Bill Green is a member of the Global Advisory Council of Bridge Growth Partners, and is the Chairman of Syniti, a BGP portfolio company.
Mr. Green is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company, serving as CEO from 2004-2010, and Chairman from 2006-2013. During his tenure as CEO, Accenture grew revenue from approximately $14 billion to approximately $22 billion, doubled its workforce to 211,000 employees and expanded its global footprint. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Green was Accenture’s Chief Operating Officer-Client Services with overall management responsibility for the company’s operating groups.
Mr. Green serves as a Director of GTY Technology Holdings, Inovalon, Pivotal Software, and S&P Global (McGraw Hill). Formerly, Mr. Green served as a Director of EMC from July 2013 to August 2016, and was also EMC’s independent Lead Director from February 2015 to August 2016.
In addition, Mr. Green serves on the boards of several other private companies and is on the National Board of Year Up. Mr. Green is deeply involved in several organizations and business groups supporting education in the United States and around the world.
Alok Singh is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Bridge Growth Partners. He is currently the Chairman of Finalsite, as well as a Director of Accedian, Salient CRGT, Solace, and Syniti.
Prior to founding BGP, Mr. Singh was a Managing Director at New Mountain Capital, and served as Chairman, Lead Director, and Director of numerous companies including: Chairman of JDA Software, and RedPrairie; Lead Director of AmWINS, Camber, Deltek, Ikaria, Stroz Friedberg; and Director of Avantor, EverBank, and Validus.
Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Singh held various senior positions at Bankers Trust (including being a member of the Partnership Group), Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, and Barclays Capital.
Mr. Singh is a member of the Dean’s Council of Weill Cornell Medical College, and a member of New York University’s Stern School of Business Board of Overseers. He received his B.A. in Economics and History and his M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University.
As our Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Rex calls on his 30+ years’ experience in the technology space to help shape our product strategy.
Having earned a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University and Bachelor from Drexel University, Rex’s early career involved a number of senior leadership positions inside the Fortune 500 – including SAP, Westinghouse, and Orbital (DSI). Rex founded SOALogix, an SOA integration platform startup which was subsequently acquired by SAP in 2009. He is committed to promoting innovation as a key business differentiator.
Rex’s role at Syniti sees him responsible for crafting the company’s product strategy and development roadmap, as well as helping drive customer adoption of our technology. In addition, he also takes the lead on analyst and partner engagement to encourage constant discussion on the power of business data. Rex is also a respected speaker, and experienced global lecturer.
Outside of work Rex is an avid skier, biker, runner, yoga junkie, and boating. In addition there’s his extended family and children to keep him busy, as well as volunteer work and charity fund raising – to help a number of causes including research into cancer, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis.
Ken Hamel is responsible for key strategic and operational functions for a global sales force of over 10,000 professionals. He works closely with SAP’s sales, service, and operations leaders to drive customer success and continuous improvement in business performance.
Over the past 15 years at SAP, Ken has led regional and global sales support programs and operations teams. He has been responsible for driving successful innovation, standardization, and transformational initiatives across the company. Ken spearheaded the global transformation of the presales team by pioneering and mainstreaming the use of Design Thinking principles in sales cycles. He introduced operating standards for a globally-consistent customer experience, known as the Franchise for Success, and accelerated growth in SAP’s emerging markets. In addition, he established numerous shared practices.
In 2020, Ken led the transition of Global Sales Operations to the newly formed Customer Success board area. Under his leadership, operations professionals across regional and global teams – now inclusive of Services & Education Sales as well as SAP Digital – are on a mission to simplify and standardize our business, enabling all board areas, regions, business units, and employees to act in concert to serve our customers. An indispensable strategic business partner, Ken is responsible for heading the development of new business, enabling the global sales teams to sell more software and services, increase customer adoption and consumption, and deploy solutions that deliver impact for our customers. Ken’s focus is on evolving the business, building on the tremendous market momentum, and supporting the digital franchise via the Franchise for Success model with clear GTM guidance and great people working together as ONE Team.
Ken has deep expertise in business and sales operations,management. He is an experienced veteran of the IT industry and has served in various leadership roles including Sales, Operations, Finance, and IT at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Steve Mills is an Executive Partner at Bridge Growth Partners and currently serves as a Director of Accedian, Marsh and McLennan, and Syniti.
Mr. Mills most recently served as Executive Vice President of IBM, after joining the company in 1973, and was closely associated with the growth of IBM’s Software business over the last 25 years. Mr. Mills became Senior Vice President and Group Executive of Software at IBM in 2000, and in January 2015 he was named Executive Vice President of IBM Software and Systems. In this role, he was responsible for directing approximately 110,000 employees, spanning development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and support. IBM’s Software and Systems businesses represent $40 billion in annual revenues.
During his tenure at IBM, Mills oversaw many of IBM’s key strategic initiatives including transaction systems, development tools, security products, database and analytic offerings, including IBM Watson. He directed organic investments and acquisitions measured in the billions of dollars, and under his leadership IBM acquired and integrated over 150 companies.
Joe Tucci is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Bridge Growth Partners. He also serves as the Lead Director of GTY Technology Holdings, and as a Director of Motorola, Paychex, and Syniti.
