We believe the LiveAction technology platform will serve as the connecting fabric for all aspects of enterprise IT management in the Software Defined Network generation.
Michael Triplett, Director
Michael Triplett is a managing partner of Insight Partners. Mike focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than twenty companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software), Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), BeyondTrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), GFI’s TeamViewer (acquired by Permira), Kabum! (purchased by founders), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software).
Brian Nugent, Director
Brian Nugent is a founding General Partner of Sway Ventures, as well as a seasoned technology industry executive, entrepreneur and board director. As an investor, entrepreneur, operator and strategic advisor in over 150 technology ventures, Brian has built domain expertise and deep connections across the IT industry on five continents.
Brian has a proven record of driving software, SaaS, hardware and IT Services companies to market leadership positions. As an entrepreneur and operating executive he ran both public and privately-held enterprise software companies. Previously, Brian was a senior executive at Teros (acquired by Citrix), Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens) and LuxN (acquired by Sorrento Networks). He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of ThreatSTOP, Liquid Grids, and CyberHive.
Brian is a member of the ‘Alliance of CEOs’, the San Diego Venture Group, and is a frequent lecturer at CEO consortium’s such as the ‘CEO Total Access Series’. He is active in a variety of charitable organizations and is a Board Member of PEERS Network and is a member of the 2013 National Champion Sunset Water Polo Club. Brian holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Paul Brady, Director
Paul has more than 25 years of operating experience as a Chief Executive Officer and senior executive leading a wide-range of technology organizations, from traditional software and SaaS to managed-service business models. Paul’s long track record of success includes start-ups, growth companies, and complex multinational businesses. Paul has a passion for fostering strong, team-oriented customer-centric organizations, characterized by high performing sales and marketing functions. Paul most recently served as CEO of Unitrends, a private equity backed data-management software company.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and an from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Philine Huizing, Director
Philine is a vice president at Insight Partners. She focuses on both high growth and mature software businesses, particularly in cybersecurity and infrastructure software.
Previously, she spent time on Insight’s Onsite team, working closely with portfolio executives on GTM strategy, product strategy, and M&A. Prior to Insight, she worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company’s New York Office. Her work at McKinsey focused largely on growth and transaction strategy, advising clients across a variety of industries including financial services and financial technology, pharmaceuticals, and industrials.
Steve Stuut, Director
Stephen Stuut has been the CEO of LiveAction Inc. since August 2019 and brings more than 25 years of experience fueling corporate growth in leading technology businesses.
Prior to LiveAction, he served four years as CEO of the digital identity company Jumio, during which time ARR grew sevenfold while becoming cashflow positive in 2 ½ years; he is currently Jumio’s Chairman of the Board. Previously Mr. Stuut served as CEO of TruePosition, a leader in location-based services technology, which was spun off into Liberty Broadband Corp. and was the CEO of Broadband Innovations, delivering digital interactivity services to cable TV providers, which was sold to Motorola.
Mr. Stuut managed the Telecommunications Practice at McKinsey & Company and did business strategy consulting for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in Germany and Braxton Associates (now Deloitte & Touche) in the United Kingdom. He also worked for Northrup Grumman and Raytheon as an electro-optical systems engineer.
Mr. Stuut holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, a BS with honors in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS from the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.