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Leadership Team

We’re the cloud application and infrastructure experts behind hundreds of the world’s most advanced cloud computing initiatives.

The Cloud Technology Partners leadership team is built around executives from top management consultancies, venture capital firms, and software and IT service providers. Click on the profiles below to read full bios.



Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes the three founders as well as:

Ed Glassmeyer

Managing Partner, Oak Investment Partners

Edward F. Glassmeyer, Managing Partner, co-founded Oak with Stewart Greenfield in 1978. Ed concentrates in Information Technology with a focus on Cloud and Enterprise Software and Services companies, and is active in the broadband networking sector.

Ed is on the Board of Directors of IT Service companies, Attivio, Cloud Technology Partners, EquaTerra (to KPMC), and storage systems innovator, Xiotech (purchased from Seagate, where Ed was a founding director). Ed is also on the board of Anova Data, whose products substantially reduce peak loads on mobile networks, and two eSports companies, Major League Gaming and IMI Exchange (Korea), a leading market place for trading online game assets and virtual currencies.. Ed co-sponsored broadband networking companies GTS (Central Europe) and Zayo, as well as Tikona, a Wireless Internet Service Provider in India.

Past portfolio activity includes IT service companies CBORD Group acquired by Roper Industries, Mobius Management acquired by AGS Content Management and Credit Card software company Paysys acquired by First Data. Telcom companies include Telica (acquired by Lucent); Bellcore spinout Tellium. and Cogent Communications (NASD: CCOI). Also, Aavid Termalloy (NASD:AATT) since taken private, and Seagate (NASD: STX ).

Prior to Oak, Ed started with Citicorp Venture Capital, and later became Managing Partner of The Sprout Group at DLJ (Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette). Ed graduated from Princeton University, served as an officer in the Marine Corps, and received his MBA with distinction from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Ed was a founding Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.


John Littlechild

Partner, HealthCare Ventures

John Littlechild has been a general partner of HealthCare Ventures since 1992. He has been in the venture capital industry since 1980 when he joined Citicorp Venture Capital in London. He subsequently joined the Advent Group, opening the London office of Advent U.K. and then became a founding general partner of Advent International in Boston.

Prior to his career in venture capital, John held marketing and financial management positions with Rank Xerox and ICI. He has focused his investments in biotech and was a very early investor in and Board member of Genzyme. Other companies he has been involved in starting and building include Orthofix, Leukosite, Diacrin and TolerRx. He with his partners in HealthCare Ventures, has also built Human Genome Sciences and Medimmune.

John holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Brian Owen

General Partner, Masthead Venture Partners

Brian D. Owen has more than 30 years of senior operating experience in a wide range of technology companies, with a particular focus on achieving growth and liquidity for VC or PE-backed B2B software companies.

Most recently, Mr. Owen was a general partner with Masthead Venture Partners where he oversaw early-stage investments in emerging technology-based companies, many of which became category-defining leaders in high-growth markets.

Mr. Owen has previously held several highly successful CEO positions. As CEO of MapInfo (NASDAQ: MM) he oversaw an IPO that was 24 times oversubscribed, while his planned IPO at decalog NV triggered a sale to SunGuard (NYSE: SDS). He has also held senior executive positions within Computer Associates and Oracle.

Mr. Owen holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Boston College. He has served on the Board of Directors at Raptor Systems (Sold to Symantec), Nuron (sold to Intel), RuleStream Corporation (Sold to Siemens), AEP Networks (Sold to Ultra Electronics) and is currently a member of the Board of Directors at X-IO Technology. In addition he serves on the Executive Committee of the Technology Council at Boston College.

Chris Perretta

EVP & Chief Information Officer, State Street Corporation

Chris Perretta is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at State Street Corporation. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for State Street’s information technology businesses globally and the strategic direction and management of State Street’s information technology organization, which includes more than 5,300 employees and contractors around the world. He oversees global technology infrastructure, application development and systems architecture for all of State Street worldwide.

Prior to joining State Street, Chris was the CIO for General Electric Commercial Finance. Previous to this he served as CIO for the North American Consumer Financial Services unit and chief technology officer for GE Capital.
Prior to his tenure at General Electric, he was an associate partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he dealt in both the industrial and financial services practice areas. He also spent more than five years leading the development of various technology initiatives in Europe.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and Syracuse University, respectively.

