Integrity. Curiosity. Collaboration.
Austin has spent the past 20+ years running and buying software companies. He started his career at Alex Brown doing software IPOs and M&A, then worked for Harbinger Corp, an acquisitive e-commerce software client he had taken public at Alex Brown. After Harbinger, Austin sold software for IBM, then transitioned to venture capital and private equity where he spent six years as a deal principal and built origination teams and systems at Advanced Technology Ventures and H.I.G. Capital, respectively. Austin left private equity to run a software company owned by a family office in 2011, then transitioned to acquiring companies for the same group in 2012. Austin founded Razorhorse that year to source the deals he executed for the family office. In 2017, Austin founded PowerUP Scholarship fund to help disadvantaged kids find a path to success. In 2019, Austin founded a buy and hold investment vehicle called Arcas. Arcas is a client of Razorhorse. Austin holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Pradheep joined us in 2018. Prior to his current role as the head of operations at Razorhorse, he headed customer support operations at Aurea software and worked with Deloitte consulting as a CRM consultant. He brings to us his extensive knowledge in technology stack selection, vendor management, process design and improvement, business analysis and strategy. He is an expert in post-acquisition support integration. Outside of work, he loves to watch movies and read books on public policy, biographies, management, and Tamil literature. Pradheep has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management(IIM), Bangalore and a bachelors degree in computer science from College of Engineering, Guindy. He currently works out of Bangalore, India.
Roman joined Razorhorse in 2017 and is focused on financial analysis. Prior to Razorhorse, he spent five years at PwC doing audit and financial modeling work. Roman is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has a master’s degree in Finance from Donetsk National University, Ukraine. Roman lives in Kyiv, Ukraine with his wife. He is passionate about cycling and mountain trekking.
Liliana joined Razorhorse in 2014, primarily focused on origination, and has sourced a number of investments including DISCO, Glooko, RiskIQ, Tealium, TraceLink, Welltok, Lattice Engines, Aera technologies, and Chorus.ai. Previously Liliana held various entrepreneurial and management roles: Assistant Country Manager of Nortel SEE, Organizational Development Consultant at ISR, Operations Manager at ST Microelectronics, and Marketing Executive in Swiss startups. Liliana holds an MBA in Management of Technology focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation (joint program of EPFL University of Lausanne, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and McCombs Business School/University Texas at Austin). Liliana works remotely from Switzerland or Serbia, whenever possible. She enjoys reading biographies, travelling, or spending time with her family and pets.
Spencer joined Razorhorse in 2015 to focus on financial analysis and deal execution. Since then he’s completed eight transactions and now spends most of time on sourcing deals. Prior to joining, he spent nearly two years at PwC doing transaction advisory work for PE firms and started his career at Deloitte. During his time at Deloitte, Spencer worked with several software clients and developed a passion for the space. Spencer has a Masters of Accounting from Ole Miss which has a top 10 accounting program nationally. Spencer lives in Atlanta with his wife and three young children.
Cristina joined Razorhorse in 2013, and is focused on origination. In addition to her origination work, Cristina led the execution efforts for a founder-owned French company in 2014. Prior to Razorhorse, Cristina was a top producer in sales at Versata. Cristina has a BA from Università di Bologna and a Masters degree from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in Pisa, Italy. Cristina splits her time between Bologna, Italy and the hills around Barcelona, Catalonia. She is fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish and has a basic understanding of German. Outside of Razorhorse, Cristina is a rock climbing instructor and spends her free time climbing in cool spots all over Europe.
William joined Razorhorse in 2018. Prior to Razorhorse, William was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for a large family office, where he originated 18 acquisitions in a 3-year time frame. William has worked in the Finance, M&A and deal origination space for 9 years. William attended the USC Marshall School of Business and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Rosy joined Razorhorse in 2012 primarily focused on origination, and has sourced a number of investments including Quantum Retail, Lyris, MessageOne, Thinkvine, DNN, TrueFit, Fiix, NewNet, Tecnotree, and Falconstor. Rosy has over 15 yrs of inside sales experience and was a regional manager in a manufacturing company selling to the automotive and lumber industry. Rosy Managed 15 salespeople in addition to being in charge of her own territory. Rosy is Chicago born but currently living in Sicily/Italy. Outside of Razorhorse, Rosy enjoys spending time with her two sons and creating art, particularly paintings and pottery.
Ghalib joined Razorhorse is 2018 and previously worked in Merchant Banking and Investment Banking. He has been involved in origination, due diligence, and execution. He has worked deeply in a variety of industries, and originated over 40 Merchant Banking investments. Ghalib has a BComm from the University of Toronto, and currently lives in Toronto. Having lived in 4 countries, on 3 continents, in his spare time he enjoys chess, music, traveling and soccer.
Bryce joined Razorhorse in June 2018. Prior to that, he quickly sourced a deal for a CEM platform for Ignite Technologies. He also worked in origination across multiple industries and helped raise capital for a medical device start-up. Bryce attended the University of Nevada and lives in Reno. He enjoys sports, reading and enjoying the beautiful Sierras and Lake Tahoe with his wife and two children.
Guilherme joined Razorhorse in 2019 and focuses on origination. He has a bachelors degree in Business Administration from UNESP University, Brazil, and he has studied and worked in the US. Prior to Razorhorse, he worked at Nestle, AB InBev, and IBM. Guilherme lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.
Joe joined Razorhorse at the beginning of 2019. Prior to Razorhorse he worked at a fintech and wireless infrastructure startup, a buy-side investing space with Bainbridge Capital, and did software deal origination with ESW Capital. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College where he was the captain of the baseball team and is currently getting an MBA from University of Virginia Darden. Joe lives in Washington, DC and enjoys playing baseball, listening to live music and spending time with family and friends.