Leading expansion-stage B2B venture firm grows team in order to broaden its ability to discover, engage and deliver value to the world’s best enterprise software companies
Boston, MA — May 19, 2015 – OpenView Venture Partners announced today the addition of three new team members, Kelsey Heavey, Allie Letourneau and Gail Axelrod. The three, who join OpenView as Analyst, Senior Accountant and PR & Community Manager, fill key support roles in the firm’s investment, finance and marketing arms. Over the coming months, OpenView will look to steadily expand its team in an effort to provide further value and support to both prospective and current portfolio members.
OpenView founder Scott Maxwell said Heavey, Letourneau and Axelrod fill important needs within the firm and further OpenView’s commitment to delivering value to its internal and external networks. “At OpenView, we’ve always been big believers in creating and delivering value to our community – whether that’s prospective investments, our existing portfolio or the tech community at large,” Maxwell said. “Kelsey, Allie and Gail further that mission and we’re excited to have them on our team.”
Prior to joining OpenView, Heavey served in sales and marketing roles at Boston-based mobile marketing company Fiksu. As an Analyst at OpenView, she will leverage her experience in business development and demand generation to study emerging technology trends, conduct outreach to prospective investment opportunities and build relationships with entrepreneurs who are leading companies into the expansion-stage. Heavey holds a BA in English from Boston College.
Letourneau joins OpenView from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked on financial statement audits of both public and private companies in the firm’s Asset Management division. At OpenView, Allie will assist with the accounting, financial reporting and operations of the OpenView funds. She graduated from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Accounting and holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Boston College as well.
Axelrod comes to OpenView from BetterCloud, a New York-based cloud security provider, where she served as the company’s Corporate Communications Manager. In that role, she oversaw content generation, public relations, corporate events and social media. Gail will undertake similar responsibilities at OpenView with an emphasis on increasing brand awareness and visibility for OpenView and its stakeholders. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
About OpenView Venture Partners
OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion-stage venture capital firm based in Boston that invests exclusively in B2B software companies. In addition to its investment team, OpenView also has a dedicated team of 15 consultants who work with its portfolio companies to help them scale faster and more efficiently than competitors (OpenView Labs). Founded in 2006, the firm invests globally and has nearly $700 million in total capital under management.