Whit has a 25-year track record in private equity, working with entrepreneurs and executives to achieve breakthrough levels of top- and bottom-line performance.
Whit founded Noble Rock and manages the firm’s day to day operations. He currently serves as an advisor to BC Partners, Cortex Building Intelligence, Inflexion Private Equity and NAVEX Global Inc. Prior to founding Noble Rock, Whit founded and managed 3i’s top quartile US private equity business and held roles on the firm’s Global Investment and Compliance Committees. Whit built his track record as a principal and deal lead at Geocapital Partners and Bain Capital Ventures where he led 10 investments in the US and Europe. Earlier in his career, Whit was Director of Marketing at internet software company Open Market, and Business Development Manager for Fortune 500 media company, Times Mirror.
Whit graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a former US Peace Corps Volunteer and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan
Elizabeth has 20 years of experience as a private equity investor and advisor working with high growth, high value technology companies.
Prior to joining Noble Rock, Elizabeth was a founding partner of the growth equity group at Jump Capital, a multi-family office. Elizabeth previously spent 7 years at TA Associates in the technology investing practice, leading investments in vertical market software and internet companies, including companies such as Gamma Technologies and Answers. Elizabeth served as a senior investment professional with Nautic Partners and a consultant with Bain & Company. She began her private equity career as an Associate at Summit Partners.
Elizabeth graduated with a degree in International Relations and Economics magna cum laude from Brown University and received her MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Rick has over 30 years of enterprise technology management experience spanning sales, ecosystem,
marketing, and product for industry leaders, startups, and private equity portfolio companies.
Rick is the CRO of Greenlight Technologies and an advisor at Y Combinator. Previously Rick was the CRO for Yubico where he built the go-to-market organization from ground up to a global team of 50, profitably tripled revenue in 18 months, and drove 5x increase in market cap. Prior to that Rick was a Managing Director of Vista Consulting Group where he advised over 20 of Vista’s portfolio companies to create an average of over 3x value increase. Rick also worked at SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle.
Rick graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Harvard College. He was a Rotary Fellow studying international business at the University of Auckland, and is an Eagle Scout.
Dave has over 25 years of investment experience across healthcare, technology, and business services, with a focus on growth investing.
Dave is a Director of N-Of-One, Connected Home Healthcare, Tristan Immediate Care, and Vatterott Educational Centers. Previously, Dave spent over two decades as an investor at TA Associates in Boston. His prior investments include Alma Lasers, eviCore, Infor, Lawson Software, Medquest, MedSolutions, Orchid Unique Orthopedic Solutions, One Call Medical, and Targus Information Corporation. Additionally, Dave has returned to his roots by joining Babson College as Assistant Basketball Coach.
Dave graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matt has been driving transformation initiatives for the majority of his 17 year professional career. Over the course of the past 10 years, Matt has focused specifically on post-acquisition value creation in software companies, and has worked with global companies that range from start-ups to the Fortune 100.
Matt is currently the Head of Revenue Operations for Businessolver, where he is helping drive the growth of the company in all revenue generating activities. Matt was formerly the North American Chief of Staff at Micro Focus, where he helped execute business change initiatives and operational efficiency in the go-to-market organization, including the development of a comprehensive enablement program. In his five years at Micro Focus, the company grew revenues from $400 million to $4.4 billion, largely supported by acquisitions. Prior to Micro Focus, Matt worked in Private Equity for Vista Equity Partners, Strategy Consulting at Accenture, and in a multitude of Enterprise Sales roles at General Electric.
Matt graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and received an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Peter has spent his career working with tech entrepreneurs and executives in both investment and advisory roles.
Peter was most recently a Senior Associate at Leonis Partners, a tech-focused middle-market merchant bank based in New York. While at Leonis, Peter was responsible for advising on sell-side M&A deals, executing several transactions during his tenure. Peter was also a member of the firm's principal investing team, where he was responsible for originating and executing investments in lower market growth tech companies, spanning both debt and equity investments.
Peter graduated with a degree in Mathematics cum laude from Emory University. He serves as a Senior Advisor to Inflexion Private Equity, and is a member of the Benefits Committee at the Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE) based in New York.