Investment in Firm’s Next Generation Signals Continued Dedication to Helping Expansion-Stage B2B Software Companies Scale
Boston, MA — June 3, 2015 – OpenView Venture Partners, the leading expansion-stage B2B software venture capital firm, announced today the promotions of Blake Bartlett, Mackey Craven, Devon McDonald and Ricky Pelletier to Partner. The promotions signal OpenView’s growth and longstanding commitment to helping expansion-stage enterprise software companies scale.
“We’re proud to promote four of the brightest young leaders, not only at OpenView, but in the investment community,” said Scott Maxwell, Founder and Managing Partner. “Blake, Mackey, Devon and Ricky each bring to OpenView their own unique talents and perspectives, but are all committed to helping B2B SaaS companies achieve sustained success.”
Blake Bartlett joined OpenView in 2013 as Vice President to help identify value and lead investments in product led businesses driving market dislocation. He currently serves as a board observer for Pantheon and Monetate.
Mackey Craven also joined OpenView in 2013 as an Associate. He currently focuses on investments in cloud computing and data infrastructure and is a board observer for Datadog, Skytap, UserTesting, SwiftStack and Socrata.
Devon McDonald has been with OpenView since 2009. She first joined the firm to provide sales and marketing support directly to the portfolio, as well as develop and manage OpenView’s original content marketing efforts. Devon now oversees OpenView Labs’ Growth team, a group of Research, Sales and Marketing Strategists who are responsible for helping OpenView’s portfolio acquire more customers and scale at an accelerated rate.
Ricky Pelletier joined OpenView in 2011 as an Associate. He currently sits on the boards of Intronis, Open-E and SmashFly and is a board observer for Spredfast, FieldAware, Signpost and FieldLens. He typically focuses on application software companies including HR and other vertical-specific businesses.
The promotions of Blake, Mackey, Devon and Ricky come on the heels of several other key hires including the addition of Jim Baum as Venture Partner and John McCullough as Director of Corporate Development. In the last two months, OpenView has also added significant operational support with the hires of an investment analyst, senior accountant and public relations manager.
“As OpenView’s portfolio expands, we’re building our team to ensure these companies have the support they need to succeed,” added Daniel Demmer, Managing Partner at OpenView who oversees all operational activities for the firm. “Blake, Mackey, Devon and Ricky represent the next generation of OpenView and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds.”
About OpenView Venture Partners
OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion-stage B2B software venture capital firm with nearly $700 million under management. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Boston, MA, OpenView is committed to the value-add model for its portfolio through OpenView Labs. Programs range from recruiting and market research to marketing and sales strategy. For more information, visit openviewpartners.com.