Prior to joining Polaris in May 2000, Dave had over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive.

Dave served as chief operating officer of Calico Commerce–a pioneering, first generation e-commerce infrastructure provider. During his leadership, Calico evolved from venture-backed startup to public company with market value in excess of $3.5 billion. Before that, he served as senior vice president of worldwide operations for Pure Atria/Rational Software Corporation, a publicly-held market leader in software development automation. Earlier, he spent 12 years with Lotus Development Corporation/IBM in a number of executive roles, including vice president & general manager of field sales and services. During his tenure, Lotus was among the largest software companies in the world, and was acquired by IBM in 1995 for $3.5 billion.

In addition to his BoD roles, Dave works closely with other investments, as well, including Lob and Vhoto.

Areas of Interest

SaaS / Data Science & Analytics / Healthcare IT

Honors & Memberships

Always-On Venture Capital 100 and Venture Capital East 50 recipient
Always-On “Cloud Power Player”
TechStars and SmartCamp Mentor
Microsoft Venture Capital Advisory Board
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Trustee


B.S., The University of Rhode Island

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