Ryan Keating has advised and worked with more than 120 early stage venture capital-seeking and venture-backed companies, several as the interim CFO. Ryan possesses an extensive financial and management consulting background from more than 20 years with venture backed companies and large technology and management consulting firms including Microsoft, Salomon Smith Barney and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He attended Boston University, School of Management and holds a degree in Finance and Information Systems.
Over his years as a consulting CFO, Ryan has developed specific skills and knowledge in areas including SaaS accounting, marketing/big data, clean tech, solar, consumer electronics, business modeling, FP&A and fundraising.
Raul Vejar is an advisor with extensive experience in enterprise software. Since 2010, he has been an advisor to several companies in the tech sector. Previously he held senior leadership positions with SAP, including as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Chief Operating Officer of SAP’s Business Objects Division, and President of SAP Latin America. As EVP and COO of SAP, he oversaw the integration of Business Objects following its acquisition by the company. Previously, he managed information systems for Novum Corporation in Mexico City.
Klaus Besier is an international business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading both public and private growth companies through critical stages of development. He currently advises the Pramata leadership team on business strategy, sales strategies and other key matters, and was previously CEO of Pramata as he led the company while it established its overall strategy and built a foundation for future rapid growth. He was also CEO of Real Enterprise Solutions Development BV (RES Software) from 2010 to 2014, overseeing organic growth that more than tripled the company’s revenues. And, as CEO and President of Neoware, Inc., he led the profitable company through an acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2007 with a total transaction value of more than $300 million. He has been CEO of Firepond, Inc., which he took public in one of the most successful IPOs of 2000. As CEO of SAP America, he oversaw a period of explosive growth as the company rapidly established its leadership in enterprise software in the Americas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Economics in Berlin.