Executive in Residence

In 2021, Dave joined Balderton as the company's first Executive in Residence. Dave brings more than a decade’s experience at each of the CEO, CMO, and independent director levels across some of the world’s leading SaaS and enterprise software firms. He was previously CEO of cloud financial planning company Host Analytics (now Planful), as well as SVP/GM of Salesforce.com’s Service Cloud business, CEO of MarkLogic and led marketing for nine years at business intelligence leader, Business Objects, working with Balderton’s Managing Partner, Bernard Liautaud.

Dave started his career in technical and product marketing positions at Ingres and Versant. During his time at Silicon Valley’s Host Analytics, he grew the company’s ARR six-fold to more than $50M before selling to a private equity sponsor; he oversaw the growth of MarkLogic’s revenues from zero to more than $80M; and during his nine years at Paris-based Business Objects, the company grew from 250 to 4,500 employees and from $30M to over $1B in revenues. Previously, Dave served on the boards of Nuxeo (content services), Granular (AgTech), and Aster Data (big data).

In this role, Dave will advise Balderton on will provide support for Balderton’s portfolio company executives on SaaS metrics, marketing, strategy and expansion, as well as support sourcing and B2B deals

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