Prescott AsheManaging Director, Golden Gate Capital
Prescott Ashe has been a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital since its inception. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, he was a Principal at Bain Capital, which he initially joined in 1991. While at Bain Capital, Ashe spent the majority of his time working in close tandem with David Dominik, another Infor Board member, in the sourcing, negotiating, structuring, closing, and monitoring of technology buyouts.
Ashe has more than 10 years of private equity investing experience spanning both growth-equity and management buyout transactions. During his career, he has participated in more than 30 acquisitions/recapitalizations with aggregate enterprise values of approximately $3.0 billion. He focuses on the following industry segments: electronic manufacturing and other outsourced services; semiconductors; IT services; and traditional manufacturing. Prior to Bain Capital, Ashe was a consultant at Bain & Company.
J.D. from Stanford Law School B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley (first in his class)
David DominikManaging Director, Golden Gate
David Dominik is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. He has extensive private equity investment and operational experience, especially in a broad range of technology-related industries. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Dominik spent ten years as a managing director at Bain Capital, where he was responsible for managing Information Partners, a specialized fund within Bain Capital that focused on software, information services, and transaction processing companies serving a broad range of end markets. He also built several scale companies in the semiconductor and electronics industries, and served on the investment committee of Brookside, Bain Capital’s public equity hedge fund. In addition, Dominik opened and ran the California office for Bain Capital. Previously, he was a partner at Zero Stage Capital, an early stage technology venture capital firm, where he helped co-found several successful technology ventures. He was an early investor and assistant to the chairman of Genzyme Corporation. He also served as a Consultant at Bain & Company.
Dominik has a J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and an A.B. from Harvard College (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa).
C.J. FitzgeraldManaging Director, Summit Partners
C.J. Fitzgerald joined Summit Partners in 1990. He then attended business school, and was founder and Chief Executive Officer of North Systems. C.J. rejoined Summit in 2001.
Based in Summit's Palo Alto office, C.J. is active in the firm's investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia, and focuses primarily on the technology sector.
During his 15 years with Summit Partners, C.J. has served as a director of many companies including three public companies. His past and present directorships include Access Information Management, Answers, GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle), Heald College (acquired by Corinthian Colleges), Help/Systems, Infor, M-Audio (acquired by Avid Technology), Mo Industries Holdings (acquired by VF Corporation), Trident University International, Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) and WebSideStory (NASDAQ: WSSI).
C.J. holds a B.S. in computer science, with Honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
As Chairman of Infor, Jim Schaper is responsible for managing Infor's Board of Directors and assisting management in determining corporate strategy, ensuring that Infor's investments continue to drive growth, superior performance, and customer satisfaction.
Schaper founded Infor in 2002 and served as the CEO until 2010. Prior to Infor, Schaper held positions as chairman and CEO of Primis Corporation, COO of Medaphis, and COO at Dun & Bradstreet Software. He also held numerous management roles with Banyan Corporation, Memorex Telex, and Lanier.
Schaper earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, where he was named a three-time All-American and National Championship winner as a member of the USC track team.
Charles PhillipsChief Executive Officer
Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, Phillips was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years.
Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. In 2012, Phillips was the guest speaker at the Marine Corps' 237th birthday ball for his old unit, after their return from Afghanistan.
Phillips holds a BS in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University; he is also a member of the Georgia State Bar.
Phillips serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Law School, the American Museum of Natural History, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, Posse Foundation, and his family foundation, Phillips Charitable Organizations. Phillips also served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker.