Kevin Costello served as president of Ariba, a cloud-based software and consulting services company that helps companies to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently, for twelve years. During his tenure, he provided visionary leadership and guidance that helped catapult the company to a leading position as a global cloud computing and commerce management solutions provider.
When SAP acquired Ariba in 2012, Costello continued to serve as president and turned his focus to directing all of Ariba’s integrated global commercial units including sales, marketing, professional services, channels and The Ariba Network. Prior to his leadership at Ariba and SAP, Costello held a number of senior management roles at Anderson Business Consulting. Collectively, Costello’s SaaS leadership spans 25 years and he is regarded as the market leader in the SaaS space.
Costello also currently sits on the Board of Directors of FinancialForce.com, and Vantiv Inc. Previously he served as Lead Independent Director for Rackspace Hosting, as a board member for Cbeyond, and as vice-chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant.
CAMPBELL (CAM) B. LANIER, III
Cam is the Chairman and CEO of ITC Holding Company, LLC, a diversified holding company in West Point, Georgia. His investment activities span more than 30 years and have focused on early stage investments in communications, technology, and financial services. He has served as a director of ITC since the company’s inception in 1989 as a corporation.
He currently serves as senior director of Kinetic Ventures, a leading venture capital investor in high growth information, communications and power/clean technology companies. Cam also serves as general partner for ITC Partners Fund I, LP, an early stage investor in high growth technology and services companies; chairman and CEO of Magnolia Holding Company and former chairman or founding investor of numerous portfolio companies including Interstate Communications (Telecom*USA), Powertel (now T-Mobile), Mindspring, (merged Earthlink), ITC DeltaCom, InterCall, Knology and Firethorn.
He previously served as managing director of South Atlantic Private Equity Fund, IV, Limited Partnership.
JOHN W. CHIDSEY
John was previously the chairman and CEO of Burger King Corporation where he served as president and CFO as well as other senior level positions from 2004 to 2011. Prior to Burger King, John served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions at Cendant. Prior to Cendant, John served in several senior leadership positions with Pepsi, including director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and CFO of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc.
He is a board member of Norwegian Cruise Lines, Instawares Holding Company, HealthSouth and Davidson College. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Georgia Bar Association. John earned a masters of business administration degree in Finance and Accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a bachelor of arts degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
RANSOM A. LANGFORD
Ransom is a partner and a member of the Investment Committee of TPG Growth based in New York. He oversees the firm’s investments principally in the sectors of industrials and business services, supports other TPG Growth professionals in the areas of clean technology and renewable energy and participates in all aspects of the firm’s activities and investments.
Prior to joining TPG in 2009, Mr. Langford was a managing director and partner with New Canaan, Connecticut-based J.H. Whitney & Co. From 2000 to 2009, Ransom was a senior member of the investment team responsible for investing several private equity partnerships. Ransom served on numerous boards of directors of Whitney portfolio companies and was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to Whitney, Ransom was a member of the investment team at Los Angeles-based Brentwood Associates, participating in all aspects of sourcing, conducting due diligence, negotiating and closing private equity transactions.
Prior to Brentwood Associates, Ransom was an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at New York-based investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ransom is a board member of several TPG portfolio companies, including VPSI, Red Book Connect and Microgame. Ransom holds a master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania with Honors. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife and three children.
Ray Pawlikowski is the co-founder of HotSchedules and also serves on the board of directors.
Mike Arenth is the President & CEO of HotSchedules. Previously, Mr. Arenth worked as a Senior Advisor for Silver Lake. Prior to Silver Lake, he served as Executive Vice President for SAP, where he oversaw the Ariba business. Before joining SAP in 2012, Mr. Arenth spent ten years at Ariba, where he was most recently Senior Vice President & General Manager, responsible for cloud software sales, the business network, customer management and professional services in North America, EMEA & APAC.
Prior to joining Ariba in 2002, Mr. Arenth worked for Andersen Business Consulting in the Supply Chain Management practice. Mr. Arenth holds a B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.