TEAM

JAMES A. WASKOVICH, MANAGING PARTNER

jwaskovich@princetonventures.com
Jim has spent his entire career working with growth companies and co-founded Princeton Ventures to build one of the nation’s most flexible and entrepreneur-friendly private equity firms. He leads Princeton’s investment activities and is proactively seeking new investments in a variety of growth industries.

Jim began his private equity career at Summit Partners, a $15 billion private equity firm in Boston where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments in the Technology and Financial Services industries. Prior to Princeton Ventures, Jim was with ABS Capital Partners, a $2 billion private equity firm in Baltimore where he sourced and executed several investments, including the firm's largest investment at the time. While at ABS, Jim participated on the boards of Double-Take Software (acquired by Vision Solutions) and Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) and worked with portfolio companies Cyveillance (acquired by QinetiQ Group), DrugMax, eFashion Solutions, Emptoris, and RLX Technologies (acquired by HP). He also has experience in the M&A and Technology Investment Banking groups at First Union Securities where he executed a variety of middle market transactions. Jim received his B.A. from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University where he double majored in Politics and Economics and was a George Washington Honor Scholar.

WILLIAM C. MARTIN, PARTNER

wmartin@princetonventures.com
Bill has over ten years of experience investing in and growing market-leading public and private businesses. He is a co-founder of Princeton Ventures and also serves as the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Raging Capital Management, a private investment partnership focused on public equities.

As an entrepreneur, Bill has co-founded a number of financial information and Internet media companies, including Raging Bull, Indie Research and InsiderScore.com. He has invested in and/or advised a number of Internet and institutional financial services companies, including CallStreet, acquired by FactSet (NYSE:FDS); FolderShare, acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); Gerson Lehrman Group; Lux Research; and Majestic Research, acquired by Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG). Bill has also served on two public company boards including Bankrate, which was acquired by Apax Partners in 2009, and Salary.com, which was acquired by Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) in 2010.

Bill has appeared on CNBC and Fox News. He has also been a guest speaker at Fordham School of Business, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Indiana University, MIT, and The University of Virginia.

ALEXANDER D. HARRISON, PARTNER

aharrison@princetonventures.com
Alexander has successfully invested over $500 million in companies spanning the biotechnology, business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, and technology industries. He also has experience as an entrepreneur, co-founding an electronic trading broker-dealer of credit derivatives.

Alexander began his career at Summit Partners, a $15 billion private equity firm where he invested in and served on the boards of companies in a variety of sectors including Aramsco, Diagnostic Hybrids (acquired by Quidel), eNeighborhoods (acquired by Dominion Enterprises), Healthcare Partners of America (acquired by DaVita), and Lasik Vision Institute. He was also a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital, investing in the technology and financial services industries. While at Sequoia, Alexander sourced and closed the firm’s largest investment at the time. Prior to joining Princeton, Alexander co-founded Javelin Capital Markets, a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) that provides electronic trading platforms to the OTC derivatives markets as per the Dodd-Frank legislative mandate. As Managing Director, he oversaw Javelin’s financial, operational, strategic and client-facing responsibilities from incorporation to profitability. While at Javelin, Alexander also co-founded and served on the Board of the Swaps and Derivatives Market Association, a financial industry advocacy consortium supporting transparency in the OTC markets. In this capacity, he worked extensively with regulators and legislators to drive progressive financial reform. Alexander received a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College.

ROBERT A. FINN, PRINCIPAL

rfinn@princetonventures.com
Rob has worked as a growth market investor for over 15 years. He is deeply interested in understanding high growth businesses and connecting with entrepreneurs and has been fortunate enough to invest in a number of market leading businesses over his career.

Prior to Princeton, Rob was an investor at Edison Partners, a $1 billion venture capital firm focused on emerging growth, where he originated five investments and co-led another fifteen including FolioDynamix; Neat; Notable Solutions, acquired by Nuance; and PlumChoice. One of those became the firm's highest growing portfolio company in its history. Rob also worked heavily with management teams to balance growth with profitability while expanding markets, channels and product. Ultimately, Rob co-led execution of over $3 billion of exits including GAIN Capital (NASDAQ: GCAP) and M5, which was acquired by ShoreTel. Earlier in his career, Rob worked in Strategic Investments & Partnerships at GTSI, a $1 billion revenue value added reseller of technology. Rob received a B.S. in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ROBERT L. LERNER, VENTURE PARTNER

blerner@princetonventures.com
Bob has over twenty years of experience in the alternative investment management industry and focuses on Princeton's investment activity in the financial services, information services, and technology industries. Over his career, Bob has successfully invested in companies like CallStreet (acquired by FactSet Research), IntraLinks, Gerson Lehrman Group, Majestic Research (acquired by ITG), Massage Envy (acquired by Roark Capital), and Maven Research.

Since 2006 Bob has been Senior Advisor to Raging Capital Management, LLC, a manager of long/short equity funds. He also is a principal at The Bridgeton Group, a futures and options brokerage and research firm. Bob has co-founded several investment management firms, including Partners Capital Investment Group, LLC, Mount Lucas Management Corporation and DPT Capital Management, LLC. Bob also is a member of the Board of Directors of Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI), a specialized asset management company with over $15 billion under management. From 1984 to 1987 Bob was employed as Associate General Counsel and Trading Development Manager by Commodities Corporation (which was acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management). Before that he practiced financial services law. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University Law School. He is a member of the National Futures Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Metedeconk National Golf Club.

DAVID MORTIMER, VENTURE PARTNER

dmortimer@princetonventures.com
Dave has over 25 years of experience in the financial technology industry and is a recognized authority on securities trading systems and the listed derivatives markets.

Dave is currently Managing Partner of Foxbriar Partners, LLC, a consulting and advisory firm he founded that is focused on capital markets micro-structure. Prior to Foxbriar, he was the founder and CEO of 3D Markets, Inc., the world's first Alternative Trading System for block options trading and the inventor of the Gamma Weighted Average Price (GWAP) Benchmark execution algorithm. Previously, Dave headed Algorithmic and Portfolio Trading at Piper Jaffray and was the President of Vie Financial where he effected a very successful turnaround. Earlier in his career, Dave held leadership positions in program and derivatives trading at Knight Securities, Susquehanna International Group, and The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Dave has been a member of the Securities Traders Association's Trading Issues Committee and served as Chairman of its Options Subcommittee. Dave is also a popular corporate and academic lecturer who has shared his knowledge of trading and markets at many trade conventions, prominent business schools, and international conferences. Dave received his BA in Business Administration from Drexel University.

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