Blake Patton/Tech Square Ventures
Blake is a technology entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience in startup, venture backed, and publicly traded internet, software, payments, and financial services companies.
Prior to founding Tech Square Ventures, Blake was General Manager of theAdvanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech – recently named by Forbes as one of the “Top 12 Incubators Changing the World”. Before ATDC, he served as President & COO of Interactive Advisory Software; CEO of iKobo; and EVP of iXL, an e-business consulting firm that he joined through the acquisition of Swan Media and was part of the executive team that grew the company from startup to over $300 million in annualized revenue and an IPO. Blake also founded, and later successfully sold, Siteman – one of the first application service provider (ASP) offerings in the online content management space. He started his career as an Associate at SEI Corporation.
Blake currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta CEO Council and Venture Atlanta and is aGeorgia Research Alliance (GRA) Industry Fellow. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, where he was Captain of the Swim Team. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering’s Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and previously served on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.
Mark Seeley has over 20 years of experience as a strategic business executive and entrepreneur. Having founded and co-founded five companies across varying industries – including software, ecommerce, logistics, and real estate – Mr. Seeley’s passion is helping companies succeed by maximizing the business value of IT. As president and senior partner of Intellinet, he is responsible for establishing the company’s vision, strategy and objectives, as well as serving as an executive strategist for creating innovative client solutions.
Since joining Intellinet in 1996, Mr. Seeley has served in a variety of strategic business development and leadership roles. Most recently, his responsibilities included developing Intellinet’s go-to-market strategy and operational readiness plan, as well as direct management of strategic client accounts ranging from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Prior to joining Intellinet, Mr. Seeley served as a senior management and process consultant at Andersen Consulting where he specialized in business process optimization and data integration solutions.
Mr. Seeley earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), The MIT Enterprise Forum, Technology Executive Roundtable (TER), and High Tech Ministries. He resides in Mableton, GA with his wife and three children.
Nancy Treaster serves as a Senior Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Operations for Verint® Enterprise Intelligence Solutions™, part of Verint Systems Inc. Verint is a leading global provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions that include award-winning Customer Engagement Optimization software and services. In this capacity, she drives global strategies and the corresponding execution of those strategies across the business line, including go-to-market and M&A strategies, strategic alliances and marketing.
With 30 years of experience in the high-tech software industry, Treaster has held an array of leadership positions, including 10 years with Witness Systems and 13 years with Dun & Bradstreet Software. As part of Witness Systems’ senior management team, she served as senior vice president of global marketing, including product management, working alongside the worldwide sales, support and engineering organizations. At Dun & Bradstreet Software, she directed product management and product marketing, and held leadership roles across such areas as training, consulting, product management, sales and marketing.
Treaster holds a Bachelor of Science in management science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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