Chitra Balasubramanian

Executive Advisor |  Riverwood Capital
Chief Financial Officer | CircleCI
Former Vice President of Finance | RetailNext

Chitra Balasubramanian is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where she serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. She is also Chief Financial Officer at CircleCI, where she is responsible for overseeing the organization’s Finance and People functions. Chitra has been a key partner to the CEO across multiple rounds of fundraising, having raised nearly $200m in capital from leading investment firms. Prior to CircleCI, Chitra most recently led strategy and global financial operations for RetailNext, the leader in comprehensive in-store analytics. Prior to RetailNext, Chitra has held leadership roles at BlackHawk Network in its Financial Planning and Analysis team and has been a technology investment banker at Lehman Brothers.

Chitra currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Computer History Museum, where she is also a member of the Finance Committee. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she was President of the Investment Finance Association.

Dave Frampton

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Vice President of Security | Sumo Logic
Former Vice President, Secure Access & Mobility Product Group | Cisco Systems

Dave is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also an entrepreneur and operator with a passion around productizing innovation, ramping technology businesses, aligning cross functional strategy and execution, and developing teams. In roles from Founder/CEO of a security startup to General Manager of both mid- and large-size business units, he has broad exposure to both product and GTM across security, cloud/SaaS, data analytics, and networking. In his current operating role, Dave is Vice President of Security at Sumo Logic where he leads the development and GTM of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions which solve the emerging challenges of cloud and modern application architectures.

Dave holds an M.S. Electrical Engineering, M.S. Engineering Management, and a B.S. Electrical Engineering all from Stanford University. Outside of work he enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, fitness, ice climbing, and mountain biking.

Jeffrey Winner

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Chief Technology Officer | Happy Money
Former Chief Technology Officer | Marcus (Goldman Sachs)

Jeffrey Winner is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. Jeffrey a veteran tech leader rooted in internet security with a passion for innovative technology. He is an inventor, builder, and an architect who specializes in consumer internet, security and encryption, algorithms, architecture, statistics, natural language, distributed systems, scalability, and mathematics.

Currently working to connect “fin” and “tech” with a mission-driven approach that helps borrowers become savers. As the CTO for Marcus at Goldman Sachs, Jeff led the development and launch of the Apple Card. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Jeff has held leadership roles at Stripe, where he served as head of engineering, and at Uber and Twitter. A few sectors of Jeff’s focus include fintech, health care, consumer internet, security and encryption, retail and analytics, and gaming.

Juan Dellarroquelle

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Founder & CEO | Blueprint
Former Vice President of Engineering | Medallia

Juan Dellarroquelle is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also the Founder and CEO of Blueprint, a technology startup focused on helping organizations scale. Prior to founding Blueprint, Juan was part of the founding engineering team at Medallia. During his 16 years tenure at Medallia, as VP of Engineering and a key member of the executive team, Juan helped grow the company from a single customer and a three-person engineering team to nine-digit revenues and several hundred engineers between Silicon Valley and Latin America.

A passionate product, team, and company builder, Juan holds an M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ken Beyer

Executive Advisor |  Riverwood Capital
Chief Executive Officer | Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI HoldCo)
Former EVP & President, Commercial & Lifecycle Services | Ingram Micro

Ken Beyer is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI HoldCo), a leading provider of non-asset, technology-enabled enterprise logistics and freight brokerage operations in North America. He oversees the Transportation Insight and Nolan Transportation Group’s operating divisions and focuses on ensuring both organizations help their customers optimize transportation networks, reduce freight costs, ensure on-time delivery, and manage complex supply chains. Prior to TI HoldCo, Ken was EVP and President of Commerce and Lifecycle Services at Ingram Micro. Ken founded and served as CEO of CloudBlue Technologies, a reverse logistics and enterprise-IT disposition services provider, and has held leadership roles at OfficeTiger, MortgageRamp, and Cornerstone Concepts.

Ken earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University where he was a Robert J. Besal National Scholar and president of three College of Engineering student organizations. Ken is an active member of the Young Presidents™ Organization (YPO).

