Marc O'Brien

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Vice President
Marc has over 30 years of experience with both large and startup software companies focusing on SaaS, enterprise and digital markets, including as the founder and CEO of two firms that he led to successful acquisitions. He has been an executive managing companies in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Marc was the founder/CEO of WebProject, the first team collaboration internet company with the backing of Cisco and Sun Microsystems. WebProject attracted wide interest, he led the successful sale of the company to Novient Inc. He subsequently was the founder/CEO of Projity, the leading SaaS project management solution. Marc led the successful acquisition of the company to Serena Software. Serena was a publicly traded company (NASDAQ) taken private by Silver Lake Partners for $1.2 billion. Marc joined content management powerhouse Acquia as Vice President and General Manager, helping lead Acquia to tremendous growth and in the process raising over $194 million in venture funding with positioning for a future IPO. Marc is also Chairman of the Board of ProjectLibre Inc, an open source alternative to Microsoft Project with over three million downloads in over 200 countries. He graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Engineering & Management.

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How Blockchain will Drive Future M&A Activity
I have little interest in the wild fluctuations of cryptocurrency valuations that are being featured in the news. When it comes to cryptocurrency, there is one thing that is interesting to me as an M&A dealmaker: blockchain or distributed ledger technology. While it hasn’t been featured by... Click here to read more
Posted by Marc O'Brien, Vice President on 3 April 2018
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