.
He has served on numerous Boards including The Gap and the Court of the Bank of England. He is currently a non-executive director of Accenture PLC, Charles Schwab Corporation, Cisco and Ola Cabs. In 2010 he received an Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
Arun has a degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a MS in Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ori Sasson is the founding partner of Primera Capital. He has invested widely in many segments of the high-tech sector, and has chaired and founded pioneering companies in wireless carrier services, global transportation logistics and managed services. His investments include Mobileum (known earlier as Roamware), GTNexus, C3, Vmware (Nasdaq: VMW), VXtreme (acquired by Microsoft), Emotive, Cramster (acquired by Chegg), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Chegg, Mobile Access Network (acquired by Corning), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Octane (acquired by Epiphany), NewRoads (acquired by GSI Commerce) and Genesys (Nasdaq: GCTI), among others. He has one of the best investment records in the industry.
Ori possesses extensive venture and hands-on business experience. Before founding Primera, Ori was a partner at Apax Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, where he expanded the company's global market reach, recruited a top-notch international management team, and managed the company's acquisition by Paris-based Alcatel in the year 2000.
Ori also served as Chairman and CEO of Scopus Technology - a company he co-founded in 1991 - and directed, from its inception to a highly successful IPO and merger with Siebel Systems in April 1998, creating the second largest applications company in the world. Ori has used his business acumen to advise many young companies and has received numerous accolades, including the Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year, 1997.
Ori holds a master's degree in operations research and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves on the boards of GTNexus, Mobileum, Emotive, Jitterbit, Kiverdi and the Children's Hospital of Oakland.
Bobby Srinivasan - CEO
Bobby Srinivasan is the Chief Executive Officer of Mobileum. His earlier assignments with the company (known earlier as Roamware) include Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President - Global Sales. Bobby has been instrumental in transforming the company from a startup into a global leader in roaming and big data analytics.
During his previous tenure as CEO, the company received several industry recognitions. Most recently, as Roamware, Mobileum was named a Top 50 Startup in the 2011 Tie50 Awards. Earlier recognitions include the Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2006. In 2007, Mobileum, as Roamware won the Red Herring 100 Most Promising Private North American Technology Companies in 2007. Mobileum also won the Deloitte's 2007 Wireless Fast 50. Bobby was named Award Finalist for Northern California, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010.
Prior to Roamware, Bobby served as Vice President - Sales and Business Development for SoftPlus (acquired by US Interactive in February 2000 for $358 million), where he was responsible for developing the worldwide field operations. Before SoftPlus, he was Vice President - International Operations of Objectivity, Inc., an object database and applications company and was responsible for all aspects of its international business activities. Prior to Objectivity, Inc., Bobby held management positions with Hewlett-Packard and Apollo Computers. Additionally, he also worked as a consultant at the World Bank and at Shearson-Lehman Brothers.
Bobby earned his Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India.