Prior to founding BGP, Mr. Tucci was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMC, serving in such capacity until September 2016 when Dell acquired EMC for $63 billion, the largest technology transaction to date.
As Chairman and CEO of EMC, Mr. Tucci transformed EMC into a federation of businesses that grew to include EMC, VMware, Pivotal Software, RSA Security, VCE, Virtustream, among others. EMC’s revenues grew from $5.4 billion in 2002 to $24.7 billion in 2015. In 2015 EMC was named one of the world’s top 10 multinational workplaces (out of 700 multinational global companies surveyed) by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Mr. Tucci is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University, an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy Foundation.
Peter Griffiths is a Senior Advisor at Bridge Growth Partners. He is a Director of Accedian and Syniti. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Products at CA Technologies, where he was responsible for investment and strategy across the company’s broad portfolio of products and solutions for enterprise and growth markets.
Prior to CA, Mr. Griffiths was Vice President of Worldwide Business Analytics and Applications Development of IBM, responsible for building the Business Analytics division within IBM Software.
Prior to IBM, Mr. Griffiths served as Senior Vice President of Products at Cognos, which he joined when Cognos acquired Relational Matters PLC, a data analytics company that Mr. Griffiths co-founded and led as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Griffiths was a former Director of Lavastorm Analytics, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anita Borg Institute. He earned a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honors from Brighton University in England.
Kevin Reid is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience creating software enabled solutions that deliver efficiency, enable innovation and drive superior financial results for enterprises worldwide. He is currently a founding partner of the Blue Lagoon Companies, where he incubates, advises and invests in progressive technology companies that are disrupting and redefining their industries. He also co-founded and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Beep, an autonomous mobility solutions company, and serves as a board member of Lemongrass Consulting, Bestmile SA and Stella Financial Solutions. Kevin’s own prior innovations have driven several successful venture capital exits, including two “unicorns,” startups that reach a $1 billion valuation.
In 2009 Kevin co-founded Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company, and served as CEO and CTO until the company’s sale to EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) in 2015 for $1.2 billion. Kevin continued with Virtustream after the acquisition by EMC and continued in this role through the $60+ billion acquisition of EMC by Dell Technologies in 2016 and was appointed to the Dell Technologies Global Strategy Leadership Council and the Dell Technologies CTO Council. He retired from the company in 2018 and, today, Virtustream continues to operate as one of the ingredient brands of Dell Technologies.
He also co-founded Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a US-based leader in intelligent energy storage technology and solutions, where he served as Chairman of the Board from inception through its acquisition in 2017 by Wärtsilä Corporation (OMX: WRT1V) for $170 million.
Kevin has been recognized consistently for his accomplishments including recently being named one of Black Enterprises’ 2018 most powerful African American executives in corporate America and was the joint recipient of Intel Capital’s Entrepreneur/Exit of the Year award with co-founder Rodney Rogers in 2015. He also been invited to speak and present at events hosted by industry leaders such as Goldman Sachs, Dell EMC, VMware, SAP and Red Herring.
Aside from his professional work, Kevin is also an active philanthropist. He co-founded The Blue Lagoon Foundation, an organization driven to continuously raise awareness and passively source funds for philanthropic programs including an initiative to help children in his native Jamaica further their education and build brighter futures. He is also a trustee for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, which serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. He will serving on the Technology and Innovation Advisory Committee.
Bill Teuber is a Senior Principal of Bridge Growth Partners. He currently serves as a Director of Accedian and Syniti.
Prior to joining BGP, Mr. Teuber held numerous senior leadership positions at EMC, including Vice Chairman from 2006-2016, Global Head of Sales from 2006–2012, Chief Financial Officer from 1997–2006, Executive Vice President from 2001-2006, and Senior Vice President from 2000-2001, among others.
Prior to EMC, Mr. Teuber was a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand from 1988-1995, prior to Pricewaterhouse’s acquisition of the Company in 1998 (subsequently forming PricewaterhouseCoopers, or “PwC”).
Mr. Teuber is currently a Director of Inovalon, a leading healthcare technology company. Previously, he was the Lead Independent Director of Popular, a diversified financial services company (includes Banco Popular as a holding), and served as a Director of CRH, a global diversified building materials group. He also serves on the investment committee of The College of the Holy Cross.
He holds an M.B.A. degree from Babson College, a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from The College of the Holy Cross.
Paula Tolliver is a member of the C.H Robinson public board of directors serving on the audit and compensation committees and the Syniti private board of directors serving on the technology committee. She is an investor and member of the Technology Advisory Boards for the CXO Fund and Osage Partners venture capital firms and an advisor to several technology companies and startups.
Paula is an experienced Fortune 50 senior business and technology executive with deep expertise in IT and digital transformation, advanced analytics, cyber security, operational excellence, and global business growth leadership.
Tolliver was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Intel corporation from 2016-2019. Before joining Intel, she was Corporate VP of Business Services and CIO at Dow Chemical from 2014-2016. Paula’s progressive career at Dow prior to that included a broad range of technology and leadership positions including the Chief Procurement Officer and the business CIO at Dow Agrosciences (now Corteva).