Advisory Board

Todd Dagres

General Partner, Spark Capital

Todd Dagres is a founder and General Partner of Spark Capital. He leads the drive to find the home runs, to uncover the 100x opportunities. He has said that his work to bring Akamai from idea to publicly traded company was his doctoral thesis in venture capital. It is that bedrock of knowledge and the experiences built upon it that he brings to Spark and our partner companies. Todd has led Spark’s investments in Signpost, Menara Networks, Verivue, Covestor, Kateeva, Group Commerce, Intune Networks and FitOrbit.

Todd was previously a General Partner and Executive Committee Member at Battery Ventures. There he led the Communications Investment practice while focusing on the media, entertainment and communications industries. Some of his investments at Battery include Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Qtera (acquired by Nortel Networks), XCOM (acquired by Level 3 Communications), Redstone (acquired by Siemens), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola), Arbor Networks and Cedar Point Communications.

Prior to Battery Ventures, Todd was Principal and Senior Technology Analyst at Montgomery Securities; Senior Technology Analyst and Vice President at Smith Barney/Robinson Humphrey; Vice President of Communications at the Yankee Group; and Business Development Manager for Networks and Communications at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Todd holds an MBA from Boston University and a B.S. in psychology from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.


Bill Helman

Partner, Greylock Partners

Bill joined Greylock in 1984. He is primarily focused on enterprise software and currently represents Greylock on the board of Zipcar. Historically Bill focused on enterprise software, healthcare and biotechnology and led Greylock’s investments in Aveo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AVEO), Exact Sciences, Upromise (merged with Sallie Mae), Outlooksoft (merged with SAP), Tessera (merged with IXL), Ontogeny (merged with Curis), Hyperion Software (merged with Oracle), Filene’s Basement, Pharmacopeia, Millennium Pharmaceuticals (merged with Takeda), Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Mitotix (merged with GPC Biotech) and Reveal Imaging (merged with SAIC).

In addition, Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College where he serves as Chair of the Investment Committee and on the Board of Harvard Management Company. He is on the Board of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Steppingstone Foundation and is an Overseer at the Museum of Fine Arts and a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows.

Bill is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B.) and the Harvard Business School (M.B.A.).


Ronald H. Hovsepian

President, CEO, and Director, Intralinks, Inc.

Ronald W. Hovsepian was appointed president, chief executive officer and director of Intralinks, Inc. in December 2011. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian served as president and chief executive officer of Novell, Inc., from 2005 to 2011. He joined Novell in 2003 as executive vice president and president, worldwide field operations. Prior to his time at Novell, Mr. Hovsepian spent from 2000 to 2003 in venture capital –as a Managing Director with Internet Capital Group and with Bear Stearns Asset Management. He started his career at IBM and served in a number of executive positions over approximately a 16-year period.

Mr. Hovsepian has served as a member of the Board of Directors for ANN Inc. since 1998, and currently serves as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of ANN Inc. since 2005. In addition, Mr. Hovsepian has served as a member of the Board of Directors for ANSYS since 2012, and is currently serving as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of ANSYS since November 2014.

Mr. Hovsepian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College


Chris Pasko

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group

Chris Pasko is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP, based in Boston. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Pasko has been involved with a variety of transactions including advising Xerox in its acquisition of ACS, Sapient in its acquisitions of Derivatives Consulting Group and Nitro, SeaChange in its acquisition of VividLogic and its sale of Casa, Xafinity in its sale to Advent International, DTN in its sale to Telvent, Everbank in its sale of an equity stake to Sageview, and Microsoft in its partnership with Yahoo.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Pasko spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley, during which time he founded the firm’s Boston office and was one of the Heads of its Technology Investment Banking Group. During his career, Mr. Pasko has advised on over 150 completed technology transactions for clients including ADTRAN, Akamai, Amdocs, America Online, AT Kearney, Breakaway, Cascade, Diamond Technology Partners, Digitas, EMC, Fujitsu, Hackett, Keane, i-cube, Mainspring, Microsoft, Publicis, Sapient, Siemens, TCS, WebMD, Wipro and Xerox.

Mr. Pasko holds a BA in Economics from Williams College with Honors, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, was named a Class of 1960 Scholar in Economics, and won the Jack Larned International Management Prize. Mr. Pasko earned his MBA from Harvard University. While at Harvard, Mr. Pasko served as a Teaching Fellow in the Economics Department.