Former AT&T Chairman and CEO David Dorman to Lead Centerview Capital Technology’s New Atlanta Office

ATLANTA,GA–  June 10, 2016 — Centerview Capital Technology Management, L.P. (“Centerview Capital Technology”) announced today the opening of a new office in Atlanta, GA, expanding the firm’s reach and commitment to innovation outside of Silicon Valley.  David Dorman, one of the Founding Partners of Centerview Capital Technology and the former Chairman and CEO of AT&T, will lead development of the firm’s relationships in Atlanta and the neighboring regions.

Atlanta has a history of innovative technology companies in the areas of telecommunications, security, video and marketing.  The region’s experience and track record combined with world-class research and talent cultivated at Georgia Tech, Emory and University of Georgia has resulted in rapid growth in technology entrepreneurship,” stated Mr. Dorman.  “Atlanta has truly transformed into a world-class technology hub and I’m thrilled to lead our efforts to support the cutting edge companies being built there.”

Centerview Capital Technology was founded by experienced operating executives including Mr. Dorman and Ned Hooper, the former Chief Strategy Officer of Cisco, and Sandhya Venkatachalam, former VP Advertising and Monetization and Head of Corporate Development at Skype, to invest in fast-growing technology companies and enable them to successfully scale their businesses and build long-term success.  The team’s extensive experience in building and growing companies enables them to partner with management teams, providing a unique combination of capital, operational support, and global network of relationships.

Earlier this year, Centerview Capital Technology invested in the leading independent Managed Security Services Provider (“MSSP”) SecureWorks (NASDAQ: SCWX), whose global operations are headquartered in Atlanta.  David Dorman joined the Board of Directors of SecureWorks in conjunction with the company’s IPO, which began trading on Friday, April 22nd.  A large portion of SecureWorks’ 2,100 employees are based in the Atlanta area.

The firm separately announced today that it also expanding its Silicon Valley investment team with veteran CEO, entrepreneur and investor Buno Pati, joining as a partner.

About Centerview Capital Technology
Centerview Capital Technology is an investment adviser focused on late stage venture and growth capital investments in the technology industry.  Centerview Capital Technology actively partners with leading management teams to build enduring companies, including SecureWorks, Quantenna Communications and Acquia.  The firm’s Partners have extensive technology sector knowledge, operational expertise and deep industry relationships that can be leveraged to unlock value and propel businesses forward.  Centerview Capital Technology has offices in Menlo Park, CA and Atlanta, GA.  More information about Centerview Capital Technology is available at http://centerviewcapital.com/technology/

 

 

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