Rick Smolen

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Senior Vice President, Sales | Loopio
Former Head of Sales | Greenhouse

Rick Smolen is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also currently the SVP of Sales at Loopio, a SaaS business focused on automating RFPs. Rick is a passionate and results focused revenue leader with over 20 years of experience in technology and enterprise software sales. As the Head of Sales at Greenhouse Software, Rick oversaw the company tripling its annual recurring revenue in under three years to over $65M. Before Greenhouse, Rick spent over a decade at Intralinks in a range of Sales, Sales Leadership, and international roles helping the company to grow to over $300M in annual sales. Rick has extensive experience helping companies transform their customer engagement approach and process, resulting in more successful and scalable customer facing teams.

Rick studied Finance at Penn State University and is an avid reader and runner.

Sharat Sinha

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Vice President & General Manager for APAC | Check Point Software Technologies

Dr. Sharat Sinha is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also the Vice President and General Manager for the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APAC) region at Check Point Software Technologies. In this role he has responsibility to grow Check Point’s APAC business through adoption and deployment of the state-of-the-art cyber security solutions. Prior to Check Point, Sharat was at VMware, where he led their Commercial and Partner Business, as Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. In addition, he has held leadership positions at Palo Alto Networks, as Theatre VP for the APAC, and at Cisco, as the Managing Director for Cloud and Enterprise Managed Services.

Sharat holds a Doctorate in Business Management from the University of South Australia and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Tej Redkar

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Chief Product Officer | LogicMonitor
Former Vice President of Product & Strategy | AppDynamics

Tej Redkar is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also the Chief Product Officer of LogicMonitor, the world’s leading SaaS Unified Observability Platform. Tej has been building enterprise software products for more than 24 years. He has led engineering, product management, user experience, tech operations, and data science teams several times in his career in industry-leading organizations such as Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco, Jive, AppDynamics, and LogicMonitor. Tej brings the right balance of business and deep technical expertise to any executive team to drive mentorship, strategy, and execution to benefit the overall business. Tej’s motto is to “Add value to people’s lives” which gets reflected in the products he designs and builds.

In his spare time, Tej reads technical and philosophical texts, as well as practices yoga and plays music on traditional instruments such as the harmonium.

Thomas Been

Executive Advisor |  Riverwood Capital
Chief Marketing Officer | Druva
Former Chief Marketing Officer | TIBCO

Thomas Been is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Druva where he drives all of the company’s demand generation, partner marketing, awareness, branding, and thought leadership initiatives. He is driven by a curiosity about the impact that data and technology can have on businesses. Thomas first honed his technical knowledge in customer-facing roles at New Era of Networks and Sybase (acquired by SAP). Subsequently Thomas joined TIBCO where he held a variety of strategic sales and alliances roles before joining the marketing leadership team. As CMO of TIBCO, Thomas grew the company’s awareness by leveraging voice of the customer advocacy and highlighting the impact of TIBCO’s technology on the World’s top sports teams. Under his leadership, Thomas’ organization tripled the contribution of marketing to the revenue via targeted, engaging, and personalized digital experiences.

Thomas holds a baccalaureate degree from Collége Franciscains, and a Masters in Physics from Université Cote d’ Azur.

Vicky Bindra

Executive Advisor | Riverwood Capital
Chief Product Officer | FIS
Former CEO | Pine Labs
Former CPO | Visa

Vicky Bindra is an Executive Advisor to Riverwood Capital where he serves as a part-time consultant for the firm and its portfolio. He is also currently the Chief Product Officer at FIS where he is responsible for building out the Strategic Product function across the company, creating competitive products and propositions for merchants, banks, fintechs, insurance, and investment companies. Prior to FIS, Vicky was the Chief Executive Officer of Pine Labs, a Sequoia company based in Singapore. Before Pine Labs, Vicky led Visa’s Global Product and Solutions Group, based out of San Francisco. The group included Regional Product/Solutions teams, Network Processing, Credit and Debit/Prepaid/ATM, Product Distribution, Global Accounts, and Financial Inclusion.

Vicky is a Chartered Accountant. He holds an undergraduate degree from Calcutta University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. In his free time, Vicky enjoys traveling, hiking and street fairs.